History at Our Fingertips

Our friends at the Arizona Digital Newspaper Project blogged about the annual National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awardee Conference. We’ll have our own recap very soon!

Arizona Archivy

Guest Post by Eden Robins, ADNP project manager

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.

-Ursula K. LeGuin

NDNP Awardee Conference 2013, Washington, DC

IMG_20130913_160335_194Welcome to DC. I’m taking it all in. The Capitol Hill dome jutting up above the trees and into the sky forms the backdrop of my view as I traverse the city in cabs, by foot or on the Metro. I learned during my tour of Washington monuments that Abraham Lincoln ordered the dome to be built onto the existing building. And he also insisted that it be made of iron so that it would be strong, durable and sustaining. There is something so majestic and comforting about Capitol Hill and its history that I couldn’t help but be inspired as I started my first day of workshops at the annual…

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