News for the Week of October 12-16, 2015

16 Oct 2015 8:51 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hope you are all enjoying the American Archives Month spotlights SFA is working on this month! Also, you may notice some changes on the SFA website over the next few weeks. We're taking the opportunity of the new logo to do some redecorating. Look for more news on that soon!

From the State

Tallahassee: The State Archives of Florida was featured on the news recently to highlight American Archives Month events being hosted by the State Archives.

From the Country

New York, NY: Flooding in the photo morgue this week caused some damage to the extensive archives of the New York Times.

New Orleans, LA: The Notarial Archives of Orleans opens its doors for tours this month and gives an unique glimpse into the city's past.

Marquette, MI: The staff at Northern Michigan University showed off its new space and celebrated Archives Month with tours and a lecture.

Washington, D.C.: A new trove of documents from an aide in the Nixon White House has shed more light into that presidency.

Ann Arbor, MI: The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan has acquired the papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

Los Angeles, CA: One fan of the Dodgers has collected and slowly moved the team's history from Brooklyn to LA.

From the World

Tokyo, Japan: Unesco listed Chinese documents regarding the Nanjing Massacre in its Memory of the World list and now Japan is threatening to halt its funding to the organization.

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: An American scholar is claiming to have found the earliest known draft of the King James Bible.

New Taipei City, Taiwan: Taiwan's film history is at risk due to lack of government funding to its Central Film Archive.

Nairobi, Kenya: A partnership between Google and Kenya will brings its national archives online.

From the Blogosphere

DPLA launched an online self-guided curriculum for digitization

Another warning of a "digital dark age" was sounded this week.

In restoration nightmares, King Tut's Beard is getting fixed this week after a botched repair previously.

Chronicling America now has over 10 million pages available online.

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