Archives in the News, 6/8/2012
- Proving how fun it is to strike gold in an archival sense, researchers with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project found in the National Archives the report Doctor Charles Leale wrote hours after he tried to treat Lincoln from the gunshot that killed the president. Credit for its fine penmanship goes to a clerk who re-wrote the letter before it was filed and likely not seen since.
- A professional genealogist who is also a retired high school teacher in Bozeman, Mont., plans to start a project to digitize her county’s older public records and put them online for family historians to easily research their roots.
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