“Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties–FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon–secretly recorded on tape just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. The Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program is a unique effort aimed at making these remarkable historical sources accessible.”–From the Website.
The United Nations Declared October 20 as World Statistics Day and this U. S. Census Bureau Facts For Features sites has some very good statistics, such as the facts that the U. S. population reached 300 million in 2006, 200 million in 1967, and 100 million in 1917. In addition, there are some very helpful statistical links included.
The U. S. Census Bureau offers many holiday-related facts and figures from its data collection.
Interesting article on the future of libraries from the Los Angeles Times.
Life Magazine offers these unpublished, never-seen before photos of President Kennedy.
“The goal of this searchable, easy-to-navigate database is to raise public awareness of the rich diversity and interconnectedness of our shared designed landscape heritage. Spanning over two centuries of American landscape design, the What’s Out There database is searchable by landscape name, locale, designer, type, and style.”–From the Website.
The Institute of Museum and Library Service has selected the 10 institutions selected to receive the 2010 National Medal For Museum and Library Service. The Nashville Public Library is one of the recipients.
The Beatles Catalog is now available through iTunes and Apple offers free access to the video of the Beatle’s first concert in America.
The United Nations Population Fund offers this database that contains data on sexual and reproductive indicators from national demographic and health surveys for many countries. Not easy to use, but important data available here, including data on female circumcision.
The Hill Newspaper offers a guide to the newly elected members of Congress. The guide offers some biographical information on each newly elected member.