Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Publishes Online 10 Comics Featuring Trailblazing Women Artists

Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Publishes Online 10 Comics Featuring Trailblazing Women Artists. “The Smithsonian American Art Museum has published online a second set of 10 short comics each celebrating a woman artist with artwork represented in the museum’s permanent collection…. Inspired by graphic novels and web comics, these short takes on artists’ lives were drawn by 10 student-illustrators from the Ringling College of Art and Design.”

Artnet: A.I.R. Gallery Broke Barriers by Showing Women and Nonbinary Artists. Now the Collective’s Story Is Finally Being Told

Artnet: A.I.R. Gallery Broke Barriers by Showing Women and Nonbinary Artists. Now the Collective’s Story Is Finally Being Told. “Today marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Artists in Residence, Inc. (A.I.R. Gallery), the first nonprofit artist-run cooperative gallery for women artists in the United States. In recognition of that milestone, the organization is launching a new digital archive and exhibition that covers the first half of its history.”

Astana Times: Women of Kazakhstan Virtual Museum Celebrates Overlooked Kazakh Women in Arts and Culture

Astana Times: Women of Kazakhstan Virtual Museum Celebrates Overlooked Kazakh Women in Arts and Culture. “The Women of Kazakhstan project is the first virtual museum exploring the history and accomplishments of Kazakh women undertaken as part of an effort to broaden the picture of women’s important, yet historically overlooked roles in driving the cultural and historical changes in Kazakhstan.”

British Library: Hildegard-go!

British Library: Hildegard-go! “Thanks to generous funding from Joanna and Graham Barker, the British Library is digitising many of its manuscripts, rolls and charters connected with women from Britain and across Europe, and made between 1100 and 1600. We have some great news to report: the first batch of ten manuscript volumes is now available to view online.”

Triumph and frustration: Database documents the history of Canadian women film directors (University of Toronto)

University of Toronto: Triumph and frustration: Database documents the history of Canadian women film directors. “Until recently, few resources existed to tell the story of Canadian women who make movies – and those that did exist were hard to find. Margaret Fulford, a librarian at the University of Toronto’s University College, set out to correct that. A lifelong film buff and feminist, Fulford was inspired to create such a resource after attending a 1980s festival showcasing women’s films. Much later, she decided to devote her first year-long research leave to create a database of Canadian women filmmakers.”

The Bend Bulletin: The Hen Party helped these women gain independence decades before the liberation movement

The Bend Bulletin: The Hen Party helped these women gain independence decades before the liberation movement. “From its start in the 1930s, the Hen Party was an early and localized precursor to the women’s rights movement that would sweep the nation 30 years later. Now, nearly 50 years after [Jean] Birnie’s death, her three adopted grandchildren — sisters Melissa Over, 68; Sharon Mascia, 78; and Sally Flury-Deitchler, 77 — want to make the Hen Party archive public. Their biological grandmother, a friend of Birnie’s, passed away before the sisters were born, and Birnie — whose only child died at a young age from a horseback-riding accident — unofficially became part of their family.”

IOL (South Africa): ‘Voices of Women Museum’ opens online

IOL (South Africa): ‘Voices of Women Museum’ opens online. ” The ‘Voices of Women Museum’ is now virtual and will be launched on Friday…. Developed as a concept in 2012, the museum has a substantial collection of about 3 000 women’s narratives and story cloths.” You’ll have to give the site a minute to load, but it’s worth the wait. One of the more polished virtual spaces I’ve visited, well done.

The Violin Channel: Tureck Bach Research Institute Finds New Home at Interlochen Center for the Arts

The Violin Channel: Tureck Bach Research Institute Finds New Home at Interlochen Center for the Arts. “Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts will now house Rosalyn Tureck’s eight decades of work — including manuscripts of essays, books, correspondence, as well as recordings of her live performances, lectures, and masterclasses. Most notable are her research and performances of Bach’s music.”

University of Illinois Chicago: Online library collection celebrates Hull-House on anniversary of founder’s death

University of Illinois Chicago: Online library collection celebrates Hull-House on anniversary of founder’s death. “To help commemorate the life of Jane Addams on the 87th anniversary of the Nobel Laureate’s death, the University of Illinois Chicago Library has released digitized yearbooks and annual reports from the settlement house she co-founded. The collection is now available online to students, researchers and the public. Addams, who died on May 21, 1935, co-founded Chicago’s Hull-House with her partner, Ellen Gates Starr, in 1889. The home on the densely populated Chicago’s Near West Side was the first settlement house in the United States that offered social services to the communities. These services included legal aid, an employment office, child care, crafting and domestic skills training.”

5 News: Arkansas People’s History Project launches online Women’s Project Exhibit

I missed the launch of this resource in February. 5 News: Arkansas People’s History Project launches online Women’s Project Exhibit. “The Arkansas People’s History Project (APHP) launched The Women’s Project exhibit on its website Thursday, Feb. 3. The exhibit explores the early history of a multiracial network of women that tackled racism, sexism, homophobia and economic injustice across rural and urban Arkansas in the 1980s and 1990s.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Savannah’s pioneer female landscape architect Clermont Lee transformed our public spaces. Now you can see her drawings online

Digital Library of Georgia: Savannah’s pioneer female landscape architect Clermont Lee transformed our public spaces. Now you can see her drawings online. “Drawings by Georgia’s first female landscape architect Clermont Lee are now publicly available online thanks to a collaboration between the Georgia Historical Society and the Digital Library of Georgia. From 1940 through the mid-1980s, she made landscape designs for clients in Savannah, Georgia, and throughout the Southeast.”

Outlook Traveller: The Lost Heer Project is an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s colonial history through the eyes of its women

Outlook Traveller: The Lost Heer Project is an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s colonial history through the eyes of its women . “In 2014, Harleen Singh, a Delhi-born Toronto-based engineer, spent four months in India interviewing witnesses of the 1947 partition. Over the next three years of collection of these testimonies, Singh, who belongs to a family of Partition refugees, realised the lack of female perspective in our mainstream narratives. This was the starting point for The Lost Heer Project (TLHP), an Instagram collective that aims to understand Punjab’s history through the eyes of women.”

University of Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection

University of Vermont Libraries: Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection. “Silver Special Collections is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, Diaries. The collection provides access to more than thirty digitized and transcribed Vermont diaries from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with three-fourths of the diaries authored by women.”

KSMU: Antique letters and memoir, clinched at auction, reveal heroine’s determination after the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

KSMU: Antique letters and memoir, clinched at auction, reveal heroine’s determination after the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. “Mary Whitney Phelps, who was born in 1812 and who died in 1878, is one of Missouri’s Union female heroes of the Civil War, according to the Springfield-Greene County Library District. Rather than flee with other prominent Unionists after the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, she stayed behind in Springfield to oversee General Nathaniel Lyon’s burial and to care for the wounded soldiers left behind during the retreat. Phelps’s letters and memoir are available for public viewing through the library district’s digital collection.”

Google Blog: Surfacing women in science with the Smithsonian

Google Blog: Surfacing women in science with the Smithsonian. “…today we are thrilled to announce a new phase in our long-term collaboration between the Smithsonian and Google Arts & Culture. Together, we’ve developed new machine learning tools for use by curators at the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative as we dive into the institution’s archives to help uncover and highlight the many roles women have played in science over more than 174 years of history.”