Newark Advertiser (UK): More help needed to preserve our pictures from the past

Newark Advertiser (UK): More help needed to preserve our pictures from the past. “Thousands of images from the Advertiser’s photographic archive are now online thanks to a long-term project to safeguard them for future generations. They are working their way through thousands of old photographic negatives, some dating back to the 1940s. Because of their age, some of the negatives are becoming damaged or corroded so it is vital that they are digitalised.”

A glimpse into history: African-American directory from 1942 now available online (Mercury News)

Mercury News: A glimpse into history: African-American directory from 1942 now available online. “A rare artifact of African-American history on the West Coast that belonged to the descendant of a former slave has been digitized and is now online in searchable form for browsing or downloading. The Official California Negro Directory and Classified Buyers Guide, a 1942-43 publication by New Age Publishing, contains residential and business listings for California, Oregon and Washington.”

DigitalNC: 20 More Years of the Alamance Gleaner Now Available

DigitalNC: 20 More Years of the Alamance Gleaner Now Available. “Twenty more years and almost 7000 pages of the Alamance Gleaner have been added to DigitalNC, courtesy of our partner, the Alamance County Public Libraries. Previously, issues of the Gleaner only covered from 1875-1882 and 1911 to 1926, but DigitalNC now includes January 1927 to January 1947. Based out of Alamance County, the Gleaner was published from 1875 through 1956, and it joins other Alamance County newspapers, including the Mebane Leader and the Burlington Twice-A-Week Dispatch.”

Library of Congress: Historical Versions of the United States Code Now Online

Library of Congress: Historical Versions of the United States Code Now Online . “More than 60 years of U.S. laws are now published online and accessible for free for the first time after being acquired by the Library of Congress. The Library has made available the main editions and supplements of the United States Code from 1925 through the 1988 edition. The U.S. Code is a compilation of federal laws arranged by subject by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives. The Library’s U.S. Code Collection is fully searchable. Filters allow users to narrow their searches by date, title and/or subject. PDF versions of each chapter can be viewed and downloaded.”

DigitalNC: Five More Years of Coastal Newspaper, The State Port Pilot, Added to DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Five More Years of Coastal Newspaper, The State Port Pilot, Added to DigitalNC!. “Five more years of The State Port Pilot, a newspaper from Southport, North Carolina, are now on DigitalNC. These issues span the years 1945-1949, and were provided by our partner, the Margaret and James Harper, Jr. Library. They join previously digitized issues published from 1935-1945.”

University of Maryland: UMD Student Newspapers Database Launched

University of Maryland: UMD Student Newspapers Database Launched. “The University Archives is proud to announce the public launch of the new UMD Student Newspapers database… which provides keyword and date access to issues of The Diamondback and its seven predecessor newspapers from 1910 to October 1971. Users can search names and topics across all the issues, as well as focusing in on a particular day, month, or year of publication or publication title. Content can also be isolated in an individual issue and saved as a jpg file, using the clipping tool provided on the website.”

Digital NC: Saint Mary’s Student School Newspaper now online

Digital NC: Saint Mary’s Student School Newspaper now online. “The Saint Mary’s School student newspaper, The Belles, is now online, from its origins as ‘The Grapevine’ in 1936 through 1995. The Belles continues to be published in an electronic form to this day. The paper gives a good look into the viewpoint of North Carolina teen women over a 60 year period.”