Month: April 2012

Swearing-in of United States Ambassador to the Ivory Coast James W. Wine. (L-R) State Department Chief of Protocol Angier Biddle Duke, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, and Ambassador Wine.

Digitization at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library: The James W. Wine Personal Papers

  by Timothy Bowen, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) As a soon-to-be graduate of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science with a focus in Archives, I was recently required to complete a 130-hour internship meant to strengthen the skills I learned throughout the program. When Digital Archivist Erica Boudreau approached…

1940 Census Map

Finding the Kennedys in the 1940 Census

  by Kate Hanson Plass On Monday, April 2, the National Archives released the 1940 census and historians and genealogists have dug in looking for ancestors and historical figures.  The decennial census is conducted every ten years (as the name indicates) to count the population and to apportion representatives; the 1940 census also included several…