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This month, four collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for August are The Jewish Times, Boston, Massachusetts collection, the Frederick and Kazuko Harris Library Collection, the Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection and the World War I Centennial Commission collection.
The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society
The Jewish Times (alternate titles: Boston Jewish Times, The Jewish Weekly Times) was a weekly paper that ran from 1945 to 1992. It covered much of the same ground as The Jewish Advocate but is another perspective on events impacting the Jewish community. It is also a rich source of information for genealogists.
The Frederick and Kazuko Harris Library Collection is composed of artwork created and collected by Frederick Harris (FH) along with items from his art studio. The digitized collection represents art collected and created over the span of 40 years. The OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository provides a complete finding aid.
This collection has been organized into two series: Collected Works and Created Works. Collected Works includes three subseries: Objects, Prints and Sketchbooks and Scrolls. This series also includes mostly porcelain, stoneware and earthenware vessels; statuettes and figurines from many countries throughout Asia; prints; and inksticks. The Created Works series includes all of FH's sketchbooks, and a large number of his finished sumi-e and watercolor paintings. Some items from the collection are not shown online due to copyright.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
The Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rebecca Rutledge King Papers, 1856–1893 is a roughly 200-item collection that documents the courtship, marriage and social lives of a Sullivan County, Tennessee, couple before, during and after the Civil War. The correspondence charts the couple’s friendship from student days—Oliver at Emory and Henry College, and Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee; and Katherine at the Masonic Female Institute in Blountville—through Oliver’s recovery from a battle wound. The correspondence is notable because it charts the couple’s transition to Confederate patriotism in a region that overwhelmingly supported the Union.
Documents include personal correspondence, political essays, history themes, unpublished editorials, original poetry, addressed envelopes, a greeting card and a memorial death card. Numerous postal covers bear Confederate States of America postage stamps. For more detailed information about the Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rebecca Rutledge King Collection and about their lives and times, see the resource guide for this collection.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Illinois State Library
The First World War is considered to be the most musical of all of America’s wars. This exhibit used optical musical recognition software to digitize the World War I sheet music in the collection of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and added it as playable .mp3, MIDI and AIFF files.