News for the week of August 10-15, 2014

15 Aug 2014 9:05 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! We hope those of you lucky enough to be at SAA this week are having a fantastic time and those of you stuck at home were able to get a lot done in the quiet office!

From the State:

Gainesville: A look into a rather unusual library with a shark researcher at the University of Florida.

From the Country:

Tuskegee, Alabama: Tuskegee University has received a UNCF/Mellon grant to help archives better promote and use their materials during Black History Month.

Bowie, Maryland: a new archive center for the Holocaust Memorial Museum is being constructed and will be complete by 2016.

Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian launched its Transcription Center to the public this week. Check out how you can volunteer to be a part of this massive endeavor. 

Buffalo, New York: Forest Lawn Cemetery has digitized much of its archive and opened a new research center for its archives.

From the World:

Lund, Sweden: Lund University is fundraising for preserving an archive from survivors of Ravensbruck concentration camp.

From the Blogosphere:

More for fun, a Mr. Bean skit that has the stuff of archivists' worst nightmares.

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