News for June 1-5, 2015

05 Jun 2015 7:57 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good morning everyone! Lots of news to share this week and we also hope to have the presentation slides from the 2015 annual meeting available later this morning!

From the State

Gainesville: A T-Rex named Sue keeps breaking records at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

From the Country

Austin, TX: The archive of Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post editor, was donated to the Harry Ransom Center.

Washington, D.C,: NARA announced the grant recipients for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) this week.

Springfield, IL: New digital images are available from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA: The missing prints at Boston Public Library were found, misfiled about 80 feet from where they should have been.

Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Copyright Office released a report on orphan works and mass digitization this week with recommendations for how people and institutions might move forward with projects in these areas. 

Laramie, WY: LGBT Archive of the American West has launched at the University of Wyoming.

Boston, MA: The Museum of Fine Arts announced this week the establishment of the the John Singer Sargent Archive.

From the World

Cape Town, South Africa and Washington, D.C.: Artifacts from the wreck of a slave ship found off the coast of South Africa will be on permanent display at the National Museum of African American History.

Prague, Czech Republic: The last of the Czechoslovak Independent Literature Documentation Centre, home for creative dissidents during the 1980s has been moved from Germany to the National Museum in Prague

Dublin, Ireland: The National Archives released secret police files regarding the 1916 Easter Rising. 

From the Blogosphere

Twitter shut down political watchdog group's Politwoops access to the Twitter API, saying the group's tracking of politicians' deleted tweets was a violation of their developer's agreement. 

The quest to preserve today's video games is more difficult that preserving the games of 30 years ago.

Derangement and Description has the latest archives humor installment this week.

A look at what the British Sound Archive and Internet Archive are doing to preserve our recorded history and why the work is important. 

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