National Archives: New National Archives Catalog Debuts

National Archives: New National Archives Catalog Debuts. ” A new, modernized National Archives Catalog launched online today. The new Catalog’s focus on scalability will allow the agency to reach its goal to get 500 million digitized pages in the Catalog by September 2026. The fully redesigned online public access Catalog makes accessing the agency’s holdings more intuitive for the user and improves the search experience by generating faster results.”

WAMC: Ft. Ticonderoga acquires major collection as it prepares for 250th anniversary of American Revolution

WAMC: Ft. Ticonderoga acquires major collection as it prepares for 250th anniversary of American Revolution . “Fort Ticonderoga has acquired a private collection of more than 3,000 objects, including over 200 rare firearms, as the historical site prepares to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American War for Independence.”

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) announces the launch of the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. The new comprehensive search platform is designed to help family historians and genealogists search for their ancestors and for scholars and students to research various topics found in over 1.7 million pages of Freedmen’s Bureau records.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: What I learned about antisemitism from a remarkable new archive about Jewish Civil War soldiers

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: What I learned about antisemitism from a remarkable new archive about Jewish Civil War soldiers . “[Max] Glass was not the only Jewish soldier to be cruelly mistreated when serving in the Union Army. But as the new Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the Civil War demonstrates, his experience was far from typical. I explored the Shapell Roster while working on my new book, on the experience of Jewish soldiers in the Union army. What I learned from the vast collection of documents and data was that indifference, benign curiosity and comradeship appear to have been much more common than conflict for the majority of Jewish soldiers in the Union army.”

Yale Library: New voices added to Yale Library’s collection of music oral histories

I thought I must have indexed this but I can’t find it anywhere so, new-to-me: New voices added to Yale Library’s collection of music oral histories. “The recordings will add the voices of two more gospel artists to [Oral History of American Music]’s growing collection, Major Figures in American Music. The collection now contains more than 1,400 recorded interviews, dating from 1970 to the present day, with noted composers and musicians.”

EurekAlert: RRCHNM receives funding for project aimed at digitally preserving Civil War graffiti houses

EurekAlert: RRCHNM receives funding for project aimed at digitally preserving Civil War graffiti houses. “The purpose of this grant is to support the planning for the creation of a digital archive of the unique Civil War graffiti covering the walls of two historic house museums in Virginia—Historic Blenheim (Fairfax) and the Graffiti House (Brandy Station)—and for the planning of the expansion of this effort to several of the other Civil War graffiti sites in the greater Northern Virginia region.”

Current: GBH launches U.S. History Collection as resource for educators

Current: GBH launches U.S. History Collection as resource for educators. “GBH in Boston is rolling out a new collection of free-to-use digital multimedia resources to help middle and high school educators teach American history. The U.S. History Collection, accessible through PBS LearningMedia, spans pre-colonial history to the present and draws on public television’s extensive archive of documentaries.”

Northeastern University School of Law: 1,000 Racial Homicides Investigated in Unprecedented Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive

Northeastern University School of Law: 1,000 Racial Homicides Investigated in Unprecedented Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive. “The Archive brings together evidence demonstrating the extensive scale and scope of killings between 1930 and 1954 in the Jim Crow South. Many of the 1,000 cases of anti-Black killings were mishandled by local police and prosecutors or went unreported until investigated by Northeastern students in law and journalism and their faculty. Built on open-source architecture, the Archive offers users the opportunity to learn about how violence affected people’s lives, defined legal rights and shaped politics during the Jim Crow era.”

Tricycle: A New Monument Addresses the Erasure of Japanese American Incarceration

Tricycle: A New Monument Addresses the Erasure of Japanese American Incarceration . “At the heart of the Irei Monument is the first comprehensive and accurate list of over 125,000 names of every person of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during World War II. Now, the list will be shared with the public through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as monument (慰霊帳 Ireichō), an online archive as monument (慰霊蔵 Ireizō), and light sculptures as monument (慰霊碑 Ireihi).”

State of Kentucky: New Discover KY Archaeology Website Profiles Archaeological Sites and Research Across the Commonwealth

State of Kentucky: New Discover KY Archaeology Website Profiles Archaeological Sites and Research Across the Commonwealth. ” A new website highlighting more than 100 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites across 64 counties has been launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).”

Brown University: Brown Library publishes five new volumes in the “Race & … in America” digital book series

Brown University: Brown Library publishes five new volumes in the “Race & … in America” digital book series . “Open access publication expands series delving into comparative perspectives on the roots and effects of racism in the U.S…. As an open access publication, the digital series provides enduring, barrier-free access to knowledge, and has been developed with universal design principles for equitable use by all persons, including those with disabilities.”

Digital Library of Georgia: The Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With A New Look And Fifteen Years Of Updated Content

Digital Library of Georgia: The Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With A New Look And Fifteen Years Of Updated Content. “This project brings together more than 200 libraries, archives, and museums to provide free online access to historical materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. These collaborative partnerships are the bedrock of this national project.”

Library of Congress: What’s new online at the Library of Congress – Summer 2022

Library of Congress: What’s new online at the Library of Congress – Summer 2022. “The Manuscript Division has recently released the Shippen Family Papers, a collection of 6,500 items (15,666 images) digitized from 15 reels of previously produced microfilm, which document this wealthy and powerful group of Philadelphians connected by blood and marriage who reached the height of their influence in the mid-eighteenth century…. The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve collection consists of interviews and photographs by Mary Hufford and Tom Tankersley in December 1985 for the American Folklife Center…”