Each year, the Indiana Historical Society recognizes outstanding individuals whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and appreciation of Indiana's history on local, regional and statewide levels. We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), located in Madison, Wisconsin, is pleased to be a 2015 recipient of the National Digital Newspaper Program. This grant, awarded through by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides funding to states to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of microfilmed newspapers to be added to the Chronicling America website.
After seeing the various notifications in your inbox this week and last, H-Midwest is excited to formally announce the Profiling Midwest Collections blog! As its name implies, it gathers together descriptions of archives and collections related to local-, state-, and regional histories in the Midwest.
Indiana had more than fifty rural African American settlements prior to the Civil War. One of those settlements, Lyles Station in Gibson County, will be featured in one of twelve inaugural exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Musuem of African American History and Culture when it opens on September 24, 2016.
On May 12, 2016, WFYI (Indianapolis' PBS affiliate) hosted a premiere screening of Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society. The four part documentary is based upon Indiana University Professor Emeritus James Madison's 2014 book of the same name. A trailer for the documentary can be viewed here.
The documentary will be simulcasted on all eight Indiana PBS affiliates during the following dates and times:
H-Net is happy to announce a few new features.
Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile. We will also try funneling the Dissertations and Theses in progress into a new page on H-Midwest as a unique, quick view into up and coming work in the field.
The Spring 2016 issue of the Annals of Iowa is now available.
In one feature article, Douglas Biggs, professor of history and associate dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Kearney, offers an account of the final years of the “Dinkey,” a street railway in Ames. He explains how the train went, in just a few years (1902–1907), from being the “pride of the community” to the “laughing rolling stock of the state.”