Library and Archives Canada: Database of 620,000 First World War personnel files completed to mark anniversary of Canada’s 100 Days

Library and Archives Canada: Database of 620,000 First World War personnel files completed to mark anniversary of Canada’s 100 Days. “August 8, 1918, is commonly known as the beginning of ‘Canada’s 100 Days’ — when the Canadian Corps spearheaded attacks that became known as the Battle of Amiens, a major turning point that led to victory in the Great War and the Armistice of November 11. To mark the centennial of the end of the First World War and the heroic and tragic events that led up to it, we are pleased to announce the completion of the digitization of all Canadian military personnel records from the Great War.”

Library of Congress: The Secret Maps of World War II Admiral Morton L. Deyo

Library of Congress: The Secret Maps of World War II Admiral Morton L. Deyo. “The Geography and Map Division has processed the map collection of an American vice admiral who served in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II. The Morton L. Deyo World War II map collection consists of maps related to Deyo’s role as a naval task force commander, and these once secret materials show tactical details and strategic concerns.”

Billings Gazette: Public gets digital access to Little Bighorn Battlefield collections

Billings Gazette: Public gets digital access to Little Bighorn Battlefield collections. “A new digital archive will allow the public to view historic images in the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument museum and archival collections…. Now the public will have the opportunity to view, search, and download more than 1,000 images from park collections.”

Director of National Intelligence: Intelligence Community Releases Newly Declassified Tet Offensive Documents

Director of National Intelligence: Intelligence Community Releases Newly Declassified Tet Offensive Documents. “On January 4, 2018, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats directed intelligence agencies to review their holdings for historical material of current interest relating to the IC’s role in the Tet Offensive. Today the Intelligence Community has published the first installment of the newly declassified documents relating to the Tet Offensive, highlighting material from the Central Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.”

NARA: Archives Recalls Fire That Claimed Millions of Military Personnel Files

NARA: Archives Recalls Fire That Claimed Millions of Military Personnel Files. “The National Archives and Records Administration recently marked the 45th anniversary of a devastating fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri, that destroyed approximately 16–18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) documenting the service history of former military personnel discharged from 1912 to 1964.”

South Carolina Department of Archives and History: SCDAH Announces Digitization Of Over 11,000 Revolutionary War Records

South Carolina Department of Archives and History: SCDAH Announces Digitization Of Over 11,000 Revolutionary War Records. “The South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) is pleased to announce that the records series “Accounts Audited of Claims Growing out of the Revolution in South Carolina 1775-1856” is now active and images are available on the Online Records Index. This record consists of 11,170 documents presented by citizens to the treasury in support of claims for military service, supplies, and other contributions rendered during the latter part of the Revolutionary War. Most of the files contain an auditor’s cover paper, which includes the name of claimant, a brief description of their service provided, and the amount of their claim and its adjusted value. Additionally, if an indent was issued, its number and the claimant’s signature verifying its receipt were also included as well as receipts and affidavits to the validity of the claim.”

University of South Carolina: Parris Island Historical and Museum Society preserves historic film collection

University of South Carolina: Parris Island Historical and Museum Society preserves historic film collection. “On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Sgt. Major James Moore (Ret.) of the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society (PIHMS) Board of Directors, presented Bill Bethea, on behalf of University of South Carolina Libraries Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), a check for $200,000 on stage at the Beaufort Water Festival. The generous contribution will fund two positions for two years at MIRC solely dedicated to digitizing the U.S. Marine Corps Film Repository, a collection of films shot by U.S. Marines throughout the 20th century.”