International Archives Week, June 3-9

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Did you know that June 3rd-9th is International Archives Week?! This year’s International Archives Week theme is Designing the Archive.

We are very excited and we will be sharing our project via the IDNA . To learn more about IDNA, see this page: https://idnaproject.org/

We have a lot of images in our collection of Nevada papers via Chronicling America and we will be choosing a few to highlight for celebration of International Archives Week, culminating in International Archives Day on 9 June 2019.

For further reading: International Council on Archives  &   IDNA Blog

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15 MILLION pages celebration!

Today we celebrate a new milestone, Chronicling America now offers access to OVER 15 MILLION pages! This is amazing news!

We are celebrating in a number of ways: 

1-  Celebrating 15 million via social media #ChronAmParty ! Visit our facebook or Twitter to see our contributions! To see all of the #ChronAmParty on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/15millionpages 

2-  Launch of Chronicling America Data Visualizations!!!

–> See Nevada Temporal Coverage Click on Nevada – we have 50,496 issues ! 

3- Blogs of great interest – highlighting the 15 million milestone!
Headlines and Heroes: Newspapers, comics, and more fine print   

and  The Signal 

ENJOY!!!!

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status update!

April 3:
Our Sample Batch is being reviewed at the Library of Congress! 
If and when the reel meets the technical and quality requirements, we will announce it to all of you! sample reel

Until then, we are collating the batches. As you can see, we are moving along nicely. We will announce any and all updates!

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A rare treat!

A rare treat!

We love digitizing historic papers for Chronicling America! We work with microfilm reels and never handle original papers. However, yesterday we had a rare surprise– Dr. Peter Michel (Chair of our Advisory Board) was conducting research and came across a picture of the Goldfield News staff from 1905, and he brought over the actual newspaper to us! (Goldfield News, Annual Edition, 1905)

WOW! What a treat!

We had to share with all of you – we photo’d the paper and zoomed in parts to share!

It really is amazing people came to this desert and built a life, I cannot imagine the challenges they faced! We are so grateful they documented so many experiences and we get to enjoy them today.

Enjoy the pictures and have a great weekend! If you wish to browse more of the Goldfield News, we have 1904 through 1910 digitized online at Chronicling America here!

(We will also put these photos on the website’s “Nevada History” section under “Goldfield”)

Thanks, Dr. Michel!