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.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Conserving and Digitizing the Hewitt Sisters’ Diaries

Smithsonian Magazine: Conserving and Digitizing the Hewitt Sisters’ Diaries . “Earlier this week, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives launched a new Smithsonian Transcription Center project to transcribe the diaries of Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt. Curious how these well-loved diaries made their way from our library shelf to your computer screen? Conservation and digitization staff describe the work that goes on behind-the-scenes to make these volumes available.”

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website . “Historian Kwong Chi-man wants Hongkongers to remember the horrors of war, and one particularly painful episode from the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 stands out. Nurses running an orphanage in Fanling in the New Territories were raped and brutalized when Japanese soldiers arrived on December 8 and overran the place.”

Vail Daily: History Colorado to award locals for work in preserving Alfred Borah photos and journals from 1882 to 1917

Vail Daily: History Colorado to award locals for work in preserving Alfred Borah photos and journals from 1882 to 1917. “The journals of Brush Creek settler Alfred Borah, brother of famed Theodore Roosevelt hunting guide Jake Borah, are now searchable and available to the public thanks to a project from the Eagle County Historical Society and the Eagle Valley Library District.”

The Northern Echo: Finding love beneath the waterworks tree

The Northern Echo: Finding love beneath the waterworks tree. “Whereas Vincent lived in the west end of town, and his father, William, became the town’s mayor in 1931, Alice lived in a terrace on Corporation Road and worked in an insurance office. These very different ends of town were united by the Greenbank Methodist Church, where both their families worshipped and where their eyes first met. The website also features Alice’s diary, so we can see the relationship developing from both sides.”

ABC News: Rare soldier’s diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years

ABC News (Australia): Rare soldier’s diary reveals secret massacre of Indigenous Tasmanians after almost 200 years. “A soldier’s diary disintegrating in Ireland’s national library has revealed disturbing evidence of an undocumented massacre of Aboriginal people in Tasmania in the colony’s early years. The diary belonged to Private Robert McNally, posted to Van Diemen’s Land in the 1820s, and records in gritty detail colonial life and encounters with settlers and a notorious bushranger.”

PR Newswire: Makeup Museum Unveils Digital Preservation Of Kevyn Aucoin’s Historic Journals (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Makeup Museum Unveils Digital Preservation Of Kevyn Aucoin’s Historic Journals (PRESS RELEASE). ” Makeup Museum today unveils images from a new digital archive of journals kept from 1983 to 1994 by legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin. Aucoin worked extensively with iconic photographers such as Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, and Francesco Scavullo, models Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Paulina Porizkova, and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, and many others. Aucoin’s journals chronicle his life and work, complete with behind-the-scenes images from photoshoots for VOGUE magazine and brands such as Shiseido, Chanel, and Revlon.”

The Guardian: Diary of explorer David Livingstone’s African attendant published

The Guardian: Diary of explorer David Livingstone’s African attendant published. “The diary of an African attendant on the Scottish explorer David Livingstone’s final journey into the continent has been published online, containing the only handwritten witness account of the the Victorian missionary’s death in 1873. The manuscript was written by Jacob Wainwright, a member of the Yao ethnic group from east Africa and the only African pallbearer at the explorer’s funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1874.”

New Online: Diarist Documents Eventful Times on the Confederate Home Front (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Diarist Documents Eventful Times on the Confederate Home Front. “‘A diary, faithfully kept in such eventful times as these, must be interesting to our own children,’ wrote Betty Herndon Maury on June 3, 1861, explaining her purpose in keeping a journal after Maury’s family chose to leave Washington, D.C., to cast its lot with the new Confederate States of America. By October 1861, Maury feared that she already had recorded so much that her diary would be ‘too voluminous’ for her daughter, Nannie Belle, to read later. Fortunately for posterity, Maury continued to write, recognizing that ‘these are such eventful times and there are so many interesting incidents that I do not know which to omit.’ Maury’s two-volume diary is now available online at the Library of Congress.”

Popular Science: Think you’re too busy to journal? These apps let you do it on the go.

Popular Science: Think you’re too busy to journal? These apps let you do it on the go.. “Keeping a daily journal lets you practice writing, organize your thoughts, and preserve your habits and events for posterity. But who has the time and energy to sit down for a dedicated recording session every day? Instead, jot down your entries on the go—by keeping the tome on your phone. These five apps will let you journal at any time or place.”