State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1. “As an ongoing project new items will be added to the African American Education Digital Collection on North Carolina Digital Collections site. These materials will be taken from the Division of Negro Education of the Department of Public Instruction record group. The selection of materials will include Speeches and Articles by Nathan Carter Newbold, the Director of the Division of Negro Education from 1920 to 1957; Division of Negro Education: Special Subject File from 1898 to 1961; and General Correspondence of the Director from 1907 to 1960.”

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers. “With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. The grant, announced this morning, will enable the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspaper Project to add 100,000 pages of culturally and historically significant newspapers from Asian-American, African-American, and World War II-era publications to its free public archives.”

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.”

Citizen Times: Grant backs project to digitally preserve slave deeds across North Carolina

Citizen Times: Grant backs project to digitally preserve slave deeds across North Carolina. “Just shy of $300,000 was awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to fund the expansion of a project to digitize nearly 10,000 slave deeds and bills of sale from 26 counties across the state. Once digitized, the records will go into a searchable database accessible to the public.”

University of Virginia: You Can Help Put Julian Bond’s Papers In An Online Archive

University of Virginia: You Can Help Put Julian Bond’s Papers In An Online Archive. “Civil rights icon Julian Bond fought for social justice and equality from the time he co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 until his death in 2015. In between those years he served in the Georgia legislature, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, served as chairman of the NAACP, engaged in political activism on various fronts – and taught more than 5,000 students as a University of Virginia professor. Now the University is embarking on a project to make his remarkable collection of documents accessible to the world through a crowdsourced transcription effort. #TranscribeBond is the first stage in the ultimate production of an online, digital edition.”

National Library of Medicine: Ephemera In The Dr. Leonidas H. Berry Collection

National Library of Medicine: Ephemera In The Dr. Leonidas H. Berry Collection. “The National Library of Medicine announces new public access to more than 1,600 letters, photographs, and other materials selected and digitized from the Leonidas H. Berry Papers, 1907–1982 manuscript collection, documenting the career and personal life of the trailblazing physician and civil rights advocate. His work is recognized in the NLM traveling banner exhibition For All the People: A Century in Citizen Action in Health Care Reform; the online adaptation of the exhibition features 1,686 digitized items in a digital gallery. “

Inside, Inside Baseball: A Look at the Construction of the Dataset Featuring the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress Digital Collections (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Inside, Inside Baseball: A Look at the Construction of the Dataset Featuring the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Library of Congress Digital Collections. “After weeks of preparations and four days of fast-pitched ideation and creation, this Friday LC Labs will unveil the efforts of ‘Inside Baseball’ – a collaboration between the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and JSTOR Labs. Joining the Baseball Americana batting lineup, this week of flash-building and design-thinking will debut new visualizations and prototypes to bring baseball-related digital collections to center field!”