Monday, April 02, 2018

Thankfull | Radcliffe Institute || Harvard University

In this first installment of Unboxing History, Marlin Kann—an AP US history teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School who wants to broaden his students' understanding of history—marvels at a creased and weathered document from 1803 that held the fate of a 23-year-old woman. The simple, soundless video, to which we have added voiceover, is one of dozens that Kann shot as he opened archival library boxes in hopes of demystifying archival work students of history. 


UNBOXING HISTORY: This series of short videos explores the riches of the Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, which is widely regarded as the foremost collection on the history of women in the United States. The simple footage is captured as archives are unboxed by historians and others. UNBOXING HISTORY gives you a front row seat as we explore historic documents and objects.