Time Out Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi releases 12 historical photo albums

Time Out Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi releases 12 historical photo albums. “In a celebration of the region’s rich past, Akkasah, New York University Abu Dhabi’s photographic archive, has just released 12 digital photo albums showcasing beautiful historic images dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The over 1,500 photographs and prints from NYU Abu Dhabi’s al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art feature people and landscapes from across the region.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Historical Texas Newspapers Now Available Online Through Texas State Library and Archives Commission Partnership with the University of North Texas

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Historical Texas Newspapers Now Available Online Through Texas State Library and Archives Commission Partnership with the University of North Texas. “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. The TSLAC Newspaper Collection is now live and available for free online. More than 4,500 issues of historical Texas newspapers from TSLAC’s collection, published from 1855 to 1930, are available online through UNT’s Portal to Texas History.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Graham archiving the prolific work of Nebraska’s Oz Black

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Graham archiving the prolific work of Nebraska’s Oz Black. “Oswald Ragan ‘Oz’ Black studied art at the University of Nebraska from 1918 to 1923. He went on to document local news 365 days a year for nearly four decades, first at the Lincoln Star from 1921 to 1927, and then for the Nebraska State Journal from 1930 to 1940. Following his work in Nebraska, Black went to the Minneapolis Tribune, before moving to Denver, where he worked in public relations and as an instructor in cartooning and caricature at the University of Colorado Institute of Adult Learning.”

Smithsonian Magazine: See Rare Images of Early 20th-Century Antarctic Expeditions

Smithsonian Magazine: See Rare Images of Early 20th-Century Antarctic Expeditions. “A trove of historic images from early 20th-century Australian and British expeditions to Antarctica is officially available to the public, the National Archives of Australia (NAA) announced this week. Once held by the Australian Antarctic Division, the collection—hundreds of photos, lantern slides and glass plate negatives—has been transferred to the NAA.”

University of Delaware: Mellon Foundation grant supports UD Library project focused on 20th-century poet-activists of color

University of Delaware: Mellon Foundation grant supports UD Library project focused on 20th-century poet-activists of color. “The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the curation and stewardship of poetry archives related to 20th-century poet-activists of color along with a digital publishing and poet-in-residence project that draws on these collections.”

University of Stirling: Burns’ influence on working class English writers revealed after the discovery of ‘lost’ works

University of Stirling: Burns’ influence on working class English writers revealed after the discovery of ‘lost’ works. “The influence of Robert Burns saw poets in the north of England writing verse in Scots, say researchers who have uncovered a host of ‘lost’ literary works penned by industrial workers in the 19th Century. The team, led by Professor Kirstie Blair of the University of Stirling, has discovered a deluge of poems, songs and short stories penned by navvies, shipbuilders, railwaymen, factory workers and miners, from Scotland and the north of England, which give unique, first-hand accounts of their lives in the late 1800s and early 1900s.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Materials from the Augusta Jewish Museum documenting more than two centuries of Jewish life, culture, foodways, and tradition are now available online.

Digital Library of Georgia: Materials from the Augusta Jewish Museum documenting more than two centuries of Jewish life, culture, foodways, and tradition are now available online.. “The collection contains historical materials dating from 1850 to 2022 that come from a diverse group of Jewish creators, including youth, women, clergy, fraternities, and congregations that offer unique insights into the greater Augusta, Georgia region’s Jewish life, philanthropy, foodways, and experiences.”

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.”

Microsoft News: This museum is using AI to remind us of all the threads we have in common

Microsoft News: This museum is using AI to remind us of all the threads we have in common. “On the INTERWOVEN website, a single click on the image of a mid-19th-early 20th century Kashmiri shawl fragment with the paisley motif leads one on a cultural odyssey that takes you to dozens of places where the motif appears. This includes a church in Britain, a chasuble from Italy, and a cloth panel from ancient Persia among others.”

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 Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection

University of Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection. “Silver Special Collections is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, Diaries. The collection provides access to more than thirty digitized and transcribed Vermont diaries from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with three-fourths of the diaries authored by women.”

Brazil-Arab News Agency: Get to know the memories of Arab immigration

Brazil-Arab News Agency: Get to know the memories of Arab immigration. “The Digitization Project of the Memory of Arab Immigration in Brazil has completed its first phase and makes available 100,000 digitized pieces. They include pictures and content written by Arab immigrants in their early years in Brazil….They are books pages, magazines, journals and pictures made by the Arab immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and are made available digitally. You can read the accounts and thoughts of the immigrants of the time.”

Indiana University: Digital timeline tracks ‘Making and Unmaking of Black Wealth’ to aid racial justice conversations

Indiana University: Digital timeline tracks ‘Making and Unmaking of Black Wealth’ to aid racial justice conversations. ‘Land, Wealth, Liberation: The Making and Unmaking of Black Wealth in the United States’ is an interactive timeline with photos, videos, historical information and resources for educators covering 1820 to 2020. The project explores the ways African Americans in the U.S. have produced wealth, and the factors that have affected their ability to build and maintain wealth and access economic opportunities.”

“Worthy of monumentalization”: Black Arts District preserves cultural memory of Pennsylvania Avenue (Baltimore Fishbowl)

Baltimore Fishbowl: “Worthy of monumentalization”: Black Arts District preserves cultural memory of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Immortalized in bronze, Billie Holiday sings in the Upton neighborhood, her hair adorned with gardenias. Across the striking statue once stood the Royal Theatre, the famed West Baltimore venue where Holiday and fellow Black jazz and blues stars once performed. The eight-and-a-half-foot statue is the sole monument of how Pennsylvania Avenue was an epicenter for Black art and entertainment businesses during the early to mid-20th century.”