After taking a break for the holidays and the AHA convention, history resumes with the return of History Carnival on Monday 15 January. Its XLVIth incarnation will go up then at Investigations of a Dog. Send your nominations of the best in history blogging since 15 December to Gavin Robinson at hc46*at*4-lom*dot*com or use the form.
The new Common-Place is up -- with lots of good things!
On Wednesday, the National Archives and Footnote.com jointly announced an agreement to digitize documents in the National Archives. Some 4.5 million documents, including the Papers of the Continental Congress (1774-89), the Mathew B. Brady Collection of Civil War Photographs, records of the Southern Claims Commission, the Name Index to Civil War and Later Pension Files, and the Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation (1908-22), are now online and searchable at footnote.com. For more information, see: Miland Brown's World History Blog.
I'll be away from Cliopatria for the weekend to attend a memorial service for George B. Tindall in Chapel Hill on Saturday. But I'll be back in Atlanta for an interview for ABC's Nightline on Sunday evening. We'll talk about the new exhibit of the Martin Luther King Papers at the Atlanta History Center. In the meantime, however, my colleagues at Cliopatria will keep you informed and provoked.
Dominic Lee - 1/12/2007
Great post! Digitalizing the National Archives is an inevitable move and it will certain preserve a lot of those valuable documents for a very long time.
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