New York Times: Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online

New York Times: Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online. “Before he took on the ‘bully pulpit’ as the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt lost his first wife and mother on the same day in 1884. Reflecting on their deaths, he turned to a page in his diary and wrote, “The light has gone out of my life.” That somber note and thousands of other intimate records from his life are now available in a digital archive compiled by the Library of Congress. “

Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available

Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available . “For those who ever wondered about the exact design of John Lennon’s iconic glasses or what it would have been like to have had a front-row seat at Maria Shriver’s wedding to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newly accessible archive of Andy Warhol’s photography provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the social and art-world celebrities of the time.”

Auburn University: Auburn University Libraries Opens Archive of Audio Recordings from the 1960s and ‘70s

Auburn University: Auburn University Libraries Opens Archive of Audio Recordings from the 1960s and ‘70s. “Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Department has been working to make available a large number of audio recordings of the university’s Horizons Lecture Series, Auburn Profiles Series, Auburn Conference on International Affairs, and various other speeches and programs conducted on campus, many of which have not been available to researchers and scholars for many years. Originally recorded in the 1960s and ‘70s, these recordings represent a treasure trove of the actual words of political and military leaders, sports figures, journalists and entertainers. The first of these newly digitized recordings are now available for researchers and casual listeners free online.”

ZDNet: ​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

ZDNet: ​Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux. “In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, is taking a break on his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior to other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, ‘I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.'”

An Online Collection of Neil Young Fanzines, Broken Arrow

New-to-me: an online collection of Neil Young fanzines. (And when I say fanzines, I’m not trying to be pejorative. Far from it.) From the About page: “Broken Arrow Magazine was the quarterly journal of the Neil Young Appreciation Society….The first issue came out in August 1981 with a print run of 150 magazines and a membership that had reached in excess of 100 hardy subscribers who were willing to take a gamble on the new enterprise. Their gamble paid off as the NYAS not only survived but went from strength to strength and in the following 33 years produced a total of 134 magazines.”

AV Club: Conan’s first episode is now online, and all the rest are coming soon

AV Club: Conan’s first episode is now online, and all the rest are coming soon. “Twenty-five years ago today, a fresh-faced, floppy-haired Conan O’Brien started regularly hosting his very own late night TV show. A quarter century (and a few network changes) later, he’s still going strong with the kind of weirdo sketches and affable celebrity interviews that garnered such a devout following over past decades. Now, in celebration of this anniversary, the very first episode of Late Night With Conan O’Brien has been made available online—with an entire archive of nearly 3,000 more to follow in January.”