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American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Recognition

Awards

For the Organization

  • National Council on Public History, 1998: Robert Kelley Memorial Award for “outstanding contribution to public history”.
  • American Association of Higher Education, 1991: Citation as an “exemplary partnership for minority student achievement”.

For Digital Projects

  • Games for Change, 2014: Most Significant Impact award for Mission US.
  • Parents' Choice, 2014: Gold Award for Mission US.
  • Common Sense Media, 2013 and 2014: ON for Learning Award for Mission US.
  • Webby Awards, 2013: Official Honoree, General Website Youth for Mission US.
  • Best of the Web, 2012: Education Category award for HERB – Social History for Every Classroom.
  • International Serious Play Awards, 2012: Gold Medal — Education Category for Mission US.
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), 2011 and 2012: Winner, awards in Instructional Media category for Mission US.
  • The 9/11 Memorial, 2011: Certificate of Appreciation for the September 11 Digital Archive.
  • Shmoop, 2010: Best of the Web award for Antebellum American Culture for The Lost Museum.
  • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, 2009: MERLOT Classics Award for Exemplary Online Materials for Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution website.
  • Center for Digital Education, 2006: Digital Education Achievement Teacher-Focused Application Award for The Lost Museum.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 2006: “We the People” Citation for Picturing U.S. History.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005: EDSITEment Citation for The Lost Museum.
  • WorldFest-Houston Independent International Film Festival, 2005: Platinum Award in Interactive-Educational Media for The Lost Museum.
  • Horizon Interactive, 2005: Honorable Mention for The Lost Museum.
  • The New York Public Library, 2005: “Best of Reference” Citation for History Matters.
  • American Historical Association, 2005: James Harvey Robinson Prize for History Matters.
  • The New York Public Library, 2004: “Best of Reference” for September 11 Digital Archive.
  • UNESCO International Committee of Museums for Audiovisual, Image, and Sound New Technologies, 2004: Special Web Art Bronze Award for What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike, New Jersey Historical Society online exhibition (ASHP/CML, producer).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 2004: EDSITEment Citation for Liberty, Equality, Fraternity website.
  • The American Association of Museums, 2003: Award for Outstanding Project for What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike, New Jersey Historical Society online exhibition (ASHP/CML, producer).
  • Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, 2000: Prize for Innovative Use of Archives for The Lost Museum.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999: EDSITEment Citation for “Best of the Humanities on the Web” for History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web.
  • American Historical Association, 1994: James Harvey Robinson Prize for Who Built America? CD-ROM, Volume I: From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914 (Voyager, 1993).
  • Interactive Media Festival, 1994: Finalist for Who Built America? CD-ROM, Volume I: From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914 (Voyager, 1993).

For Documentaries

  • Chicago International Film Festival/Intercom, 1997: Silver Hugo Award for Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War.
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, 1997: Silver Award for Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War.
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, 1996: Finalist for Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire.
  • Sine! San Francisco Filipino-American Film and Video Festival and the Museum of Chinese in America and the Asia Society’s Allies and Enemies Film Festival, 1996: Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire.
  • National Educational Media Network Festival, 1996: Bronze Apple for Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire.
  • Council on Foundations Film Festival, 1995: Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn-of-the-Century City.
  • New York Festivals, 1993: Silver Medal for Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn-of-the-Century City.
  • Chicago International Film Festival/Intercom, 1993: Silver Hugo Award for Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn-of-the-Century City.
  • American Historical Association, 1993: John E. O’Connor Film Award for Best History Documentary for Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn-of-the-Century City.
  • Houston Film Festival, 1987: Bronze Award for Dr. Toer’s Amazing Magic Lantern Show: A Different View on Emancipation and Reconstruction.
  • Chicago Film Festival, 1986: Certificate of Merit for Daughters of Free Men: Life and Labor in the Textile Mills of Lowell.
  • National Educational Film Festival, 1986: Second Prize for 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation.
  • Houston Film Festival, 1986: Silver Award for 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation.
  • Chicago Film Festival, 1986: Certificate of Merit for 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation.
  • International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film; Athens International Film Festival; and The Museum of Modern Art, 1986: 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation.
  • Houston Film Festival, 1985: Bronze Award for History: The Big H.
  • Chicago Film Festival, 1984: Gold Plaque for Five Points: New York’s Irish Working Class in the 1850s.

Media Coverage

2014

Mission US Jordan Shapiro, Lets Get Serious About Videogames, Forbes (April 26, 2014)

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

2004

  • September 11 Digital Archive, Interview with Tom Scheinfeldt and Diane Kresh. Radio 720 WGN, Chicago, September 10, 2004.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, New Jersey Star Ledger, September 10, 2004.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Cincinnati Enquirer, September 9, 2004.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2004.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30, 2004.
  • The Lost Museum, “Science and Show Business Part 2: P.T. Barnum.” The ScienceShow, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National, January 17, 2004.

