New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women

New York Daily News: NYC archive paying tribute to thousands of famous and everyday women. “For every Dolly Parton, Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey on New York City’s Women Activism website there is an Emma Eford, a Lulu Fazio or a Dawn Cutler whose stories are just as important and inspiring. Eford didn’t launch her own TV network or win a Grammy, but she did dedicate her life to helping orphans and wayward girls. ‘Now the women and men in my family help children in foster care,’ Eford’s granddaughter Darlene Lewis wrote on the website. ‘I am a therapeutic foster parent because my grandmother’s love for children was passed on to me.'”

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.”

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission: LPC Releases Story Map Highlighting 50 Years of Designations Associated with NYC’s Abolitionist History

From last month, but I just found out about it now. From the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission: LPC Releases Story Map Highlighting 50 Years of Designations Associated with NYC’s Abolitionist History. “New York City played an important role in the effort to abolish slavery nationwide, and to assist those seeking to escape it. In observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America, LPC wanted to bring greater awareness to the city’s abolitionist history by telling the story through designated landmarks that embody it. Through narrative text, images, maps, and multimedia content, the public can learn the important history behind these buildings.”

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE)

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE). “Women and the Vote NYS announces that a new initiative, timed to coincide with the 19th Amendment Centennial, is being launched to develop a mobile-friendly online database with interactive map of gravesites across New York State of the suffragists who worked tirelessly to bring about women’s right to vote.”

Columbia University: Gems from the new Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive

Columbia University Libraries: Gems from the new Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive. “The updated Carnegie Corporation of New York finding aid, along with the newly released Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive is a breath of fresh air. The Corporation, founded in 1911, has been granting projects within its mission for over 100 years. The records are vast and touch on many different subjects, people, and institutions. These materials will appeal to researchers in just about any field of study, but especially genealogy, philanthropy, the history of education, social science, international peace and security, and democracy.”