Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Capsule's century-old contents show the ravages of time
Instead of a rich source of local history, the city's 21st century librarians found a sodden, moldy mess.
New website digitizes works of famous astronomers
The Brown and White

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Loss grows in German library fire
About 50,000 books were irreparably damaged by the fire which swept through the top floor of the Duchess Anna Amalia library in Weimar earlier this month, twice as many as previously thought.
The Guardian

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Hepburn archives go to Beverly Hills
Katharine Hepburn was a pack rat with panache. She saved an amazing amount of material -- letters, annotated scripts, fans' scrapbooks, photographs of herself in evening gowns as well as in wide pants with anklets and wedgies. She even stored it all in a climate-controlled facility.
Monterey County Herald

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Germany's Cultural Legacy on Ice
How much damage a fire at Weimar's Anna Amalia library did to Germany's cultural legacy will only be clear after a team of bookbinders in Leipzig get done with their work -- and that could take years.
Deutsche Welle
Huntington collections get new home
Research center will house library's rare books, manuscripts
Pasadena Star-News
All the world's a web page as the Bard goes online
The earliest editions of Shakespeare's plays provide a fascinating insight into how the playwright reworked his masterpieces over time, but until now, due to their age and fragility, access has been restricted to serious scholars.
The Independent
Relocating Lincoln library is a monumental task
It's a bit more involved than renting a trailer and begging a few friends for help, but that can be expected when moving the world's largest collection of Abraham Lincoln documents to its new home.
Indianapolis Star
Collector's estate donates thousands of Dutch books to Hope College
Hope College has received a donation of 3,100 Dutch volumes, including many rare books dating to the 16th century, from the estate of a bibliophile who had no previous connection to the school.
Detroit Free Press
Saving the Anna Amalia Library
A detailed website created to document the fire at the Anna Amalia Library. The picture galleries graphically illustrate the extent of the damage. Also included is information on sending donations to assist in restoration work.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

History burns in Germany
Christian Science Monitor
Famed Weimar library to rise from ashes, officials vow

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