Category Archives: Archives in the News

Green Eggs and Ham anyone?

As the library posted earlier, Dr. Seuss has a new book coming out soon.  This got me wondering where The Dr. Seuss Collection is located.  His records (about 8,500 items) live at the University of California San Diego.  You can … Continue reading

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Worth a read, and a discussion

Check out this article.  Of interest, especially to me, is the bit about the Japanese cellphone novel trend, keitai shosetsu.

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Exciting Archives in the News today!

Any Hitchcock fans out there?  88 year old mystery solved!

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The things we keep: Romance in the archives edition

For you hopeless romantics out there, check out this NPR story about the letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. “I’m getting to like you so tremendously that it some times scares me,” O’Keeffe writes from Canyon, Texas, on Nov. … Continue reading

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Findings in the margins of centuries-old sheet music

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The death of a tyrant, abduction by the secret police and insight into the minds of some of the greatest composers in history are all part of the details that Russia’s Bolshoi Theater have discovered in the … Continue reading

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Special agents hunt down America’s national treasures

Sorry guys, this story is NOT starring Nic Cage. “The National Archives is the nation’s record-keeper — with 9 billion pages of text records, plus maps, pictures, photos, recordings and moving images — but open access and leaky security allowed … Continue reading

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Weaving the past into the present

We–archivists, librarians, and the like–talk a lot about “digitization in archives and special collections” without really exploring the depth of that idea.  This article does just that:  “The point is: this project changes our relationship with time. When we weave … Continue reading

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Robots? We don’t need no stinking robots!

But it would be cool if we had them, right?  Here’s what I’m talking about:  How Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (and Tagasauris) Unearthed Lost Photos From American Graffiti When we have all of you lovely people helping us label … Continue reading

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A little local history

‘Tommy gun’ inventor’s ties to Newport

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George Eastman House

The George Eastman House in Upstate New York has acquired the images from the last manufactured roll of Kodachrome film. You may recall the Eastman House name from recent posts about Cincinnati’s famous dagguereotype.

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