December 14, 2017

C-SPAN’s Online Collection of More than 600 Searchable, Viewable Commencement Speeches

We’ve written many times about how wonderful and important the C-SPAN Video Library. This online library contains just about everything that has ever aired on C-SPAN back to when the network launched in 1987.  In many cases, every word in each program is searchable along with the metadata. All video can be viewed online. This […]

Free Online: California Historical Society Releases Golden Gate Bridge Multimedia e-Book for iPads

From the Contra Costa Times: The California Historical Society has released a multimedia eBook for iPads that captures the history and story of the Golden Gate Bridge through artwork, photographs, video, memorabilia, stories, images and more. The free iPad eBook is titled,  A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

History: New Digital Archive Marks 75 Anniversary of Child Refugees Coming to UK

From the University of Warwick: Archives of material about child refugees evacuated to the UK to escape the Spanish Civil War 75 years ago have gone online at the University of Warwick, as part of the largest English-language digital collection on the conflict. This week marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of around 4,000 […]

UMass Digitizes Old Portuguese-American Newspapers

From South Coast Today: The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the Claire T. Carney Library and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of the UMass Dartmouth announce the addition of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California between 1885 and 1940 to its Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collections. [Clip] The unique collection, which includes some of the […]

U.S. History: William Clark Papers Collection Added to Kansas Historical Society’s Online Archives

From the KHS (PDF): The William Clark Papers Collection was recently added to Kansas Memory, the Kansas Historical Society’s online archives of documents, books, and photos. Clark, along with Meriwether Lewis, led an expedition west to the Pacific Ocean and was later appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Territory of Upper Louisiana. The collection […]

National Archives (UK) Unveils Olympic Records Website Giving Public Access to Hundreds of Historic Documents and Images

From The Telegraph: The National Archives have created a new digital portal collating Olympic records that date back to the first modern Games in 1896 to the Beijing Games in 2008. The new resource features a timeline allowing users to see the progression of the Olympics and includes government documents from the two previous occasions […]

Trove of Original Abraham Lincoln Documents Found in Japan

From the Chicago Sun-Times: The more than 100 documents compiled at a university near Tokyo amount to a microcosm of Lincoln’s career, with some of the most compelling finds ranging from his early professional life in New Salem all the way to his presidency. There are “these nice pieces that pull together different aspects of […]

EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

From the EBSCO Announcement: Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). [Clip] Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of […]

Toronto Star Releases Digital Archive of Articles Written by Ernest Hemingway For the Newspaper (1920-1924)

Ernest Hemingway was a columnist for the Toronto Star from 1920-1924 where he wrote 191 stories. More than 70 of them are currently accessible via the digital archive (free). A newsprint version of the material is also available for sale. Direct to “The Hemingway Papers” Digital Archive The legendary writer’s reporting from the Toronto Star […]

University of North Carolina: Grant Will Preserve More than 1600 Hours of Rare American Music Recordings

From UNC Library News: Dolly Parton’s first recording is among the items that the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) in the Wilson Special Collections Library will preserve, thanks to a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $131,765, three-year grant is called “From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music.” It […]