News for May 18-22, 2015

22 May 2015 9:15 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! SFA 2015 Annual Meeting was a huge success last week! Thank you to all who attended! We will be posted the presentation slides in the coming weeks so you'll have those as resources even if you didn't get to attend. News was on the light side this week but there is some great stuff! Enjoy and have a fantastic holiday weekend!

From the State

Tallahassee: To celebrate National Historic Preservation Month, the Department of State announced this week activities to raise awareness of historic preservation in Florida by highlighting a few National Historic Landmarks and places of historical importance located in the state.

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian recently took down The Spirit of St. Louis and other planes at the Air and Space Museum to create 3D models of them. Here's a timelapse video of the work.

Los Angeles, CA and Ann Arbor, MI: Archivists at the University of Michigan found fragments of an unpublished Orson Welles autobiography in a newly acquired collection.

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library Sound Archives has received funding to digitize at-risk recordings included a 1959 Laurence Olivier performance.

From the Blogosphere

What is the most deadly object in your collection? I have no clue what ours is but at Michigan State University, they have an arsenic laced wallpaper sample book to show you. 

The National Archives released a video on Memorial Day through their blog.

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