“The Vault” as inspiration for CRRA

Might we have documents as rich and colorful as a letter from Kurt Vonnegut, as found in the Vault?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault.html
Perhaps thismight be our new challenge:  to post to this blog new, interesting treasures form across our collections. Volunteers?  –pat

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Archives blog, “Welcome to The Vault, a new blog dedicated to history at its most beautiful, strange, funny, and moving.

Every weekday, we’ll publish one archival document or object of visual and historical interest. Here you’ll find carefully selected photographs, pamphlets, maps, buttons, toys, letters, ledgers, and the occasional lock of hair, along with a bit of explanation to give you some context for what you’re seeing. Just this week we’ll be looking at Benedict Arnold’s loyalty oath, a microscope set for girls of the 1950s, and a memo from a Nixon aide pleading with the president to call the Space Shuttle the Space Clipper instead.

British novelist L.P. Hartley once wrote “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” The Vault is on a permanent world tour; consider these objects your souvenirs.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault.html

Preview the Updated CRRA Website – Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon (eastern)

Max Tolomei and I cordially invite you to attend a sneak preview of the updated and soon-to-be-releasted CRRA website. Max and I have been working to move the CRRA website’s content into the open source content management system, Concrete5, and re-evaluating the organization and function of the website as a whole. Using Concrete5 will bring our site into the 21st century, making it possible to dynamically update content, and allowing members to easily collaborate and share project information in a variety of ways.

Before taking the site “live,” we seek your input into how the site works for you and how it might be improved.

Demo of CRRA website and discussion

Thursday,  November 8 at noon (11 central, 9 pacific)

These sessions will include a live demo of the site and comments and suggestions from you (via text chat and/or telephone).

Please contact Pat Lawton plawton@nd.edu for instructions to join in. 

We look forward to showing you the website and hearing your suggestions for improvements.