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CONTENTdm Featured Collections: April 2017

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for April are Digital Fridge—Children’s Art From Cleveland, Jack London Photographs and Negatives Collection and WWII Veteran’s Oral History Collection.

Digital Fridge—Children’s Art From Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library

The Digital Fridge is a place where Cleveland Public Library curates and shares child-created art made by children from Cleveland and northeast Ohio. It is a gallery that allows for young and old alike to celebrate the child’s-eye view of the world.

Jack London Photographs and Negatives

Huntington Digital Library

The Huntington Library’s Jack London Collection forms the largest archive of his papers in the world, encompassing more than 50,000 items. The collection includes drafts of his writings, correspondence, ephemera (booklets, brochures, an extensive array of news clippings about him and more), plus most of the volumes of his own personal library, many containing his annotations. The 12,000 photographs available in the Huntington Digital Library, which date from 1902 to about 1955 (mostly between 1902 and 1916, the year London died), are pulled from this extensive archive. Most of the photographs were taken by London himself and document the poor in the City of London in 1902, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904, the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, London’s 18-month cruise through the South Pacific and South Seas in 1907–1908, a shipboard journey around Cape Horn in 1912, the Mexican revolution in 1913 and London’s ranch in the Sonoma Valley, where he used ecological principles of farming that were far ahead of his time.

World War II Veteran's Oral History Collection

National Museum of The Pacific War

This oral history program captures the stories of the battlefield and the homefront. Since the program began in 1988, dedicated volunteer oral historians have interviewed over 4,100 veterans.