Opening of Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, September 15, 1967. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, Image no. 91-518.

Link Love: 07/17/2020

Link Love: a weekly post with links to interesting videos and stories about archival issues, technology and culture, and Washington D.C. and American history.

A recent obituary celebrates the life of librarian Ola Mae Spinks, who was instrumental in assembling the Library of Congress’s Born in Slavery collection. [via New York Times

Penn Libraries has launched the “Discovering Marian Anderson” digital portal. Her scrapbooks, recordings, and programs await! [via infoDOCKET

Sparrow language is changing. [via NPR]

House Sparrows at National Zoological Park

Through an experimental podcast and oral history repository, librarian Nelson Santana sets out to document Latinx people’s COVID-19 experiences. [via LatinxTalk]     

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is accepting contributions to its #MomentsOfResilience series! [via Smithsonian Magazine

Opening of Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Archivist Dorothy Berry will lead a year-long project to digitize and describe the Houghton Library's special collection materials on African American history. [via Harvard Magazine]

Going diving for virtual invertebrates is all the rage among real-life invertebrate zoologists! [via Smithsonian Department of Invertebrate Zoology]

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