Category Archives: Cool items

200 Candles for Abraham Lincoln

Just about 200 years ago, or 10 score as Abraham Lincoln might say, one of the most iconic presidents in history was born. On February 12, 1809, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks gave birth to a baby boy in a … Continue reading

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Picklist #3

Some random morsels from the Internet Archive collections: 1. Paul Otlet (pronounced ot-LAY; 1868-1944) is considered the “father” of information science. A Belgian lawyer and visionary, he aspired to create a central repository of all human knowledge. From the 1920s … Continue reading

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Pirates!

Shiver me timbers if the Archive ARRRn’t going to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day: Film The Black Pirate (1926) Clothes Make the Pirate (1925) movie trailer Captain Kidd (1945) Animation Felix the Cat: The Goose that Laid the … Continue reading

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Exploring Prison

Documentaries: Women in Prison Part 1 and Part 2 AIDS in Prison, Part 1 and Part 2 Audio programs: Life After Prison (KXJZ Radio) Childhood Matters: When A Parent Is In Prison Books: Drops of Blood: Prison Verse (1911) writen … Continue reading

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What is Plone?

That’s a good question, and you can use the Internet Archive to answer it! Plone is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that you can use to create and run a web site. Among other things, it’s got a … Continue reading

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Paper Models

If you’re looking for a little project to do with the kids (older kids – these are a little complicated!), try making a paper model. We’ve got a few really cool ones on the archive to try out (all in … Continue reading

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The BEAR-able Lightness of Being Archive.org

As hibernation season sets in for bears of the Northern Hemisphere, it seems appropriate to blog about our favorite furry friends. While real life bears snore away the dark days of winter, there are plenty of teddy bears, gummy bears, … Continue reading

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Map of Booger Canyon, Arizona and 58,713 other USGS DRG Maps

If you’ve been nosing around the Web looking for free maps, the Archive’s new collection of nearly sixty thousand digital raster graphic (DRG) maps from the USGS is nothing to sneeze at. These maps are in the public domain, but … Continue reading

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