Archives in Media, 8/20/2012
- University of North Texas will house around 400 boxes of materials chronicling the last 60 years of gay social movements in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to a blog post for The Dallas Morning News online. The materials come from the archives at Resource Center Dallas, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and HIV/AIDS service organization for North Texas.
- A 700-year-old letter that a French King send to the Vatican that mentions William Wallace, leader in the Wars of Scottish Independence, is on display at the Scottish Parliament. The display was promoted Aug. 10 in an online magazine, The Scotsman.
- A story about a group of volunteers helping process an 800,000-image photograph collection in Deadwood, S.D., ran July 28 in the local Black Hills Pioneer newspaper.
- Cause of Action, a Washington, D.C., transparency watchdog group, sued the National Archives and Records Administration for putting a five-year restriction on the release of Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission documents about the 2008 financial collapse, according to the non-profit news group Mother Jones.
- Almost a year after wildfires in Bastrop County, Texas, residents are collecting and preserving pictures, posters, government documents, and other accounts of the largest and most destructive fires in Texas history, according to the story in Austin’s major daily, The Austin American-Statesman, about the new archive.
- The Herald-Sun, the daily newspaper in Durham, N.C., ran an article about Duke University’s move of rare materials in preparation for renovation of the Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
This entry was posted in From the Frontlines
. Bookmark the permalink