The major news this week was the death of Osama bin Laden, we link to the Newseum’s newspaper front page archive to examine reactions around the world (see also the front pages from September 12, 2011). In other news, a recent study finds National History Day students outperforming their peers, EDSITEment has a number of new items on their site for May, and the Webby awards recognize the sites of a number of history related organizations. We link to three archives links: an online Nazi-era records database, the papers of environmental activist Ellen Stern Harris, and comic-strip archivist Bill Blackbeard. Finally, read more about Drew Gilpin Faust presenting the 2011 Jefferson Lecture, consider how to help history majors find a job, see what an artist thinks the White House interior looked like from 1792 to 1902, learn about preserving camps and artifacts from African American "contraband," or refugees, from the Civil War, judge Zotero vs. Endnote, and just for fun vote on the best facial hair from the Civil War.
Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Kathleen Sheldon
The University of Florida Libraries Digital Collections has established a Digital Military Newspaper Library.
Article By: David Darlington
While traditional newspapers may not be the way of the future, they were definitely the way of the past. Here on AHA Today we’ve profiled a number of sites that feature digitized newspapers. Today, we round up some of those past posts and reconnect you to those resources. Know of other online digitized newspapers? Let us know in the comments.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of National Women’s History Month and the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. The New York Times
has thousands of articles, editorials, and letters documenting both advocates of and opponents to the women’s suffrage movement. The HerStory Scrapbook makes accessible pieces from the New York Times
during “the final four years of the women’s suffrage campaign.”
Article By: Jessica Pritchard
The staff at Google have now posted information about the status of the newspapers obtained from the Paper of Record. As we reported last month, a number of members were deeply distressed after these materials were taken off line and they could not find out about their status.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
The digital archive called “Paper of Record”—a significant repository of old newspapers from around the world—disappeared in late January, leaving many historians without a critical tool for their research.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
Yesterday the Official Google Blog announced the launch of Google’s newspaper digitization project, a new initiative meant to digitize millions of newspapers and make them available online. While Google’s newspaper digitization project is definitely newsworthy, there are already similar resources available online. Read on to revisit some online newspaper sites AHA Today has covered in the past.
While the physical Newseum
, the interactive museum of news, is yet to open in D.C., its web site is very much up and running. One of the features available there may be of interest to historians and curious news junkies alike...