Ordnance Survey: Tens of thousands of unseen post-war images of Manchester unveiled online for first time. “New historical photo mapping web app Timepix… was launched in Manchester this week, giving the public the chance to explore how their streets looked in yesteryear.” The project is limited to Manchester for now will extend to other UK cities in the future.
Digital NC: Franklin Times now covering 1909-1944 and 1963-1972 online. “More issues of The Franklin Times, provided by our partner, Louisburg College, are now available online. The issues are from the years 1912-1944 and 1963-1972, and join previously digitized issues from 1909-1911. Established in 1870, The Franklin Times covers news in Louisburg, North Carolina, as well as statewide and national news of note.”
Creative Boom: Beautifully designed football programmes from 1960s and 1970s. “One Shilling (1/-) is an ongoing showcase of beautifully designed football programmes, mostly from the 1960s and ’70s. The project is inspired by an immaculately kept and comprehensive collection of Aston Villa programmes that have been accumulated by designer Matthew Caldwell’s Dad, dating back to the late 60s, when his addiction (‘and it is an addiction’, notes Matthew) to holding a season ticket at the Villa, began.” This is currently an Instagram archive only, with a small (albeit beautifully annotated and photographed) collection. Mr. Caldwell hopes to open an online museum.)
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Roanoke College Students Create Digital Archive Documenting th Area’s Civil Rights Era. “Last semester students in an introduction to public history class at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, created a digital archive of newspaper and other clippings collected during the civil rights era by the Hill Street Baptist Church in Roanoke. The project documents efforts in the area to desegregate lunch counters. movie theaters, and public schools during the 1950s and 1960s.”
The Times-Picayune: Carnival season celebrates art of Latin America in New Orleans. “The Latin American Library, a unit of Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, has been awarded a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to support the project Bringing Back the Soaps: The Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas. The project was only one of 14 selected from a total of 125 applications nationwide. The grant awards $229,189 over two years to digitize 36 program titles from the Radionovelas Collection of master audio recordings contained on reel to reel tapes produced between 1963 and 1970. “
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.”
Indy Star: IU is putting 1970s beer and ice cream commercials online, and they’re hilarious . “IU recently acquired the hoard of ads, which competed for Clio awards between 1959 and 1991, from the London International Advertising Awards. They estimate it contains at least 80,000 commercials from 85 countries. The university has digitized about 100 of the ads so far and offers some for streaming. ”