2003

  • September 11 Digital Archive, Knight-Ridder Wire, September 14, 2003.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, St. Augustine Record, September 12, 2003.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Interview with Tom Scheinfeldt. WTOP, Washington, September 11, 2003.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Associated Press Wire, September 8, 2003.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, Washington Post, September 4, 2003.
  • September 11 Digital Archive, OpinionJournal. Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2003 (online).

2000

1999

  • The Lost Museum, Muhl, Kate. Review of The Lost Museum. AAA World (July/August 1999).
  • The Lost Museum, CBS Sunday Morning Show, September 1999.

1997

  • Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry into the Civil War and Reconstruction, Formwalt, Lee W. Georgia Historical Quarterly (1997).
  • Freedom’s Unfinished Revolution: An Inquiry into the Civil War and Reconstruction, Inscoe, John C. The Journal of Southwest Georgia History (1997).
  • Eynon, Bret, and William Friedheim. “It’s About People”: Social and Labor History in the Classroom.” OAH Magazine of History (Winter 1997), 53-61.
  • “Graduates of Worker Video Program Screen Innovative Work at Semester End.” Communiqué (Local 1180, Communications Workers of America), September 1997.
  • Five Points web site, Ramirez, Anthony. “Neighborhood Report: New York On Line — The Five Points Site…New York’s Legendary Slum.” The New York Times, September 21, 1997.
  • “Labor Day.” The Washington Post, September 1, 1997.
  • Jackson, Derrick Z. “Slavery’s Roots in Tobacco.” The Boston Globe, July 4, 1997.
  • “CUNY Offers Labor Members New Outlet via TV Production.” Newsline (Local 237, International Brotherhood of Teamsters), July 1997.
  • Teaching Tolerance. (Spring 1997).
  • “Digital History.” The Washington Post Magazine, February 2, 1997.

1996

  • Hughes, Kathleen. Booklist, 1996.
  • Teaching for Change, Winter 1996.

1995

  • Brier, Stephen. “In the Digital Universe, Learning Comes Alive.” The College BoardReview, 176-177 (1995), 14-20.
  • Review of Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn-of-the-Century City. Council on Foundations, 1995.
  • Who Built America?, Goodman, David. Reviews of Books. Australasian Journal of American Studies 14:2 (December 1995), 131-133.
  • Goodman, David, and Shane White. “‘Who Built America?’ The Interview.” Australasian Journal of American Studies 14:2 (December 1995), 121-129.
  • Zwick, Jim. Review of Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire. November 7, 1995.
  • Maxwell, Chip. “CD-ROM History Text Somewhat Leftward Ho.” Sunday World-Herald, June 25, 1995.
  • Thomas, Jo. “History on the March: New Standards, Attacked on the Right, Stress the Neglected.” The New York Times, April 5, 1995, B1-B9.
  • Rose, Erwin, and Howard Budin. “Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914.” History Microcomputer Review (Spring 1995), 59-61.
  • Meyer, Michael. “Putting the ‘PC’ in PCs.” Newsweek, February 20, 1995, 46.
  • Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. “U.S. History on a CD-ROM Stirs Up a Storm.” The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 1995, B1-B2.

1994

  • Bernhardt, Debra E. Film and Media Review. Public Historian (1994), 150-151.
  • Ocasio, Linda. “Kids Grab History by the Tale.” Daily News, December 14, 1994.
  • “The 50 Best CD-ROMs: MacUser’s Annual Examination of the State of CD-ROM Art.” MacUser 10:10 (October 1994).
  • Rosen, David. “The Virtues of CD-ROM.” Foundation News and Commentary (July/August 1994), 38-40.
  • Finzsch, Norbert. “Essay Review: The Convergence of Social History and Technology.” Labor History 35:3 (Summer 1994), 424-428.
  • Holzberg, Carol S. “Nation Building: Who Built America Takes History Out of the Classroom.” CD-ROM World (April 1994), 76-77.
  • Rosenzweig, Roy, and Steve Brier. “Historians and Hypertext: Is It More Than Hype?” Perspectives 32:3 (March 1994), 3-6.
  • Shulman, Polly. “When in ROM.” Lingua Franca (January/February 1994).
  • DeLoughry, Thomas J. “History, Post-Print.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 1994, A19-A20.

1993

  • “The Mac Goes to College.” MacUser 9:12 (December 1993).
  • McMaster, Carolyn. “Who Built America?” NewMedia (October 1993).
  • Mossberg, Walter S. “‘Who Built America’ Reveals Real Potential of Electronic Learning.” The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 1993.
  • Raskin, Robin. “Read Any Good Disks?” PC Magazine, May 25, 1993.
  • Quinn, Thomas. “History as Contested Turf: Teaching the Story of America in a New Way.” Ford Foundation Report (Winter 1993), 1-4.

