Friday News for July 11, 2014

11 Jul 2014 7:59 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Have some news you want to share with the rest of SFA? Submissions for the next newsletter are due on July 15, 2014 so be sure to get them to Marissa Kings!

In the State:

Things seem to be fairly quiet at the moment; be sure to check out the Florida Memory blog for all their posts over the week!

In the Country:

Fairfax, VA: The Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive was dedicated on July 7th.

New York, NY: Ancestry.com has digitized prison records from New York's prisons and will be available free of charge to New York residents.

In the World:

Cambridge, England: Mitrokhin Archive, materials smuggled out of the former Soviet Union by a disillusioned KGB archivist, have opened to the public.

Berkshire, England: First World War Archive of graves goes online via the commonwealth War Graves Commission.

In the Blogosphere:

Lots of discussion about the (infamous) Archives & Archivists list in SAA right now. Are you an SAA member? Make your voice heard!

ArchivesNext announced a banner year for her Spontaneous Scholarships to attend the annual SAA meeting.

Friday Laugh:

Because we all become Gandalf when someone tries to bring a pen into the reading room...  

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