Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films (The Art Newspaper)

The Art Newspaper: Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films. “The BFI is releasing its entire archive dating from 1895 to 1901, the year of Victoria’s death, comprising more than 500 films, on its subscription streaming service BFI Player. Some are seconds long, others are mini-epics of slapstick comedy, special effects, chase sequences, travel films and newsreels, including scenes from the Boer War that were returned to England, processed and screened almost as quickly as the newspapers could report it.”

Eastern Mennonite University: Seven shapes or four notes? If you have an opinion, then you’ll want to know ‘The Musical Million’ 1879-97 is now online

Eastern Mennonite University: Seven shapes or four notes? If you have an opinion, then you’ll want to know ‘The Musical Million’ 1879-97 is now online. “Giving special thanks to Eastern Mennonite University special collections librarian Simone Horst for her digitalization help, the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Chronicle website has launched a fully searchable run of the music journal, The Musical Million: A Journal of Music, Poetry, and Chaste Home Literature…. The Musical Million spread the Gospel of congregational shape-note singing far and wide and laid the groundwork for the proliferation of singing schools across the South.”

Times Colonist: History available at your fingertips in online archive

Times Colonist: History available at your fingertips in online archive. “Back issues of the Colonist are more accessible than ever before, thanks to a digitization project led by the University of Victoria. Back issues from 1858 to 1970 are online… and the 1970s will be added early in 2019. As John Lutz, a history professor at the University of Victoria, has said, the website is a game-changer in historical research in B.C.”

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available

Illinois State University: The Vidette Digital Archives at Milner Library now available. “Through the efforts of the Milner Library’s Digital Collections department and in cooperation with Veridian, The Vidette Digital Archives are now available online. The archive currently holds approximately 75 volumes—from the first edition dating back to February of 1888 to May of 1963. Within those 75 volumes, there are 2,621 issues and over 21,300 pages. The Vidette Digital Archives plan to continue adding more volumes in the future.”

CHNC News! School is in Session (Colorado Virtual Library)

Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC News! School is in Session. “The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection is going back to school. With the help of the Morgan Library at the Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CHNC recently added the university newspaper the Rocky Mountain Collegian, 1891-1901. Formerly known as the Colorado Agricultural College, CSU was established in 1870 six years before Colorado Territory became a state. The campus’ first building, Old Main, was built in 1878 and the University welcomed the first five students on September 1, 1879. One year later the enrollment had grown to 25 students.”

Cornell: Online trade card exhibit sheds light on Victorian food and wares

Cornell: Online trade card exhibit sheds light on Victorian food and wares. “A new online exhibition from Cornell University Library offers insights into life in the Victorian era through illustrated trade cards. These small, colorful advertisements, hawking everything from agricultural equipment to housewares, became valued novelties in an era when most printing was limited to black and white. The cards were avidly collected, traded and frequently mounted in albums, and today they provide information about the food, trends, habits and fads of the late 19th century.”

Texas Digital Archives Adds William Deming Hornaday Photograph Collection

New on the Texas Digital Archives: An Inventory of the William Deming Hornaday Photograph Collection at the Texas State Archives. “This collection consists of photographs, photographic postcards, photoengravings and negatives amassed by William Deming Hornaday (1868-1942) to accompany the various articles written in his capacity as a journalist and Director of Publicity for the University of Texas. The images were created by a variety of photographers, the names of whom are mostly unknown. Dates covered are about 1890-about 1940, undated. The photographs depict notable people, places, and events across Texas. The collection also portrays a variety of locations outside the contiguous United States, most notably Mexico, Australia, China, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Fiji, and Hawaii.”