Longfellow House Bulletin
The Longfellow House Bulletin documents the National Park Service's stewardship of the house and the efforts of the Friends of the Longfellow House to support and supplement this work. Every issue contains articles on aspects of the house's collections, research on Longfellow related topics, and a profile of someone involved with the Longfellow House, whether as a "Friend", scholar, staff member, or other interested person. The Bulletin is a collaborative endeavor between the Friends of the Longfellow House and Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.
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The Longfellow House Bulletin Index currently contains information on all editions up to vol. 14, no. 2, the December, 2010 issue. You can search the index by simply browsing, or locate specific names and terms by using the search function embedded within the PDF file.
All about the Craigies! Andrew and Elizabeth Craigie and the house, and the Craigies in Cambridge. Society of the Cincinnati at the house.
Special double issue commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Longfellow family, Cambridge, and the Civil War.
Official name change for the site, and the names of the house through the years.
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Sumner, Massachusetts senator, abolitionist, and friend of Henry W. Longfellow. Interview with Beverly Morgan-Welch.
Connections between the Longfellow House and Southeast Asia. Charley Longfellow's visit to Vietnam and Siam (Thailand) and the historic photos he brought back. The King of Thailand's connections to Cambridge.
New research on Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride". Remembering Senator Ted Kennedy. Interview with Charles Bahne, public historian.
Longfellow family pets, George Washington's dogs, interview with Susan Moynihan, student poetry awards.
Harvard and Smithsonian classes at the Longfellow House, Georgian houses in and around Cambridge, interview with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
The Longfellow family and historic preservation. William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Interview with Boston University professor Melanie Hall.
The history, organization, contents, and present-day use of the House archives. Interview with NPS Chief Curator Ann Hitchcock.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's bicentennial, with a look back at his 1907 centennial celebration. Interview with poet and NEA chairman Dana Gioia.
Longfellow House selected as part of the National Park Service's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Longfellow and Slavery. Gearing up for Longfellow's 200th birthday.
Reverend Samuel Longfellow - Unitarian reformer, the poet's younger brother.
Children in the house, then and now. Christoph Irmscher's new book Longfellow Redux.
Longfellow Garden Project Issue: Contains information about the progress of the capital campaign and the initial plantings as of Spring, 2005.
Charley Longfellow's collection of Japanese art and furnishings. The Thorp collection of glass-plate negatives. The Longfellows as collectors.
A new biography of Longfellow. The Longfellow family and education. Harry Dana's early 20th century Russian photographs.
Longfellow the translator, Longfellow in translation. Charley Longfellow's "Japanese Room". Interview with the archivist.
New research on the pre-Longfellow occupants. The Vassalls, black and white, Vassalls and New England slavery, and George Washington's changing views on black soldiers in the army during the Revolution.
Longfellow and Dante. Over 400 historic glass-plate negatives donated to archives.
The Longfellow House reopens after a three year rehabilitation project! Preservation history of the house. Also, Longfellow and music.
"A House May Hold a World", and archeological findings.
Double issue! Considerations and reconsiderations of The Song of Hiawatha.
The Longfellow House's Brazilian connection, and Samuel Longfellow's stay in the Azores.
Double issue! George Washington's residency, 225 years ago. Phillis Wheatley's poem for Washington in Cambridge, and Longfellow's homage to Washington. Dana papers cataloged.
Replicas of the Longfellow House across the country. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana's finding aid published by the Longfellow House archives.
George and Martha Washington at the Longfellow House, and a visit from Hillary Clinton.
Nineteenth century women artists at the Longfellow House.
A Laura Bridgman poem comes to light. Information on the Longfellow House's photographic collection and Scandinavian collection.
Alice Longfellow's garden, and archeological findings at the site.
A look at the Longfellow House archives. Charles Longfellow's years in Meiji Japan. Alice Longfellow as preservationist at both the Longfellow House and Mt. Vernon.
Founding of the Friends of the Longfellow House, and the first issue of the Longfellow House Bulletin.
Did You Know?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" was published in 1855. The name Hiawatha is Iroquois, but most of the stories he drew on for his work were from the Chippewa.