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25 02, 2021

J.R.R. Tolkien Collection – Interview with Curator

By |2021-02-25T17:02:24+00:00February 25, 2021|Interviews, News|0 Comments

Collecting Conversations: An Interview with William Fliss, Archivist of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University. Curator, J. R. R. Tolkien collection Kevin Segall William Fliss, Archivist of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University. Curator, J. R. R. Tolkien collection  J.R.R. Tolkien Collection - Marquette [...]

18 02, 2021

Eckert Personal Papers Now at Huntington

By |2021-02-16T20:17:07+00:00February 18, 2021|News|0 Comments

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has acquired the personal papers of Thomas T. Eckert (1825–1910). Left: “…get hold of Edison & keep him,” urged a promoter of Thomas Edison’s quadruplex telegraph to Thomas Eckert, president of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co., in 1876. Thomas T. [...]

16 02, 2021

William Henry Dorsey: Preserving Black History

By |2021-02-16T19:05:25+00:00February 16, 2021|News|1 Comment

William Henry Dorsey William Henry Dorsey was an African American of means who lived in 19th-century Philadelphia.  Like many others of his generations, he was bitten by the collecting and archiving bug. The son of Thomas Dorsey, an enslaved man who fled bondage in Maryland and secured his freedom in [...]

23 01, 2021

1861 – Photograph of Lincoln Inauguration

By |2021-01-23T17:00:09+00:00January 23, 2021|News|0 Comments

Lincoln's Inaugural Photograph - May 4, 1861 Iconic photo of Lincoln’s first inauguration. Now believed to be taken by government photographer John Wood. LOC “The avenue in front of the portico was thronged with people, the crowd extending to a great distance on either side and reaching far [...]

23 01, 2021

CIA released UFO documents

By |2021-01-23T15:47:57+00:00January 23, 2021|News|0 Comments

UFO Documents released After decades of Freedom of Information requests, approximately 2,780 pages of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents detailing the government entity’s findings on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are now available for anyone to read and download. For UFO devotees this is an opportunity to see all of the [...]

11 01, 2021

Caro Archive goes to the NY Historical Society

By |2021-01-11T21:33:34+00:00January 11, 2021|News|0 Comments

Robert Caro (center), James Hicks and Debra Schmidt Bach of NY Historical Society. Jonah Markowitz/New York Times Robert Caro Archives Early last year the New-York Historical Society arranged to acquire Robert Caro’s substantial archives. It includes the files for his Lyndon B. Johnson masterwork and for “The Power [...]

7 01, 2021

Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

By |2021-01-06T18:29:55+00:00January 7, 2021|News|0 Comments

Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade, launched at the end of 2020. Joining with seven smaller, searchable databases, Enslaved.org allows anyone from academic historians to amateur family genealogists to search for individual enslaved people around the globe. All in one location.   Enslaved.org, “will revolutionize our access to the past [...]

5 01, 2021

Presidential Papers in Library of Congress Now On Line

By |2021-01-05T17:33:07+00:00January 5, 2021|News|0 Comments

The Library of Congress recently completed a major digitization effort. The collections of 23 U.S. presidents' papers are now available online. From left: Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Harrison and Thomas Jefferson; behind: Jefferson's June 1776 draft of the Declaration of Independence (Illustration by Meilan Solly / [...]

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