Archivist Carlin: No decision on future
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 11:33 am
By DAVID CLOUSTON
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A spokeswoman for national archivist
and former Kansas Gov. John Carlin, said Tuesday that Carlin
says he “has not made any plans” regarding his future after he
leaves the National Archives.
Library finds Leopold
Collection of Frederic Leopold belongings includes one where brother Aldo talks of
'Woods Fever' time of year.
By CRISS ROBERTS
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Like most of the boxes of used books Mary Krohlow sorted, this one had no identifying
Krohlow didn't know who donated it or when it had arrived. It was just one more that
needed inspecting before Sunday's annual Friends of the Library book sale.
Like many others, the books were in plastic grocery bags, shoved into a box.
Castro asked US president for $10
In 1940, 12-year-old
Cuban boy Fidel Castro
wrote to US President
Franklin Roosevelt to
request a $10 note.
The hand-written letter,
embellished with an elaborate
signature, has been unearthed
by the US National Archives
and Records Administration.
Beyond The Fleeting Image
This article by News 4 Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg appeared in the Spring/
Summer 2004 edition of Television Quarterly.
Beyond The Fleeting Image by Rich Newberg
When the first images of moving life appeared on television, people couldn’t take their eyes off
the small screen. It didn’t matter much what was on the screen. In those early days, the novelty
was viewed more for entertainment than information. That would change as film cameras
recorded neighborhood events and newsmakers "up close and personal." Local stations
presented a defining look at the day’s news. Now, as we look back on that era...we see more
than the day’s news in that early footage. We see the era defined in a way that only television
can record it.
FROZEN IN TIME
June 10, 2004
Terence Smith visits the Bettmann Archive, one of the world's most
renowned private collections of historical photographic and graphic
images, and explores the arduous process of preserving delicate
The Times Picayune
Jeff plans new home for archives
Current storage is bursting at seams
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
By Michelle Krupa
West bank bureau
Scattered across Jefferson Parish, in warehouses, office buildings and
fireproof vaults, are the official records of local government: voting maps and
business contracts, ballot measures and liquor licenses and the 101,339
resolutions and 22,233 ordinances that elected officials have considered since
75 more boxes of
Goldschmidt papers to
be made public
03:30 PM PDT on Monday, June 14, 2004
By ABE ESTIMADA, kgw.com Staff
SALEM – About 75 boxes of documents and
records that belonged to former Oregon
governor Neil Goldschmidt were transferred to
the State Archives on Monday, said Secretary of
State Bill Bradbury.
New chief at last for archive
By Philippa Hawker
June 16, 2004
If there is one thing a film archive needs, it is stability: for the often
fragile material it houses, and for the integrity of its operations. At
Australia's National Screen and Sound Archive, the past year has
seemed anything but stable, with proposals of restructures,
relocations and closures, uncertainty about future directions and a
vacancy at the top.
Now, with the announcement of a new director, Paolo Cherchi
Usai, there's at least one element of certainty. He's a leading
figure in the worldwide archival community, with an optimistic
attitude towards the challenges he faces.
U.S. MIA Hunt in Vietnam Using War Records to Start
Tue Jun 15, 2004 06:54 AM ET
By Christina Toh-Pantin
HANOI (Reuters) - After two years of delicate negotiations, the United
States in August will start using Vietnam's war records for the first time to
pinpoint possible new locations for remains of servicemen missing in
Editor & Publisher
Ohio Audit: Public Records Withheld Half the Time
By Mark Fitzgerald
Published: June 15, 2004 12:01 AM EST
CHICAGO Ohio school districts need a remedial lesson in open-records law, according to an audit by
43 newspapers of public record accessibility across the Buckeye State.
When auditors approached school district offices as average citizens asking for the salary records of
school superintendents and the phone bills for district treasurers, the offices complied fully with Ohio
law only 30% of the time.
New York Times
June 15, 2004
He Pushed the Hot Button of Touch-Screen Voting
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
evin Shelley is a big and voluble Irish politician, the son of a former San Francisco mayor, and
not the sort you would figure for the heretofore semi-obscure job of California secretary of state.
But Mr. Shelley, who was elected to the post in November 2002 after a career as a state legislator, has
adapted the job to suit his style, taking the arcane matter of voting machines and turning it into a
hobbyhorse that some predict he could ride to the governor's office.
Mr. Shelley, a Democrat, has gained national notice for his skepticism toward touch-screen voting and
his insistence that voters be able to look at a paper record inside the voting booth to verify their ballots.
He says such paper trails are crucial if government wants voters to have confidence that their ballots are
being counted correctly.
Wall St Journal
Text Messaging Takes Off
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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