Hernando Colon's lost library catalog


The Guardian has just released a story concerning the discovery of Hernando Colón's long-lost catalogue, the Libro de los Epítomes in the Arnamagnæan Collection in Denmark.  The 2,000 page manuscript had been in the library of Árni Magnússon who had left  his collection to the University of Copenhagen library as a bequest on his death in 1730.

U.S. Food Administration WWI Press Releases online

The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the recently-completed digitization effort to place all of the World War I-period press releases issued by the U.S. Food Administration online. The U.S. Food Administration--North Carolina office kept copies of the complete set (with minor gaps for some press releases that were not retained at the time of the war) of the press releases, which provide the Food Administration's rules, advice, and announcements of wartime programs.

how to work with your archivists


a long and helpful blog post on "How can you help archivists to help you? Reference service from our side of the desk"

from the Peel Region Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in Ontario can be found at


here is an excerpt:

Available for online access: the digitization project of the Wiener Library

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Nazi Era and the Holocaust, at Tel-Aviv University, is pleased to launch the "Wiener TAU Online Archive:” a digitization project that gives worldwide free access to thousands of documents kept in the library’s archive. 

OAH Amplified Initiative - Now Available on the H-Net Commons

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Dear H-SHEAR Readers: Last year H-Net partnered with OAH to conduct interviews with historians and record panel sessions at the organization's annual conference.  This project deepened H-Net's longstanding service to scholarly organizations through conference reports, special sessions, and recordings that bring timely research and teaching materials to distant audiences unable to attend.  The OAH initiative includes materials relevant to


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