Dana Dorman

Dana Dorman is the project manager of the William Still Digital History Project, focused on the Underground Railroad, and also a researcher for HSP's Research by Mail service. She previously served as project manager of the Greenfield Digital Project, a documentary editing project focused on the early years of the Great Depression, and as project archivist for the Digital Center for Americana pilot project. A Certified Archivist, Dana earned a BA in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a M.A. in public history from Temple University, where she wrote her thesis about the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.

This Author's Posts

Every year, HSP hosts a variety of genealogy-related workshops, from broad overviews to specialized programs. But did you know that we often post video and/or audio of the workshops on HSP's web site after the events have happened?

7/31/13

A new list of genealogical and family history resources has been added to HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of additions of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

6/19/13

As we continue to develop plans for the William Still Digital History Project, I couldn't help but notice that this week marks the 175th anniversary of a watershed moment in Philadelphia's antislavery movement: the dedication and subsequent destruction of Pennsylvania Hall.

5/14/13

HSP's "New in the Library" blog has been updated with the latest set of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

4/4/13

Drum roll, please . . . the Greenfield Digital Project has made its official debut! Please take a minute to check it out:

Closed for Business: The Story of Bankers Trust Company during the Great Depression
hsp.org/bankers-trust

4/3/13

I'm excited to report that HSP has begun work on a new digital history project that will focus on the Underground Railroad.

Over the next year or so, my colleague Rachel Moloshok and I will be creating a prototype for a new web resource that will weave together the 19th-century manuscript journal and published book of William Still, who is known as the "Father of the Underground Railroad."

3/22/13
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HSP's "New in the Library" blog has been updated with the latest set of genealogy-related titles that have been added to our collection.

3/14/13

I am posting this entry on behalf of Terry Brasko, a long-time volunteer in HSP's Conservation Department.

Andrew Boon, I know that name! I have been researching my mother’s family’s roots for years. I can quote you the dates, places of birth and death, and spouses of the entire tree right back to Johan and Helena Grelsson who landed on the shores of the Delaware River from Sweden in 1658. Those are the impersonal “facts,” but here was a name that I knew.

3/5/13

Check out HSP's "New in the Library" blog for an update on the latest set of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.

2/7/13