Best of the Readex Blog: A 2010 Sampler

In 2010 our 20 bloggers combined for more than 70 posts on a wide-range of topics related to the use of digital resources for historical research. Did you miss any of these during the past year? 

The United Nations as Teacher by Ed Beckwith

A Future That Never Arrived by Bruce Coggeshall

HMS Titanic and Deepwater Horizon: Lessons of Limited Liability Lost to History by Seamus Dunphy If At First You Do Not Succeed: Walt Disney Introduces Mickey Mouse (May 15, 1928) by Kathie Flood

MARC Records for the U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers by Carol Forsythe

The Short-Lived Republic of West Florida: A Tale of Deception and Intrigue by Benjamin Hunt 

The Curious Case of Sherlock Gregory: Social Justice Advocate or Proto-Know Nothing? by August A. Imholtz, Jr . Women’s Suffrage: The Frontier Background by Brett Kolcun

Acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris — featured speaker at recent Readex event — participating in National Book Festival by Erin Luckett

The More Things Change: Selected U.S. Congressional Serial Set Documents, 1983 by Georg Mauerhoff

The Police in Revolt? The Jails Open? Four Views of Mexico on November 25th, 1911 by Remmel Nunn Newspapers: “the rough draft of history” by Tony Pettinato

Indian Opinion: A Key Title in World Newspaper Archive: Africa by Tim Russell

The Personal and Poignant Stories of Civil War Soldiers: Uncovering the Claims of Veterans and Their Survivors in Government Publications by William Stearns Washington Crosses the Delaware River: A Unique Christmas Tradition by Emily Stringham

“She Wields a Mighty Dashing Pen”: Journalist Jane Cunningham Croly by Leslie Tschaikowsky

Boston Honors its First African American Police Officer by Jim Walsh

How Uncle Wiggily Taught Me to Read by Lynn Way Or Searching for Ancient Dead in the Modern Age,

a guest post by SJ Wolfe, senior cataloguer at the American Antiquarian Society and independent mummyologist.

Thank you to all of our 2010 contributors! Each of our staff writers now has a brief biographical sketch, which can be found by clicking on the writers’ name in this post or in each of their own posts. Don’t miss their forthcoming posts in 2011; subscribe to our RSS feed.  Do you know someone else who should contribute to the Readex Blog? Would you like to recommend a specific topic for 2011? We look forward to your comments!

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