The Society for History in the Federal Government presents:
The Annual Richard G. Hewlett Lecture and Reception
“Legacies of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965”
October 22, 2015
The WILSON CENTER
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
The Society’s annual Richard G. Hewlett Lecture will be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Thursday, October 22. A meet and greet reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a roundtable discussion on the Immigration Act of 1965 at 7 p.m.
The roundtable will feature
• Tom Gjelten, Correspondent for Religion and Belief on the National Desk at NPR
• Marian L. Smith, former Chief Historian for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
• Ruth Wasem, currently a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress
• Phil Wolgin, Center for American Progress
THE FEDERALIST Newsletter, Summer 2015
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SUMMER 2015, Issue 46
SHFG Conference at Shepherdstown, WV Victoria Harden Receives the Roger R. Trask Award President’s Message, Terrance Rucker Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman SHFG Awards 2015 “All Sewn Up,” The Garment Industry in Court Records, Lori Cox-Paul and Dee A. Harris Office Profile: The U.S. Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, Mark L. Howe History Professional: Interview with Thomas Wellock, NRC Historian Oral History Notes: Social Security Administration History Office From the Archives: The SHFG and National Archives Independence, Chas Downs Newly Declassified Records President Truman Mandates a History Program Making History: News from federal history offices Calendar: Conferences of interest to federal historians
SPRING 2015, Issue 45
CIA’s Political Warfare with Doctor Zhivago President’s Message, Carl Ashley Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman National Archives Independence 30 Years Ago, Greg Bradsher FOIA Matters Office Profile: The Center for Legislative Archives, Richard McCulley History Professional: An Interview with Marc Rothenberg The National Declassification Center: The New Path Forward towards Government Openness, Alex. J. Daverede III Bureau of Intelligence and Research Bringing History to Policy Making From the Archives: The Attempt to Revive the SHFG’s Link with the University of Maryland, Chas Downs Commentary: Rethinking the Academic–Public History Divide Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
WINTER 2014-15, Issue 44
• The 1964 Wilderness Act and the Built Environment, Rachel D. Kline
• Federal Records Act Amended • President’s Message, Carl Ashley • Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • The Hewlett Lecture
• Oral Histories Key to New VHA History, James P. Rife • The History Professional: Interview with Donna Graves • History Office Profile: NASA History Program Office • From the Archives: SHFG’s University of Maryland Graduate Assistant Program, Chas Downs • FOIA Matters • Intelligence History: NGA’s Online Resources, Benjamin Guterman • William S. Dudley Honored • NMAH’s 50th Anniversary • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide • Federalist Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
FALL 2014, Issue 43
• NPS Symposium: “Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces,” Benjamin Guterman • The Hewlett Lecture: Anthony S. Pitch • President’s Message, Carl Ashley • Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • Department of Justice Case Files: Civil Rights, Tina L. Ligon • Centennial Commission Promotes WWI Commemoration, Thomas I. Faith • The U.S. Marshals at 225, David S. Turk • From the Archives: Subcommittee on Oral History, Chas Downs • The History Professional: Interview with Richa Wilson • Focus on Indian Treaties • History Office Profile: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, David McKinney • FOIA Matters • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide • Federalist Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
SUMMER 2014, Issue 42
• Indians at the Post Office: The Smithsonian American Indian Museum Addresses Native Themes in New Deal–Era Murals, Sandra Starr • President’s Message, Carl Ashley • Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • Blogs at www.shfg.org • Historians’ Declaration: Apollo 11 Astronauts Not Subject to Customs Inspection on Return from the Moon, Stephen Garber, David McKinney, and Jennifer Ross-Nazzal • The History Professional: An Interview with John Fox • A Timeline of Federal History • History Office Profile: NARA’s Electronic Records Custodial Program: A Decade in review and a Look to the Future, Theodore J. Hull • From the Archives: The Occasional Papers, Chas Downs
• Tracking Arctic Climate Changes, Benjamin Guterman •Digital History: The CIA Museum Website, Benjamin Guterman • Sources • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide • Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
SPRING 2014, Issue 41
• Society Conference in Shepherdstown
• Trask Lecture: Charlene Bickford • President’s Message, David McMillen • Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • SHFG Awards 2014 • The History Professional: Interview with Samuel W. Rushay, Jr. of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum • History Office Profile: Air Force Historical Research Agency, Mary D. Dysart • From the Archives: Directory of Federal Historical Programs and Activities • International Research Portal • “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” Exhibit • FOIA Matters • Explorations: Investigations in Federal History Work. Thomas I. Faith, Benjamin Guterman • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide • Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
WINTER 2013-14, Issue 40
• Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman
• Scholarship and Partnerships Forum • Hewlett Lecture: Margo Anderson • President’s Message, David McMillen • Editing Documents in the 21st Century, Beth Luey • Federal Records of Puerto Rico, Dennis Riley • The History Professional: Interview with Jeffrey G. Barlow • History Office Profile: The U.S. Navy’s Ship Model Program, Dana Wegner • From the Archives, Chas Downs • Explorations: Investigations in federal history work. Thomas I. Faith, Benjamin Guterman • Review of Best of Both Worlds, by G. Wayne Clough • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide. • Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
FALL 2013, Issue 39
• Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • NPS American Latino Heritage Initiative, Paloma Bolasny • In Memoriam, Dick Myers • Preserving the “Iraqi Jewish Archive,” Doris A. Hamburg • Managing Forest Service History, Rachel Kline • The History Professional, An interview with Victoria A. Harden, former Historian of Office of NIH History • FOIA Matters • History Office Profile, U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office, Christopher Havern • From the Archives. Chas Downs looks at SHFG’s Membership Program, 1995 • Explorations: Investigations in federal history work. Benjamin Guterman, Thomas I. Faith, Mattea Sanders • Making History: A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide. • Federalist Calendar: Conferences of interest to historians
Summer 2013, Issue 38
• Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • DOCUMERICA Photography Project. Curator Bruce I. Bustard explains the new exhibit at the National Archives. • Organizing Testimonies. Max D. Baumgarten explains his project for maximizing indexing capabilities in oral history collections. • The History Professional, An interview with Robert S. Arrighi, historian at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. • History Office Profile, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Historical Office, by Jon T. Hoffman • From the Archives. Chas Downs looks at SHFG’s successful 1996 Museum Exhibit Standards Committee. • Digital History. Tali Beesley offers three suggestions of online resources.
