Richmond Times Dispatch 10/05/03
Historians rap park service
Failure to protect artifacts assailed
BY ANDREW PETKOFSKY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
The Jamestown artifacts swamped by Hurricane Isabel may be
priceless, but the cost of restoring them - with federal tax money -
is estimated at a staggering $11 million.
St. Helena Star
Star archives to be stored at library
Thursday, October 16, 2003
By David Ryan
In what looks like a shed at the end of an alleyway between the Star Building and
Keller's Market, a wooden door armored with white corrugated metal leads to a
scene professional archivists might shake their heads at.
Wooden shelves hold aging bound volumes of the St. Helena Star in no particular
order, and until the recent sale of the paper led to a clearing of the backroom,
some century-old volumes sat intertwined in piles of unnecessaries.
A dollarless deal struck between the St. Helena Library and Napa Valley
Publishing, Inc., the paper's owner, is about to change that.
Casino City times 10/22/03
UNLV Archivists Entrusted
With Harrah's Documents
Stars and Stripes
Misawa historian records Iraq war
By Jennifer H. Svan, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Wednesday, October 22, 2003
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Tech.
Sgt. Clifford Sibley, historian for the
35th Fighter Wing here, spent more
than five months this year documenting
history — as it unfolded.
Nixon Library Sounds Hill on His Records
By Judy Sarasohn
Thursday, October 23, 2003; Page A29
When it comes to former President Richard M. Nixon's White House records, nothing's easy.
There was the 20 years of litigation between the government and Nixon and his estate over custody of the
records, culminating in 2000 when the government agreed to pay $18 million for the tapes and papers
that it seized after his resignation in 1974. By law, which allowed the seizure to prevent him from
destroying materials related to the Watergate scandal, the records remained at the National Archives
facility in College Park. The Nixon family and the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation
would like the records at the presidential library in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Internet site reveals wills of influential and famous Scots
ELEANOR COWIE October 23 2003
THE final wills and testaments of some of Scotland's most famous and influential
figures are now available online for the first time.
Every will and testament written in Scotland from 1500 to 1901 is featured on a
website, including the wills of Rob Roy, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, and
James Young Simpson, the pioneer of anaesthesia.
The Scottish Archive Network (Scan), which took four years to complete, contains a
total of 500,000 legal documents.
Friday, October 24, 2003
A victory for oral history
CSUF president will allocate $150,000 to help preserve nationally known collection.
By MARLA JO FISHER
The Orange County Register
FULLERTON – The president of California State University, Fullerton, has agreed
to help save the university's nationally known oral-history collection from being
destroyed by tape disintegration and other problems.
The collection includes 3,000 oral interviews with witnesses to history and Orange
County pioneers. It is most famous for its collection on the young Richard Nixon.
The Ithaca Journal 10/25/03
Pieces of the Past: How to archive treasured photos
Fort Worth Star Telegram 10/26/03
A thousand pictures of Arlington history
The Idaho Statesman 10/27/03
Boise synagogue gives up old secret
Time capsule has lain hidden and unsuspected since 1895
Cornell Daily Sun 10/27/03
Newest History Book
Anchorage Daily News 10/26/03
Leaning toward Drama
'Fanciful' new library finally gives UAA a center of focus
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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