BusinessWire: Friends of Lincoln Collection Launches New Website (PRESS RELEASE). “Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc., has launched a new website serving as a gateway to thousands of digitized Lincoln era letters, photographs, newspapers, books and other items from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection. Also, it will soon post searchable archives from the 1,900+ issues of Lincoln Lore. First published in 1929, Lincoln Lore is a nationally recognized magazine for scholarly articles, interviews, book reviews, and announcements of local and national Lincoln-related programs and events. The resource, currently published four times a year, is intended for scholars, teachers and students of all ages.” I wasn’t going to confirm that the site was about Abraham Lincoln, but then I thought that SOMEBODY out there might think it was about Lincoln Logs… so yeah, this is about Abraham Lincoln.
NARA: Rare Home Movies Show FDR Walking . “reviously unseen and historically significant home movie footage of President Franklin Roosevelt walking at the 1935 White House Easter Egg Roll—made available by the National Archives and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum—offers a rare glimpse into the life of the former chief executive. Footage of President Roosevelt walking is uncommon. Filming or photographing his disability was highly restricted by the White House, and camera operators and news photographers complied with those restrictions. In addition, the film is believed to be the earliest existing motion picture footage of an Easter Egg Roll hosted by the Roosevelts.”
PR Newswire: “White House Experience” App Launches Today – Offers First Ever Tours of White House and President’s Neighborhood (PRESS RELEASE). “The White House Historical Association is pleased announce its new free mobile application for both iOS and Android which offers, for the first time ever, virtual educational tours of the White House and surrounding President’s Neighborhood. The app features three separate tour experiences for in-person visitors and those who want to learn about the White House from afar. The app also includes a Presidential Look-Alike feature that allows users to take a selfie to find out which president or first lady they most resemble based on portraits of presidents and first ladies in the White House collection.”
Library of Congress: Papers of President Woodrow Wilson Now Online . “The papers of President Woodrow Wilson, from his time in the White House and as a scholar and governor of New Jersey, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress 100 years after his presidency.”
Miami Herald: Do Trump’s tweets contaminate 9/11 trial? War court judge to decide.. “President Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks about military justice stirred a dramatic exchange in a hearing Thursday for the accused conspirators of the 9/11 attacks, with defense lawyers arguing that the commander-in-chief exerted unlawful influence. At issue are Trump’s remarks on Twitter and in person about the decision to give no prison time to Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl and to urge the death penalty on a man who had not yet been charged for driving a van through a New York City bike path, killing eight people.”
ProPublica: How You Can Keep Track of the Money Political Committees Spend at Trump Properties. “In our FEC Itemizer database, we’ve started tracking details on which committees spend money at Trump-owned properties and how much they spend. The data comes from expenditure reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission by the committees. The data will be updated monthly, and more often when, closer to the election, multiple filing days occur in a month.”
National Archives: New Group of JFK Assassination Documents Available to the Public. “In accordance with President Trump’s direction on October 26, 2017, the National Archives today posted 19,045 documents subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). Released documents are available for download. The versions released today were processed by agencies in accordance with the President’s direction that agency heads be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement.”