Great post on Atlas Obscura on some of the best digitization projects—i.e., “amazing archival treasures” digitized in 2017—some unveiled for the first time this year, others expanded significantly with new content—including:
- Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection (from Valley Times Collection; the newspaper covered the San Fernando Valley from 1946 to 1965)
- New online collections from the New York Public Library‘s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, including The Black Experience in Children’s Books: Selections from Augusta Baker’s Bibliographies and The Picture-Poetry Book.
- The library at the New York Academy of Medicine‘s digitization of the Chirugia magna (“great surgery”) manuscript by Guy de Chauliac
- National Archives‘ Notable Official Military Personnel Files
- Folger Shakespeare Library‘s Boydell Shakespeare Gallery, which holds four copies of “Elephant Folios”
- Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas‘ Gabriel García Márquez Archive
- New Bedford Whaling Museum‘s digitization of Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World’ (believed to be North America’s largest painting)
- Library of Congress‘ portrait of Sojourner Truth
- University of Iowa Libraries‘ science fiction fanzine from the James L. “Rusty’ Hevelin Collection
Read the full article for more information on each institution’s digitization efforts and growth in 2017 here.