Dana Dorman

Dana Dorman is a project associate for the Historic Images, New Technologies project, and also a researcher for HSP's Research by Mail service. She previously served as project manager of HSP digital history projects focused on the Great Depression and the Underground Railroad, 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

The two documents featured in HSP's in-progress William Still Digital History Project are—for a brief time—on display in HSP's library, part of our Treasures from the Collection document display.

The document display will be open during library public hours from October 16 through October 25, 2013. There is no charge to view the display, and full details and hours are available here.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be hosting a grand reopening celebration on Wednesday October 16, 2013, to unveil our redesigned lobby, library, and collection vaults.


HSP is pleased to announce that it has added two new tools for anyone doing research in our library: access to the online resources at Heritage Quest Online and Origins.net.


The latest round-up of newly catalogued genealogical and family history resources is available on HSP's "New in the Library" blog. Click here for the latest list of additions of genealogy-related titles added to our collection.


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?


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.


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.


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


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