News for the week of April 29-May 3, 2019

03 May 2019 9:39 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re all excited (and registered) for the SFA Annual Meeting next week. The SFA Board is excited to see everyone there – safe travels to Miami!

From the State

Miami Beach: A Flurry of Wolfsonian Library Installations and Displays at the Wolfsonian-FIU Rare Books and Special Collections Library

Tallahassee: Check out the winners for the GIF It, Up Florida 2019 competition and vote for your favorite GIF to win the People's Choice Award.

From the Country

Durham, NC: Locus, a science fiction and fantasy publisher, Archives go to Duke University Special Collections

San Antonio, TX: Archives of Culinary Anthropologist Diana Kennedy find a home at University of Texas, San Antonio.

Jamestown, NY: The National Comedy Center announced plans to digitize the archives of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in marking the 30th anniversary of the “I Love Lucy” star’s death.

Boston, MA: Diary of WWII’s Monuments Man, S. Lane Faison Jr., given to National Archives.

Berkeley, CA: Change in policy at UC Berkley lowers permissions hurdles for users to re-use materials in publications and exhibits.

New Haven, CT: Writer and Comedian Tom Davis Papers are open for research at the Beinecke Library

Columbia, SC: A massive new comic book collection was acquired by the University of South Carolina. The Gary Lee Watson Comics Collection includes 143,000 unique comics, 20,000 magazines, 15,000 paperbacks and 5,000 pulp publications and other items. 

Chicago, IL: Ebony and Jet magazines photo archives likely to land in museum. 

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse researchers join forces with Special Collections to identify chemical composition of plastic artifacts.

Cullowhee, NC: A student helps Western Carolina University archive Cherokee language documents.

San Francisco, CA: The Assessor’s Office for the city of San Francisco has released 94,000 historic property photographs through an online search interface.

Durham, NC: Duke University Libraries celebrated the opening of the Jack and Rebecca Matlock Papers, an extensive record of a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

From the World

Beijing, China: China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage.

London, England, UK: The UK government is the second country to hand over archive on Genocide to Rwanda.

Beirut, Lebanon: UMAM Documentation and Research launched its long-awaited online archive initiative at Beit Beirut. UMAM’s goal is to make its collection available for researchers or anyone interested in the region’s history. 

From the Blogosphere

Is Shakespeare’s DNA Hiding in the Folger Library’s Vault? “Project Dustbunny” Aims to Find Out
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