Sometimes a collection comes in bit by bit over a period of years. Since 2010, the Chuck and Ardith Westie collection has been and is still arriving periodically. Here is a photo of Tressa and Anjali processing part of the collection. Bronwyn is also helping with the processing. Both Ardith and Chuck were CMU war years grads. Chuck taught at CMU in the College of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, 1956-1976. Chuck was a leader of the CMU faculty before the union existed. He also helped establish the Honors Program and the Museum. Ardith was very involved with CMU and the local community, especially Homecoming and Alumni activities and special anniversaries of CMU. Their WWII correspondence are at the Archives of Michigan.
This is my last post this week due to the impending MAC conference.
I found this interesting. BBCNews has a brief video of previously unseen censored photographs of the 1930s taken by professional photographers hired by the government during the Great Depression. If the photographers got off topic and shot images that did not restore hope or support helping farmers financially, the government censored the photographs by punching holes in the images so they could never be used again. The photographs could have been used for other purposes in the future. Punching them destroyed the chance of ever using them again for any purpose, except discussing censorship. Here's the link if you'd like to see them:
Images of unknown people found on Goodwill projector have led to the person who bought the projector asking for help identifying the people in the images. The images show mostly what appears to be an African American family in the 1950s, likely with military connections. See https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/us/goodwill-projector-photos-mystery-trnd/index.html for more information
Update: Due to national coverage, the family has contacted the woman who bought the projector! I'm glad for them that their family home movies were not lost. See https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/us/goodwill-projector-photos-owner-found-trnd/index.html