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Recent Content

The Federalist Newsletter Now Available

The fall issue of The Federalist has been mailed to SHFG members.

Contents include:

•  A report on NPS’s March session on Preserving Communities in the 21st century

•  An Interview with NMAH curator Peter Liebhold

•  Air Force history: a look by the historian at 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

•  Newly Declassified Records at the NDC

•  Climate Change Education at Acadia National Park

• Book reviews:

2016 Richard G. Hewlett Lecture:

The Society for History in the Federal Government in conjunction with the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars is pleased to present the 37th annual Richard G. Hewlett Lecture, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, founded through the Organic Act on August 25, 1916.

The Hewlett Lecture and Reception will be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on October 20. The panel will discuss the National Park Service and its history during this year's 100th anniversary of its founding.

Re: Society for History in the Federal Government Annual Meeting, DC, April 13, 2017

I am looking for panelists for a session on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands. The panel would address collections that are not accessible to the public or not easily found. In 2013 or so we found the original copper plates of the 1850s border surveys in the International Boundary and Water Commission warehouse in El Paso. I would like to talk about that and other documents we found.