December 18, 2014

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]

Crowdsourcing: NYS Museum Volunteers Digitize World War II Soldier Data, Access Database Online

From the Troy Record: When 28,969 New York National Guard soldiers mobilized in the fall of 1940 as the United States prepared for war, clerks filled out six-by-four inch cards on each individual. Now, thanks to a team of 15 volunteers, those records — listing names, serial number, home and unit, and later annotated with […]

National Archives Announces Discovery of "Hitler Albums" Documenting Looted Art

From a NARA Announcement: Today at a ceremony in Dallas, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, Dr. Greg Bradsher, Senior Archivist and Robert M. Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and author of The Monuments Men, announced the discovery of two original leather bound albums containing photographs […]

Researchers Asking UN to Open Archive of Cases Against World War II Criminals

From the AP: Locked inside U.N. headquarters is a huge but largely unknown archive documenting 10,000 cases against accused World War II criminals, from Belgian charges against Adolf Hitler to the trial of a Japanese commander for inciting rape. Leading British and American researchers are campaigning to make the files _ hundreds of thousands of […]

Ancestry.com Makes 60 Million WWII Records Available For Free (For a Limited Time)

From the USA Today: That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free over the next six days, starting Friday and running through Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of the attack, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com. “We […]

Digitization Projects: Bancroft Library to Expand Documentation of Japanese Americans' World War II

From a University of California, Berkeley,  Announcement: The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, has received two grants from the U.S. National Park Service to expand its efforts documenting the World War II era experiences of Japanese Americans. A $50,000 grant will underwrite work by The Bancroft’s Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) to […]