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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 Trusts 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, youll 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), todays 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 relatives Korean War unit.
- The nations 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.