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Trial: Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-: The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”

cuban culture The Library has a trial until April 21 of Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959-: The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura. According to the publisher, this unique primary source collection consists of about 45,000 searchable documents from the Casa de las Américas in Havana, documenting over 60 years of the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This archive is organized into 545 folders, covering such diverse materials as articles, newspaper clippings, cable messages, interviews, conference memorabilia, and more, and includes information on such illustrious figures as Miguel Angel Asturias, Alejo Carpentier, Fernando Benitez, Carlos Fuentes, Miguel Otero Silva, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dario Fo, Mercedes Sosa, and of course, Haydee Santamaria, one of the most renowned women of the Cuban Revolution and the founder and president of Casa da las Américas.

A full description and Table of Contents can be found here: http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/cuban-culture-and-cultural-relations-1959

Your feedback on this resource is welcome — please send it to Claude Potts, cpotts (at) library.berkeley.edu

Primary Sources: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Image of Memo The UC Berkeley Law Library’s acquisition of the online resource Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 provides campus-wide access to an important collection of papers focusing on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Event: $1 Library book sale

Library logo$1 BOOK SALE
Cal Day at UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 22nd
9am – 3pm
303 Doe Library

The 4,500+ books on the shelves of 303 Doe will be offered for $1 each.  Most books are fresh – that is, they have not been offered for sale before.  You will find some surprisingly attractive books in the room.  I hope that many move from the Library’s shelves to yours.

The Doe Library building will open at 9am on the day of the sale.  The best place to wait, if you plan to arrive in advance, is at the main (North) entrance to Doe.  Right at 9am I’ll walk up to room 303 with those who have been waiting in line.  I’ll ask that everyone maintains his or her place in the line.

Scanners are permitted for those who require an electronic second opinion.  Hoarding books for subsequent leisurely review, however, is not.

Primary Sources: Women at Work during World War II: Rosie the Riveter and the Women’s Army Corps

images from databaseA new Library acquisition is Women at Work during World War II: Rosie the Riveter and the Women’s Army Corps. This module contains two major sets of records documenting the experience of American women during World War II: Records of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Correspondence of the Director of the Women’s Army Corps. Primary sources document a wide range of issues pertinent to women during this time of turbulent change, including studies on the treatment of women by unions in several midwestern industrial centers, and the influx of women to industrial centers during the war. Topics covered in records and correspondence include women’s work in war industries, pivotal issues like equal pay, childcare and race, and extensive documentation on the women who joined and served in the Women’s Army Corps as WACs.

Primary Sources: FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972

image of memoAnother recent acquisition of the Library is the ProQuest History Vault module, FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972. Under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI vigorously investigated and tracked the activities of Communist groups, Communist-front groups, and other radical organizations in the U.S. This module consists of records of the FBI and the Subversive Activities Control Board from 1945-1972.

Highlights of this module include J. Edgar Hoover’s office files; documentation on the FBI’s so-called “black bag jobs,” as they were called before being renamed “surreptitious entries”; and the “Do Not File” File. The “Do Not File” file consists of records that were originally supposed to be destroyed on FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s order, however, through both intended and inadvertent exceptions to this order, large portions of these files survived. Another key collection in this module consists of the records of the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB). The SACB files constitute one of the most valuable resources for the study of left-wing radicalism during the 1950s and 1960s.

Primary Sources: Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 2

account bookThe Library has recently acquired the second  set of Plantation Records in ProQuest History Vault. The records presented in this module come from the University of Virginia and Duke University. Major collections from the holdings of the University of Virginia include the Tayloe Family Papers, Ambler Family Papers, Cocke Family Papers, Gilliam Family Papers, Barbour Family Papers, and Randolph Family Papers. Major collections from the Duke University holdings document plantation life in the Alabama, as well as South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

Event: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Tuesday, March 21

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!
Tuesday, March 21, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Moffitt 405

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that! Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

  • People of all gender identities and expressions welcome.
  • Bring a laptop.
  • Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon.
  • No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance.
    • Optional: Training sessions at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00.
    • Get a headstart! Create an editing account ahead of time.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Learn more!
http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/wikipedia-edit-a-thon

A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us.

Trial: Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820

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Through April 18, 2017, The Library has a trial of Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820, a supplement to Women and Social Movements, International. Documents included in this digitized resource explore prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices.

For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.

Event: Maps & More: Evolution of the 20th century Mongolia/China border (in maps)

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Workshop: Citation Management: New RefWorks

The Library is offering a workshop on the citation management tool RefWorks:

Friday, March 17, 2017 add to bCal

12:10pm-1pm

Bioscience Library Training Room

Valley Life Sciences Building

RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, store pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs).

New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, organizing your citation library, creating new citations, importing citations from various databases, inserting references and creating bibliographies in Google Docs and Microsoft Word.

Please create a RefWorks account prior to class. If you already have a RefWorks account in the legacy RefWorks, you be shown how to migrate it to the New RefWorks platform.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, but you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room.

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