News for the Week of September 14-18, 2015

18 Sep 2015 8:15 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hello again and happy (almost) Fall! Apologies again for the short hiatus, it was my last travel for a bit now. Onto the news! It was an exciting week around the country in archives.

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The archive of entertainer Jerry Lewis was acquired by the Library of Congress through a combination of donation and purchase.

Boston, MA: The Massachusetts Archives is out of room at its Boston facility.

San Marcos, TX: The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University acquired the papers of author Sandra Cisneros.

Washington, D.C.: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress launched an online selection of recordings from its Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape.

Ithaca, NY: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, the world's largest public opinion archive, has relocated to Cornell University

Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago launched "El Archivo" this week, a partnership with the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance to collect and document the Puerto Rican experience in the Midwest.

Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Research Institute acquired the papers of Maurice Tuchman, a curator of modern art in LA during the 1960s and 1970s.

Washington, D.C.: The DC Public Libraries are trying to start a go-go archive.

Washington, D.C.: The first installment of Madeleine Albright Papers have arrived at the Library of Congress.

From the World

Nicosia, Cyprus: MEES has opened its OPEC archives in light of the organization's 55th anniversary.

Mitchell, Australia: The "last archive building of its kind" broke ground in Australia this week. It is the last planned building to house physical records for the country's official archives as most of the Commonwealth's business is now recorded digitally.

From the Blogosphere

What Ever Happened to the Google Book Project?

Ask an Archivist Day is set for October 1 this year on Twitter. Is your institution participating?

Politwoops might be no more on Twitter but you can still browse their archive via the Internet Archive.

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