News for the Week, October 17-21, 2016

21 Oct 2016 8:11 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)
It was lovely seeing everyone in Savannah last week! Our 2017 annual meeting was announced to be in St. Petersburg in May. Look for more details as they are finalized by our wonderful planning committee. Time for the news:


From Country

Richmond, VA: a new plan by the Virginian governor would involve layoffs at the Library of Virginia, hindering its ability to do its job. 

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress releases sound recordings and essays from the National Press Club Collection online.

San Francisco, CA: The GLBT Historical Society received a grant to digitize back issues of the Bay Area Reporter.

Springfield, IL: The University of Illinois Springfield is hosting a “history harvest” aiming at collecting political memorabilia.

From World

Galway, Ireland: A new digital archive highlights papers from the Brendan Duddy collection who acted as a communication channel for the British government and IRA Army Council.

From Blogosphere

DPLA has a new exhibit, Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections.

The Smithsonian is looking for help to preserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

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