Monthly Archives: October 2011

From the Director: Your FAQs Answered

October is Archives Month, and as part of its recognition of the auspicious occasion, the Smithsonian’s institutional archives has posted a blog titled The Smithsonian’s Top 6 Archives Myths.  So far as I know, here at the American Heritage Center … Continue reading

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Frederick “Fritz” Gutheim: Pioneering Planner and Urban Environmentalist

Frederick Gutheim was born on March 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School and later Dr. Devitt’s Preparatory School. He earned a degree from the Experimental College of the University … Continue reading

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From the Director: On Science Fiction

Each fall the University of Wyoming Art Museum generously provides one of its exhibit galleries to the American Heritage Center for a display focused on AHC collections and collection materials.  This fall, to more than usual local acclaim, co-curators Rick Ewig … Continue reading

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Michael Maltese Papers Document Cartoon History

Michael Maltese was born on February 6, 1908, in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, Paul and Concetta. He was married to Florence Sass in 1936 and had a daughter, Brenda, in 1938.  He started his career in the … Continue reading

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Edward Ackerman: Sustainability Pioneer

Edward Augustus Ackerman (1911-1973), was a geographer and water resources authority. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1939 and was a professor at Harvard from 1940 to 1948. Ackerman served as a technical advisor on natural resources to … Continue reading

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Archives in the Digital Age

Archivists from around the world are today informally participating in a “Day of Digital Archives,” designed “to raise awareness of digital archives among both users and managers. By collectively documenting what we do, we will be answering questions like: What … Continue reading

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