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.

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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

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. Click here for the latest list of additions of resource guides, family histories, and more.

11/28/12

As the Greenfield Digital Project enters its final months, I'm amazed at all we've accomplished and also trying not to think too much about all the work we have left to complete.                  

11/7/12

Following up on Sarah's post about cemetery records last month, I thought I'd highlight another helpful source for family history research: undertakers' records.

10/31/12

Did you know that HSP is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation?

6/18/12

I'm excited to report that we've moved on to the next phase of the Greenfield Digital Project: researching and annotating our 324 selected primary-source documents.

4/11/12