Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea

For more than 70 years, the location of the remains of the wartime Japanese prime minister had been a puzzle. Now, documents reveal that U.S. forces secretly scattered his ashes into the Pacific Ocean.

#archives-and-records, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #hideki-tojo, #japan, #united-states-army, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Museum to Create a National Archives of Game Show History

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., will house the archives, which it hopes will include set pieces, audience tickets, press photos and other memorabilia.

#archives-and-records, #contests-and-prizes, #jennings-ken, #jeopardy-tv-program, #museums, #rochester-ny, #strong-national-museum-of-play-rochester-ny, #the-price-is-right-tv-program, #trebek-alex, #white-vanna

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What Happens to Philip Roth’s Legacy Now?

His single authorized biography is mired in controversy. Scholars say it shouldn’t be the last word, but they are struggling for access to his vast and in some cases inaccessible private archives.

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Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #firearms, #giffords-advocacy-group, #giffords-gabrielle, #gun-control, #justice-department, #lapierre-wayne, #manchin-joe-iii, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Citizen Kane’ Is No ‘Paddington 2,’ Says Rotten Tomatoes

After an 80-year-old pan resurfaced, the website Rotten Tomatoes recalculated and found that only 99 percent of critics had praised “Citizen Kane.”

#archives-and-records, #citizen-kane-movie, #consumer-reviews, #crowther-bosley-1905-81, #movies, #paddington-2-movie, #rottentomatoes-com, #welles-orson

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Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives

The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

#archives-and-records, #cape-town-south-africa, #colleges-and-universities, #fires-and-firefighters, #south-africa

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

The first round of funding for the year totals $24 million and will support 225 projects across the country.

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Cambodians Demand Apology for Khmer Rouge Images With Smiling Faces

An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.

#archives-and-records, #cambodia, #khmer-rouge, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #museums, #phnom-penh-cambodia, #pol-pot, #political-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Yahoo Answers Is Shutting Down

People used Yahoo Answers to ask weird questions, seek help and make jokes. But the service offered “real human reaction, for better or for worse,” one longtime observer said.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #mcelroy-justin, #yahoo-inc

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Philip Roth Was His Own Favorite Subject. What’s Left for a Biographer?

One of the great chroniclers of America’s literary lives takes on the author who fought to control his own story.

#archives-and-records, #atlas-james, #bailey-blake, #book-trade-and-publishing, #cheever-john, #content-type-personal-profile, #nadel-ira-b, #writing-and-writers

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New Technique Unfolds Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters

M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.

#archives-and-records, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #europe, #france, #letters, #mary-queen-of-scots, #nature-communications-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 2 Recap: A Family Torn Apart

Seven months after the shocking discovery of Woody Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, he was accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #apropos-of-nothing-book, #archives-and-records, #connecticut, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-moses, #home-box-office, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television

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Salvaged From 1941 Shipwreck, Letters Reveal Wartime Love and Sacrifice

For over 70 years, the letters lay undisturbed in the wreckage of the S.S. Gairsoppa, sheltered from the ravages of ocean currents by well-positioned mail bags. Now, conservators are piecing together these undelivered messages from the past.

#archives-and-records, #letters, #postal-museum, #salvage, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Auction House Suspends Sale of 19th-Century Jewish Burial Records

The records of a Jewish community in Romania that was almost annihilated during the Holocaust are viewed as essential to reconstructing its history.

#archives-and-records, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #auctions, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #brooklyn-nyc, #cluj-napoca-romania, #eastern-europe, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kestenbaumco, #manuscripts, #oradea-romania, #romania, #world-jewish-restitution-organization

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Presidents’ Day Auction Offers Lincoln’s Hair and Other Oddities

The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.

#archives-and-records, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #lincoln-mary-todd, #lincoln-robert-todd, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #presidentsday, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-martha-1731-1802

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When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #inaugurations, #instagram-inc, #presidential-transition-us, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”

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What We Found in Robert Caro’s Yellowed Files

The author of “The Power Broker” and a multivolume biography of L.B.J. is giving awed archivists — and New York — access to more than 50 years of research.

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The Record Keepers’ Rave

Every month, the archival institutions of this nation unleash tiny particles of the past in a frenzy of online revelry.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #libraries-and-librarians, #national-archives-and-records-administration

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The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty

The history of the Royal Academy of Dance, outlined at an exhibition in London, is synonymous with the history of ballet in Britain.

#archives-and-records, #dancing, #espinosa-edouard, #fitzpatrick-eleanor-librarian, #fonteyn-margot, #genee-adeline, #great-britain, #idzikowski-stanislas, #karsavina-tamara, #london-england, #london-coliseum, #museums, #nureyev-rudolf, #photography, #pritchard-jane-curator, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-academy-of-dance, #royal-ballet, #victoria-and-albert-museum

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Old Letters, Photos and Recipes Brighten Smaller Thanksgivings

As Americans splinter into isolated Thanksgivings, some are taking the opportunity to examine their pasts.

#archives-and-records, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The ‘Detective Work’ Behind a War Novel

Maaza Mengiste spent years on “The Shadow King,” not only writing but also learning Italian, living in Rome and amassing an archive of historical photography that informed her book.

#archives-and-records, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethiopia, #italy, #man-booker-prize, #mengiste-maaza, #photography, #research, #the-shadow-king-book, #writing-and-writers

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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A Brief History of Questionable Parenting Advice

Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.

