History Unfolded, Holocaust Newspaper Project

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Various Locations Around CT


  • *If you will be working with friends and/or colleagues but will NOT be hosting an Open Event (where people may drop in and participate) please use this registration category.
  • *If you are an organization AND will be welcoming interested participants to your site during the day, please register as a host organization. *Note: as a host organization, you will ONLY be registering for one person as "Host," representing the organization. However, we will contact you after the event to see how many people came to your site to participate.
  • Please use this registration category if you intend to participate in the project on your own.

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History Unfolded: Crowd Sourcing History as a State! 

On January 26, 2017, (the day before the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day) citizen historians like you can register to join “Team Connecticut” as we explore Holocaust history as both an American and local story, learn how to use primary sources in historical research, and challenge assumptions about American knowledge of, and responses to, the Holocaust.

Participants will search their local newspapers for articles about the Holocaust, and submit their research into a centralized database called "History Unfolded," created for the purpose by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The collected articles will help illuminate trends in American reporting during this time. Individuals may participate on their own using online newspaper archives, at local libraries or participating museums or community organizations, or in groups working as members of a research team. Check with your local museum, historical society, or library to see if they will be hosting a research group. If you're a historical society, museum or library that would like to host an event, feel free to register as a host organization or email Liz Shapiro at the Connecticut League of History Organizations at liz@clho.org with questions.

Data from History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers and the Holocaust will be used for two main purposes: to inform the upcoming exhibition on Americans and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to enhance scholarly research about the American press and the Holocaust. Information captured in the general database will be available as a research source for generations to come.

For more about the national project, visit the project at https://newspapers.ushmm.org/

When you have registered, you will begin receiving project updates and research tips! Check our CLHO webpage for updated lists of participating organizations near you. Remember, you are welcome to participate as an individual, a classroom or school, a temple or church, a museum or library, or other community organizations. (All people will need a unique log in, so follow instructions in the email that will come to you after registration.)

Don't live in Connecticut but want to participate? Sure! We welcome anyone who is interested to join Team Connecticut on January 26th!

For questions, contact Liz Shapiro at liz@clho.org or Gregg Mangan, at gmangan@cthumanities.org.

Connecticut League of Museums
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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