December 14, 2017

1940 U.S. Census Records from New York State Now Searchable by Name

New York is the latest addition to states where 1940 U.S Census records are searchable by name via Ancestry.com. Records are free to search. Additional info/links in this blog post. Other states with records searchable by name (as of June 6, 2012): Delaware D.C. Maine Nevada But wait, that’s not all! More Records: New York […]

Cool! Mapping Texts: Interactively Visualize Trends Found in 230 Years of Texas Newspapers

From The Stanford Report: An all-consuming public interest in family, religion and football in modern rural Texas is just one of the cultural snapshots that can be culled from Mapping Texts, a new interactive database that generates graphical interpretations of language trends embedded in over 230,000 pages of Texas newspapers from the late 1820s through […]

University of Illinois Library: Addition of Historic Agriculture Newspaper to Ag Digital Repository

From the U of I Library: A gift from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz, through the T & C Schwartz Family Foundation, has made it possible to digitize issues of Farmer’s Weekly Review (Joliet, IL) from 1929 to 2010. This collection of historic agricultural newspapers is now accessible through Farm, […]

Princeton University: The Daily Princetononian Newspaper Digitization Project Nears Completion

From the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog: The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.  The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, has been digitized from its inception in 1876 through 2002.  The site has been available […]

Reference: Getty Launches Full Text Website for Art History Research

From The LA Times: The Getty Research Portal, which officially launched Thursday, was developed by the Getty Research Institute, the Getty museum’s more academic sibling. But it’s meant to be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection — scholar, student or just browser — like an art-specific version of Google Books. In this case, though, […]

Old Dominion University Working to Digitize Historic Local Television News Footage

From HamptonRoads.com: The black handwriting scrawled on the outside of the tin is visible 55 years later: “6-29-57 Children Come First.” Inside is film of an education special, aired a year before six Norfolk schools closed rather than desegregate. It’s one of nearly 2,000 reels documenting local and national history that were almost lost – […]

New Resource: Library and Archives Canada Launches Portraits Portal

From LAC: Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available more than nearly 15,000 high-quality digitized images from the national portrait collection. [Clip] The Portrait Portal showcases the largest collection of portraits in the country, which includes works acquired since the 1880s. This collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, […]

Emory University Acquires African American Photo Collection Containing More than 10,000 Images

From the Emory News Center: A rare collection of more than 10,000 photographs depicting African American life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been acquired by Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) from photo collector Robert Langmuir of Philadelphia. The images range from the 1840s – the beginning of […]

Syracuse University In Tug-of-War Over Historic Malcolm X Letter

From the The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY): Sitting in his hotel room in Saudi Arabia in April 1964, civil rights activist Malcolm X penned a letter on hotel stationery to his friend and co-author, Alex Haley. [Clip] Now, Haley’s son wants that letter back. A rare documents dealer working with William Haley says the letter is […]

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Recognizes Vietnam Veterans with Web Feature

From the LC News Release: Fifty years later, the Vietnam War remains part of the nation’s collective consciousness. For the veterans who served during this era, this conflict has particular meaning. The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched the latest installment in its Experiencing War website presentation, titled “Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 1.” The […]