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University of Virginia. Institute for Public History

c/o Director Phyllis K. Leffler; Levering 106
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904

Email: iph@virginia.edu

Phone: 434-924-6945

Repository URL: http://www.virginia.edu/publichistory/ External Link

Repository code: viu

Repository description (extant): How history is remembered is critical for knowing ourselves, our communities, our society, our nation, and our nation's place in the world. Through history, we bear witness to the intersections of past, present, and future. Historians interested in public knowledge have a special responsibility to promote ways to understand a collective history and heritage that is representative of the diversity in our midst. Collectively, we have a duty to remember both the difficulties and the triumphs of the human experience.

The Institute for Public History, founded in 1996 at The University of Virginia, exists to help organize students, scholars, public history organizations, and the general public in their divergent efforts to obtain a richly textured historical knowledge. It also has a goal of developing specific projects which illustrate multiple perspectives about the past that often go unacknowledged, particularly projects which expand beyond the use of written documents to include material culture and oral history.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Explorations in black leadership

 

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