Wyoming State Library: Explore State’s History With Wyoming Places Online Exhibits. “The Wyoming Places website now hosts three in-depth digital exhibits on the topics of Heart Mountain WWII Internment Camp, Wyoming’s Statehood Celebration, and WWII Prisoner of War (POW) Camps in Wyoming. The latter is new to the collection, while the other exhibits have been revamped for visitors.”
RG 242: Target Dossiers Pertaining to the British Isles, 1938-1945 Now Fully Digitized! (National Archives Blog)
National Archives Blog: RG 242: Target Dossiers Pertaining to the British Isles, 1938-1945 Now Fully Digitized!. “The records in this series are a subset of RG 242: National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675-1958. The dossiers, which are aerial photographs and maps of German identified bombing targets, are arranged by country and, thereunder, by location.”
NextShark: History professor makes surprisingly cute discovery on lost roll of film labeled ‘The Philippines 1942’
NextShark: History professor makes surprisingly cute discovery on lost roll of film labeled ‘The Philippines 1942’. “‘While working in our archives, I found an old metal box. Inside was a long-forgotten roll of silent 8mm film marked “The Philippines 1942,”‘ Schnakenberg tweeted. ‘Excited at possibly discovering lost WWII footage, I sent it to specialists for care and digitization.’ Schnakenberg received the digitized footage on Jan. 6. In the black-and-white film, puppies are seen playing with one another, tugging on a Filipino broom called a walis tambo and digging in the ground.”
NBC News: Biden signs law to help preserve Japanese American WWII incarceration camps. “The legislation, spearheaded by Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, would reauthorize funds that help preserve the sites in which tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were detained, including Manzanar in California and Rohwer in Arkansas.”
BBC: Coventry photographer’s archive saved from a skip catalogued by volunteers. “Thousands of photographs taken by Coventry photographer Arthur Cooper from the 1940s up to the 1960s have been digitized and released online by Coventry University. The archive, in the form of thousands of glass negatives, was found dumped on a Coventry street and returned to publishing company Mirrorpix.”
New Resource: Worldwide Holocaust Memorial Monuments digital database is launched (Jewish Heritage Europe)
Thanks to Diane R. for the heads-up! Jewish Heritage Europe: New Resource: Worldwide Holocaust Memorial Monuments digital database is launched. “The new database – still in a developmental stage – has been created to collect and preserve digital documentation about Holocaust memorial monuments worldwide, including standardized mapping, photography, description, and historical research. It also includes a growing bibliography on Holocaust and memorial monuments.”
ERR: Estonia establishing database of World War II refugees. “An estimated 80,000 Estonians fled the country during World War II and the Institute of Historical Memory is now establishing a database to enable further research. It is also seeking people’s help.” The database is available and has a little bit of information, but it’s very early days for this project.
Auburn University: Auburn research project allowing world to see inside USS Drum submarine like never before
Auburn University: Auburn research project allowing world to see inside USS Drum submarine like never before. “[Junshan] Liu, [Danielle] Willkens and their team used 360-degree cameras and Lidar scanners to capture images of the interior of the eight-compartment submarine and put together a highly interactive virtual tour accessible to anyone and everyone through the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park’s website.”
Fold3 Blog: New Collection of Military Notices from the London Gazette!. “We are pleased to announce a new collection of UK records on Fold3®. The UK, London Gazette WWII Military Notices 1939-1945 contains 1.3 million indexed records for service members found in the Military Notice sections or supplements of the London Gazette newspaper.”
USC Shoah Foundation: Public Launch of the New Visual History Archive. “Join us on campus or on Zoom for the public launch of USC Shoah Foundation’s new Visual History Archive (VHA) platform. With advanced new search functions and robust project management tools, the new VHA enables scholars, researchers and educators to connect with the 55,000 testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors and witnesses in a way that has never been possible until now.” November 9th, virtual and in-person. Admission is free but you have to register.
Naked Security: Women in Cryptology – USPS celebrates WW2 codebreakers. “The US Postal Service just issued a commemorative stamp to remember the service of some 11,000 women cryptologists during World War 2. Like their Bletchley Park counterparts in the UK, these wartime heros didn’t finish the war with any sort of hero’s welcome back into civilian life. Indeed, they got no public recognition at all for the amazing physical and intellectual effort they put into decrypting and decoding enemy intelligence.”
USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site. “Eighty-one years ago today Nazi soldiers and their collaborators committed one of the largest single massacres of the Holocaust with the murder of close to 33,000 Jews in the Babyn Yar ravine in Ukraine. The site of the atrocity on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv is now a memorial that people anywhere can visit with a new Virtual IWalk released by USC Shoah Foundation earlier this year.”