Category Archives: Archives in the News

Archives in the News

Binghamton University Blog: University’s Mascot Lineup Throughout the Years

Posted by Samantha Schoenfeld on March 23, 2017 For nearly seventeen years, Binghamton students have been filled with Bearcat pride. Today students can attend basketball games with a guarantee of seeing Baxter and the BU Zoo. However, if you attended … Continue reading

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Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made

Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium — through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic. Thanks to the University of California-Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive, you can now download or stream a digital collection … Continue reading

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How 18-year-old engineering students saved U of T’s rarest books

Group of students came up with fix for dampness seeping through library walls By Kate McGillivray, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 7:38 AM ET             Yewon Son … Continue reading

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New Dead Sea Scroll Discovered

Archeologists in Israel discovered a 12th cave they believe once housed the Dead Sea Scrolls after finding historical artifacts proving they had been stored there. If they are right, it would be the latest “scroll cave” discovered in over 60 … Continue reading

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Centuries of New York History Prepare for a Move

Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing cityare headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers. On the upper floors of the grand courthouse, above the Corinthian columns chiseled … Continue reading

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Check your attics for possible treasures! Long lost photographs of the Titanic indicate a coal fire may have helped sink the ship.

Coal Fire, Not Just Iceberg, Doomed the Titanic, a Journalist Claims By Dan Bilefsky  January 3, 2017 The Titanic leaving Southampton, England, on its ill-fated voyage on April 10, 1912.  Credit  Southampton City Council, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — … Continue reading

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Hidebound: the Grisly Invention of Parchment

While most of the Old World was writing on papyrus, bamboo, and silk, Europe carved its own gruesome path through the history books. To an ancient Egyptian of the third century BCE, the rolls of papyrus on which the country … Continue reading

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National Digital Newspaper Program Now to Include Newspapers from the Earliest Days of America’s Founding

Gazette of the U.S., National Gazette & National Intelligencer Among Early Papers Now Included in Chronicling America from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress Want to read how an 18th-century newspaper covered the inauguration of … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Year Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Finding Frankenstein: On the trail of a monster across Europe By John Malathronas, for CNN  June 20, 2016 Castle Frankenstein – Two centuries after author Mary Shelley conceived “Frankenstein,” its gothic echoes can still be found across Europe. Castle Frankenstein … Continue reading

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Happy International Archives Day!

June 9th is International Archives Day! At the International Congress in Vienna in 2004, the 2000 participants adopted a resolution requesting the United Nations to create an International Archives Day. Some countries had already decided to have a national archives … Continue reading

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