ESB: Film Archive is launched

ESB: Film Archive is launched. ESB stands for Electricity Supply Board. It is an electric utility in Ireland. “To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of ESB’s Public Relations Department, we have launched previously unseen film footage commissioned by ESB from the 1920s to the 1980s. Our film archive offers unique insights into the social, cultural and economic development of Ireland throughout this period.”

Hyperallergic: As the Getty Digitizes the Archives of the Woman’s Building, Artists Remember Its History

Hyperallergic: As the Getty Digitizes the Archives of the Woman’s Building, Artists Remember Its History. “Earlier this month, the Getty Research Institute announced it was awarded a ‘Save America’s Treasures’ grant to process 11 collections related to the Woman’s Building, the seminal Los Angeles-based center for feminist art that operated from 1973 to 1991. The $284,400 grant, administered by the National Park Service and the Institute of Museums and Library Services, will provide about half the budget for a two-year project of preserving, processing, and digitizing holdings already at the Institute. “

DigitalNC: Over 90 issues of Lambda, UNC’s LGBTQ student newspaper, now online at DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Over 90 issues of Lambda, UNC’s LGBTQ student newspaper, now online at DigitalNC!. “Over 90 issues spanning nearly the entire run of Lambda, UNC Chapel Hill‘s LGBQT student newspaper, are now online at DigitalNC. Publication of Lambda started in 1976 and ran until at least 2013. The paper began as simple newsletter for the UNC gay community, but later appeared in a number of formats, from an ‘activist newspaper’ (Lambda January 1993), to a ‘LGBTIQ-Affirming Magazine’ (Lambda Spring 2004), and finally to an online blog.”

Brooklyn Vegan: Sonic Youth launch live audio/video archive, online shop with tour gear

Brooklyn Vegan: Sonic Youth launch live audio/video archive, online shop with tour gear. “Sonic Youth are celebrating Daydream Nation‘s 30th anniversary with film events/Q&As in various cities, but that’s not all. They also launched a live archival audio and video release program… which fill feature audio from Daydream Nation-era 1988 concerts at CBGB and Chicago’s Cabaret Metro, as well as a 2002 Chicago show, a 2007 Glasgow show (which there will also be video of), a 2009 Berlin show, and what ended up being Sonic Youth’s final NYC show, 2011 at Williamsburg Waterfront. “

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Highlights Cold War Collections

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Highlights Cold War Collections . “The Veterans History Project (VHP) in the Library of Congress today launched a website feature, titled ‘Cold War Dispatches: Service Stories from 1947-1991,’ as part of its ‘Experiencing War’ online series. The feature highlights the stories of veterans who served in non-combatant roles within the military between 1947 and 1991, commonly referred to as the Cold War era.”

University of Maryland Archives: Black Explosion Now Available!

University of Maryland Archives: Black Explosion Now Available!. “Dissatisfied with coverage of issues important to and activities of the African American community at the university, the Black Student Union began publishing an independent newspaper, entitled the Black Explosion, sometime between 1967 and 1970; the actual date is unclear, and the founding date is reported variously on the masthead of the paper itself. The Black Explosion published continuously in hard copy until December 2015/January 2016, and all issues in the Archives’ collection are now online and searchable by keyword and date. Users can also save articles or entire issues by using the clipping tool described on the Using the Database portion of the About page on the website.”