• Records and Research, Exxon Valdez Records. Newly available records. • The Vietnam Cauldron, by Michael B. Petersen, Review by Benjamin Guterman • Explorations. Investigations in federal history work. • Making History. A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide.
SPRING 2013 Articles, Issue 37
• Editor’s Note. Benjamin Guterman • SHFG–OHMAR Joint Conference. An overview of the successful April 4–5 conference, with images of selected sessions.
• Pete Daniel Receives the Roger R. Trask Award. Summary of Dr. Daniel’s lecture and contributions to federal history work. • SHFG Conference Awards. A pictorial summary of SHFG’s awards for 2013, presented at the recent conference. • Field Books at the Smithsonian Institution. Lesley Parilla discusses the variety and range of expedition field books at the Smithsonian, as an introduction to the current project to digitize and index the collections. • Historical Documentation in America’s National Parks. Kelly Spradley-Kurowski explains the National Park Service’s new program to improve the documentation and nomination of new properties within parks to the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks. • The History Professional. An Interview with Charlene Bangs Bickford, Director of the First Federal Congress Project at George Washington University • History Office Profile, Marine Corps History Division. Nicholas J. Schlosser introduces the mission and historical work of the History Division. • From the Archives, SHFG’s Drafting of Professional Standards, 1983–1985. Charles Downs relates the story of how SHFG drafted its standards for federal historians, including the pivotal work of Marty Reuss, a historian at the Army Corps of Engineers. • Digital History, History Timelines and Tools to Create Them. Tali Beesley reviews some innovative online presentations of history timelines and then recommends some sites that provide templates. • Making History. A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide.
WINTER 2012-2013 Articles, Issue 36
•Editor’s Note, Benjamin Guterman • Federal Records Workshop. Matt Wasniewski describes our successful research workshop held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in February 2013 that hosted students and professionals. • Archeology of a Tailrace, Harpers Ferry Armory. Archeologist J.P. Ebersole relates how recent National Park Service field work at the armory uncovered revealing evidence of how water power was used there in the early 1800s. • Hawaiian Identity at Fort Vancouver. Archeologist Douglas C. Wilson describes ongoing excavation and discovery at Fort Vancouver that improves our understanding of Hawaiian laborers and others at the fort. • The History Professional. An interview with curator Stacey Bredhoff of the John F. Kennedy Library on the challenges of federal museum work and her new exhibit on the Cuban Missile Crisis. • History Office Profile, Smithsonian Institutional History Division. Pamela M. Henson describes the work of the division and how it both records and supports the work of historians and others in the diverse range of Smithsonian offices. • From the Archives. Charles Downs recalls the lecture by renowned historian Forrest C. Pogue at the Society’s Fourth Hewlett Lecture in September 1983. • Digital History, Review of U.S. House website. Tali Beesley reviews the new U.S. House of Representatives website that provides access to the collections of both the Office of the Historian and Clerk of the House’s Office of Art and Archives. • Book Review. Benjamin Guterman reviews UNEXCEPTIONAL, America’s Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941–2007, by Marc J. O’Reilly, 2008. • Making History. A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide.
FALL 2012 Articles, Issue 35:
• Hewlett Lecture, October 2012 Our annual event featured a revealing panel discussion that highlighted the challenges of federal recordkeeping. A report and comments from attendees discuss what ideas emerged about preserving vital federal records and the role of the federal historian. • Annual Conference Announcement: A joint meeting by the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) and Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR), April 4–5, 2013. • African American Marines: Nicholas J. Schlosser reports on the efforts of the Marine Corps History Division to celebrate their ongoing legacy and contributions. • The FBI History Office: A Federal History Office Profile by FBI Historian John Fox • Katyn Forest Massacre Documents Release: The latest news on documents related to the massacre of Polish officers by Russian forces in World War II. • History Graduates and the Employment Marketplace: A study by Laura J. Sweeney • From the Archives: SHFG Archivist Charles Downs reports on SHFG’s 1995 confrontation with CBS News • Making History. A roundup of news from federal history offices, nationwide. – - – - * FREE COPY: To receive a free copy of a back issue, write to firstname.lastname@example.org * VIEW BACK ISSUES: http://shfg.org/shfg/publications/the-federalist/ * TO JOIN: Join the Society for History in the Federal Government and receive quarterly issues of The Federalist; our history journal, FEDERAL HISTORY; and other notices and announcements important to the federal history community. »» To join: http://shfg.org/shfg/membership/ * * * * * *