Hello all! I hope you all had marvelous and productive week! Congratulations to our new and returning SFA board members which were announced this week. Now, onto the news!
From the Country:
Santa Fe, NM: The Institute of American Indian Arts has acquired the archives and art collection of longtime Native American historian and advocate Suzan Harjo.
New York, NY: We all have those hard to clean places but the Museum of Natural History has some tricky ones like its blue whale — a life-size model 94 feet long and 21,000 pounds that hangs from the ceiling. Take a look at how it gets its annual bath!
Austin, TX: Researchers have found a previously unseen play written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton in 1901.
New Haven, CT: The Yale Center for British Art has now made available through its online collection nearly seventy thousand images of works of art in the public domain that are compliant with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).
Stanford, CA: In cooperation with the Allen Ginsberg Estate, Stanford Libraries has recently digitized Allen Ginsberg’s original drafts of “Howl”
From the World:
Tbilisi, Georgia: The National Archives of Georgia are welcoming the public into their vaults
in celebration of International Archives Day.
From the Blogosphere:
A look at how NPR took advantage of a building move to better establish its corporate archive.
The Internet Archive is taking on a new ambitious project: The Great 78 Project. It will collect and digitize over 400,000 digitized 78rpm recordings to make them publicly available, creating a rich data set to do large scale analysis.
All Things Considered on NPR took a look at the race to preserve videotapes.