Michigan Archivists Present at Michigan Historic Preservation Network Conference As part of the 2014–2015 call to advocacy, several archivists in Michigan presented a session on Preserving the Archives of the Modernists at the 2015 Michigan Historic Preservation Network conference in Midland, Michigan, in mid-May. The conference celebrated modern architecture in Michigan. The focus of the session was sharing information on the wealth of architectural records resources in four Michigan repositories and how these records could help historic preservationists with their work. NEH Digital Project Offers Access to the History of Free People of Color in Louisiana “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” is a collaborative digital project funded by the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) that brings together and provides access to more than thirty thousand pages of family and personal papers, business records, and public documents from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries’ Special Collections, the Louisiana State Museum Historical Center, the Historical New Orleans Collection, Tulane University’s Louisiana Research Collection, and the New Orleans Public Library. LSU Libraries received the grant in 2013, and the site (http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/fpoc/) was launched in April 2015 as the grant concluded. Archives Help Inspire California State Senator’s Office California State Senator Bob Hertzberg’s District Director Barri Worth Girvan and staff recently contacted a variety of Southern California institutions, searching for various historical photographs, including those of author Upton Sinclair; the Los Angeles Aqueduct; William Mulholland, known for building the water system of Los Angeles; and the San Fernando Valley. Their goal is to create an inspiring, educational space for the senator’s constituents, staff, and interns in their new offices. Here, Hertzberg (left) and David Keller, archivist for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, shake on the loan of a Mulholland photograph from Metropolitan’s Historical Collection. The photo immediately behind Hertzberg and Keller depicts F.E. Weymouth, Mulholland, and W.P. Whitsett on a Metropolitan Directors’ inspection party and Mission Creek Wash, California, January 24, 1931.
Published by Society of American Archivists. View All Articles.
This page can be found at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/News+Briefs/2231051/266993/article.html.