Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis (The Guardian, March 30, 2016) – German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler
- Safeguarding the Hague Tribunal’s Unique War Archives (Balkan Transitional Justice, March 30, 2016) – The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has amassed an archive of over 10 million documents and other vital evidence which must be preserved as a permanent record of the war years
- Tracking an Elusive Diary From Hitler’s Inner Circle (New York Times, March 30, 2016) – It would take two men – a former F.B.I agent who specialized in recovering stolen art and the former chief archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington – a dozen years to track down the elusive artifact, on of few known diaries by a member of Hitler’s inner circle.
- Amassing the World’s Largest Digital Transgender Archive (Hyperallergic, March 24, 2016) – The recently launched Digital Transgender Archive is the world’s largest of its kind, dedicated to collecting and preserving the printed matter of trans history
- Women in the ICRC: Film archives (International Committee of the Red Cross, March 8, 2016) – An analysis of the films from the ICRC’s archives give glimpse of how women have been perceived in the organization, and the role they have played
- Argentine Church Says Working to Release Dirty-War Archives (March 19, 2016) – A representative for Argentina’s Catholic bishops says church authorities are working to declassify their archives from the time of the country’s 1976-83 military dictatorship
- Seoul library offers glimpse of life in North Korea (CNN, March 18, 2016) – On the fifth floor of the National Library of South Korea, there is a room full of books and magazines that are mostly banned in this country