University of Toronto: Researcher’s archival exhibition spotlights 70 years of Black performance history in Canada

University of Toronto: Researcher’s archival exhibition spotlights 70 years of Black performance history in Canada . “An exhibit curated by Seika Boye, a researcher at the University of Toronto, is preserving seven decades-worth of Black dance performance history in Canada. ‘It’s About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900-1970 and Now’ is an archival exhibition that highlights the undocumented history of Black dance performance in Canada from the time period.”

Boing Boing: 60s folk music motherload on Pete Seeger’s “Rainbow Quest” TV show

New-to-me, from Boing Boing: 60s folk music motherload on Pete Seeger’s “Rainbow Quest” TV show. “My friend Peter Sugarman recently pointed me to this amazing gem. In 1965-1966, Pete Seeger had a local NYC TV show called Rainbow Quest. On it, he would sing and play guitar and banjo and he would have guest on. The guest artists are like a who’s who of mid-60s folk music: Tom Paxton, the Clancy Brothers, Lead Belly, Richard and Mimi Fariña, Jean Ritchie, Bernice Reagon, Doc Watson, Buffy St. Marie, Johnny and June Carter Cash, and countless others.” All 38 episodes are available on YouTube.

Knight First Amendment Institute: Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Opinions from 1952-1971 Illuminate Government Policy During Civil Rights Era

Knight First Amendment Institute: Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Opinions from 1952-1971 Illuminate Government Policy During Civil Rights Era. “The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University today published for the first time a set of Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memos authored between 1952 and 1971 pertaining to desegregation policies and civil rights law.”

New York Times: Lesley Gore’s Archive, Open to All, Arrives at the New York Public Library

New York Times: Lesley Gore’s Archive, Open to All, Arrives at the New York Public Library. “As a teenage singer in the 1960s who fit the all-American girl mold, Lesley Gore may have seemed like an unlikely figure to carve out a lasting legacy of feminist resilience and independence. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has now made the musician’s archive available for anyone interested in her artistic evolution, giving fans a chance to browse through notated music sheets and an unfinished memoir.” The collection is still going through digitizing.

PR Newswire: The Jerry Garcia Foundation Partners with Starchive on Archive Project and Announces August 1st Concert to Celebrate Jerry’s 80th Birthday

PR Newswire: The Jerry Garcia Foundation Partners with Starchive on Archive Project and Announces August 1st Concert to Celebrate Jerry’s 80th Birthday (PRESS RELEASE). “The Jerry Garcia Archive, a new community resource created to preserve the historical and artistic contributions of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends, will begin accepting community contributions this August and host a benefit concert to celebrate the launch.”

Globe NewsWire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE)

GlobeNewswire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE). “Opper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, is stoked to announce the acquisition of twenty-two rare legendary surfing event titles and film footage from Larry Lindberg Productions, New York. Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the early 1960s, was the first to package and produce televised surf competition for the major national television networks beginning with the 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Championships, the first event held at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.”

World’s Largest Computing Society Makes Thousands of Research Articles Freely Available; Opens First 50 Years Backfile (Association for Computing Machinery)

This launched in early April, and where was I? Off somewhere eating bon-bons, apparently. Anyway, from ACM: World’s Largest Computing Society Makes Thousands of Research Articles Freely Available; Opens First 50 Years Backfile. “ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that its first 50 years of publications, from 1951 through the end of 2000, are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library. ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on a wide range of computing topics. In addition to articles published between 1951 and 2000, ACM has also opened related and supplemental materials including data sets, software, slides, audio recordings, and videos.”

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.”

University of Leeds: Historic dialect recordings archive digitised for the public

University of Leeds: Historic dialect recordings archive digitised for the public. “During the 1950s and 60s, fieldworkers from the University travelled across the country to record the language and lifestyles of speakers across England, known as the Survey of English Dialects…. Now, the recordings can be heard by the public with the launch of the University’s Dialect and Heritage ‘In Your Words’ Project, led by the School of English and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.”

Rebuilding the Vail Trail: With newspaper now digitized and searchable from 1965-1979, library fundraisers eyeing ’80s (Vail Daily)

Vail Daily: Rebuilding the Vail Trail: With newspaper now digitized and searchable from 1965-1979, library fundraisers eyeing ’80s. “The 1980s in Vail were an exciting time, and the Vail Trail newspaper captured the entire decade in print, appearing in newspaper boxes every Friday. Currently, however, it’s much easier to re-experience the 1970s via the Vail Trail than it is the 1980s, because the 1970s has been recently digitized and is available for free.”

University of Maryland: The (Digital) Sound of History

University of Maryland: The (Digital) Sound of History. “Nearly 600 tapes from the late 1950s and 1960s have been newly digitized and made available in an online archive at the University of Maryland, ranging from short interviews of newsmakers and collections of daily stories to longer reviews of and debates on events. They were produced by the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, a division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation that launched a Washington, D.C.-based radio news bureau in 1957 and provided syndicated material to stations across the country like the Associated Press did for print newspapers.”

Leighton Buzzard Observer: Relive some wonderful Stewkley memories as fascinating film archive goes online

Leighton Buzzard Observer: Relive some wonderful Stewkley memories as fascinating film archive goes online . “The YouTube portal is divided into sections. One of them, May Day 1959-96, includes sound films of 18 years of the annual event held at the village school, the first film being that of 1967. Other sections include: Ten Years Ago, Saving Stewkley (Airport Campaign), Fun & Games, Special Events, Village Hall, Church & Chapel, TV Programmes and Presentations and the Best of the Rest. A Featured Footage section changes regularly.” Stewkley is in Buckinghamshire, in southeast England.