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

The Bauhaus

http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/special-collections/the-bauhaus Reviewed by Margot Note, Consultant  [PDF Full Text] 2019 will mark the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the influential German school of art and design. Founded by architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus encouraged collaborations across creative disciplines and sought to bridge the divide between high and low culture, using design to improve … Continue reading The Bauhaus

Richard Pryor’s Peoria

Originally posted on 2016-04-27 http://www.becomingrichardpryor.com Reviewed by Emily Vinson, University of Houston [PDF Full Text] Created by Scott Saul, in collaboration with The Spatial History Project at Stanford University[1] and the University of California, Berkeley’s D-Lab,[2] Richard Pryor’s Peoria (RPP) serves as the digital companion to Saul’s biography Becoming Richard Pryor.[3] Building on the extensive … Continue reading Richard Pryor’s Peoria

Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Originally posted on 2015-07-09 http://www.qajarwomen.org, accessed February 16, 2015. Reviewed by Sean McConnell, Archivist, Rosenberg Library [PDF Full Text] Digitization gives archivists the opportunity to showcase rare and oftentimes overlooked collections and provides researchers access at the click of a button. Such unprecedented access is proving to be a boon for historians, students, and those … Continue reading Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Bexar Archives Online

Originally posted on 2015-04-20 http://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/bexar/index.php, Accessed October 24, 2014. Reviewed by Rosemary K. J. Davis, Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist Archives and Special Collections, Frost Library, Amherst College [PDF Full Text] The Bexar Archives Online is a digital archive that collects historical documents pertaining to the Spanish and Mexican cultures existing in Texas from 1717–1805. … Continue reading Bexar Archives Online