Maidenhead Advertiser: Look back over hundreds of years of Advertiser and Express history in new online archive. “A digital archive launched today (Thursday) will allow people to delve into the pages of local history, some going back more than 200 years. The Baylis Media Ltd ePaper and Archive is an online portal which holds printed editions of the Advertiser from 1870, the Windsor Express from 1812 and the Slough Express from 1950.”
The Elm (Washington College): Tea And Talk Explores African American Print Culture. “Dr.[Alisha] Knight specializes in teaching courses focusing on both African American literature and history, and has put both her knowledge on the subject and her passion for her work into this project. Her project, ‘Putting Them on the Map,’ explores the rise of African American magazine agents throughout the 1900s across the United States.” The Web site for the project is not ready yet.
The Independent Florida Alligator: UF Libraries complete Alligator newspaper digitization. “You can now read the words of [University of Florida] student journalists dating back to 1912. Starting today, every copy of The Independent Florida Alligator will be accessible online after UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries worked to digitize archives.”
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!. “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 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. “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.”