News for the Week, September 26-30, 2016

30 Sep 2016 8:37 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Our annual meeting is almost upon us! Make sure you’ve registered! Also, American Archives Month starts tomorrow and SFA will be sharing Spotlights and Found in the Archive features throughout the month of October so be sure to be watching the social media channels especially our Archives Month twitter feed (@ArchivesMonth). #AskAnArchivist day is on October 5th this year, are you participating? Be sure to let SAA know so you get listed in their list on Twitter!

From the State

The Smithsonian Magazine recently highlighted the Baldwin Library of Historical Literature collection at the University of Florida.

Continued coverage of the outstanding work being done by the Orange County Regional History Center to preserve the Pulse memorial objects.

From the Country

Holyoke, MA: The city of Holyoke is working to fill a gap in its city archive by collecting stories of Puerto Ricans who moved into the city during the second half of the 20th century.

Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Libraries acquired several rare English Renaissance texts.

Washington, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington is currently closed due to a mold outbreak.

Richland, WA: A look at the Hanford History Project working to preserve artifacts from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era.

Cooperstown, NY: The latest editions to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s digital library, Pastime, highlights the history of the Negro Leagues.

Ann Arbor, MI: The Clements Library at the University of Michigan acquired a previously unknown hand drawn map of Detroit.

From the World

The Hague, Netherlands: The International Criminal Court sentenced its first criminal for destruction of a cultural heritage site.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: With the help of the USC Shoah Foundation, the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre is launching an online collection of Canadian Holocaust testimonies.

Basseterre, St. Kitts: an interview with the archivist at the National Archives of St. Kitts and Nevis.

London, England, United Kingdom: The Associated Press has acquired the British Movietone archive of almost a century of newsreel footage.

Milan, Italy: A look at the shoes in the archives and museum for fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

From the Blogosphere

OCLC and the Internet Archive are now working together to ensure the sustainability of purl.org.

How did the Smithsonian plan to document the opening of the newest museum and how did it differ from past openings? The SI Archives blog has answers.

In case you need a way to kill some time on this lovely Friday, NARA has shared an online library of GIFs through Giphy

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