Grants for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History

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June 9, 2021

Digital Resources in English by the Center for Urban History

The Center for Urban History in partnership with Ukrainian Institute produced a series of translations of the Center’s materials into English. Therefore, the materials are now more accessible for the international community, both academic, and broader audiences, for anyone interested in the region’s history. Welcome to use and share!

Pennsylvania and the 1918-1919 Pandemic

Hi all,

Sharing a project that may be of interest.  Library staff who are working remotely during the pandemic have been monitoring reports published in Pennsylvania newspapers about the 1918 pandemic .  Each week a half-dozen articles are selected reflecting the experiences of Pennsylvanians - not just about the pandemic but other issues of the day.   Articles selected for the week of Oct. 6-12 include notices of school closings, discussions of women's suffrage, prohibition, and advice to wear a gas mask  and avoid crowds to ward off the rising influenza threat!

A Guide to Jewish Cemetery Preservation in Western Ukraine

"This website provides information and guidance to assist leaders, activists, and volunteers in the care and rehabilitation of Jewish cemeteries in western Ukraine. Included here are “best practices” (processes, methods, tools), plus a collection of resources (texts, websites, videos) relevant to the work, selected case studies of local and other cemetery projects, and links to independent organizations working to document Jewish cemeteries in the region.

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