BBC: Cambridge University anti-women students ‘confetti and rockets’ digitised

BBC: Cambridge University anti-women students ‘confetti and rockets’ digitised. “Confetti and fireworks, collected at an 1897 street protest opposing women’s rights to get university degrees, are to be digitised for public record. They date from a demonstration in Cambridge held by male students opposed to student equality.”

UCR Today: Historian’s Database Offers New View of Colonial California

UCR Today: Historian’s Database Offers New View of Colonial California. “Understanding American history is a challenge, but what happens when some of that history is scattered, inaccessible, and in another language? Steven Hackel, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, knows these obstacles all too well. Hackel was recently awarded an archival grant by the John Randolph Haynes Foundation to continue his work with The Pobladores Project Database, which aims to provide a greater understanding of the non-American Indian population in colonial California through 1850.”

Salt Lake Tribune: A Utah historian is building a database of every black person who joined the Mormon church before 1930

Salt Lake Tribune: A Utah historian is building a database of every black person who joined the Mormon church before 1930. “Some Mormons know the stories of Elijah Able, the faith’s first black elder, or Jane Manning James, an early black pioneer, but few, if any, have heard of hundreds of other African-American Latter-day Saints — members such as Freda Lucretia Magee Beaulieu, Elijah Banks or Julia Miller Lamb. Their devotion and courage in the church’s founding and growth years have largely been lost to Mormonism’s collective memory, making them all but invisible in the mostly white church. That, however, is about to change.”

The Catholic Telegraph: All Issues Of The Catholic Telegraph From 1831 – 1885 Now Online

The Catholic Telegraph: All Issues Of The Catholic Telegraph From 1831 – 1885 Now Online. “All issues of The Catholic Telegraph from 1831-1885 can now be read online. Funded by grants from the State Library of Ohio and the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, the Catholic Research Resources Alliance has been working with the archdiocese’s archives to digitize, index, and post the issues. “

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century (PRESS RELEASE.) “Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America’s first youth subcultures.”

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched. “How was Ireland depicted in illustrations produced by travellers from 1680 to 1860? A new database of images drawn from travel accounts answers this question. Based on years of research by a group of investigators at NUI Galway led by Professor Jane Conroy, Ireland Illustrated is now available to view online.”

New York University: Researchers Building Database of African American Civil War Soldiers

New York University: Researchers Building Database of African American Civil War Soldiers. “Just a few weeks prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union Army officially created the United States Colored Troops (USCT)—regiments of African American soldiers that included large numbers of men who had been slaves at the start of the Civil War. However, details of these estimated 200,000 men who fought in the conflict are not easily accessible….To bring the USCT, composed of regiments that were formed stretching back to 1862, closer to both scholars and descendants, a team of researchers has launched a project that is working to put these records online and in an accessible system.”