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Annual Meeting

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)

2017  SHFG  Conference


National Archives Building

National Archives Building
Washington, DC

“A Return to the Archives”

April 13, 2017

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) held its annual meeting on April 13, 2017, at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Building in Washington D.C.

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Throughout its 37-year history, SHFG has enjoyed a unique & fruitful relationship with the National Archives. As one of the nation’s primary stewards of its records, NARA’s holdings are indispensable to federal historians and public history professionals across the nation. In turn, SHFG members have used NARA’s resources for official work duties and personal projects. Thus, the Society’s annual meeting will highlight the interplay among archivists, historical researchers, and public history professionals that enables a greater understanding of our collective past.