Ulysses S. Grant Relics, 1886. Image No. MAH-3730, SIA Acc. 11-006- United States National Museum, Division of Graphic Arts, Photographic Collection, 1860-1960, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Link Love: 11/16/2018

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.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal papers of actors/activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, comprising 178 linear feet (bankers’ boxes) of archival material! [via Schomburg Center]

A woman in a long, strapless dress sits in a chair and looks upward. Eye masks hang on the wall behi

A cultural essay reflects on objects from Matthew Shepard's life, recently donated by the Shepard family to the National Museum of American History. [via The Atlantic]

Organized by the Capital Area Food Bank, the National Building Museum's "CANstruction" competition begins this Sunday, November 18. [via National Building Museum]

A team of six is digitizing the New York Times's photo morgue of six million images. That's a mere one million per staff member. [via Preservica]

To grapple with the issues around digitization in 3D, the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office (DPO) has released a metadata model for 3D data capture! [via Smithsonian DPO]

The Washington Post highlights the correspondence of a rural, semiliterate couple during the Civil War, recently digitized by the Library of Congress. [via Library of Congress]

Ulysses S. Grant Relics, 1886, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3730].

Today, the General Conference on Weights and Measures will vote to define the kilogram based on Planck's constant (and not a hunk of metal in a vault in France). [via Smithsonian.com]

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