PR Newswire: Long Island University Unveils Groundbreaking Project Offering Public Access To Digital Historic Documents (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Long Island University Unveils Groundbreaking Project Offering Public Access To Digital Historic Documents (PRESS RELEASE). “Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science announced today the opening of ‘Digitizing Local History Sources,’ a groundbreaking five-year project and website offering the public access to over 51,000 images from 40 participating historical societies across Long Island. The endeavor was funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.”

The Daily Orange: SU receives grants to digitize Oakwood Cemetery, Latinx community records

The Daily Orange: SU receives grants to digitize Oakwood Cemetery, Latinx community records. “A pair of state grants will enable Syracuse University professors and staff to digitize valuable records pertaining to Oakwood Cemetery and Syracuse’s Latino community. The grants, awarded by the Central New York Libraries Resource Council, will support two projects: converting decades-old death and burial records for Oakwood Cemetery into a searchable database and expanding digital access to cultural artifacts in the La Casita Cultural Center’s archives.”

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library

Brownstoner: Get Some Teen Perspective With Digitized High School Newspapers From Brooklyn Public Library. “[Brooklyn Public Library’s] latest digitization project adds to the growing list of research tools for the Brooklyn history lover. The new resource includes the work of Brooklyn student journalists in 925 issues produced by 55 schools across the borough. The publication dates span 1853 to 1994, although a quick perusal shows the highest concentration of papers is from 1958 to 1964.”

Remezcla: This New Instagram Account Is a Tribute to Old School Latinx New York

Remezcla: This New Instagram Account Is a Tribute to Old School Latinx New York. “One photograph shows two Dominican women at a Brooklyn grocery store – where several Power Rangers balloons float over their heads – buying a cake for a relative’s graduation. Another highlights a Salvadoran couple – the woman tending to their baby, while the man holds a plate of food and a can – on graffiti-accented train. Or there’s the one where a well-accessorized Cuban woman – whose hair is styled to perfection in a high bun topped with pearls – holds a possibly sleepy baby on a couch. Apart, these images capture different aspects and milestones of these people’s lives. Together, though, they form a portrait of Latino New York. All of these snapshots are featured on Nuevayorkinos, a new Instagram account that aims document the diverse experiences of Latinxs who grew up in New York […]

North Country Public Radio: North Country at Work launches photo and story archive

North Country Public Radio: North Country at Work launches photo and story archive. “Have you ever seen a picture of a 600-pound sturgeon? How about an 1890s butter plant, or a mail boat making the rounds on Cranberry Lake? Those are the sorts of things you’ll find in our freshly launched North Country at Work website, a place built to explore the photos and stories we’ve been collecting from around the region for the last few years.” North Country in this case appears to be way way way upstate New York, not far from the Canadian border.