News for the week of December 8-12, 2014

12 Dec 2014 8:23 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Our SFA website was upgraded over this week. The only difference you should see if when you log into the website now, you will remain on the home page rather than being taken to the Members-Only message. Onto the news!

From the State

Miami: The University of Miami calls for applicants to their World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant. Applications are due February 15, 2015. For more information, see the full announcement.

From the Country

Washington, DC: The Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to CLIR in support of its Hidden Collections cataloging and digitization grant program.

Princeton, NJ: Digital Einstein was released last week, a collection of the scientist's writings never before easily shared with the public. It has already led to some interesting insights into the genius.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University is planning to digitize the Adler Archive, a rich resource for the history of hip-hop.

New Orleans, LA: It is apparently the week for hip hop news! NOLA Hip-Hop and Bounce archive has gone online

From the World

Wroughton, England, United Kingdom: Sir Patrick Moore's archive has found a home at the Science Museum Library and Archives.

Nanjing, China: New documents released from the archive as China approached the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom: A unique archive from the Isle of Man is sharing its look into the Isle of Man's tourism industry.

From the Blogosphere

NARA's new catalog is live!

December 7 was the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The National Archives gave a glimpse into drafting one of the most famous speeches in American history.

ArchivesNext is working on her next project and asked a question: What do you most wish people knew about archives? She's also looking for input from non-archivists so share with your favorite archives illiterates! 

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