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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

  • Teachers’ Choice Awards, 2020: Winner, Classroom Category for Mission US
  • International Serious Play Awards, 2019: Gold Medal – Education Category for Mission US
  • Parents’ Choice Award, 2018: Gold – Mobile App for Mission US
  • Webby Awards, 2018: Official Honoree, Games – Social Impact for Mission US
  • Archivist Roundtable Award, 2017: Archival Achievement for CUNY Digital History Archive
  • Daytime Emmy Awards, 2017: Nominee – Outstanding Interactive Media for Mission US
  • International Serious Play Awards, 2017: Silver Medal – Education Category for Mission US
  • Games for Change Awards, 2016: Finalist – Best Learning Game for Mission US
  • Parents’ Choice Award, 2016: Gold – Website for Mission US
  • Daytime Emmy Awards, 2016: Nominee – Outstanding Interactive Media for Mission US
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award for Online Educational Resource, 2016 for Mission US
  • International Serious Play Awards, 2015 : Gold Medal – Education Category for Mission US
  • 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

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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.