News for February 16-20, 2015

20 Feb 2015 8:39 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good morning everyone! Lots of exciting things going on this week. The Beale Scholarship is open for 2015 applicants and the deadline for presentation proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting has been extended to Tuesday, February 24th!

From the State

Palm Beach: You can now download those fantastic bird drawings from John H. Audubon's famous book [I am not actually sure why this is in the Palm Beach Post but it's where I saw it first!]

From the Country

New York, NY: A new Dr. Seuss book was found among his papers and will be published later this year.

Austin, TX: The Briscoe Center for American History has acquired the archives of Spider Martin, photojournalist of, among other things, the Selma March in 1965.

Princeton, NJ: The largest gift in the school's history, a former alum has left the Princeton University a rare book collection estimated to be worth over $300 million.

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: The Endangered Archives Program has been busy! They released over 500,000 new images online this week.

St. Petersburg, Russia: The personal archive of Prince Yusupov has returned to Russia and includes items from the Romanov family as well.

Ibadan, Nigeria: A speech given on the 60th anniversary of the National Archives of Nigeria takes a look at how a national archives program has developed in this African nation.

Manchester, England, United Kingdom: A mystery manuscript in the Trafford Archives has finally been identified over 120 years after acquisition. 

Brussels, Belgium: To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Poland's elections in 1989, a turning point in the Cold War, the NATO Archives have declassified and made available documents pertaining to the events in Poland at that time.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: A long dispute over who is responsible for archiving historical documents in Victoria may be resolved. 

From the Blogosphere

An opinion piece on setting up a Stand-Up Comedy Archive at the University of Kent looks at how you capture an art form that is largely in the moment.

SAA President Kathleen Roe discusses when and why SAA "says something" about current events like the Oregon situation or the García Márquez papers acquisition.

A graduate assistant at FSU shares experiences with bringing the archives into the classroom

A bit of a bleak outlook from the VP of Google on an impending Digital Dark Age (I'm thinking he hasn't spoken to any digital archivists about this yet...we tend to be a tad more optimistic.)

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