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New SHFG Professional Development Workshops

Topic: Oral History Projects

SHFG is launching a new series of professional development meetings for federal agency historians to discuss common issues and challenges we face. This series is designed to be an informal, open discussion of various topics.

The first will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 3-4:30 pm at the National Archives Building in Washington DC. The theme will be oral history projects. We will have a list of issues to discuss but please bring your own questions and concerns.

The meeting is free to SHFG members but registration is required.



2017 Society for History in the Federal Government Annual Meeting

April 13, 2017

“A Return to the Archives”

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INTERVIEWS with Federal historians:  »» Interviews


EXPLORATIONS in FEDERAL HISTORY — a review publication

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DATES and EVENTS critical to the work of historians tracing the development of the federal government:


Federal History journal 2016 is now online at

A print version has been sent to members.

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Profiles of Federal History offices are featured in each issue of The Federalist.



NEW on our web site . . .

Joint Forces Quarterly (Joint Chiefs of Staff) has been added to our list of journals … under Programs, then Resources

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Recent listings include

  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Air Force Historical Research Agency
  • Office of Curator of Ship Models, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Marine Corps History Division
  • Smithsonian Institutional Archives
  • U.S. Coast Guard History Office
  • Dept. of Interior Museum
  • National Archives Electronic Records Division
  • Arlington National Cemetery

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Federal History journal

Federal History, the online journal of the Society for History in the Federal Government, seeks articles for its 2017 issue.  Federal History features scholarship on the history of the federal government, including military history, 1776–present.  We welcome manuscripts from SHFG members and others working in the federal government, as well as independent scholars and historians working in public history and academia. See for current issue, past issues, and details on submissions, which should be sent to

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