1992

  • Stoel, Carol, et al. “What Works: School/College Partnerships to Improve Poor and Minority Student Achievement.” American Association for Higher Education (1992).
  • Fursa, Ed. “Who Built America? We Did!” Public Employee Press, December 4, 1992.
  • Review. Chicago Tribune, September 6, 1992.
  • New in Paperback. Washington Post Book World, July 12, 1992.
  • Interview. San Francisco Review of Books, June 3, 1992.
  • The Morning Meeting. KPFK Radio, May 28, 1992.
  • Paul Wallach Show. KIEV Radio, May 25, 1992.
  • Ray Briem Show. ABC Radio Network, May 25, 1992.
  • The Source Report. NBC Radio Network, May 19, 1992.
  • Interview. Business Week, May 14, 1992.
  • Myers Jr., George. “From Margins of History Comes a Fuller View.” ColumbusDispatch, May 11, 1992.
  • Mosle, Sara. Paperbacks: Nonfiction. New York Newsday, May 10, 1992.
  • Green, James. “A Multicultural US History: Challenging Traditional Assumptions About the Making of Modern America.” Boston Sunday Globe, May 10, 1992, 93-96.
  • Review. Boston Globe, May 10, 1992.
  • Review. Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 1992.
  • Review. New York Newsday, May 10, 1992.
  • Interview with producer.NPR/info, pilot series, May 1, 1992.
  • Interview. US News & World Report, May 1, 1992.
  • Directions Digest. ABC Radio Network, May 1, 1992.
  • Between the Lines. WTOP Radio-AP Audio, April 30, 1992.
  • Interview. Associated Press, April 30, 1992.
  • Interview. USA Today, April 30, 1992.
  • Innerst, Carol. “‘Warts and All’ History Replaces ‘Cheerleading.'” The WashingtonTimes, April 29, 1992, A6.
  • One on One. CBS Radio Network, April 27, 1992.
  • “Article on Textbooks.” Washington Times, April 26, 1992.
  • Up to the Minute. CBS TV, April 16, 1992.
  • Interview. Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1992.
  • Studs Terkel. WFMT Radio, April 3, 1992.
  • Midday Report. WBBM Radio, April 3, 1992.
  • Interview at OAH.Wisconsin Public Radio, April 2, 1992.
  • Interview. Chicago Sun-Times, April 1, 1992.
  • Nash, Gary B. “American Social History Project, Who Built America?” InternationalLabor and Working Class History (Spring 1992), 119-121.
  • Negrón, Edna. “American History Starts at Home, Students Learn.” New York Newsday, February 21, 1992.

1991

  • McClain, Buzz. Books Come to Life. 1991.
  • “Field Notes: Rewinding the Past.” Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life (June 1991).

1990

  • “The American Social History Project.” RF CUNY Topics: Research Information, TheCity University of NY 2:3 (1990), 7-8.
  • Frank, Dana. “Working Through the Changes.” In These Times, October 10-16, 1990.
  • Who Built America?, McLemee, Scott. “Prole Reversal.” The Village Voice, September 4, 1990.
  • Green, James. “Conflict vs. Consensus in America.” Boston Sunday Globe, August 12, 1990.
  • Share, Allen J. “History from the Bottom Up.” The Courier Journal, July 17, 1990.
  • Keyssar, Alex. “I, Too, Am America – II.” The Nation, July 2, 1990.
  • Walters, Rob. “History and Video Meet.” Spot magazine, 10.

1989

  • Chiles, Nick. “History with English Twist.” New York Newsday, December 17, 1989.
  • Hulser, Kathleen. “CLIO Rides the Airwaves: History on Television.” The Independent (March 1989), 18-24.

1987

  • Brown, Joshua. “Social History Project Demonstrates Role of ‘Ordinary’ Americans.” Public History News 8:1 (Fall 1987).
  • Brown, Joshua. “Visualizing the Nineteenth Century: Notes on Making a Social History Documentary Film.” Radical History Review 38 (April 1987).
  • “By the People, for the People: Wits to Host All-Day Jamboree of Popular Culture, Past and Present.” New Nation 2:6 (February 12-18, 1987).

1986

  • Fink, Leon. Review of 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation. The Journal of American History 73:3 (December 1986).
  • Lemisch, Jesse. “I Dreamed I Saw MTV Last Night.” The Nation, October 18, 1986, 361-375.
  • Serrin, William. “History, as Seen by the Rank and File.” The New York Times, June 22, 1986.

1985

  • Letwin, Dan, and Jack McKivigan. Film Review of 1877: The Grand Army of Starvation. Radical Historians Newsletter 47 (November 1985), 1-3.
  • Aufderheide, Pat. “Seeking History Beyond the Walls of the Academy.” In These Times, September 4-10, 1985.
  • Buhle, Paul. “Catch the (Revolutionary) Feeling.” The Guardian, August 21, 1985.

1983

  • Bernstein, Paula. “Exposing 19th Century Prejudice.” Daily News, October 6, 1983.
  • Brier, Stephen. “Taking History to the People.” AHA Perspectives (Newsletter of the American Historical Association) 21:5 (May-June 1983), 11-13.

1982

  • “The People’s History.” Research Foundation, The City University of New York Annual Report 1982, 7-9.
  • Sullivan, Oona. “Special Report: New Perspectives on ‘Our’ History.” Ford FoundationLetter 13:6 (December 1, 1982), 2-3.
  • Serrin, William. “Workers and Historians Share Views.” The New York Times, August 16, 1982.