Pat has been contributing articles to History Unfolded since 2016. As of spring 2022, she has submitted more than 10,000 entries to the project. We recently asked Pat for suggestions and tips on how to conduct online keyword searches for historic newspapers.
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This video is for educators who have set up groups. It explains how to view groups, how to keep track of student submissions, and how to see comments the History Unfolded review team leaves for students.
If you are not familiar with newspapers.com, we have created a brief overview of how to search for and submit articles from newspapers.com to History Unfolded. Through the generosity of Ancestry, all project volunteers will have the option to gain free access to newspapers.com October 11-17, November 14-20, and December 5-11 (registration links available the week of each sprint.) Read More
One of the goals for History Unfolded is to develop a representative sample of newspaper reporting in each of the fifty states in order to facilitate scholarly research and comparative data analysis. Toward that end, the Museum has identified the two newspapers, or in some cases three, with the highest circulation in each state in 1940. We have set a goal to publish findings from these two newspapers for each event module in each state.
Judith Haran, a veteran citizen historian who has submitted over 200 articles to the History Unfolded website, recently created a video tutorial explaining how to find newspaper articles for this project. She created the video for the reference and benefit of all other project volunteers who may be interested.
Hi! My name is Eric Schmalz. I am your community manager. In a nutshell, I exist to help you! If you have any questions about how to do research, if you are curious about the project in general, or if you want to get even more involved, I’m your go-to person. Send me a tweet @Eric_USHMM, email me at email@example.com, or call me at 202-382-0211.