What do federal historians do, and how do they do it? The Federalist newsletter features quarterly profiles of federal history programs.
In these articles, federal historians take us into their unique routines, discussing the work they perform in service of their agencies’ missions and the American people. Historical work is essential to effective governmental administration, bringing perspective and analysis.
We learn about the great diversity in their duties and methodologies, the records they generate, their artifacts, and their publications—online and in print. These stories are useful to other historians and to graduate students alike.
In the end, we gain a deeper understanding of the surprising range of innovation in their work, and of the applicability and value of historical work, especially for policy making and public education.
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U.S. Army Women’s Museum, Fort Lee, VA
Winter 2015–16 issue, The Federalist
“Education is the cornerstone of all facets of work at the USAWM, and one of the primary missions of the Museum is to serve as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to Soldiers, veterans, and the civilian community.”
Arlington National Cemetery History Office
Fall 2015 issue, The Federalist
“Working at the nation’s premiere national cemetery is an honor for members of the history office. The task of maintaining the over 150-year institutional knowledge of the cemetery and of the over 400,000 individuals interred here is a daunting task but a tremendously rewarding one.”