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See the Show-Me State’s Best Student Work as an NHDMO Judge

If you enjoy helping others, we invite you to join the VIRTUAL National History Day in Missouri state contest as a judge and see the Show-Me State’s best student work! Volunteer judges are vital to the contest, offering feedback to middle and high school students on their creative projects and helping top finishers prepare for the national contest. NHDMO’s five competitive categories—documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website—offer something for everyone!

"Living St. Louis" Explores the Letters of Jean Schwarting Anderson

Nine PBS–U.S. Navy Lieutenant J.G. Jean Schwarting Anderson was a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. A St. Louis native, she wrote extensive letters back home to family. On a recent episode of Living St. Louis, Ruth Ezell spoke with Phyllis Carlyle, Anderson’s daughter, to explore Anderson’s life and the legacy of the letters Anderson left to SHSMO. Heather Richmond, SHSMO archivist, also talks to Ezell about the SHSMO World War II Letters collection.