Casper Star-Tribune: Son of superman editor demands UW return historical archive after Cheney comments

Casper Star-Tribune: Son of superman editor demands UW return historical archive after Cheney comments. “For years, the University of Wyoming has managed the collection of comic book editor Mort Weisinger, who was the story editor of D.C.’s ‘Superman’ comics for three decades. But after all that time, UW, the home of those collections since 1982, could be losing the archives — because of recent comments by Wyoming’s Congresswoman, Liz Cheney.”

Daily Nexus: A Chicano Center Wants Its Archives Back, but UCSB Won’t Return Them

Daily Nexus: A Chicano Center Wants Its Archives Back, but UCSB Won’t Return Them. “When a San Diego-based Chicano art and cultural center — home to swaths of archives and fragments of Chicano history — asked last spring to reclaim donations it made nearly 20 years ago to the UC Santa Barbara Special Research Collections, members of the center learned they wouldn’t be getting them back.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Director’s Blog: Why Archives Matter

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Director’s Blog: Why Archives Matter. “Every year this time, the Man Booker Award announces its list of nominees for this prestigious award for the best work of fiction in English from any country. This year’s Booker long list contains two novels that use archives not only as an essential plot device and metaphor, but also as a point of reference in the title.”

Motherboard: Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It

Motherboard: Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It. “Climate change making the word hotter, more humid, and more stormy—all conditions that put sensitive paper archives at risk. This problem is forcing us to ask, which histories will we choose to remember?”

Balkan Transitional Justice: BIRN Offers Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives

Balkan Transitional Justice: BIRN Offers Grants to Explore War Crimes Archives. “The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a call for proposals for small projects by journalists, artists, historians and civil society activists covering topics related to the archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in former Yugoslav countries that dealt with war crimes cases. BIRN said that it is seeking projects that will creatively use courts’ archives in order to promote truth, justice and accountability in the Balkans.”

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives. “When Thomas Lester began his job as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s archivist in 2014, he quickly noticed that many of the archdiocese’s bound archives containing centuries of records of sacraments performed by its clergy were beginning to fall apart.”