Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

By Ashleigh D. Coren and Erin Durham. Society of American Archivists, Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources, 2019. Case No. 10 https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_10_Utilizing_University_Archives.pdf Reviewed by Rebecca Kuske, University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives and Area Research Center [PDF Full Text] Overview Ashleigh D. Coren, former Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland, College … Continue reading Utilizing University Archives to Teach Students the Complexities of Neutrality

Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit

https://toolkit.dobetterlabor.com/ Reviewed by Erin Passehl-Stoddart, University of Oregon [PDF Full Text] One of the most pressing issues raised within libraries, archives, and museums (LAM) in the last few years is ethical labor practices for contingent workers, including term-limited, grant-funded, and unpaid positions. One website that weaves together materials that explore issues and outcomes on LAM’s … Continue reading Collective Responsibility Labor Advocacy Toolkit

Memory Lab Network Resources

https://memorylabnetwork.github.io/resources.html Reviewed by Annie Tummino, Tomasz Gubernat, and Jeanie Pai, Queens College, City University of New York [PDF Full Text] Launched by the DC Public Library (DCPL) in 2017, the Memory Lab Network (MLN) is a digital preservation program designed to establish do-it-yourself digitization stations in public libraries nationwide. Each year, the MLN selects seven … Continue reading Memory Lab Network Resources

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=5/39.1/-94.58 Reviewed by Carli V. Lowe, San José State University [PDF Full Text] Mapping Inequality is a digital humanities project that allows users to explore the history of redlining in the United States through an aggregation of records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It uses the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation’s records, dating … Continue reading Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

Musical Passage

http://www.musicalpassage.org Reviewed by Christina Taylor Gibson, Processing Archivist, American Bandmasters' Association Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, College Park [PDF Full Text] For centuries, the silence surrounding colonialist encounters in the Americas has been deafening. From native and enslaved people alike colonizers collected instruments without bothering to learn … Continue reading Musical Passage

Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive

http://homosaurus.org/ and https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/%5B1%5D Reviewed by Brian Watson, Archivist-Historian, and Researcher at the Kinsey Institute Library [PDF Full Text] Homosaurus is a linked data vocabulary used as a controlled vocabulary on the Digital Transgender Archive. Despite this modern form, it has deep historical roots: it is based on the internal thesaurus of Netherland’s International Homo/Lesbian Information … Continue reading Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/digital-archive Reviewed by Jessica Ballard, Visiting Archives Resident, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [PDF Full Text] The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an online oral history portal dedicated to making accessible interviews and preserving histories of African Americans. Headquartered in Chicago, The HistoryMakers is a national nonprofit institution for education that creates curricula, produces oral histories, and … Continue reading The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters

http://tjrs.monticello.org/ Reviewed by Rivi Feinsilber, Simmons College [PDF Full Text] Providing users with accurate and authentic transcription of archival material is the mission of Monticello’s Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters project, the “online companion” to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series project that published Jefferson’s early nineteenth-century correspondence.[1] The digital project covers the span … Continue reading Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters

Explore Chicago Collections

http://explore.chicagocollections.org/ Reviewed by Matthew Strandmark, Education Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky [PDF Full Text] Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal and linked database to digital collections, finding aids, and online discovery resources from Chicago Collections Consortium members and their participating institutions. Participants include the Art Institute … Continue reading Explore Chicago Collections