This blog offers SHRA associates a less formal place to write about the intersection of current events, academia and history. We will also share "finds" from the various primary sources we examine. We post both Features, our long form pieces, and Vignettes, fun, interesting and notable shorts that we think would be of interest to our readers but that don’t warrant a longer analysis. To see some of our longer analytical pieces, click on Features. For shorter reads, click on Vignettes.

7/7/2010 Historians and Gettysburg Casino

In June, many individual historians as well as the National Council on Public History and the Organization of American Historians wrote to the Pennsylvania Gaming Board to express opposition to a Casino requested for one-half mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park.  Gettysburg was the site of a critical Civil War battle as well as…Read the Rest »

7/1/10 – Dr. Stevens’ Seminar on Road Law with Local Attorneys

On July 19, SHRA will be joining attorneys Chris Meyer (Givens Pursley) and Paul Turcke (Moore, Smith, Buxton, & Turcke) for a day of discussion and education about road law and access in Idaho.  The event, sponsored through NBI, Inc. counts for CLE credit for attorneys, AICP credit for planners, and IACET units, as well….Read the Rest »

6/17/10: Dr. Stevens Signs Book Contract with UC Press

Dr. Stevens recently signed a contract with University of California Press for her forthcoming book, Women, Bulldozers, and the West: Early Environmentalism in Western Cities, 1950-1975.  The book is expected to come in late 2012.

6/17/10: Dr. Bailey in Academia

SHRA Associate Anna Bailey recently participated in a small seminar on the Lumbee Indians at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her participation was requested by faculty at the University based on her original research of the tribe. Additionally, Dr. Bailey was recently hired as an Adjunct Professor of History at Boise State University.  She will be teaching a…Read the Rest »

6/17/10: History News

In the news this month are stories that demonstrate just how important good archival management and record keeping is to the successful functioning of our government. As part of the process of holding hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, the William Clinton Presidential Library opened approximately 46,500 pages of files relating to U.S. Supreme…Read the Rest »

6/17/10: Writing Boise’s new Historic Preservation Plan

We spent this past week drafting an almost complete version of Boise City’s new Historic Preservation Plan.  The Plan has not been updated since it was first written in 1979, and so much has changed since then!  The City has made so much progress toward preserving Boise’s heritage, but so many structures and sites remained…Read the Rest »

6/2/2010: Why Can’t I Find That on the Internet?

In the year 2010, people often think that there is little they can’t find on the Internet or through various electronic databases.  In fact, there is so much information available today that often the problem is not how to find it, but how to limit it.  With regard to litigation, most paralegals can come up…Read the Rest »

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