Happy Fall everyone! It still feels balmy out but perhaps cooler temperatures are in our future! We’re fast approaching the Join SGA/SFA Meeting in Savannah, GA – have you registered yet? Hope to see you there! Also, because of the upcoming meeting, we’ve moved back the deadline for submissions to the Fall newsletter to October 30th. We’d particularly love for all of you to share stories of how you celebrated American Archives Month. If you have a story, email our newsletter editor Marissa Kings (firstname.lastname@example.org). Onto the news!
From the Country
Washington, D.C.: We have a new Librarian of Congress! Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress.
New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art launched a new digital archive this week, releasing thousands of curatorial photographs and documents.
St. Louis, MO: Missouri is hosting a pilot project for an initiative to make radio history available through a national archive.
Tulsa, OK: The world is about to get its first glimpse into the newly formed Bob Dylan Archive as Tulsa gets ready to host The Dylan on Film Festival.
New York, NY: The New-York Historical Society acquired the archive of Billie Jean King, the tennis great.
Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University’s Fox Historic Costume Collection receives a new gift of nearly 700 couture-level ensembles from the James G. Galanos Foundation.
From the World
Jerusalem, Israel: A new collection acquired by the National Library of Israel gives a glimpse into the Jewish community of the Silk Road.
Glasgow, Scotland, UK: A look into the Glasgow Women’s Library and its collections.
From the Blogosphere
All of DC is ready for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institute Archives blog looks at the long quest to get it built.
The National Archives launched their new iPad app, Remembering WWI.
Europeana has a new tool for transcribing materials from 1914-1918.
The new Librarian of Congress has her own twitter handle, be sure to follow!