The GRAMMY Foundation announced a $10,000 grant to support the preservation of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives' rich audio collections. The grant will fund the digital preservation of one-of-a-kind recordings of early LGBT activists dating back to the 1950s. The recordings capture the voices of early activists like Ivy Bottini, Morris Kight, and Phyllis Lyon as well as their views on topics ranging from military service, marriage equality, and the struggle for many basic legal protections taken for granted in our democracy. Keep reading for more details.
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The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project, recently highlighted the USC Libaries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Keep reading to learn more about the collection, publicly accessible through the USC Digital Library.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the USC Libraries are digitizing historic photos of 1920s and 1930s Los Angeles from the "Dick" Whittington Photography Collection. With the recent launch of the new USC Digital Library site, we'll be sharing images from the Whittington collection that reveal previously hidden aspects of Southern California's visual history. Keep reading to learn more about the project and see unexpected images of early 20th century Los Angeles.
The USC Libraries have launched a new version of the USC Digital Library, providing improved search and discovery tools to help the USC community integrate digital collections more easily into teaching, learning and research. Several recently digitized collections are available now, and more will come online throughout the remainder of 2012 and in early 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new USC Digital Library.
Author and historian D. J. Waldie recently highlighted the USC Digital Library in a post for KCET's SoCal Focus blog, writing that "it's easier than ever to take a long view of Los Angeles" thanks to services like the Digital Library.
With summer coming to a close, Curbed Los Angeles recently featured several historical photographs from the USC Digital Library showing Southern Californians enjoying the region's beaches. The photos come from the USC Libraries' California Historical Society and TICOR/Pierce collections. Check out the Curbed LA post, and then discover even more summertime photos by searching the USC Digital Library.
Victor Wellington Peters, USC’s oldest alumnus, died Aug. 12 at the age of 109. Peters graduated from USC's College of Liberal Arts in 1924 with a B.A. in fine arts. In 2006, Peters donated a collection of letters—now available through the USC Digital Library—that he wrote in Korea between 1928 and 1941. Keep reading to learn more about Peters' life.
The Los Angeles Times' L.A. Now blog recently featured a USC Digital Library photo of Magner White in a post about the San Diego Sun reporter's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of a 1923 solar eclipse. See the 1955 photo of White, part of the libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection, in the USC Digital Library. Also, don't miss this Los Angeles Examiner illustration of the 1923 eclipse, recently shared on the USC Libraries' Tumblr site.
Since 2002, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the USC Libraries have partnered with archives around the world to digitize more than 82,000 historical photographs by Christian missionaries and make them publicly available through the USC Digital Library. Now, two new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) totaling $305,000 will allow USC and partner archives to add an additional 20,000 images to the International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) database. NEH funding will also support development of video essays that bring IMPA collections together with scholarly analysis and digital storytelling methods. Keep reading to learn more about IMPA.
A recent post to AMC's blog for its Hell on Wheels television series referenced the USC Digital Library's Los Angeles Star Collection. As Mina Hochberg explains, a character in the period drama was based on Olive Oatman, a real-life historical figure whose story of abduction and captivity by Native Americans appeared in the April 19, 1856, Los Angeles Star. Keep reading to learn more about Oatman and the USC Digital Library's Los Angeles Star Collection.