Bizarre and Infamous Join Scholarship in an Archive of Psychology

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 09/28/2005 - 17:15

The NYTimes Is Covering the Archives of the History of American Psychology. Visitors can see the uniforms and billy clubs used in the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students ended up acting the role of guards all too realistically; watch a home movie of Freud batting fruit out of a tree with his cane; or have the bumps on their heads measured to calculate their personalities and career prospects with a 1933 psychograph.

Saving history from a hurricane

Submitted by rochelle on Wed, 09/28/2005 - 04:05

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"People have simply forgotten about the archival collections, where most of their history resides," says Faye Phillips, associate dean of libraries for special collections at Louisiana State University. "We really need to get that on the radar for future disaster plans. You can buy new library books if you can come up with the money, but you can't buy new archives.""

Archivist rewrites history

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 09/24/2005 - 19:46

Martin writes "In early 1992 a scruffy 70-year-old Russian arrived at the British Embassy in a newly-independent Baltic state pulling a battered case on wheels. He rummaged beneath the sausages, bread, drink and clothes he had packed for his journey, pulled out a large wodge of paper and said it was top-secret material he had copied from the KGB archives. He was Vasili Mitrokhin, a former senior archivist in the KGB. The FBI has called the Mitrokhin archive “the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source,�

NYPL Opens "Treasured Maps" Exhibit

Submitted by rochelle on Sun, 09/11/2005 - 00:18

Debra writes "WNYC Public Radio reports the opening of "Treasured Maps", an exhibit of 80 rarely seen maps from the New York Public Library collection. The exhibit ranges from 17th century historical maps to maps showing present-day NYC neighborhoods. The library's map collection is recognized as one of the ten greatest map collections in the world."

Sandy Berger sentenced for stealing classified docs from NARA

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/09/2005 - 12:46

mdoneil writes "Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor during the Clinton administration entered a plea to charges of stealing classified documents from the National Archives.

Berger must perform community service, pay a $50K fine, spend two years on probation and he has lost access to classified information for at least three years.

CNN has information."

Attempts to save New Orleans' Archival Records Thwarted By National Guard

Submitted by Amke on Wed, 09/07/2005 - 15:06

the_anarchivist writes "The New Orleans Notorial Archives hired the Swedish firm Munters to perform disaster recovery such as freeze-drying for their records. However, the refrigerated trucks Munters uses were turned away by the National Guard as they headed toward the repository buildings. The full story appears in this article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune."