The Light of Battle Was in Their Eyes
The correspondence of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George C. Marshall leading up to D-Day.
June 5, 2019
Bombing Nagasaki: The Scrapbook
A "yearbook" documents the U.S. military occupation of Nagasaki in the aftermath of the atomic bomb.
The Tokyo Files Archives
May 2, 2016
The Early Master Plans for National Parks Are Almost as Beautiful as the Parks Themselves
In the 1930s, park planning was pretty.
September 7, 2017
New Online: The AP Washington Bureau, 1915-1930
Wire service reporting from the capital provided much of the nation with coverage of federal government and politics.
Library of Congress Blog
May 16, 2019
What the Loss of the New York Police Museum Means for Criminal-Justice Reform
Without historical records, we lose key insights into how law enforcement works — and how it fails.
May 22, 2019
Victorian Moustache Cup
Victorian "Moustache Cups" ensure that one can drink while keeping their mustache dry.
December 29, 2012
Secrets of a Brothel Privy
An archaeologist reconstructs the daily lives of 19th-century sex workers in Boston.
March 6, 2018
Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia
A conversation with the curator of an exhibit about the oft-overlooked lives of women in early colonial Virginia.
May 20, 2019
How will the historians of the future manage the massive archival data our society has begun to compile on the internet?
Perspectives on History
May 7, 2019
Jimmy Is Everywhere
James Campbell opens the FBI file on James Baldwin.
The Times Literary Supplement
March 7, 2018
“Our Moral Obligation:” The Pastors That Counseled in Pre-Roe South Carolina
Before the Roe decision, at least 68 South Carolina clergymen actively counseled women on where they should receive abortions.
May 9, 2019
‘Anyone Ever Seen Cocaine?’ What We Found in the Archives of Bernie Sanders’s TV Show.
What a forgotten trove of videotapes reveals about the man who rewrote America’s political script.
May 3, 2019