Curbed: Online database chronicles forgotten 20th-century buildings and monuments

Curbed: Online database chronicles forgotten 20th-century buildings and monuments. “The database is an ode to places that have been left behind due to changing political tides, technological changes, or decay. Every entry is accompanied by an essay that serves as a history lesson, outlining the story of why it was constructed and what’s happened to it since. Most include audio interviews, photos, and a handy timeline that contrasts the site’s history with its present.”

State Library of Massachusetts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps Are Now Online!

State Library of Massachusetts: Bird’s-Eye View Maps Are Now Online!. “The State Library has a large collection of bird’s-eye view maps that were digitized and are now available online! These maps illustrate with great detail aerial views of cities and towns in Massachusetts–much like what you can imagine a bird would see flying overhead!–with a few maps from other areas outside of Massachusetts. The online collection includes 120 maps so far, with many more to be added in the near future. Most maps date from the late 1800s up to the early 1900s.”

The Newberry: The Newberry Releases Digital Collection of 26,000 Early 20th-Century Postcards

The Newberry: The Newberry Releases Digital Collection of 26,000 Early 20th-Century Postcards. “The Newberry has launched a digital archive of over 26,000 high-quality images of picture postcards produced by pioneering British company Raphael Tuck & Sons during the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on a vast archive of postcards received by the Newberry in 2016 and developed with the support of Leonard A. Lauder, the new digital collection provides users with a comprehensive body of material for investigating the ways in which British citizens formed and disseminated their perceptions of the world 100 years ago.”

Deseret News: U. Library digitizes 100 years of The Provo Herald

Deseret News: U. Library digitizes 100 years of The Provo Herald. “The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library has digitized 100 years of editions of The Provo Herald — known today as the Daily Herald. The archive is available online and free to the public. Starting with 1909 and ending with 2009, the project, which is part of the Utah Digital Newspapers online repository, is one of the largest digitization efforts completed by the Marriott Library to date.”

The Star Democrat: SU Nabb Center earns NEH grant to study Eastern Shore baseball

The Star Democrat: SU Nabb Center earns NEH grant to study Eastern Shore baseball. “Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is embarking on an 18-month project to chronicle Eastern Shore baseball leagues and teams of the mid-20th century, thanks to a competitive $11,300 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Heritage Program.”

Australian Aviation: 1919 Great Air Race Winners’ Archive Digitised

Australian Aviation: 1919 Great Air Race Winners’ Archive Digitised. “…a hundred years after the Great Air Race, aviation enthusiasts and scholars around the world will be able to more easily get an insight into the thoughts of Sir Ross and Sir Keith from a century ago after the State Library of South Australia added the pair’s personal records to its digital collection.”