The servers will be down quite a bit this Sunday (Aug. 23), so browse these
on Saturday or during the week!
New materials online in American Memory this week include additions to the
GW papers, plus a new collection from Harvard-- that makes 37 collections.
Additions to the George Washington Papers Collection. The Second Release of
Series 3 and Series 5. includes approximately 23,000 images and texts.
Series 3: Letterbooks. Varick Transcripts: Continental Army Papers.
Series 5: Financial Papers
The 37th American Memory collection to go online is American Landscape and
Architectural Design, 1850-1920. These materials from the Frances Loeb
Library at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design are contributed
through the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library
Info cribbed from the online presentation follows:
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an
historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the
period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well
as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The
collection offers views of cities, specific buildings, parks, estates and
gardens, including a complete history of Boston's Park System. In addition
to photographs, views of locations around the country include plans, maps,
and models. Hundreds of private estates from all over the United States are
represented in the collection through contemporary views of their houses
and gardens (including features such as formal gardens, terraces, and
Elizabeth L. Brown, M.L.S.
National Digital Library Program, LIBN/NDL/VC(1300)
Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-1300
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