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President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) web page—a resource that draws from and highlights a rich mix of federal history work performed by public, academic, and private historians, as well as archivists, curators, documentary editors, [...]

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Federal History Work

Exhibitions

Improved standards after the Enola Gay controversy.

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Oral History

Recalling the early years of research on AIDS

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Digital History

The Humanities and Technology Camp

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Declassification

Review & release of documents on agency’s analysis and activities

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Archives/Electronic Records

Records of Puerto Rico at NYC Archives

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Education

By Laura J. Sweeney

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Military History

Tracking critical, dangerous missions

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Historical Interpretation

A starting point for inclusion of American Latino heritage in our nation’s cultural diversity programs.

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Medicine – Science

Unethical STD Research in Guatemala, 1946-48

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Legislative

Accounts from personalities who witnessed events first-hand

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SHFG News

Publications

SHFG News
The Federalist

The Second Series of the newsletter commenced with the Spring 2004 issue, and is sent quarterly to Society members.

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SHFG News
Federal History Journal

Federal History, an open-access, online scholarly journal with articles on the history of the federal government.

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Recent Publications