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The Civil War Preservation Trust, a battlefield preservation group, has shortened
its name to the Civil War Trust and adopted
a new logo. President James Lighthizer explains the changes will “modernize our image
to better reflect the Civil War Trust’s mission.” See
the new logo and read more about the change here.
The University of Texas at Austin has launched a new history website called Not
Even Past to provide “dynamic, accessible, short articles on every field of
history.” Using the Read, Watch, Discover, Listen and Texas links at the bottom of
the page, you’ll find book excerpts and articles from history faculty and graduate
students at the university. Content is sparse so far, but this could be a site worth
keeping an eye on.
If you have an ancestor who served during the Korean War (especially a veteran whose
personnel file was destroyed in the 1973
fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis), today’s
Family Tree Friday post on the NARAtions blog might be of interest. The post describes Korean
War-era Command Reports, which include reports, operations journals, staff studies
and other documents from Army commands, staffs and units, and can help you learn about
the activities of your relative’s Korean War unit.
The nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive will provide access
to papers, records, photos and recordings of President John F. Kennedy’s time in office.
Visit the website of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to learn
more about the digitization effort and search
the archive. View
the announcement about the archive here.