Call for Applicants: 2015 ALI The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for twenty-five innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory, and attitude. The 2015 application is now open; details about the application process and the characteristics of the ideal ALI participant can be found at www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org. Applications will close on November 30, 2014. Institute of Jazz Studies Opens Women in Jazz Collections The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University recently processed the collections of five prominent women in jazz and has opened them to the public. The new collections highlight the lives of Ella Fitzgerald, America’s “First Lady of Song”; singer and “vocalese” pioneer Annie Ross; blues singer Victoria Spivey; Wilma Dobie, a pioneering promoter, journalist, and jazz activist; and Abbey Lincoln, best known as one of jazz’s leading song stylists. Work on the collections was underwritten by a two-year grant by the Council of Library and Information Resources. The project’s portal is available at http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/WomenInJazz /index.html. UIC Library Opens Archives of Historic Commodity Exchanges Chicago’s commodities exchanges were the first in the United States—and heralded the city’s arrival as a commercial center. Records of two of these exchanges—the Chicago Board of Trade and the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange—are now available for research in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The collections document the exchanges’ history, officers and members, operations, rules and regulations, and statistics. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, rulebooks, reports, legal papers, press clips, and publications, as well as photographs and blueprints of the iconic Chicago Board of Trade Building. National Film Preservation Foundation Grant Supports Emerson College Emerson College preserved three films from 16mm to DVD with support from a $5,300 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Produced in 1955, 1960, and 1966, the films, which are each under ten minutes long, document the opening of the Robbins Speech, Language, and Hearing Center and the Thayer Lindsley Nursery located within the center. Both are clinical training facilities for Emerson students—providing evaluation and treatment for children and adults with speech, language, and hearing needs and educational programs for family members and caregivers. With no copies outside of Emerson College, the films provide a historical record of some of the early treatments and technologies available for speech and hearing therapy.
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