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This month, four collections from the CONTENTdm Collection of Collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for November are Calvin F. Todd Photographs, Paper Currency from the Confederate States of America, Young Lords in Lincoln Park and The Baton Rouge Digital Archive from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.
University of Washington Libraries
Calvin F. Todd was a commercial photographer in Washington State from ca. 1905 to the 1930s. He was founder of the Pacific International Photographers Association, the Seattle Photographic Society and a member of the Bellevue Camera Club. He retired in 1952. The collection includes images of the University of Washington campus and scenes from Seattle including the waterfront, various buildings especially apartments, regrading activities and the Pike Place Market. This database was produced as part of the Crossing Organizational Boundaries IMLS Grant. The results of this grant project are also showcased on the King County Snapshots website.
The Athenaeum’s collection of over 6,000 pieces of Confederate national and state currency provides a comprehensive look at historic pieces of Confederate currency while also revealing interesting details about their design, production and distribution. This collection contains examples of each unique type of currency from both the Confederacy and each state within the Confederacy. This cataloging, conservation and digitization project was made possible through a generous gift from Caleb Loring Jr., a Trustee Emeritus of the Boston Athenæum.
Grand Valley State University
“The Young Lords in Lincoln Park” collection grows out of the ongoing struggle for fair housing, self-determination and human rights that was launched by Mr. José "Cha-Cha" Jiménez, founder of the Young Lords Movement. This project is dedicated to documenting the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos and the poor from Lincoln Park, as well as the history of the Young Lords nationwide. Recording, preserving and making these memories accessible to teachers, researchers and the community is the guiding aim of this project. Highlights of this collection include a rich collection of nearly 100 oral histories, historical photographs, papers and clippings documenting the origins of the Young Lords Movement. Mr. Jiménez’s unpublished manuscripts from his campaign for alderman of Chicago’s 46th ward, founding of the Lincoln Park Camp, and KO Club as well as photos, documents, clippings and related ephemera donated by other individuals who have been interviewed as part of this project will also be included.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library
The Baton Rouge Digital Archive is a collection of items that represent significant historical actions of local governments, businesses, residents and institutions of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These items include but are not limited to photographs, manuscripts, documents, periodical publications, audio and video recordings and memorabilia held in the Baton Rouge Room at the River Center Library. The library has partnered with local collectors and historical societies to enhance this online collection.