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History News reprises Salt Lake City meeting and more

History News, Winter 2013

History News, Winter 2013

The Winter 2013 issue of History News, the quarterly magazine of the American Association for State and Local History, just hit my desk and focuses on the annual meeting held last fall in Salt Lake City.  Featured are the speeches of out-going president Stephen Elliott, award-winner Robert Archibald, and keynote speaker Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, which include such memorable quotes about history and museums, such as:

  • Ulrich:  “It is a truism that without sources there is no history, but we also need to understand those sources.  Most people who had looked at Martha Ballard’s diary said it was filled with mundane detail of little interest, filled with trivia.  The same has been said of Patty Sessions.  What I want to emphasize is that there is, if not drama in these humdrum records, a powerful story.  It is a history that pushes back against conventional sources.”
  • Elliott:  “To appreciate who others are and where they’re coming from, it’s important to Continue reading