Weekly News Roundup – June 30th, 2017

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe

Citizen Archivist Project at the National Archives of Singapore is collecting oral histories from citizens of Singapore to more fully document the “rich tapestry of life” there.

Fascinating stories of migrants coming to Switzerland are revealed in the files of the Basel immigration police, recently on display in the State Archive of the canton as part of a series featuring migration to the region.

A team of 200 people worked for eight years to prepare a new version of the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi and make the one hundred volumes of writings, speeches, notes and other documentation available in digital format. The effort was supervised by archivist of Gandhian literature Dina Patel.

Local history is made attractive to a public school students thanks in part to archival and museum materials in New England, Australia.

A remarkable new museum, library and archival facility opens in South Africa and features pioneering eco-friendly design, saving water and energy while becoming an important community resource.

 

Conferences

Early-bird registration deadline for the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in Portland is next week, on July 6th! We hope to see you there!

Oral History Association conference 2017 will be held in Minneapolis on October 4-7.

 

 

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