Archive for the ‘Military History’ Category

  • A few months ago, we invited local institutions in AASLH’s network to contribute content to the US National Archives’ centennial project, Remembering WWI. Through participation in this national effort, museums, archives, libraries, historical organizations, and others can help contextualize the experience of World War I at the local level, and help grow our national collection […]

  •   When World War II started, I lived in San Diego. And they were advertising for women to replace the men that, of course, had to go to war. And so it was a big challenge to us women, and we were excited to see if we could do the men’s work. Which we did—sometimes […]

  • Call for Proposals for a new edited volume Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World In 2017, a year of difficult and often appalling events both on the national and international stage, monument culture unexpectedly became the centerpiece of discussion, protest, activism, and vandalism. Scholars and preservationists witnessed monument culture […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 960 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 960 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting […]

  • The Kettle Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield, located between modern Tyrone and Washington, Georgia, has a history of notoriety but also of long periods of obscurity. The latest chapter in its preservation is how twenty-first century methods are expanding its interpretation beyond the battle to reach new audiences and preserve the space for the future. The […]

  • Controversial Monuments and Memorials: A Guide from the American Association for State and Local History In the wake of the horrific recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ensuing move to remove monuments to white supremacy, the American Association for State and Local History Editorial Board is seeking book proposals for a work tentatively entitled Controversial […]

  • On August 29, 1914, just months after the outbreak of what would come to be known as “The Great War,” a memorial group in Adelaide, Australia planted an English Oak in the city’s Creswell Gardens. This was the first “memorial tree” dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives serving in World War I. In […]

  • April 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the United States entering WWI.  To commemorate this anniversary, the US National Archives (NARA) has launched Remembering WWI, an iPad and Android application that invites audiences to explore, collaborate, and engage with the National Archives’ extensive collection of World War I moving and still images. The app is […]

  • AASLH is pleased to be working with our colleagues at the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission to promote the WW1 Poppy Program. This is a tangible way to connect the local to the global, to support the work of the Commission across the country, and to help generate funds for state and local history institutions. […]