News for the Week of September 28 - October 2, 2015

02 Oct 2015 8:59 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy American Archives Month everyone! Did anyone participate in #AskAnArchivist day yesterday on social media? 

From the State

Tallahassee: The Claude Pepper Library announced that all of Senator Pepper's diaries are now available online.

Gainesville: The University of Florida Libraries was awarded a NEH grant for the digitization of historical newspapers.

Tallahassee: A look at how the Florida Folklife Collection grew at the State Archives. 

From the Country

Austin, TX: The Briscoe Center at UT Austin acquired the Paul Stekler Film Archive. Stekler is a well known documentarian.

For Collins, CO: The Amendment 64 Collection, documenting the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is a new collecting endeavour at Colorado State University.

Oxford, MS: The Special Collections & Archives at the University of Mississippi is temporarily closed following the discovery of mold until the outbreak is cleared. 

Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library at Harvard University acquired the papers of Maurice Blanchot, French writer and philosopher.

San Diego, CA: The University of California at San Diego acquired the papers of documentary filmmaker Paul Espinosa.

Austin, TX: A new digital humanities portal expanding the Global Middle Ages project launched this week.

From the World

Chichester, England, United Kingdom: A look at how one county archives is handling the tributes left following a local tragedy.

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library has outlined a plan for establishing a National Radio Archive.

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