A big infrastructure project that we’ve been working on for a long time has come to fruition: the publication and display of A/V materials through Finding Aids. Our first collection is now available: the Pride and Progress/The Right Stuff series of the Gay Cable Network Archives from Fales Library. Pride and Progress is described as “a half hour of news, community affairs, health reports, and sports documenting the pride and progress of gay men and women nationally.” The Right Stuff spotlights “gay talent, events, and happenings for and about the gay community.” Making these materials available online has been a multi-step process and has involved the following individuals: Melitte Buchman, Esha Datta, Laura Henze, Flannon Jackson, Carol Kassel, Alberto Ortiz Flores, Ekaterina Pechekhonova, Joseph Pawletko, Rasan Rasch, Eric Stedfeld, and Sally Vermaaten. Special thanks to curator Brent Phillips for his input and patience.
Now that the new Ancient World Digital Library site is live, we are working to add new content as quickly as ISAW is delivering it to us. The latest effort along those lines is a series of books from the American Society of Papyrologists. Please read ISAW’s description of this important collection. We’ll be adding more books from this provider, along with other collections, on a regular basis.
Now online: a collection of labor posters from Tamiment. The Tamiment Library Poster Collection consists of items published between 1904 and 1991, that relate to left-radicalism, progressive movements, labor unions, and counter-culture in the United States, and in over thirty other countries.
Camp Kinderland was founded on Sylvan Lake in Hopewell Junction, NY in 1923 by members of the Workmen’s Circle who worked in the organization’s New York City schools. The camp’s founders sought to create a summer youth camp that would not only provide a recreational escape for the children of working people from the tenements of New York City, but also one whose culture would encourage and foster a commitment to socially progressive activism and the embracing of a rich Jewish secular tradition. DLTS digitized the photographic materials for this collection, which were glass negatives. The digitization process was complex and interesting, and the results are beautiful.