Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep
26
2011

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 …

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Sep
23
2011

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 …

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Sep
15
2011

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 yet?”). Even for seasoned researchers, security classification can seem mysterious and opaque and hint of governmental cover-up or paranoia.

To dispel some of this …

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Sep
07
2011

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 …

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