News for the Week of February 19-23, 2018

23 Feb 2018 12:27 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good afternoon! My morning got away from me so you get after-lunch news headlines this week. Don't forget registration is open for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Tallahassee. Registration is also open for both pre-conference workshops as well. be sure to get your spot!

From the Country

Storrs, CT: The finished artwork for his published books, and certain manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials created by Maurice Sendak, considered the leading artist of children’s books in the 20th century, will be hosted and maintained at the University of Connecticut.

Schenectady, NY: Union College made a big discovery this week, hair from George Washington's head. Maybe.

From the World

Guingamp, France: A fire in the local municipality's archives has left much of its materials destroyed or in dire straits (article is in French and the video is the stuff of archival nightmares but interesting!)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada: McGill University acquired the papers of Jean Drapeau, a former mayor of Montreal instrumental in bringing the 1976 summer Olympics to the city.

London, England, UK: Lawrence of Arabia's revolver donated to National Army Museum.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Reconciliation is rewriting Canada's memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people. Library and Archives Canada is leading the way with a $12-million project to hire Aboriginal archivists to work in First Nations communities and to give more control over materials gathered there to the people who created them.

From the Blogosphere

Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) is a growing project to bring together information about student activism archives from colleges and universities.

A pretty cool look into the archives at John Deere

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