December 14, 2017

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 […]

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 […]