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What Historians Don't Talk About

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Speeches
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on contents of recording.
Summary:
At a board banquet, Dr. Boorstin, Director of National Museum of History and Technology, speaks of the problems of the historian and the museum director. Specifically, he talks about the challenges of research, interpreting objects, materials which are surrounded by controversy, researching the ephemeral such as oral tradition, and writing about subjects which have not been well chronciled such as what people ate, the American family, and the failures which lead to a successful invention. Boorstin titled his remarks "What Historians Don't Talk About." Question and answer session follows speech.
Speech. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings.Dated 19730614.
Cite as:
What Historians Don't Talk About, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Museums
Museum techniques
Historians
Research
Oral history
Local number:
ACMA AV003473
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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