The History Harvest

The History Harvest

History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across

History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History partners with institutions and individuals within highlighted communities to collect, preserve, and share their rich histories. The artifacts are digitized and curated by advanced undergraduates, who have the opportunity to form relationships with individuals in each community.

16/10/2019

We are proud to receive recognition from the Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society for Drs. Patrick D. Jones and William G. Thomas III's work "to capture cultural history from citizens in the State of Nebraska" with our innovative History Harvest program! Profs. Jones and Thomas are pictured here with Dr. Eva Bachman of the Office of Graduate Studies.

20/09/2019

This is a nice, totally out-of-the-blue way to wake up... we were informed this morning that the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society has given its annual Organization or Business Award to the History Harvest Program. We appreciate the recognition of our work to preserve and share the histories of everyday people in our communities.

Photos from The History Harvest's post 06/06/2019

a nice article on our History Harvest project from the recent University of Nebraska alumni magazine...

05/06/2019

Two of our teachers at the History Harvest Teaching Institute interviewing Khamisa Abdullah and Ommohal Koko, both Sudanese refugees to Lincoln and current U.S. citizens, about the ways they use quilting to engage other refugee women in our community about a range of issues, including political trauma, domestic violence, education, employment and empowerment. Deeply moving, powerful and inspiring people. The quilt behind them was created by various women from a number of countries who fled their homelands and have resettled in Lincoln.

An Introduction to The History Harvest 05/06/2019

an oldie, but a goodie, for anyone wanting a brief introduction to the History Harvest concept...

An Introduction to The History Harvest The introductory video for The History Harvest project. Produced by History Harvest Scholars at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the Spring 2013 sem...

05/06/2019

History Harvest Co-Director, Dr. Patrick D. Jones, and Dr. Aaron Johnson, of the UNL School of Education, along with two great graduate students, Sarita Garcia and Grant Scribner, are conducting a Teaching Institute this week at the Nebraska History Museum for Lincoln Public Schools teachers and librarians in an effort to bring the concept from the university to the K-12 level.

Yesterday, participants were introduced to the HH and the core skills involved with this innovative, student-centered and community-based approach to historical education. Today, we conducted a mock History Harvest on the history of quilting in Nebraska. And, tomorrow, the teachers and librarians will begin to craft their own curricula based on the HH concept and tailored to their own classrooms and libraries at the 4th, 5th, 8th and 11th grade-levels.

This is a photo of some of our institute participants doing an oral history interview with Choctaw elder, Sue Bad Moccasin, about her quilting.

History Harvest finds its beat in Lincoln's music scene 01/04/2019

A very nice article by University Communications about our Zoo Bar History Harvest...

History Harvest finds its beat in Lincoln's music scene Downtown Lincoln’s Zoo Bar is part of the American blues story and some Huskers are hitting their groove documenting and preserving that lore.

24/03/2019

Spread the word!

24/03/2019

Two HH students setting up for an interview on the stage at The Zoo Bar...

25/01/2019
09/11/2018

Check out the great work our friends at Source Lab are doing...

SourceLab UIUC UIUC student-run initiative producing high-quality, digitally accessible editions of historical sour

Photos from The History Harvest's post 28/10/2018
28/10/2018

Great work this afternoon by this talented group of UNL History students collecting the history of Omaha’s Italian-American community...

25/09/2018

Great experience at the Nebraska State Archives - my History Harvest students learned a lot about archival holdings and the Italian immigrants to Nebraska

29/08/2018

Great start of the semester with our history harvest class - in the fall of 2018 we will document the history of Little Italy in Omaha! The main History Harvest is planned for October 27 in Omaha - ci vediamo li! - Photo with some of the students and myself http://historyharvest.unl.edu/

09/04/2017

Multimedia Resources · History Harvest A collection of resources and student-produced media from past History Harvests. Visit the History Harvest blog and YouTube Channel for more History Harvest media!

Photos from The History Harvest's post 09/04/2016

Great day with Nebraska's Czech community!

Timeline photos 28/03/2016

Less than two weeks to the History Harvest in Wilber, NE!

Timeline photos 25/02/2016

On April 9, 2016 we'll be hosting a History Harvest at the Cultural Center in Wilber, NE (110 W. Third St.) from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. We invite those with Czech ancestry to come and share your family's history with us through photos, documents, letters, heirlooms, and any other items that help tell your family's important story.

The History Harvest Handbook by Jacob K. Friefeld on iBooks 02/01/2016

Happy New Year! Check out the newly released History Harvest Handbook, a guide useful for educators interested in adopting the History Harvest concept. The History Harvest Handbook is available for iBooks (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-history-harvest-handbook/id1071429685?mt=13) and as a pdf (http://historyharvest.net/?page_id=152).

The History Harvest Handbook by Jacob K. Friefeld on iBooks Read a free sample or buy The History Harvest Handbook by Jacob K. Friefeld. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

Photos from The History Harvest's post 10/12/2014

Looking back at a great semester: Mini-Harvest with the Nigro family at the Germans from Russia Museum.

History Harvest 03/12/2014

History Harvest Website is Now Updated with the Germans from Russia family histories (Fall Harvest 2014) http://historyharvest.unl.edu/

History Harvest The History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History partners with institutions and individuals within highlighted communities to collect, preserve, and share their rich hi…

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