#archives-and-records, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #parenting

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The Improbable, Slightly Surreal Plan to Save Fashion’s Printed Matter

The new International Library for Fashion Research in Oslo, the brainchild of a fashion odd couple, has very big ambitions.

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The First Photos of Enslaved People Raise Many Questions About the Ethics of Viewing

“To Make Their Own Way in the World” convenes a group of scholars of slavery, American history, memory, photography and science to tell a complex story.

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How Richard Nixon Became an Accidental Archivist

When the son of David Frost went looking for missing tapes of his father’s interview show, he found many of them in an unlikely place.

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New York Public Library Acquires Choreographer Trisha Brown’s Archive

The New York Public Library has acquired Brown’s archive, including 1,200 videotapes that provide an invaluable record of her creative process.

#archives-and-records, #brown-trisha, #brown-trisha-dance-co, #culture-arts, #dancing, #new-york-public-library, #new-york-public-library-for-the-performing-arts, #sikkema-jenkins, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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7 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.

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The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings.

#archives-and-records, #collectors-and-collections, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #design, #museums, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Book of Statuses

A group of parents takes one big step together.

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The Wave of Gun Violence in N.Y.C.

Fifty-three people were shot from Friday through Monday. Officials have suggested reasons, but it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.

#archives-and-records, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #new-york-historical-society, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #schomburg-center-for-research-in-black-culture

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This Year Will End Eventually. Document It While You Can.

Museums are working overtime to collect artifacts and ephemera from the pandemic and the racial justice movement — and they need your help.

#archives-and-records, #masks, #museums, #national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Frederick Douglass, Seen Up Close

Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.

#archives-and-records, #black-people, #collectors-and-collections, #douglass-frederick, #libraries-and-librarians, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yale-beinecke-rare-book-and-manuscript-library

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Music From the Death Camps: Alive and Being Readied for a New Home

With the help of the Italian government, and others, a musician is working to build a home for an archive of works composed in Nazi concentration camps.

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2 Sentenced to House Arrest in Long-Running Scheme to Steal Rare Books

The board chair of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh said the thefts “will forever raise doubts about the security of all future charitable donations, particularly to the Carnegie Library.”

#archives-and-records, #books-and-literature, #carnegie-library-of-pittsburgh, #collectors-and-collections, #libraries-and-librarians, #pittsburgh-pa, #priore-gregory-m-1956, #schulman-john-e-1963

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How Crowdsourcing Aided a Push to Preserve the Histories of Nazi Victims

With people around the globe sheltering at home amid the pandemic, an archive of records documenting Nazi atrocities asked for help indexing them. Thousands joined the effort.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #concentration-camps, #crowdsourcing-internet, #europe, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #prisons-and-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

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The Mrs. Files

A woman’s identity in the world is more than a one-dimensional story about honorifics.

#archives-and-records, #cash-june-carter, #earhart-amelia, #kahlo-frida, #marriages, #names-personal, #new-york-times, #women-and-girls

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Laurie Anderson and Michael Stipe on Music, Art and New Chapters

“You’ve got to fall on your face to sit at the table,” says the erstwhile R.E.M. frontman.

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Now Is the Time to Ask Your Loved Ones About Their Lives

I’ve spent years collecting intimate interviews. Take it from me: A conversation about life’s big questions is the very definition of time well spent.

#archives-and-records, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grandparents, #recording-equipment, #storycorps, #united-states

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Jill Lepore’s New Podcast Is a Murder Mystery: Who Killed Truth?

In “The Last Archive,” Lepore mixes history and 1930s-style radio drama to solve a timely whodunit.

#archives-and-records, #harvard-university, #lepore-jill, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #podcasts, #radio, #the-last-archive-radio-program

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For the New York Public Library, Martha Graham Is the Missing Link

The library has acquired Graham’s archive, filling a significant gap in the story of early modern dance in America.

#archives-and-records, #dancing, #eilber-janet, #graham-martha, #graham-martha-dance-co, #lamentation-dance, #libraries-and-librarians, #murray-linda-curator, #new-york-public-library

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Senate Office Says It Can’t Release Records Biden Requested

Joseph Biden, promising transparency, has asked for any potential records related to a sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade to be released. A Senate office says it is legally unable to do so.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #senate, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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3,000 Interviews. 50 Years. Listen to the History of American Music.

Vivian Perlis founded Yale’s Oral History of American Music in 1968. Today, the project continues her mission to record the voices of American composers.

#archives-and-records, #copland-aaron, #music, #oral-history-of-american-music, #perlis-vivian, #sterling-memorial-library, #van-cleve-libby, #yale-school-of-music

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A Lot Has Changed in 50 Years, Off Paris Stages and On

Our Paris theater critic looked though a new online archive to discover what was on offer for French theatergoers in 1970.

#archives-and-records, #france, #madelen, #national-audiovisual-institute-france, #radio, #television, #theater, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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What Historians Will See When They Look Back on the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020

Universities and institutions are inviting the public to share their experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath.

#archives-and-records, #arizona-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #united-states

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Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary

It’ll help you organize your thoughts during these difficult times, and may help educate future generations.

#archives-and-records, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #quarantines

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A Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Who Never Gave Up on Ebbets Field

Pursuing his dream of rebuilding the beloved ballpark, a die-hard follower found the stadium blueprints buried in a municipal subbasement.

#architecture, #archives-and-records, #baseball, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-dodgers, #citi-field-queens-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #models-and-replicas, #municipal-archives-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stadiums-and-arenas

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