Library, Information, and Technology Services

Day of Digital Archives

Oct 06, 2011 by Janet Ewing

 

Day of Digital Archives, October 6, celebrates and raises awareness of the work of archivists, digital humanists, librarians, programmers, and anyone else who creates, makes accessible, or manages digital archives. What is a digital archive?

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Digital Collections: Historic British Newspapers

Sep 29, 2011 by Mary Stettner


Have you ever been instructed to find primary resources for a paper or other research project? Primary sources are usually first-hand accounts of events and experiences and can greatly enhance your research and understanding of a topic. When searching for primary sources we often think of letters, diaries, and interviews. However, another good (and often overlooked) primary source is contemporary newspaper articles. We now have online the full contents of The Illustrated London News (1842-2003) and The Times of London (1785-1985), two major British newspapers covering the cultural, political, social and economic life of Great Britain and the British Empire.

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Women's History Month 2009

Mar 06, 2009 by Leigh Mantle


Celebrate
Women's History Month!  Here are a few resources for learning about
some extraordinary women, including our own Mary Lyon. 

National Women's History Project 2009 theme, Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet and the 2009 List of Honorees

Mary Lyon on the Web from the Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications and the Mount Holyoke College Digital Resources from Archives & Special Collections.

National Women's Hall of Fame with information on the 2009 inductees.  

Sophia Smith Collection: Women's History Archives from Smith College

Women: Historical Resources from the National Archives Library Information Center with information on African American Women, Politics and Women, Women's Suffrage, and Women in the Military

Women's History Month and American Women: A Guide to Their History from the Library of Congress

Women Watch from the United Nations with information about International Women's Day on March 8th. This year's theme is Women and Men United to End Violence Against Women and Girls.





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Discovering American Women's History Online

Mar 06, 2009 by Leigh Mantle

A new online resource, Discovering American Women's History Online, provides access to digital collections of
primary
sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the
history of women in the United States. These diverse collections
range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to
Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings
from the late 20th century.

Of course, the Mount Holyoke Digital Collections Online and the Five College Archives Digital Access Project are included.  Check them out for some great images, such as...

 Mary Lyon Hall and the Old Library1897-1904, Students Studying in Williston Library 1929, and Checking the Card Catalog 1955

 
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