Associated Press: Scientists decipher Marie Antoinette’s redacted love notes

Associated Press: Scientists decipher Marie Antoinette’s redacted love notes. ” ‘Not without you.’ ‘My dear friend.’ ‘You that I love.’ Marie Antoinette sent these expressions of affection — or more? — in letters to her close friend and rumored lover Axel von Fersen. Someone later used dark ink to scribble over the words, apparently to dampen the effusive, perhaps amorous, language. Scientists in France devised a new method to uncover the original writing, separating out the chemical composition of different inks used on historical documents.”

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation. “Professor Laura Isabel Serna is a cultural historian whose work has focused on media culture in Mexican immigrant communities within the United States and in Mexico, as well as their intersection with consumer culture and gender. She is an associate professor of history and cinema at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the author of Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture. The book is a historical account based on deep research in U.S. and Mexican archives of film culture in Mexico during the late 1910s and early 1920s. Serna recently spoke to USC News about her current focus: an oral history project about the experiences of Latinx communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

State Archives of North Carolina: Imaging Unit Digitizes Land Grant Microfilm for NC Historical Records Online

State Archives of North Carolina: Imaging Unit Digitizes Land Grant Microfilm for NC Historical Records Online. “The Imaging Unit has been hard at work digitizing microfilm of land grant loose documents for NC Historical Records Online, a nonprofit run website that provides public access to images of original records and other relevant information for North Carolina historical and genealogical research. The site has now met the half million mark for the number of images uploaded and available.”

‘Stories make us human’: Kennebunk museum catalogs how Mainers remember 9/11 attacks (Seacoastonline)

Seacoastonline: ‘Stories make us human’: Kennebunk museum catalogs how Mainers remember 9/11 attacks . “Each one of us who was alive and old enough on Sept. 11, 2001, has a personal story to tell about that moment in history, when terrorists hijacked planes, used them as missiles against symbols of American economic and military might, and dealt the nation one of its darkest and deadliest tragedies. In Kennebunk, many of those local personal stories are captured in the Brick Store Museum’s new online exhibit, ’20 Years Later: Community Memories of 9/11.’”

Arizona State University: Essays explore altered social experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic

Arizona State University: Essays explore altered social experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The collection explores the multitude of ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in every aspect. As people around the world try to navigate challenges and revelations that have unfolded in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the faculty involved in the project say it is still crucial to consider the societal impact at large, and what it will mean down the line.”

Firstpost: Online exhibition archives oral histories of the Kolis, degradation of Mumbai’s coastal ecology

Firstpost: Online exhibition archives oral histories of the Kolis, degradation of Mumbai’s coastal ecology. “Through generations, the Kolis have observed firsthand how the ecology has been disturbed, and given how closely intertwined their lives are with nature, have had to adapt to these changes. All this is evident in their photos, displayed at the online exhibition Through the Eyes of the Kolis: A Reflection of Mumbai’s Past, Present, and Future, created by the experimental think tank Bombay61 Studio, with The Heritage Lab and Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic (MMM).”

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website

Korea Times: Hong Kong historians capture horrors of World War II in new website . “Historian Kwong Chi-man wants Hongkongers to remember the horrors of war, and one particularly painful episode from the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941 stands out. Nurses running an orphanage in Fanling in the New Territories were raped and brutalized when Japanese soldiers arrived on December 8 and overran the place.”

‘Really moving’: Digital collection chronicles COVID-19 response at San Juan Regional Medical Center (Farmington Daily News)

Farmington Daily News: ‘Really moving’: Digital collection chronicles COVID-19 response at San Juan Regional Medical Center. “The marketing department at the San Juan Regional Medical Center didn’t necessarily set out to create a comprehensive record of the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic when it began chronicling the efforts of caregivers to battle the virus, president and CEO Jeff Bourgeois says. But a year and a half later, that seems to be what the hospital wound up with.”

Northeastern Illinois University: Gutiérrez Congressional digital archive at NEIU Libraries is now available for viewing

Northeastern Illinois University: Gutiérrez Congressional digital archive at NEIU Libraries is now available for viewing. “When U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez chose not to seek reelection in 2018, he donated his Congressional archives to Northeastern Illinois University. The Luis V. Gutiérrez Congressional Archives, which contain 41 linear feet of documents, awards, letters and other paraphernalia, is now available for online viewing.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Two New Digital Collections Provide Genealogical Coverage to Underrepresented East Central Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia: Two New Digital Collections Provide Genealogical Coverage to Underrepresented East Central Georgia. “As recipients of a service grant awarded earlier in 2021, the Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library System has worked in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia to release court records dating back to the 1700s and funeral home records from the mid-twentieth century available online.”

The Conversation: Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries

The Conversation: Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries. “An immense trove of the most important royal historical material for decades has quietly been released in the United Kingdom. These are the diaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina, from the 1920s until 1968…. But the release of this material doesn’t just shed light on the royal family. It again highlights the significant barriers to accessing our history; specifically, the claimed ‘convention of royal secrecy’ that imposes strict secrecy over royal communications across the Commonwealth nations.”

Vail Daily: History Colorado to award locals for work in preserving Alfred Borah photos and journals from 1882 to 1917

Vail Daily: History Colorado to award locals for work in preserving Alfred Borah photos and journals from 1882 to 1917. “The journals of Brush Creek settler Alfred Borah, brother of famed Theodore Roosevelt hunting guide Jake Borah, are now searchable and available to the public thanks to a project from the Eagle County Historical Society and the Eagle Valley Library District.”

Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans

Yonhap News Agency: Int’l forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans . “The 2021 World Congress of Korean War Veterans and History Teachers began at a Washington hotel with some 60 history teachers from the United States taking part in in-person meetings. The annual event is hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs…. the KWLF has set up a free digital library, called the Korean War Memory Bank, that offers some 1,500 interviews with Korean War veterans conducted by the foundation.” It’s on the KWLF web site.