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Fifteen digital collections in Opening History aggregation contain documents, photographs, paintings, letters, scrapbooks, newspapers and other materials that cover Japanese American experiences during 1942-1945 in relocation camps in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942

Praying for Safety, oil painting on canvas by Henry Sugimoto, ca. 1942.
Courtesy of MOAC: Museums and the Online Archive of California, Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Henry Sugimoto Collection 1928-1990
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Worthington High School, Class of 1914

Worthington High School, Class of 1914

Photograph of the Worthington (Ohio) High School Class of 1914, courtesy of Worthington Memory.  Learn more about Worthington Memory at Opening History.

Worthington Memory is Opening History‘s 500th collection!

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Color Slide of large lathe rounding the columns which are now on the U. S. Capitol building, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia, ca. 1958

Color Slide of large lathe rounding the columns which are now on the U. S. Capitol building, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia, ca. 1958

Color Slide of large lathe rounding the columns which are now on the U. S. Capitol building, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia, ca. 1958
Courtesy Georgia Division of Archives and History

From 1958-1961, a major expansion of the U.S. Capitol Building too place – adding a new front face on the east side of the building. Replacing the original limestone facade with marble was contracted to the Georgia Marble Company. Thanks to the Digital Library of Georgia and their partners, both photographs and films of the Capitol Expansion project are available online and have been added to the Opening History portal.

View the Georgia Marble Company’s industrial film “A New Face on Capitol Hill”

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