“Rubbed Out” a new website that explores the unsolved 1945 murder of Minneapolis muckraker Arthur Kasherman. The website, produced by Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist James Eli Shiffer and freelance multi-media producer McKenna Ewen, ”is an experiment in digital history that draws on public and private archival sources to present in-depth, investigative material.
The story uses sources from the Hennepin County Library, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the Minnesota Historical Society. The website includes an interactive map, a lineup of suspects, and a video.
For more information:
- Murder of a Minneapolis muckraker (Star-Tribune article)
- Featured reader comment: “Your story brought history alive. I would love to read more stories about the city’s ‘almost ordinary’ people.”
- Star Tribune’s Whistleblower digs into muckraker’s murder 65 years later (MinnPost article)
- Of interest for the researchers group, Jane McClure’s comment on the story is: “What a great article. As someone who struggles to find outlets for local history research and writing, it would be great to see more of this. “