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Larry Cebula
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Historian, Digital Wannabe, Noted Raconteur
Historian, Digital Wannabe, Noted Raconteur

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Exploring the Early-20th Century Criminal Underworld at the Washington State Archives
The Washington State Archives recently put a fascinating collection online:  a fascinating new digital collection: the Vancouver Police Department's Mug Shot Book, 1896-1940.  According to the record description: This volume titled "Photographs of Criminals...
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This is Why Archives Have So Many Rules
From the National Archives, this brief video reports on the discovery of stolen Lincoln documents about to go up for auction, and how they were returned to the National Archives:   Most thefts from archives do not end so happily. Ebay is full of historical ...
This is Why Archives Have So Many Rules
This is Why Archives Have So Many Rules
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Podcasts for the Picky Historian
People ask me what history podcasts I like. The answer requires considerable caveats. I find most history podcasts unlistenable. This is my fault, I ask a lot from a podcast. I want excellent storytelling, high production values, and a playful sense of humo...
Podcasts for the Picky Historian
Podcasts for the Picky Historian
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Glass Lantern Slides of Spokane Parks
Skating, Manito Park.  Spokane City Parks, Lantern Slides, 1900-1930 is a collection at the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives. Magic Lanterns were the predecessors of the slide projector. The slide was a glass plate, and light was projected throug...
Glass Lantern Slides of Spokane Parks
Glass Lantern Slides of Spokane Parks
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But Will It Count for Tenure?
Here is a talk I recently gave at the Redd Center for Western History at Brigham Young University. My friend Brenden Rensink asked me to give a sort of autobiographical talk about some of the public history work I have done. Bet he's sorry now. A big thank ...
But Will It Count for Tenure?
But Will It Count for Tenure?
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Spokane's Great Viking Rune Hoax
On July 11, 1926, the New York City readers of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle took up a question that perhaps none of them had previously considered. What were they to make of the alleged discovery of Viking runes in Spokane, Washington? "Query--Who Discovered Am...
Spokane's Great Viking Rune Hoax
Spokane's Great Viking Rune Hoax
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A Lone Confederate (and the Lost Cause) in Eastern Oregon
Behold the headstone of Thomas Carter Steele, who died in 1878 in Prairie City, Oregon, a long ways from home. A recent discussion about cemeteries and veteran's grave markers got me to thinking about Civil War veterans here in the Inland Northwest. In east...
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Spokane Historical at 500 (Stories)
In 2012, my students and I launched a modest digital project: Spokane Historical , a website and smartphone app for local history. It was a shameless knockoff of a similar project in Cleveland, and in fact we licensed their software. Students in my digital ...
Spokane Historical at 500 (Stories)
Spokane Historical at 500 (Stories)
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