Jan. 17, 2011
Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.
THIS WEEK'S Featured Online Resource
Marking the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, the JFK Library Foundation unveiled the nation's largest online digitized presidential archive, providing access to papers, records, photographs and recordings of the 35th president's thousand days in office. Library staff have digitized, described, and made available three entire textual collections or subcollections, which included
- photographic and audio components (the President's Office Files, the White House Central Chronological Files, and the John F. Kennedy Personal Papers)
- one collection of audio files (the White House Audio collection)
- one moving image collection (the White House Film collection)
- one collection of museum artifacts (the State Gifts)
- a portion of the White House Photograph collection, which consists of over 35,000 photographs.
Included in the materials are thousands of historical papers, documents and images from the era of the nation's civil rights struggle; the U.S. conflict with the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, including the Cuban Missile Crisis; NASA's challenge to land a man on the moon; and the creation of the Peace Corps. You can search the digital archive by simple keywords or use the advanced search to construct a more refined search or to search by object type.