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Date: July 16, 1998
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Incorporated News – Summer 1998

In March, History Associates President Philip Cantelon spoke to Davidson College students about “Life in History After the Academy.”  In April he made two presentations in Austin, Texas, at the National Council on Public History’s annual conference, whose theme was “International, Multicultural, Interdisciplinary: Public History, Policy and Practice.”  He gave one talk titled “Equal Work for Equal Pay? Federal Historical Contracting as a Case Study,” and also spoke on a panel called “Historical Consulting Firms in the Next Century.”

Also in April, History Associates co-founder Rodney Carlisle presented the keynote speech in the Heritage Lecture Series held during the spring as part of the centennial celebration at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division (formerly called the David Taylor Research Center). Titled “The History of the Carderock Division,” Rodney’s talk provided an overview of the Division’s century-long history since its 1898 beginnings at the Washington Naval Yard. The history on which his speech was based,  Where the Fleet Begins, will be available in August through the Government Printing Office.

Three representatives of History Associates participated in the annual conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations held in June at Archives II. Philip Cantelon participated in a panel seminar titled “Alternatives to Academia: Using the Ph.D. Outside the Ivory Tower.” Board member Frank Burke was a commentator at a seminar on using Richard M. Nixon’s Presidential materials as primary sources for research, and historian Paul Lagasse gave a talk at that same seminar titled “Richard M. Nixon’s Trip to China as Documented in the Nixon Presidential Materials.”

Also in June, six History Associates employees served as judges at National History Day at the University of Maryland at College Park, where this year’s theme was “Migration in History: People, Ideas, and Culture.” Judging the junior division were Paul Lagasse, Katrin Paehler, and Janet Engle, while senior-division entries were judged by Mike Reis, John Kinzie, and Kathy Nawyn.

Former History Associates archival consultant Ann Clifford Newhall has been appointed the new Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Formerly the Archivist of the Records and Communications Unit for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland, she began her NHPRC duties in July.

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For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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