News for the Week of October 16-20, 2017

20 Oct 2017 2:20 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Suddenly we're almost at the end of October! Time flies when you're having fun. Archives Month has been in full swing here on the SFA website; be sure to check out all the cool posts contributed by your fellow members. Also, are you attending SFA's annual meeting in 2018? The hotel block is open so get your rooms now!

From the Country

Chicago, IL: The archives from the Sun-Times movie division is headed to the University of Illinois.

Washington, D.C.: An exploration into how the National Museum of African American History and Culture is collecting materials from today's social movements.

Boston, MA:  The Boston Public Library announced the transfer of significant holdings from its Sound Archives Collection to the Internet Archive, which will digitize, preserve and make these recordings accessible to the public.

Lubbock, TX: The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University has been renamed The Sam Johnson Vietnam Archives.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives periodically warns Trump White House to preserve documents.

From the World

Jerusalem, Israel:  A museum and visitors center in memory of Albert Einstein will be constructed at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Einstein House will also include the scientist’s personal archives.

Lund, Sweden: A new online portal at Lund University makes a unique archive containing first-hand accounts from Nazi concentration camp survivors freely accessible.

Patna, Bihar, India: A 100 year old university is establishing its first "archive cell" to collect its history.

From the Blogosphere

Internet Archive is "liberating" books published after 1923 using a little known law.

The chief sculptor of Mount Rushmore is now honored on the site after his family proved his contribution using the National Archives.

And in case you missed it, the librarians channeling the Kardashians.

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