News for February 2-6, 2015

06 Feb 2015 11:04 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Friendly reminder: Proposals for presentations at the SFA Annual Meeting this tear are due on February 20th!

From the State

Coral Gables: The University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections recently debuted a new online collection of over 100 maps of Cuba dating from the 16th century to 1923. Drawing from the Cuban Heritage Collection’s holdings, the new digital collection includes general maps of the island, provincial maps, city and town maps, tourist maps, and other specialized map formats in a variety of scales, colors, and artistic styles.

Orlando: Central Florida Future took at look at four of the most notable things in the University Archives at the University of Central Florida.

Tallahassee: Florida Memory takes a look at Penney Farms. Yes, that Penney.

From the Country

Washington D.C: The Rosa Parks Papers are now open at the Library of Congress after a long battle over where they should live.

Sedalia, MO: The Sedalia Ragtime Archive has a new home at the Sedalia Heritage Foundation

Brooklyn, NY: A fire at a large warehouse sprinkled pieces of records throughout the surrounding neighborhoods

Portland, OR: The photograph archive of the largest African American newspaper in the Pacific Northwest, The Skanner, is now available for researchers to use at the Oregon Historical Society.

St. Joseph, MO: The family of Bobby Vee is working to save his archives as the tape media starts to disintegrate.  

From the World

Moscow, Russia: Yet another devastating fire this week at a major research library in Moscow destroyed at least 10% of their holdings

Vancouver, British Columbia: The University of British Columbia has acquired a papal bull written in 1245.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: The National Library of Scotland is trying to raise the funds to purchase the archives of Muriel Spark and are being helped by a former student, Ian Rankin.

From the Blogosphere

Our faithful SAA president has the next challenge for us! Ask your supporters why they love the archives!

The Web Archiving RT for SAA also has a weekly roundup of news and articles as well - be sure to check it out!

Another look at the decision to sell the Ebony Magazine Photo Archives for the perspective of an archivist.

We've all had those collections that were a challenge to house. The Smithsonian Institute Archives shares a story of one of their collections this week that had to be housed in a creative way.

Not exactly an archive but this is just cool: Australia has a venom library.

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