The Bull Moose Librarian

Wisconsin was a hotbed for many of the reform ideas that marked the Progressive Era in the United States. Under the leadership of Charles Van Hise from 1903-1918, the University of Wisconsin forged close ties with the state government and Governor Robert La Follette. Faculty members often consulted with legislators to draft new laws on … Continue reading The Bull Moose Librarian

Last Seen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K-PdwmRxnQ&feature=emb_logo The language is often strikingly direct. In the years after the Civil War, family members and friends often placed advertisements in black newspapers looking for information about missing family members, separated by the cruelty of the slave trade and the exigencies of the war. They are "Information Wanted" ads that often noted when and … Continue reading Last Seen

The Candidates (Part One)

Every four years a presidential election rolls around, and we are reminded of the history of those exciting weeks in autumn. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has played a key role in documenting those elections through preserving and publishing the papers of the winners and the also-rans. This week let’s look at who … Continue reading The Candidates (Part One)

Penman of the Revolution

1903 edition of Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. Between December 2, 1767 through the following April, a series of protest letters appeared in 19 English-language newspapers in the 13 American colonies from a “A Farmer in Pennsylvania.” Eventually the twelve letters were collected and reprinted and reached an even wider audience, helping to unite … Continue reading Penman of the Revolution

Founders Online Adds the Papers of John Jay

In celebration of Constitution Day, the National Archives, through a collaboration between its National Historical Publications and Records Commission and The University of Virginia (UVA) Press, is pleased to announce that the Selected Papers of John Jay have been added to Founders Online. Jay’s papers join the fully-searchable database of records from  George Washington, John Adams, … Continue reading Founders Online Adds the Papers of John Jay

NHPRC Survey on Grants Application Process

Dear Colleagues, We at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission are asking you--as applicants or potential applicants--to our grant programs what you think about our application process. Your process to this very brief survey will help us make our processes as customer friendly as possible: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQKK6HC Please be assured that no personal information is … Continue reading NHPRC Survey on Grants Application Process

Revised Strategic Plan Framework

Preface to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Strategic Plan Framework The National Historical Publications and Records Commission enhances public access to historical records collections nationwide. The Commission works with state and local governments, historical societies, colleges and universities, and other nonprofit institutions in leading these access efforts through a modest but catalytic grants … Continue reading Revised Strategic Plan Framework