News for the week of February 8-12, 2016

12 Feb 2016 8:27 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! 

From the State:

Tallahassee: The Kinsey Collection is being highlighted in the Tallahassee Democrat for Black History Month.

From the Country:

Rochester, NY: An adventure to California led to a treasure trove of Indian film acquired for the Eastman Museum.

Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina's moving image research collections will digitize and make available the Marine Corps Film Repository.

Tuskegee, AL: The U.S. Department of the Interior is partnering with Google to make thousands of historically and culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online.

Wheatland, WY: Wyoming's oral histories will soon have a new online home.

From the World:

Jerusalem, Israel: UNESCO added manuscripts of Sir Isaac Newton's held at the National Library of Israel to its Memory of the World program.

Mysore, India: The state of Karnataka is starting Archives Clubs in colleges to teach students about the importance of preserving history.

Istanbul, Turkey: In an effort to continue to patch relations, the Vatican has invited Turkish researchers to visit its famed archives.

Madrid, Spain: Spain lost a major 20th century archive this week when its owners failed to reach an agreement with the Spanish Culture Ministry. Parts of the collection will go to Harvard University.

Leeds, England, UK: A "lost" archive of films from the British Deaf Association shows a glimpse into the lives of deaf people in 1930s England. 

From the Blogosphere:

A look into the work the Library of Congress has been doing with the Rosa Parks Collection (video).

Europeana has a fancy new music portal.

In case you miss the 1990s, Internet Archive has you covered. They released a Windows 3.1 archive and a Malware Museum this week. Go ahead and play JezzBall, you know you want to.

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