Smithsonian Institution Building in the Winter, c. 1965-1970. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Image no. 82-3278

Link Love: 2/15/2019

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.

SIB in the Winter, by Unknown, Between 1965-1970, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 82-3278.

Go visit a museum this winter—it’s good for you! [via Popular Science]

An exhibit at The Photographers’ Gallery in London will display “glitches” from Google Books—images of the scanning technicians’ hands. [via Wired]

As part of an ongoing project, San Diego State University digitized hundreds of letters from asylum seekers being held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. [via infoDOCKET]

Historians working at York University’s Borthwick Institute for Archives rediscovered the story of a 14th-century nun who escaped her convent by making a dummy of herself. [via the Guardian]

The New York Times profiles the old shoes, films, and records that constitute the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library. [via New York Times

Christine Smith and Gary Sturm Ice Dance at the Sculpture Garden Rink

The Library of Congress debuted “African American Passages,” a podcast telling stories, pulled from its manuscript collections, of 19th- century African Americans. [via Kluge Center]

A new journal article in “Genetics” confirms that the programmers behind computational population genetic research in the 1970s and 1980s were largely female (and overlooked). [via the Atlantic]

A digital database of “runaway ads,” documenting some of the people who sought freedom from American slavery, just launched. [via Ed Baptist]

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