Happy Friday everyone! Lots of interesting news this week so let's get to it!
From the Country
Hattiesburg, MS: The Curious George Collection returned to its home at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection after a two-year journey in Japan
Chicago, IL: The Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago plans to build a 100,000-square-foot archive in Kenosha County to house books, artifacts and antique arms.
Los Angeles, CA: A partnership between the USC Libraries and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the USC Digital Library recently debuted a collection of 1,200 video recordings of culturally significant dance performances, rehearsals, media productions, and interviews with pioneering choreographers and dance artists
Missoula, MT: The University of Montana is allowing public access to portions of the official archives of the state's longest-serving U.S. senator, Max Baucus.
San Marcos, TX: Bill Wittliff, a celebrated writer, filmmaker and photographer who authored the screenplay for the iconic 1985 television miniseries “Lonesome Dove” and co-founded a popular archive of Southwestern writers and other artists at Texas State University passed away this week.
Washington, D.C.: The National Archives and Records Administration is exploring whether blockchain technology can help records management officials keep track of their vast stores of information, following the successful rollout of the emerging technology elsewhere in government.
New York City, NY: The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has acquired the full archive of Fab 5 Freddy, the original host and producer of Yo! MTV Raps, the channel’s highest-rated show at the time.
From the World
Cambridge, England, UK: An archive recording 200 years of crimes in Ely are being catalogued at their home at Cambridge University. It gives a unique glimpse at crimes in the 1500s and 1600s.
London, England, UK: The Wallace Collection is highlighting a unique archive in their new exhibit. Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik curated a display of his personal archive of shoes.
Brussels, Belgium: Twitter released a new archive of state-backed propaganda from accounts it has banned based in Iran, Russia, Spain, and Venezuela. These accounts have been taken down from the network but Twitter made the archive available to researchers and investigators studying online threats.
London, England, UK: The Museum of London is opening up its collection of pictures by famous London photographer Henry Grant, to mark National Pigeon Day.
From the Blogosphere
An investigation from the New York Times Magazine this week shared the news that a fire 11 years ago at Universal Studios Hollywood, we also had an audio history disaster