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    Useful Objects

    Harvard University professor Reed Gochberg provided a history of museums in the 19th century that included debates over curators, collections, and the importance of certain historical…

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    The Library

    Historians Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen provided a history of libraries, from philanthropic beginnings to changes in collections over the centuries, including the impact of the…

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    About Books With Tracie Hall of the American Library Association

    Tracie Hall, executive director of the American Library Association, talked about the country’s public libraries and some of the challenges they face. About Books also reported on the latest…

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    My Vanishing Country

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in the city. He was…

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    House Hearing on the Smithsonian Institution and Climate Change

    The House Administration Committee held a hearing focused on the impact of climate change, specifically flooding, on the Smithsonian Institution’s facilities and collections.

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    Reagan Presidential Library and Museum 30th Anniversary

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum marked its 30th anniversary in 2021 with speakers including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Archivist of the United States…

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    Conversation with Representative James Clyburn

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is…

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    Designing African American Monuments

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is…

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    The Reconstruction Era

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in…

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    African American History and Museums

    The International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina is slated to open its doors in the summer of 2022. American History TV sat in on a course at the The Citadel, which…

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    Smithsonian Institution Castle

    Richard Stamm and Steve Berry gave a tour and talked about the history of the Smithsonian Castle, which was completed in 1855. The tour visited several spaces that are not open to the public,…

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    Author Discussion on Libraries

    Author and librarian Nancy Pearl, The Writers Library; Janet Skeslien, The Paris Library; Ray Baker, director of the Miami-Dade Public Library System; and American Library in Paris director…

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    Hearing on Proposed New Smithsonian Museums

    The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on two new Smithsonian museums proposals: the American Women’s History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino. Senators from both parties spoke…

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    1893 Columbian Exposition and Library of Congress

    Scholar and writer Lynda Cooper presented a history of the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. She described the influence the event had on the artists and architects who designed and…

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    National Museum of American History Coronavirus Artifacts

    Alexandra Lord, medicine and science director and curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discussed the museum’s coronavirus pandemic artifacts collection.

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    Cultural Institutions and Social Unrest

    The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the…

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    Impact of COVID-19 on Public Libraries

    Librarians discussed how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted public libraries throughout the country. This virtual event was hosted by the annual publishing industry conference, Book Expo.

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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

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    The Library Book

    Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean recounted the Los Angeles Public Library Fire of 1986.

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    Interview with Claire Jerry on Smithsonian's Political Memorabilia Collection

    Claire Jerry, a political history curator with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, was interviewed in Manchester, New Hampshire, about her efforts to collect political…

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