Category Archives: Archives

Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1

Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1 New corresponding Hitler postcard found Two days after the soldier Adolf Hitler wrote this postcard to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer telling him about avisit to the dentist, he wrote another … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Record Traces of 19th-Century Readers – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A lament for a dead child, written by her mother in pencil on the endpaper of an 1843 copy of The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans. A sewing needle, thread still attached, inserted in the back of an 1860 … Continue reading

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Center for Jewish History Offers Free “Ask the Experts” and “Behind the Scenes” Programs April 28 and 29 For National Preservation Week

The Center for Jewish History is pleased to announced its participation in the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services‘ Preservation Week from April 27 – May 3, 2014. This year we will be hosting a number of exciting events … Continue reading

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Daily What?! The NYPL Has George Washington’s 1757 Recipe for Beer | Untapped Cities

We just came across this find at the New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division. It’s George Washington’s “Recipe for Small Beer” from his 1757 notebook. Read more…   Related articles Mine, mine, mine! Marking Medieval Manuscripts, Then and Now … Continue reading

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Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts – Telegraph

A 1,600-year-old manuscript featuring the poems of Virgil is among the collection being digitised by the Vatican Apostolic Library with the help of a Japanese IT firm An illustration of the Dante’s Divina Commedia realized by artist Sandro Botticelli in … Continue reading

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This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Franz Helm’s illustrated manual on pyrotechnic weapons was around for more than four centuries before it went viral. When the German artillery expert wrote the manual, in the mid-1500s, he unwittingly created a piece of media ideally suited to the … Continue reading

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The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate | Seth Baum

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education. — Thomas … Continue reading

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