Three archival collections about the history of railroads in northeastern Pennsylvania that Syracuse University gave to the Steamtown National Historic Site was a nice story in The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Penn. The collections increased the park’s archival collections by about 40 percent and made it more attractive for railroad researchers, specifically with the help of thousands of glass plate negatives.
An archive of everything Frank Lloyd Wright saved will move from locked storage in Wisconsin and Arizona to the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. This news was in the New York Times’s Art and Design section.
This story from The Tennessean, about Vanderbilt University’s new online exhibit of digitized recordings of interviews between Robert Penn Warren and 20th century Civil Rights leaders, tells an interesting story of how it happened well and pictures the key players. Warren, a poet laureate and three-time Nobel Prize winner, graduated from Vanderbilt in Nashville and dedicated his literary life to helping the Civil Rights movement.
Recognizing that this week is Archives Week, the St. Albert Gazette featured the archivist at the Musée Héritage Museum in Canada and the activities she has planned there for the community.
When an archivist has a book published, the occasion should call for a news story. Winona County Historical Society archivist Walter Bennick was featured in the Winona Daily News for his new book he compiled and wrote on the history of Winona, Minn.