I hope you all had a pleasant week! Quite a lot of fun pop culture in the archives this week; enjoy!
From the State
Sarasota: Items from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will be included in a large digitization project capturing circus route books.
From the Country
West Long Branch, NJ: Monmouth University is now home to the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.
Los Angeles, CA: George Lucas' settled on a museum location for his fine and popular arts collections.
Austin, TX: The Mad Men Archive has found a home at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center.
South Kingstown, RI: A highlight on an archive of sewing patterns at the University of Rhode Island, the largest known collection in the world.
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA acquires major collection chronicling Sephardic Jewish past in L.A.
From the World
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: You can follow the Canadian Ice Core Archive as it moves from Ottawa to its new home at the University of Alberta.
From the Blogosphere
A new report from IMLS looks at how libraries and museums can engage with their communities.
A look at how the L.A. Public Library amassed a 3.1 million historic photograph collection.