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.