October is Archives Month and it's right around the corner. Watch the SFA website for information on how you can participate in Archives Month activities. And if you're celebrating in any way, let us know so we can share it! Email any news or events to us here and we'll post it quick as we can!
Onto the news!
From the State:
Miami: University of Miami is holding an opening reception and public discussion on the Guantanamo Public Memory Project on Monday, September 29.
Gainesville: University of Florida received from funding from IBM to boost their big data processing power.
From the Country:
New York, New York: The New York Times published a piece on the weighty responsibility of inheriting a collection. [Editor's note: this is actually from last week but good enough that I wanted to share!]
Ann Arbor, Michigan: The Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan acquired the Tom Hayden Papers.
Amherst, Massachusetts: A new archive from a leading organization for the legalization of marijuana was given to UMass Amherst.
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University put together a way to look for pictures from the Great Depression via county. Check out the project here.
Chicago, Illinois: StoryCorps Chicago launched the OutLoud Initiative to capture LBGTQ oral histories in the Chicago area.
Jonesboro, Arkansas: Arkansas governor Mike Beebe announced his archives from office would be given to Arkansas State University.
From the World:
London, England, United Kingdom: The Victoria & Albert Museum bought the Peter Brook Archive including letters from some of the great playwrights and film stars.
International Federation of Library Associations published new guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Books and Manuscript Collections.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: The National Library of Scotland acquired two of the first ever published books in Scotland
From the Blogosphere:
SAA's Vice President took to Off The Record to discuss what the next census for the archival profession might need to be.
Boston College's Burns Library shared their experience with partnering with a class on their blog.