Corsicana Daily Sun 10/12/03
Big end to huge museum project
With Union and Confederate soldiers re-enacting the Civil War as the
back-drop through the windows of the atrium, the opening ceremony of the
Pearce Collections began.
As the Pearce family gathered on the front row, Dr. Linda Timmerman, vice
president of Institutional Advancement for Navarro College, and executive
director of the Navarro College Foundation, issued an invitation to the large
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Saturday September 13, 2003
If your image of an archivist is someone shuffling piles of yellowing papers
around, think again. Stella Rimmington, the former head of MI5, trained as
an archivist. After the Hutton Inquiry, its mountain of documents will keep
several archivists busy cataloguing and evaluating items that may have a
value to posterity.
Louisville Courier Journal
Archivists prepare to collect, preserve O'Bannon history
Photos, papers among pieces to be sought
By RYAN LENZ
INDIANAPOLIS — Archivists were preparing to collect history even as
mourners filed past panels of photographs yesterday, during a day of
remembrance for the late Gov. Frank O'Bannon at the Statehouse.
In the weeks ahead, materials gathered for ceremonies to remember O'Bannon, including such items as newspaper clippings and campaign bumper stickers, will be collected to preserve the governor's legacy.
24 September 2003
Minister hails digitised public records availability
Miami Herald 9/29/03
Packers fans bid on pieces of Green Bay history
The Mercury News
Archivists and historians rush to save recall items
By Michael Falcone
NEW YORK TIMES
OAKLAND - For the 135 candidates running to replace Gov. Gray Davis,
$3,500 and 65 signatures got them a spot on the Oct. 7 recall ballot and a
place in California history.
Now with just more than a week before the election, their campaign
bumper stickers, buttons, Web sites and, in one case, thong underwear are
becoming treasured artifacts. Researchers, archivists and historians holed
up in museum offices and library basements across the state -- people who
normally think in terms of years, not days -- are scurrying to preserve the
stuff of this election.
The Daily Freeman
State honors Ulster program
By Teresa Masterson , Freeman staff 09/29/2003
KINGSTON - The Ulster County Clerk's Office's archive program has
won an award for excellence from the New York State Archives and the
Board of Regents.
Chrisitian Science Monitor 10/01/03
Electronic gain is loss for family scrapbooks
Genesis of this serpent's tale is
October 10, 2003
BY CATHLEEN FALSANI RELIGION WRITER
Hiding on a shelf deep in the archives of the Chicago Historical Society among some 20
million other antiquities and documents of historical significance is the oddest of treasures.
"Skin of Serpent."
Lansing State Journal 10/3/2003
History center offers insight into ancestors
Civil War event kicks off Family History Month
Franklin County Times
10-3-03 Ozbirn wins award for
Portland State Daily Vanguard 10/03/03
Edinburgh Evening News 10/03/03
It's Get Charter
A MISSING Royal Charter for Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary has been found during the flit from the city centre to Little France.
The Royal Charter awarded by George II in 1736 which gave the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary its name was feared lost forever.
Salem Statesman Journal
Historical society charts its new course
The organization will focus on its archives as a public resource.
October 4, 2003
If Marion County Historical Society was a ship, you wouldn’t say it has
foundered on the rocks or sunk; it just was headed in the wrong direction.
Star Tribune 10/05/03
Houston Chronicle 10/05/03
For decades, Ken and Louise Towery kept boxes of yellowed newspapers, old magazines and news reels
that documented the investigation that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1955.
Eventually, Ken Towery decided it was best to leave them in the very place where he exposed corruption
that rocked state government and forced major reforms of an important state board.
On Wednesday, Towery donated his personal collection of papers to the Texas General Land office
archives, where visitors and researchers will be able to trace the small-town reporter's investigation that
revealed a scam within the Veterans Land Board.
Sayre Evening Times 10/07/03
Bradford County Historical Society honors Cleary as 'Historian of the Year'
Whitman Sleuth Digs Up Gems in Pages of History
By Marc Fisher
Tuesday, October 7, 2003; Page B01
During business hours, you will find Martin Murray at the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, where he is an economist, studying live cattle futures and other agricultural
questions. But after 5 and on weekends, Murray leaves the ledgers behind and transforms
himself into an explorer of long-lost terrain, the too-forgotten world of Walt Whitman's
York Daily Record 10/0703
The present and future of the past
Forensics archive reveals its dark secrets
Sleuths and researchers invited for the first time into university’s
macabre 160-year-old hoard of gruesome murder investigations
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Posted on Sat, Oct. 04, 2003
Texas' Ransom Center a collection of cultural treasures
AUSTIN - The collection is as big as it is diverse.
Five million photographs, including the first one developed. One million
rare books, including the first Bible printed on the Gutenberg press. About
60,000 works of art, hundreds of reels of movie film and 36 million
Even Marlon Brando's little black book and the golf clubs of writer Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle are part of the collection at the Harry Ransom Center
Humanities Research Center.
Pierre Capital Journal
'Rich collection' highlighted - Archive collects, cares
for wealth of S.D. information
By MARY GALES ASKREN, Capital Journal Staff October 10, 2003
State archivist Chelle Somsen slips on cotton gloves before she opens a large portfolio
in the conservation laboratory at the Cultural Heritage Center. In the portfolio, aging
yellow pages are interspersed with white tissue paper.
"It's such a rich collection," Somsen is saying as she carefully leafs through the portfolio.
Charlotte Observer 9/15/03
Bill of Rights returns
N.C. copy may soon be back home where it belongs
North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights made its first public appearance
in more than a century last week in a federal courtroom in Raleigh. It was a
signal moment in a long-running drama about the document's location,
ownership, value and fate. Happily, it seems at last be headed home.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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