News for the week of May 14-18, 2018

18 May 2018 9:17 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

It has been a long time but we're getting back onto our regular posting news schedule around here now that Annual Meeting madness is behind us. We hope you enjoyed the Annual Meeting! If you missed it, or are ready to relive it, presentation materials are available online now and new photos from the event will be on the website within the next week. Also, congrats to this year's Award of Excellence winners, Judith Beale Scholarship recipients and to our new board members for both the Executive Board and the College and University Archives Section Board. Now, onto the news!

From the State

Society of Florida Archivists sponsored two awards at Florida's History Day this year. See the winners here!

From the Country

Baltimore, MD: $1.25M gift will support digital upgrade of Johns Hopkins medical archives on its 40th anniversary.

New Haven, CT: A spotlight article on the Yale University archive preserving Holocaust histories through survivors’ testimonies.

New York, NY: Tom Wolfe pop-up at New York Public Library to pull from the author’s archives.

Boston, MA: Hip-Hop archival materials, joining the UMass Archive, show Boston roots of a worldwide phenomenon.

From the World

Oslo, Norway: Edvard Munch Museum launched an online archive of the artist's works.

Vancouver, BC, Canada: University of British Columbia Library digitizes Kelmscott Chaucer and launches digital coloring book series.

Limerick, Ireland: Stories from the lives of Limerick’s fishermen are being heard for the first time in a new online oral history archive launched by Limerick Archives.

Rome, Italy: The oldest British archive outside of England has opened its doors to the public in Rome for a new exhibition.

Cairo, Egypt: A renovated Egyptian National Library and Archives will soon be open to the public after the damage caused by an attack on the nearby Cairo Police HQ in 2014.

From the Blogosphere

Studs Terkel Archive, 21 Years in the Making, Takes Aim at 'United States of Amnesia.'

A look behind the scenes at the archives of some of the world's best known fashion brands.

Royal Wedding Mania is reaching its fever pitch ahead of the big event tomorrow. The UK National Archives shares the history of the building that will host the ceremony.

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