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What Happens When Discarded Archives Go Public

Some of the most poignant photographs in American history come from FSA photographers like Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange who traveled through depression-era country-side and documented the struggles of traveling farmers. Many of the photographs that were popular then are

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Crowdsourced Catalog: WomensActivism.nyc

WomensActivism.nyc is a crowdsourced digital archive highlighting the contributions of women throughout history. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, the archive was launched as a five-year celebration of women’s suffrage in the United States.

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FDR Library Launches Holocaust Project

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project, which will bring together Holocaust documents dispersed in various collections throughout its archive. The papers of Rudolph Vrba, who, at 19, escaped

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The Library of Congress released a history of card catalogs

The Library of Congress has released a book on the history of the card catalog, appropriately titled The Card Catalog. This Vox article talks about what the author, Constance Grady, learned from reading the book. She describes the earliest known catalog, the destruction

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