News for the week of November 30-December 4, 2015

04 Dec 2015 8:27 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy December everyone! If your year is going like mine, you're now wondering where November went. A heads up on a few things. One, we're hoping to roll out a revamped design for the website sometime this month and two, out last news post of the year will be on December 18th.

From the State

Tallahassee: FSU shines a light on one of its more unique collections, the Robert E. Hancock, Jr. Antarctic Collection.

From the Country

Ann Arbor, MI: Indie filmmaker Ira Deutchman donated his entire archives to the University of Michigan.

Boston, MA: The Rare Books Department at Boston Public Library has reopened after dealing with a mold outbreak.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University is host to a unique multimedia archival collection documenting the music scene of New Brunswick from the 1980s to today.

Champaign, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a Mellon grant to explore the benefits for users of linked open data in digitized special collections.

New York, NY: A celebration was held to mark the completion of the former mayor of NYC, David N. Dinkins, archives and oral history project at Columbia University.

Washington, D.C.: The Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams Collection has been acquired by the Library of Congress and includes the couple's early television recordings.

Yorba Linda, CA: About 66,000 more pages have been made public by the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum.

From the World

London, England, UK: The British Library has acquired diaries of British TV personality and star Kenneth Williams.

Ahmedabad, India: The world's largest archive on Mahatma Gandhi was opened by the Indian president. 

Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin launched the Irish Poetry Reading Archive this week.

Paris, France: UNESCO has granted the archives of Sir Winston Churchill United Nations protection.

Istanbul, Turkey: Famous photojournalist Ara Guler has cancelled agreements to turn over his archives to a holding company. It's unclear what will happen with his archives.

From the Blogosphere

The Smithsonian wants your rock concert photographs.

So, someone wants to send a digital archive to the moon...

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