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American Indian Museum

Murals--Native Themes


President's Welcome

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)! This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Society’s founding as the only professional organization devoted to advancing the unique interests of federal historians and other professionals. Since [...]

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Federal History Work

Exhibitions

Improved standards after the Enola Gay controversy.

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Oral History

USDA forum celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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Digital History

The Rosenburg Diary is now scanned and accessible online.

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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

Using ships’ data to understand weather’s impact on human societies.

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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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