Author Archives: David Rinehart

This week at the Archive | 21 November 2011

Cluck Ol’ Hen Another is this first or possibly second known recording of the classic fiddle tune Cluck Ol’ Hen from Fiddlin’ Powers. Simple and repetitive, but is has a bounce that I don’t hear in any other versions since. … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 14 November 2011

San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge; a technical description in ordinary language (1936) Here’s a fascinating book describing the building of the entire San Francisco (California) Bay Bridge, which opened seventy-five years ago. It’s full of fabulous illustrations. http://www.archive.org/details/sanfranciscooakl00mens — recommended … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 7 November 2011

Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is one of those works that’s become an integral part of popular culture, including an Oscar winning film. It’s worth going back to this 1894 edition to appreciate that a great story … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 31 October 2011

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories, Aimee Bender Here’s how the publisher described Bender’s 1998 debut collection of short stories: Aimee Bender’s stories portray a world twisted on its axis, a place of unconvention that resembles nothing so much … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 24 October 2011

Lincolniana One of the interesting collections we are digitizing is the Lincoln Financial Collection, the largest privately owned collection of Lincolniana (yes, that’s a real word) in the United States. The collection includes many books Abraham Lincoln owned, including The … Continue reading

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This week at the Archive | 17 October 2011

With the Internet Archive growing by terabytes a day, it’s impossible for any one person to have more than a partial or specialized appreciation of what’s on offer. And so, we’re presenting some favorites from the collections. If you’d like … Continue reading

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