Sierra Club San Francisco Bay: Earliest Yodelers Digitized & Online

Sierra Club San Francisco Bay: Earliest Yodelers Digitized & Online. “The first five years of our Chapter’s Yodeler newsletter have been digitized and are now accessible online here through the Sierra Club Colby Library’s Internet Archive. Published between 1939 and 1944, these early issues of the Yodeler offer a glimpse into early activities at our Chapter, from regional conservation news to tips for camping in the Sierra Nevada.”

Jisc: Digital history of science collection ready to launch with nearly one million pages

Jisc: Digital history of science collection ready to launch with nearly one million pages. “For the first time researchers, teachers and students can access digitally more than 90% of the British Association for the Advancement of Science – Collections on the History of Science (1830s-1970s). Free to Jisc members and affiliates, the move to digitise this collection, much of which was previously unpublished, began in 2020, when leading UK university libraries and archives were invited to put forward their archives.”

Washington City Paper: Documenting D.C.’s Doo-Wop Histories

Launched last month but I’m just learning about it now, from the Washington City Paper: Documenting D.C.’s Doo-Wop Histories. “Working with a team of music scholars, [Beverly] Lindsay-Johnson has designed a detailed online platform that tells the story of Black D.C. rhythm and blues acts from the 1940s and ’50s, while documenting the local venues, radio stations, DJs, record stores, and history of that segregated time.”

Utah State University: USU Libraries Selected for U.S. Government Publishing Office Pilot Project

Utah State University: USU Libraries Selected for U.S. Government Publishing Office Pilot Project. “Utah State University Libraries has been chosen as the first participant in the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)’s Library Services & Content Management (LSCM) Pilot Projects Initiative. The project is designed to help Federal Depository Libraries make government information more discoverable for the American public…. In the first Pilot Projects Initiative, GPO will catalog and digitize 200-300 documents, pamphlets and other materials from the U.S. Department of War from World War II (1941-1945).”

The First News: Powerful new photo album reveals Warsaw after the war

The First News: Powerful new photo album reveals Warsaw after the war. “The National Digital Archive has published an album of photographs by Uprising photographer Stefan Rassalski depicting Warsaw destroyed after the Uprising as well as its reconstruction. The album of around 200 photographs called The Capital of Rassalski has been released in print in Polish and English and will soon be available online.”

DutchNews: Digitalised Holland Amerika line passenger lists reveal famous names

DutchNews: Digitalised Holland Amerika line passenger lists reveal famous names. “Volunteers have digitalised some 150,000 handwritten passenger lists naming people who travelled on the Holland Amerika Line (HAL) between Rotterdam and the United States. The digital archive, which is kept at the Rotterdam city archive and accessible to the public, covers the period between 1900 and 1969 when millions of people made the journey and took three years to complete.”

Pulp Fiction and Cartography Collide: Mapback Index

Recently I met Molly Brower on Twitter and learned about her Web site, Mapback Index: http://www.mapbackindex.com/mapbackindex/. From the About page: “The Dell ‘mapbacks’ were paperbacks published by Dell in the 1940s and 1950s. They were primarily genre books—mostly mysteries, Westerns, and romances. Many of them were written by authors who were famous at the time; many by authors who became famous later; and quite a few were written by authors who never published another book. The front covers were striking, and the back covers featured stylized maps of locales that featured in the books: sometimes whole towns (real or fictional), sometimes neighborhoods, often apartments or other buildings that were the scene of a crime.” The site has information on about 500 books.

Dublin City University: Seán Lester Collection Published On DRI

Dublin City University: Seán Lester Collection Published On DRI. DRI is Digital Repository of Ireland. “Lester, one of Ireland’s foremost diplomats, became High Commissioner in Danzig in 1934, during a period of increasing Nazi control of the city. He returned to Geneva in 1937, and was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the League of Nations in 1940, remaining there until the functions of the League were replaced by the United Nations in 1946. The collection contains diaries kept by Lester from 1935 to 1942.”

State Archives of North Carolina: Aycock Brown Photographs Digital Collection

State Archives of North Carolina: Aycock Brown Photographs Digital Collection. “Charles Brantley ‘Aycock’ Brown was a journalist and photographer who moved to Ocracoke in the 1920s. He is largely credited with helping advance tourism in the Outer Banks. Aycock Brown documented the development of the Outer Banks from the 1920s into the 1960s. He would often take pictures of major events, people on the street, development projects, and anything he found interesting.”

Brownstoner: Newly Digitized Negatives Give a Glimpse of Mid-Century Life Around Pratt Institute

Brownstoner: Newly Digitized Negatives Give a Glimpse of Mid-Century Life Around Pratt Institute. “Taken between 1957 and 1973 by the Pratt Institute Photo Department, the negatives sat in a filing cabinet largely inaccessible to researchers until efforts to scan the almost 30,000 individual images began in 2019.” Pratt Institute is located in Brooklyn, in New York City.

Digital NC: Issues of The Roanoke Beacon Newspaper, from 1930-1956, Added to DigitalNC

Digital NC: Issues of The Roanoke Beacon Newspaper, from 1930-1956, Added to DigitalNC. “Additional issues of The Roanoke Beacon and Washington County News, published out of Plymouth, NC, are now online thanks to funding from the North Caroliniana Society. This newspaper was recommended for digitization by the Washington County Library which is part of Pettigrew Regional Library. With these additions, you can now search the newspaper from 1899 to 1956.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Two mid-twentieth-century collections, now digitized and available freely online, recall Atlanta neighborhoods lost to urban renewal, and Georgia’s growing Catholic community

Digital Library of Georgia: Two mid-twentieth-century collections, now digitized and available freely online, recall Atlanta neighborhoods lost to urban renewal, and Georgia’s growing Catholic community. “Two new collections of digitized films and slides documenting the growth of Georgia’s Catholic community between 1938-1979 are now available freely online from the Digital Library of Georgia.”

The Advocate: Southern University’s library tells more stories of former slaves as it expands online archives

The Advocate: Southern University’s library tells more stories of former slaves as it expands online archives. “The John B. Cade Library at Southern University recently expanded its online archive of slave stories, accounts told by former slaves who were interviewed in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The stories further a collection that had been compiled by the library’s namesake, who began collecting them even before serving as a dean at Southern from 1939-61.”

KGUN: 3 African American military newspapers from Fort Huachuca digitized

KGUN: 3 African American military newspapers from Fort Huachuca digitized. “The three newspapers came out of the fort in the 1920s through the 1940s. During that period of history, three infantry divisions at Fort Huachuca were made up of black men. The 25th, 92nd and 93rd. Each had their own unique newsletter designed to keep families of those soldiers up-to-date with what they were doing.”