An early happy Independence Day everyone! I hope no one has melted from the heat yet as summer is just getting started. Onto the news!
From the State
Boca Raton: A donation to Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will allow FAU to partner with the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, to sponsor three scholars to conduct research into early American history.
From the Country
Providence, RI: Rare collection of Jewish texts find new home at Brown University.
Ithaca, NY: Newly digitized documents from the archives of the International Workers’ Order (IWO) and the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order cast light on the lives of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants in the United States during World War II and the Cold War.
Mānoa, HI: $1.125 million gift to University of Hawai'i Mānoa library will go to support world renowned collections.
Montgomery, AL: When the Montgomery bus boycott electrified the struggle against segregation, it was all recorded in appeals bonds, court motions and $10 fines. A forgotten trove has turned up in a courthouse vault.
Northampton, Massachusetts: Actor/Activist Jane Fonda Donates Papers to Smith College.
Los Angeles, CA: The University of Southern California Korean Heritage Library hosted the Legacy of Peace Corps Korea event at Doheny Memorial Library. The event was held to discuss the creation of the library’s Peace Corps Korea digital archive and current events happening in the region.
From the Blogosphere
The Archivist of the United States provided an update on ICE records management.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library set out to digitize over 450,000 pages of field notes. They did over 517,000 pages by the project's completion.
A slice of computing history has been made public, giving people the opportunity to delve into an archive that inspired a generation of coders. The Computer Literacy Project led to the introduction of the BBC Micro alongside programs which introduced viewers to the principles of computing.