Lancaster Online: Introducing the James Buchanan Presidential Library (The Scribbler)

Lancaster Online: Introducing the James Buchanan Presidential Library (The Scribbler) . “The library is a collection of materials at LancasterHistory, Dickinson College (Buchanan’s alma mater), the Library of Congress, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Penn State University. LancasterHistory’s materials — letters, personal and political papers, and ephemera associated with Buchanan — now are centralized… thanks to LancasterHistory’s initiative and a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.”

Grand Forks Herald: Roosevelt library group reaches $100M fundraising goal behind Walton, Burgum donations

Grand Forks Herald: Roosevelt library group reaches $100M fundraising goal behind Walton, Burgum donations. “The group behind the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library feels its financial position is as strong as a bull moose. The project planned for Medora is one step closer to becoming a reality after the library foundation announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, it has reached a goal of raising $100 million in private donations before the end of the year.”

How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets (Brookings Institution)

Brookings Institution: How Trump impacts harmful Twitter speech: A case study in three tweets. “Here, we examine three recent tweets from the president and whether his tweets have a similarly negative impact on the quality of other online speech. These three tweets offer a case study in how elite speech online can impact the incidence of harmful speech.”

CNET: Judge orders DOJ to determine intent of Trump’s tweets ‘declassifying’ Russia docs

CNET: Judge orders DOJ to determine intent of Trump’s tweets ‘declassifying’ Russia docs. “A federal judge wants to know more about what President Donald Trump meant when he tweeted that he’d ‘fully authorized the total declassification’ of documents related to the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US elections, according to media reports.”

RiverBender: New Look For Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Website

RiverBender: New Look For Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Website. “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new website that makes information easier to find, gives a better sense of what visiting is like and offers a blog and a searchable collection of Lincoln quotes.”

National Archives: National Archives Launches Presidential Library Explorer

National Archives: National Archives Launches Presidential Library Explorer . “Researchers now have a new pathway into millions of digitized records across the National Archives’ 14 Presidential Libraries. The Presidential Library Explorer, launched this month, provides a more efficient way for visitors to search through records in the libraries’ holdings.”

New Online: Digital Edition of the William Howard Taft Papers (HistoryHUB)

HistoryHUB: New Online: Digital Edition of the William Howard Taft Papers. “The papers of William Howard Taft (1857-1930), twenty-seventh president of the United States and tenth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, consist of approximately 676,000 documents (785,977 images), which have been digitized from 658 reels of previously reproduced microfilm. Held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, these papers constitute the largest collection of original Taft documents in the world. The collection contains family papers, personal and official correspondence, presidential and judicial files, speeches and addresses, legal files and notebooks, business and estate papers, engagement calendars, guest lists, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs dating from 1784 to 1973, with the bulk of the material dated 1880-1930.”

Unredacted: New Digital National Security Archive Collection Publishes Thousands of Declassified Nixon and Ford President’s Daily Briefs

Unredacted: New Digital National Security Archive Collection Publishes Thousands of Declassified Nixon and Ford President’s Daily Briefs. “The National Security Archive, with our partners at the scholarly publisher ProQuest, is publishing a new collection of declassified President’s Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the Nixon and Ford administrations. The collection, The President’s Daily Brief: Nixon, Ford, and the CIA, 1969-1977, offers researchers an unparalleled look into daily intelligence briefings provided to the White House by the CIA from 1969 to 1977.”

Alexandria Living: Ford’s Theatre Offers Lincoln Assassination Online Programming

Alexandria Living: Ford’s Theatre Offers Lincoln Assassination Online Programming. “History buffs and others will want to take note of some interesting programming coming available this week. Ford’s Theatre will begin live streaming digital programming Tuesday and throughout April to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.”

WEAU: White House Historical Association launches educational resources to help students working at home

WEAU: White House Historical Association launches educational resources to help students working at home. “[Senior Vice President at the White House Historical Association Colleen] Shogan said the online lessons are geared for kids anywhere from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade with history lessons, pictures, videos and assignments. They can learn why some puppies born at the White House were called pupniks or find out which President’s daughter hosted the first and only high school prom at the White House.”

New Online Resource: War Powers and Presidential Practice (Just Security)

Just Security: New Online Resource: War Powers and Presidential Practice. “Today we are excited to announce the release of the War Powers Resolution Reporting Project, a product of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. ([Tess] Bridgeman is the project’s lead author and researcher; [Rachel] Goldbrenner is the executive director of the Reiss Center.) Intended for use by policymakers, legislators, scholars, journalists and the general public, the Project is an expansive new resource that analyzes the war powers reporting practice of every president in the 45 years since the WPR was enacted. It sheds light on how presidents use U.S. armed forces abroad and relationships between the president and Congress on matters of war and peace.”

Western Illinois University: WIU Archives Announces Online Abraham Lincoln Collection

Western Illinois University: WIU Archives Announces Online Abraham Lincoln Collection. “In celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the Western Illinois University Archives announces its online Abraham Lincoln Collection. Last year, Julia Thompson of the Malpass Digitization Department, approached Archives staff about putting some of its rare books online for patrons.”

Fordham Law News: Fordham Law’s Watergate Archive Is a Treasure Trove for Scholars

Fordham Law News: Fordham Law’s Watergate Archive Is a Treasure Trove for Scholars. “A new section of Fordham Law’s Twenty-Fifth Amendment Archive explores the amendment’s first uses during the Watergate era, when it was twice invoked to fill vacancies in the vice presidency—and may have played a critical role in President Richard Nixon’s resignation. The archive’s Watergate section expands the online repository that has enhanced public understanding and scholarly analysis of the amendment over the last several years.”

Engadget: NIST preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans (updated)

Engadget: NIST preserve JFK assassination bullets with 3D scans (updated). “The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination was last month. Early next year, you’ll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3D images of the projectiles to its online catalog.”

Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes VII, VIII, IX, Arms Control; National Security Policy; Foreign Economic Policy Microfiche Supplement (US Department of State)

US Department of State: Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes VII, VIII, IX, Arms Control; National Security Policy; Foreign Economic Policy Microfiche Supplement . “From 1993 to 1998, the Foreign Relations series published 13 microfiche supplements that included images of additional documents expanding upon issues addressed in corresponding print volumes in the Eisenhower and Kennedy subseries, which could not be printed due to space limitations. As an addition to the Office of the Historian’s digital archive of the entire Foreign Relations back catalog, the Office is digitizing the text from the microfiche images of these supplements and enriching it to create a full text searchable digital edition and ebooks.”