Referred by the History Detectives

By The History Detectives Team
16 February 2010
Category: Viewer Mailbag

Our investigations have rewritten history, reunited people with their past and given voice to unknown historical figures. But we couldn’t have solved any of our mysteries without access to the many libraries, archives and museums spread across the country. Through the show, we aim to demonstrate how these institutions can make American history available to anyone. Dan Ruggiero of the Rutgers Oral History Archives recently watched the Blue Print Special story and wrote:

I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how helpful this segment was. Just a few days ago I was contacted by someone with a record from World War II. It was a recording of “Your man in the Service” series. The recording had her fathers voice on it.

The record was recently damaged during a move and the owner wanted to have it conserved or repaired. Having seen your show I was able to direct her towards the Library of Congress’s Audio/ Visual Conservation department. They have since been in communication. Thank you for airing such interesting and relevant subject matter. Please keep up the good work.

Have you visited a library, museum or archive that you first learned about on History Detectives? Tell us about it.


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