Asahi Shimbun: More images of Hiroshima after war found in foreign archives

Asahi Shimbun: More images of Hiroshima after war found in foreign archives. “The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum here Oct. 10 released a batch of photos previously unknown in Japan of this city’s devastation soon after the 1945 atomic bombing. The 32 images taken during the Allied occupation were discovered in archives in the United States and New Zealand.”

City News: Maclean’s prints thousands of different covers for 100th anniversary of WWI’s end

City News: Maclean’s prints thousands of different covers for 100th anniversary of WWI’s end. “Next month’s Remembrance Day marks a century since World War I ended, and Maclean’s Magazine has put together an ambitious project to honour each Canadian killed in the fighting. The latest issue has 66,349 different covers — each one with a name and a story, plus one for the Unknown Soldier….An online database allows readers to look up the attestation papers of the person whose name is on their cover.”

Fold3: New Naval Records Added to Fold3!

Fold3: New Naval Records Added to Fold3!. “This month, Fold3 is pleased to highlight two new collections of naval records we’ve added to our archives. The first collection is Letters Received by the Secretary of Navy (‘Captains’ Letters’) dated 1805-1885. The second collection is Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons between 1841-1886. These letters are in original manuscript form.”

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Highlights Cold War Collections

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Highlights Cold War Collections . “The Veterans History Project (VHP) in the Library of Congress today launched a website feature, titled ‘Cold War Dispatches: Service Stories from 1947-1991,’ as part of its ‘Experiencing War’ online series. The feature highlights the stories of veterans who served in non-combatant roles within the military between 1947 and 1991, commonly referred to as the Cold War era.”

The Guardian: Huge historical archive of mail from captured ships to go online

The Guardian: Huge historical archive of mail from captured ships to go online . “An archive of thousands of undelivered personal letters from all over the world, seized from ships captured during Britain’s naval wars over three centuries, are to be digitised in a project offering an intimate glimpse into people’s lives. The letters, found in mailbags, with many bearing wax seals and some still unopened, have so far yielded personal accounts, some heart-rending, and journals, sheet music, drawings, poems and a packet of 200-year-old seeds from South Africa.”

Stanford Libraries: Stanford launches digital library to preserve and broaden access to war crime documents

Stanford Libraries: Stanford launches digital library to preserve and broaden access to war crime documents. “A new online Virtual Tribunals resource developed by Stanford Libraries in collaboration with the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice has launched, making records from 105 cases investigated by the Special Panel for Serious Crimes (SPSC) in East Timor widely accessible. The SPSC East Timor collection includes final judgments from 55 cases that reached verdict on charges such as murder, rape, and crimes against humanity, all of which have been rendered searchable and assigned a persistent URL in order to remain always accessible despite an ever-changing Web environment.”