Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep
26

Justin N. Feldman, 1919-2011

by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist Feldman had a long and notable career as a lawyer and reform-minded Democratic politician in New York.  His association with John F. Kennedy began in 1959, and he worked on the 1960 campaign in New York and at the Democratic National Convention.  But though he met the older brother before …

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Sep
23

Scholar at Work: Aurelie Basha i Novosejt

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by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist From time to time we’d like to feature a short question and answer with one of the writers and scholars who visit the Library. Those of us who work at the Library frequently have the chance to discuss the projects and learn about the work of the researchers who come …

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Sep
15

Demystifying Declassification

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One of the most common questions that we hear from researchers is, “When will this document be declassified?”  (sometimes expressed more plaintively as, “Why isn’t this document declassified?”).  Even for seasoned researchers, security classification can seem mysteriously opaque and may hint of governmental cover-up or paranoia.  To dispel some of the mystery, our Declassification Unit …

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Sep
07

Bernard Boutin, 1923-2011

by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist An effective Democratic politician in New Hampshire at a time when the state was almost synonymous with the Republican party, Boutin was the mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire from 1955-59 and twice ran for governor, in 1958 and 1960, doing comparatively well in both elections  In New England, Boutin was …

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