My latest edition of Archival News is available here. One of the most interesting projects I stumbled upon this time around was Yale’s Photogrammar, a web-based tool for organizing, searching, and visualizing the images produced between 1935-1945 as part of the Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) photographic project. The Photogrammar platform gives you the ability to search the images by photographer. It also offers an interactive map that lets you gather geographical information about 90,000 photographs in the collection.
The Photogrammar project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Directed by Laura Wexler, the project was undertaken by Yale’s Public Humanities Program and its Photographic Memory Workshop. You can learn more about the genesis of the project and its technical challenges here and here.
In other interesting archival news, over 1,300 videos from the collections of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland are now searchable through the European Film Gateway. [Above: Arthur Rothstein, 1939. New Madrid, Missouri]