CNN: Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament

CNN: Internal documents Facebook has fought to keep private obtained by UK Parliament. “The British Parliament has obtained a set of internal Facebook documents the social media giant has fought for months to stop from being made public, according to Facebook and a lawyer involved in a suit against the company.”

New York Times: Louis Armstrong’s Life in Letters, Music and Art

New York Times: Louis Armstrong’s Life in Letters, Music and Art. “For his entire adult life, away from the spotlight, Armstrong amassed a huge trove of personal writings, recordings and artifacts. But until this month, you would have had to travel far into central Queens to find them. Now anyone can access them. Thanks to a $3 million grant from the Fund II Foundation — run by Robert F. Smith, the wealthiest African-American — the Louis Armstrong House Museum has digitized the entire collection he left behind and made it available to the public.”

Canadian Research Knowledge Network: Over 60 Million Pages of Digitized Canadian Documentary Heritage Soon To Be Available At No Charge

Canadian Research Knowledge Network: Over 60 Million Pages of Digitized Canadian Documentary Heritage Soon To Be Available At No Charge. “As of January 1, 2019, 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage will be available at no charge to users. The Canadiana collections are the largest online collections of early textual Canadiana in the world. The removal of the subscription paywall will allow unimpeded access to this unique historical content for researchers, students, faculty, and all users in Canada and around the world.”

WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later

WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later. “Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A new digital archive, called Voices of World War I, is helping to tell the personal stories of people from Connecticut who fought the ‘war to end all wars.'”

Emory University: Locate Samuel Beckett letters online in over 25 American literary archives

Emory University: Locate Samuel Beckett letters online in over 25 American literary archives. “Emory University announces the debut of The Location Register of the Letters of Samuel Beckett in American Public Archives, an open-access website listing the archival descriptions and locations of the letters of the Irish Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. Users can browse the Location Register by recipient, physical description, sender and recipient addresses, language, repository, collection and previous publication.”

New Online: Diarist Documents Eventful Times on the Confederate Home Front (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Diarist Documents Eventful Times on the Confederate Home Front. “‘A diary, faithfully kept in such eventful times as these, must be interesting to our own children,’ wrote Betty Herndon Maury on June 3, 1861, explaining her purpose in keeping a journal after Maury’s family chose to leave Washington, D.C., to cast its lot with the new Confederate States of America. By October 1861, Maury feared that she already had recorded so much that her diary would be ‘too voluminous’ for her daughter, Nannie Belle, to read later. Fortunately for posterity, Maury continued to write, recognizing that ‘these are such eventful times and there are so many interesting incidents that I do not know which to omit.’ Maury’s two-volume diary is now available online at the Library of Congress.”

New York Times: Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online

New York Times: Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers Are Now Online. “Before he took on the ‘bully pulpit’ as the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt lost his first wife and mother on the same day in 1884. Reflecting on their deaths, he turned to a page in his diary and wrote, “The light has gone out of my life.” That somber note and thousands of other intimate records from his life are now available in a digital archive compiled by the Library of Congress. “