Thursday, March 23, 2017

SOA Annual Meeting 2017 - Keeping History Alive



SOA Annual Meeting 2017 - Keeping History Alive
Please plan to attend the Society of Ohio Archivists' Spring Conference on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43240.
  • Early bird meeting registration (ends May 1, 5 PM): $45 SOA members, $65 nonmembers, $30 students.
  • Regular meeting preregistration (May 2-May 12, 5 PM): $50 SOA members, $70 nonmembers, $35 students.
  • Onsite meeting registration (May 19): $60 SOA members, $80 nonmembers, $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, lunch cannot be guaranteed for those who register onsite.
  • Workshop preregistration (ends May 12, 5 PM): $20 SOA/OPC members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students. No onsite registration available for workshop. Limited to 20.
The meeting registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Coming soon: Register online/pdf version of the registration form will be available for those who do not wish to register online.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nixon and his trip to China

Here's some video of Pres. Nixon's first trip of an American president to communist China, opening the diplomatic relationship, political meetings, sharing culture, seeing the Great Wall. As many problems as he had and generated which hurt his historical record, his "extraordinary" level of international statesmanship remains his greatest accomplishment and keeps him from being ranked at the bottom of historical ranking in the list of US presidents. Read more about and see it here http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39342190http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39342190

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

largest Celtic coin/ jewelry hoard has been separated

I previously blogged about the e largest Celtic coin and jewelry hoard ever found in 2012 on the UK island of Jersey (think cows and cream) by amateur metal detectors who searched 30 years for it. It took three years to separate all the coins. Here is what researchers found. There are more than 68,000 coins. Researchers refer to the hoard as Catillon II. Besides the massive amount of coins, the hoard also included "gold neck torcs, glass beads, a leather purse and a bag with silver and gold decoration. Researchers estimate it was buried by French Celts known as the Coriosolitae around 30-50 B.C., around the time of Julius Caesar, likely as they fled a Roman invasion of the area." This was clearly a stunningly huge treasure for the period, as well as for today. Perhaps it was the combined wealth of multiple tribes or several very wealthy families. Valued at 10 million pounds in 2012, the island's government is going to vote on whether to pay to keep it on the island or sell it off. I hope they can keep it and create a museum. A virtual copy was made of the original hoard, found compacted together in a large mass.  Read and see  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-finish-separating-worlds-largest-celtic-coin-hoard-180961896/#eO3GU0AzdFZYHbjw.9

Monday, March 20, 2017

MAC is meeting in Omaha Neb April 5-8, 2017



The Schedule app for the MAC Annual Meeting is now available at https://macomaha2017.sched.com. Attendees have access to the interactive online schedule from your mobile device or computer. You can find friends from social media platforms, create your custom schedule, and more.

Also, please be aware of upcoming deadlines for tours that require advance registration. The deadline to sign-up for the tour of the Joslyn Art Museum is Thursday, March 16th. The deadline to order tickets for the Creighton vs. St. John's University baseball game is March 24th.

Thinking about signing up for a workshop? Sign up by 3/16 to guarantee your spot! All 3 MAC workshops still have spots open.

Are you a first time meeting attendee or new member? Are you an experienced member who would like to help other members? Sign-up for MAC Pals during the Annual Meeting! There is still time to volunteer by adding your interest in MAC Pals to your meeting registration or contacting us.

Visit https://midwestarc.memberclicks.net/2017-meeting to register and for more information about the MAC Annual Meeting including workshops and tours.

For more information about Omaha, visit the Local Arrangements Committee blog at https://mac2017blog.wordpress.com/ .

For questions or other concerns, please contact:

Mary Ellen Ducey
Cochair, Local Arrangements Committee
402-472-5076
mducey2@unl.edu

Friday, March 17, 2017

WH promised to stop repeating baseless lies of involvement of UK spy agencies in supposed wire tapping

"The White House has promised not to repeat allegations that a UK intelligence agency spied on US President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama, the British government said Friday." This doesn't mean, despite all the federal level denials that wire tapping did not occur, that the Trump administration will continue to blame someone or believe something happened. This is totally ridiculous and makes the Trump administration look like complete and total vindictive kindergarten bullies. Why doesn't someone with brains and professionalism who can understand how bad this looks now and how bad it will look and read in the historical record tell the administration to drop the topic? Read more about it here http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/gchq-trump-wiretap-denial/index.html 

St. Patrick's Day in the Clarke Historical Library's manuscripts collections

There is only 1 manuscript collection that documents a St. Patrick's day celebration-Aladdin Co. Addition has a home movie film of a Bay City, MI, St Pat's day parade, 1959. We do have a number of manuscript collections documenting Irish Americans, including:

Helen Collar Papers, 1907, 2006 6 cubic feet (in 11 boxes) documenting the Irish,in the history of Beaver Island

Catherine McGorlick Correspondence, 1856, in Ballygowans, Omagh County, Ireland,
who had emigrated to the US, about her husband and how hard life had been there

John B. Bruneel, Sr.'s Michael F. Martin Collection, 2011,  about Martin's life on Beaver Island and in Manistee, MI

John S. Archer collection, 2011, about the Irish American Archer family of Isabella Co., MI

Beaver Island, MI birth, marriage, and death records, 1871, 1891 documenting the Irish

(highly likely Irish) Grace M. Kelly Photographs and negatives, c. 1930, 2015, 2.25 cubic ft. (in 5 boxes) about a Catholic nurse in WWII and her Catholic family of Adrian, MI

Besides the manuscripts, there are some fun postcards in the Display Items collection. Here's a sample. Only one postcard in this group is dated- 1912.

There is only 1 manuscript collection that documents a St. Patrick's day celebration-Aladdin Co. Addition has a home movie film of a Bay City, MI, St Pat's day parade, 1959. We do have a number of manuscript collections documenting Irish Americans, including:

Helen Collar Papers, 1907, 2006 6 cubic feet (in 11 boxes) documenting the Irish,in the history of Beaver Island

Catherine McGorlick Correspondence, 1856, in Ballygowans, Omagh County, Ireland,

who had emigrated to the US, about her husband and how hard life had been there

John B. Bruneel, Sr.'s Michael F. Martin Collection, 2011,  about Martin's life on Beaver Island and in Manistee, MI

John S. Archer collection about the Irish American Archer family of Isabella Co., MI, 2011

Beaver Island, MI birth, marriage, and death records, 1871, 1891 documenting the Irish

(highly likely Irish) Grace M. Kelly Photographs and negatives, c. 1930, 2015, 2.25 cubic ft. (in 5 boxes) about a Catholic nurse in WWII and her Catholic family of Adrian, MI

Besides the manuscripts, there are some fun postcards in the Display Items collection. Here's a sample. Only one postcard in this group is dated- 1912.
Personified Irish people

Nostalgic images of Irish home inside a 4-leaf clover

Nostalgic images of Irish home sans clover

Other nostalgic images of Ireland

Irish songs, music, poetry, lyre featuring the Maid of Erin, the Maid across the sea, and the Last rose of summer.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

Records of 33 million US employees leaked/posted online

Records of 33 million US employees were "leaked" and posted online. The leaked/posted info included the names, titles, and contact info of employees including 100,000 US Department of Defense employees. The info was owned by Dun and Bradstreet which does not think that any info was leaked that would not be available on business cards. That is still a lot of data and the more important questions are who got the data and how? D&B did not report that the data was leaked/posted, a tech security person did. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39278637