News for the week of June 11-15, 2018

15 Jun 2018 8:43 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

I didn't think I'd collected much this week and then I looked at my list - tons to share out with everyone! Happy Friday!

From the State

Florida Keys polices seek owner of 19th century family archive swept by Hurricane Irma.

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The CIA released declassified material about President George H.W. Bush to honor the former Director of Central Intelligence on his 94th birthday.

Chicago, IL: The archives of Historic Black Newspapers are going digital; The Obsidian Collection is collaborating with Google Arts & Culture to ensure the journalism is preserved for many years to come.

Boston, MA: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) launched five new Special Collections that feature raw interviews from American Experience’s Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till, John Brown’s Holy War, and Jubilee Singers, as well as the Peabody award-winning documentary Africans in America.

Lexington, KY: The virtual exhibit “Black History Month 2018” is now available for viewing. The 32 images showcased in the exhibit, highlighting the lives and work of LGBTQ* members in Kentucky’s African-American communities.

Washington, D.C.: The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced the launch of the Helen Keller Archive, the world’s first fully accessible digital archive collection, comprising more than 160,000 artifacts, dedicated to the fascinating life of Helen Keller.

From the World

Calgary, Alberta, Canada: "A student has stumbled across a set of letters from Albert Einstein — written to Calgarian Harold Horne in 1943 — in a dusty University of Calgary archive." (Because what is a story about archives without someone stumbling across objects in a dusty archive?)

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom: The University of Nottingham has acquired a “unique archive of treasures” of more than 600 items from D H Lawrence’s personal archive.

From the Blogosphere

A look behind the scenes at the New York Society Library, which calls itself the oldest cultural institution in New York City.

In a report that made archivists cry around the world, learn about the White House staffers taping back together important presidential documents.

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