American Black Bears, 1900. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 14-167, Image no. NZP-0175

Link Love: 5/10/2019

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.

Today, Friday, May 10, the National Museum of American History and other museums will take to social media to explore the legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad at 150. [via David Skorton]

The Washington Post discusses the history of Quarry Road, whose eponymous quarry once housed the National Zoo’s bear residents. [via Washington Post]

American Black Bears, 1900, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 14-167 [NZP-0175].

A free online course will cover the fundamentals of digital humanities research! [via ACDH]

A new animation uses maps from the Library of Congress to chart the growth of New York City. [via Library of Congress]

Perspectives on History delves into the challenges of using web archives as a historical source. [via American Historical Association]

Home Page of the Smithsonian's First Website

Paleontologists have discovered a second—and extremely fuzzy—bat-like dinosaur. [via Smithsonian]

A blog series documents the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s efforts to document the biodiversity of the Amazon. [via National Zoo]

Department of Fishes Exhibit, 1880, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2756].

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