News for April 13-17, 2015

17 Apr 2015 8:48 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

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From the State

Tampa: A new book digs into the archives for a history of Tampa City Council.

Pensacola: National Naval Aviation Museum commemorates 70th anniversary of end of World War II with new exhibit.

Tallahassee: FSU Digital Library launched a new collection of sacred music.

From the Country

Dallas, TX: The City of Dallas unveiled a new archive space for their historic collections.

Eugene, OR: The controversy at the University of Oregon continues, this week with a letter from the faculty asking for the reinstatement of archivist James Fox.

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress is releasing some recordings from its Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature online.

Pierre, SD: A new collection of letters is available in the South Dakota Digital Archives, the letters of "Bachelor Bess" show the life of a female homesteader in the early 1900s.

Ames, Iowa: Women's political speeches and ads are available through the Women’s Political Communication Archives created by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women & Politics at Iowa State University.

Lawrence, KS: The Dole Institute of Politics launched an online archive of Bob Dole's World War II letters.

Boston, MA & Springfield, IL: The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project announced a new partnership with Iron Mountain.

From the World

Oswiecim, Poland: An article looking at the challenges of preserving the inventory and archives at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Victoria, BC, Canada: An agreement has finally been reached between the Royal BC Museum and the government for processing of the province's archives.

Hong Kong, China: Along with an exhibition, the archives of Hong Kong artist and collector Ha Bik-chuen are now publicly available.

Belfast, Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Screen is relaunching its digital archive.

From the Blogsphere

WikiLeaks has republished and made fully searchable all the leaked Sony data from the hack a year ago.

Florida Memory looks at having an air party.

In case you need to watch something really fun and with a song that will stick in your head all weekend, the Topeka Public Library has a cover of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off that you need to watch.

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