Student work from Projects in Digital Archives

I am pleased to announce two new digital archives created by students in Projects in Digital Archives (LIS 665) at SILS.

peters.jpgThe first is the JDC Oral History Archive. The JDC (or the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) is an international Jewish relief organization. Several of the oral histories discuss the pivotal role the JDC played in providing services to individuals in the displaced person (DP) camps after the Second World War.

Boots book coverThe second is Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold Oral History Archive. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis, is an ethnographic study of lesbians in Buffalo, New York, from the 1930s to the 1960s. This oral history digital archive comprises many of the digitized recordings that went into creating the book.

Press for German Traces NYC

We’ve been fortunate to get some nice write-ups for German Traces NYC. Some of these include:

Das East Village. New York Daily News

Wenn in New York deutsche Geschichte lebendig wird.  Nürnberger Nachrichten

German Traces in New York. DRadio Wissen (German Radio).

Auf deutschen Spuren durch New York. tagesschau.de (German Radio).

Augmented Reality App shows German traces in New York City. Deutschland magazine

Life & Style New York. German television (starts a time mark 5:40).

Mit dem Handy auf deutschen Spuren in New York.  Hamburger Abendblatt

Taking the Library to the Streets: The German Traces NYC Project. German Consulate.

New Walking-Tour App by SILS Professors Shows Influence of German Culture on New York City. Pratt’s Gateway Newsletter.

On the Streets of Manhattan: Tracing German Footsteps. Goethe-Institut Homepage.