History Unfolded

unfolded_210x210Are you interested in being a part of a 24-hour, crowd-sourced research-a-thon using historic Connecticut Newspapers? Do you like the idea of participating with community historians, museum curators, archivists, college and grad students, scholars, librarians, and history buffs to achieve a joint research goal? Does the idea of contributing background research to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s upcoming exhibit in 2018 appeal to you?

If your answers are “Yes! Yes! Yes!” then become part of Connecticut’s History Unfolded team on January 26, 2017, when people across the state explore the ways our local newspapers reported on the cataclysmic events of the Holocaust. Participants will search their local newspapers for articles about the Holocaust, and submit their research into a centralized database called “History Unfolded,” created for the purpose by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The collected articles will help illuminate trends in American reporting during this time.

Here is how to join!

  • Visit the “Team Connecticut” registration page at: http://www.clho.org/page-18164 and sign up
  • Then visit the History Unfolded newspaper project at: https://newspapers.ushmm.org/about/project
  • Create an account
  • Confirm your account once you receive a confirmation email from History Unfolded (*Note: If you are interested in participating on January 26th, you may want to set your account up a day or two in advance)
  • If you like, join our group and let’s see how many articles we can upload together (Click on “Join a Group” and search for “Connecticut Project”)
  • Begin researching!

*Note:  If you can’t participate in the research sprint on January 26th, you are welcome to create your History Unfolded account and participate in the national project at any time!

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