Tag: digitization projects

Kennedy Family Collection Nitrate Negatives: A Centennial Digitization Initiative

  by Nicola Mantzaris, Photographic Metadata Cataloger As part of the Centennial Digitization Initiative to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, archivists have begun a large-scale project to preserve and make accessible nitrate photographic negatives from the Kennedy Family Collection. With generous grant funding from the Fund II Foundation, the project…

“The Business of Every Citizen”: President John F. Kennedy Stumps for Democratic Candidates in 1962

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger In the last few months leading up to the midterm elections in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made several campaign trips in support of Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the eastern and midwestern United States. We are pleased to announce that all images in the…

Mapping John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Presidential Campaign with Historypin

  by Nicola Mantzaris, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger As the 2016 election season gains momentum and we commemorate the fifty-sixth anniversary of the announcement of John F. Kennedy’s candidacy for President of the United States, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Historypin invite you to answer the question: “Did John F. Kennedy visit…

Digitization of Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s Trip to Italy

  by Laura Kintz, Graduate Student Intern (UMass Boston) We are pleased to announce that all White House Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Italy in July of 1963 are now digitized in full. They are accessible online through the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s digital archives.     The 92…

Digitization of Photographs from President John F. Kennedy’s Funeral

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger We are pleased to announce that all White House Photographs from the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy are now digitized in full. These photographs capture a time of great significance and grief in our nation’s history, and they (together with the photos from the…

Papers of H. Bentley Hahn: The Man Who Invented the 5-Digit ZIP Code

  by Lauren Wallace, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are pleased to announce that the H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers is now fully digitized and available on our website. The digitization of the H. Bentley Hahn Personal Papers was part of my final capstone internship for my Masters degree in Library and Information…

Grabaciones de audio del director del USIA Edward R. Murrow digitalizados y disponibles en la red

  por Bill Bjelf, archivero digital asistente por las colecciones audiovisuales traducción por David Castillo, Interna en la Biblioteca Presidencial John F. Kennedy (See English translation here.) Se ha digitalizado una serie de grabaciones del United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection del Kennedy Library y se puede accederlas en nuestro archivo digital. Los Director…

USIA Director Edward R. Murrow Audio Recordings Digitized and Available Online

  by Bill Bjelf, Assistant Digital Archivist for Audiovisual Collections (Ver traducción española aquí.) A series of materials from the Kennedy Library’s United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection has been digitized and made available in the Library’s digital archives. The Director Edward R. Murrow Recordings, 1961-1965, contains audio recordings of speeches and other public…

Newly Digitized: Civil Rights Materials from the Burke Marshall Personal Papers

  by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) ‘In times of great struggle and conflict in the South,’ Congressman [John] Lewis said, ‘during the freedom rides of 1961, when young people were being beaten by angry mobs in Montgomery and when fire hoses and dogs were being turned on people in Birmingham, people…

“We Come as Good Neighbors”: Presidential Visit to Mexico, June 29–July 1, 1962

  (Ver traducción española aquí.) The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has teamed up with the National Archives Communications Office to extend its social media reach to Spanish-speaking audiences. As chance would have it, a Kennedy Library intern was in the midst of cataloging President and Mrs. Kennedy’s 1962 trip to Mexico when NARA announced…

“Venimos como Buenos Vecinos”: La Visita Presidencial a Mexico, Junio 29–Julio 1 de 1962

  (See English translation here.) La Biblioteca Presidencial John F. Kennedy se ha unido a la Oficina de Comunicaciones de los Archivos Nacionales para extender su alcance de medios de comunicación social para el público de habla hispana. Tal parece que de casualidad, nuestra interna de la Biblioteca Kennedy, estaba en medio de la catalogación…

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

  by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) By 1963 most states in this country had integrated businesses, schools, and public spaces, but integration proved much more difficult in southern states where policies and attitudes were still highly discriminatory. On June 11, 1963, the day two African American students were admitted to the…

Now Fully Digitized: The White House Staff Files of Lee C. White

  by Tricia Patterson, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are happy to report that the White House Staff Files of Lee C. White is now fully digitized and available on our website. Lee Calvin White was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 1, 1923. He remained in Nebraska to earn both his bachelor’s…

New Digital Collection: White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox

  by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections The White House Staff Files of Sanford L. Fox is one of the more interesting collections at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and it’s also the most recent addition to our digital collections. Sanford Fox came to work in the White House in 1952,…

An Experiment in Processing and Digitizing at the Same Time: The Personal Papers of Margaret Ronayne Hahn

  by Stephanie Mokszychi, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, collections are frequently processed years before digital images and related metadata are available online. Typically, multiple archivists handle materials as they move through the processing, cataloging, and digitization steps. In a trial experiment, I was responsible for all…

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Five Hemingway Scrapbooks Digitized and Available Online for the First Time

  by Jessica Green and Tiffany Link, Graduate Student Interns (Simmons College and Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Grace Hall Hemingway created and annotated five scrapbooks to document her son Ernest’s first eighteen years of life, long before he became a Nobel Prize-winning author. These unique scrapbooks include countless photographs of the Hemingway family and…

Newly Digitized Material: Subject Series of the National Security Files

  by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections The National Security Files (NSF) is one of the most popular collections requested by researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. A rich collection, the NSF is a sub-file of the Presidential Papers of John F. Kennedy and the working files of McGeorge Bundy,…

New Digital Collection: White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford

  by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections One of the more recent collections from the holdings of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to be fully accessible in the digital archives is the White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford. Mr. Wofford worked as an assistant to Senator John F. Kennedy and…

Creating a Digital Collection: The John L. Saltonstall Papers

  by Jane Silva, Graduate Student Intern (UMass Boston) As a graduate student in the History Department’s Archives track at the University of Massachusetts Boston, I was required to complete a 120 hour internship at an archival institution to gain practical experience in the Archives field. At first I thought there was nothing I could…

Digitization at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library: The James W. Wine Personal Papers

  by Timothy Bowen, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) As a soon-to-be graduate of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science with a focus in Archives, I was recently required to complete a 130-hour internship meant to strengthen the skills I learned throughout the program. When Digital Archivist Erica Boudreau approached…