Teaching Slavery to Middle Schoolers Raises Emotions. It's Not a Bad Thing
by Mary Niall Mitchell and Kate Shuster
A new digital project helps teachers use advertisements seeking the return of enslaved people who escaped as a way of understanding the people whose self-liberation forced those stories into the printed record.
Are Your Tweets Historic? Meet the Librarians Who Decide.
The Library of Congress's Web Department works to archive tweets and ephemeral websites that are significant to today's society so they are not lost to history.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Building a digital archive for decaying paper documents, preserving centuries of records about enslaved people
by Daniel Genkins
Paper archives are vulnerable to flooding, humidity, insects, and rodents, among other threats. Political instability can cut off money used to maintain archives and institutional neglect can transform precious records into moldy rubbish.
SOURCE: The National Archives AOTUS Blog
Making Access Happen: NARA’s Leadership in the Digital Decade
by David Ferriero
Ferriero discusses how the National Archives has advanced their digital access for their records through collaboration, innovation, and learning.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Hitler’s girlfriend filmed Nazis relaxing and the fuhrer dancing. Now the footage is going digital.
The National Archives is restoring the color home movies made by Hitler’s girlfriend Eva Braun.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
"Choice" Magazine Names "Digital National Security Archive" an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018
The annual award goes to publications deemed especially worthy of attention from academic librarians seeking to build research collections.
SOURCE: The Health/PAC Digital Archive
Health/PAC (Policy Advisory Center) bulletins now available online
Before there was an internet, with blogs, listservs and web pages to turn to, there was the Health/PAC Bulletin, the hard-hitting and muckraking journal of health activism and health care system analyses and critiques. A new web site, www.healthpacbulletin.org, is a complete and searchable digital collection of Health/PAC’s influential publication, which was published from 1968 through 1993. Health/PAC staffers and authors in New York City and briefly, a West Coast office in San Francisco, wrote and spoke to health activists across the country on every issue from free clinics to women’s health struggles to health worker organizing to environmental justice. Health/PAC both reported on what was going on and reflected back on a wide variety of strategies and tactics to build a more just health care system – a conversation that continues today.
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