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Infamous Hippie’s Documents to be Archived and Exhibited

The University of Austin Texas recently acquired a collection of papers, letters, and other documents belonging to the late Abbie Hoffman. Hoffman was an unofficial leader of the counterculture movement during the 1960s and 70s in the United States. He

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Posted in Archives, Cataloging, Museums, Preservation

Plants and Whatnot: Multiplayer Inventory Organization in Minecraft

Over the last couple weeks, my boyfriend and I have been playing Minecraft together. For readers unfamiliar with the game, it is a combination survival/sandbox style video game. You must survive in a hostile world, and everything must be sourced

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Posted in Born Digital, Classification, Knowledge Structures

What Should an Archivist Save?

The New York Times published an article a few weeks ago posing the question, “what should an artist save?”. This question relates to the future of an artist’s personal documents, objects and ephemera. It seems as though unknowingly, artists are

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Robert Morgenthau Donates Great-Grandfather’s Diary to Jewish Archive

    As a person of Jewish heritage, I found this particular story very interesting because of how similar the story of Robert Morgenthau’s ( former District Attorney for NYC) ancestral history has been to mine. My great-grandparents also emigrated

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Posted in Archives, Books, Knowledge and Truth, Libraries, Preservation, Uncategorized

Lou Reed’s Archives Acquired by NYPL

      Musician and Artist, Lou Reed passed away in 2013, leaving an immense amount of material behind to his wife, Laurie Anderson.  With no instructions whatsoever of how to archive, where to archive, and who to involve, Anderson

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