Chicago Sun-Times: Historic Ebony photo archive to be auctioned off to pay creditors . “Emmett Till lying in his coffin. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King, mourning at her husband’s funeral. Images of those iconic moments along with four million other photographs that capture seven decades of black life in America are set to be auctioned off this week. The historic photo archive of Ebony and Jet is being sold by the magazines’ now-bankrupt former publisher Johnson Publishing Company. The auction, organized by Hilco Streambank, is scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago.”
Everybody’s Libraries: Everybody’s Library Questions: Copyright and advertisements. “My previous post answered a reader question about how to determine whether a newspaper (or other serial issue) was under copyright or not. (More details about the process can be found in our guide ‘Determining copyright status of serial issues’.) Some people still wonder about the ads, though.”
New-to-me, but apparently launched in 2016: mu:zines. From the About page: “mu:zines is a non-commercial, labour-of-love archive project to collect, scan and re-publish old music production magazines in an accessible, and searchable form, for reference and general interest purposes. It is also a crowdsourcing effort to obtain the issues we are missing, to help us to build up a complete archive of issues for archival purposes.”
The Free Press: Final Rollout of National Fisherman Photo Archive . “After three years of processing the photo archives of National Fisherman magazine, Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport has completed the collection.” I mentioned this project in 2017; reupping now that it’s finished.
Jewish News of Northern California: Columns by Earl Raab, Bay Area writer and Jewish community legend, now online. “Earl Raab was known for many things. He was a progressive before his time, a champion of a free press, an activist for Jewish causes. And the longtime San Francisco community leader was also a writer, notably as a columnist in this very publication. Now his writings are available once again, collected and organized by topic on a new website set up by the Jewish Community Relations Council, where Raab was executive director from 1951 to 1987.”
From the State Library of Florida’s Facebook Page: “Our State Publications section has just completed scanning and uploading the full run of the magazines Florida Heritage (published 1993-1999) and Florida History & the Arts (published 2000-2007).”
The Spinoff: Rip It Up memories: An oral history of our greatest music mag. “The first 101 issues of Rip It Up have been added to the free online archive Papers Past. Gareth Shute tracked down some of the people behind this legendary publication to get a sense of how it started and why it was so essential to the local music scene.”