Publications and Press


Gaddis, Elijah and Karen Sieber. “History, Memory, and Community in the Redeveloped Mill,” Interpreting Labor History at Historic Sites, Working Class in American History Series. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, (in press) 2020.

Sieber, Karen. “An Act of Tactical History: Creating an Archive of the Red Summer of 1919.” Perspectives on History. American Historical Association, June 3, 2019,

Sieber, Karen. “Experiential Education and Classrooms on Wheels: The Omnibus College’s Road to Knowledge.” Perspectives on History. American Historical Association, September 3, 2019,

Sieber, Karen. The Brandywine Valley Oral History Project, The Oral History Review, Volume 46, Issue 1, Winter/Spring 2019, Pages 201–203,


“Digital archive captures mill town’s heyday.”

“Digital Innovation Lab participates in grand “re-opening” of Loray/Firestone Mill.”

“Public History is in my blood.” 

“UNC humanities team brings century-old mill into digital age.” 

Video of an invited talk at University of Kansas on Visualizing the Red Summer, 2016.  (Jump to 17:00)

Visualizing the Red Summer is used in hundreds of classrooms across the country, and has been a featured or cited resource by Teach Human Rights,, Zinn Education Project, Atlanta Black Star, Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education, Encyclopedia of Arkansas, Monroe Work Today, Newberry Library, and other groups.