rockhalllibrary:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection. 
Austin City Limits (ACL) is the longest-running music program in television history; the only television show to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time. It’s a show that presents a huge variety of musical styles and genres, hosting everyone from Willie Nelson to B.B. King to the Foo Fighters; and it’s a show that was enshrined as a Rock and Roll Landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.
The Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection spans the years 1974 to 2013 and consists of documents, photographs and publications created during the process of planning, budgeting, contracting, producing, editing, distributing and marketing the Austin City Limits television show. The majority of the collection documents the work of the show’s executive and associate producers, as well as that of their teams, the ACL archivist, and house photographer.
Above: Talent booking list for the 1977 season. 

Nifty! Also, I guess the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is on Tumblr?!

rockhalllibrary:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is pleased to announce the release of the Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection.

Austin City Limits (ACL) is the longest-running music program in television history; the only television show to have been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time. It’s a show that presents a huge variety of musical styles and genres, hosting everyone from Willie Nelson to B.B. King to the Foo Fighters; and it’s a show that was enshrined as a Rock and Roll Landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

The Austin City Limits/KLRU Collection spans the years 1974 to 2013 and consists of documents, photographs and publications created during the process of planning, budgeting, contracting, producing, editing, distributing and marketing the Austin City Limits television show. The majority of the collection documents the work of the show’s executive and associate producers, as well as that of their teams, the ACL archivist, and house photographer.

Above: Talent booking list for the 1977 season. 

Nifty! Also, I guess the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is on Tumblr?!

ourpresidents:

Inauguration Day letter from outgoing President George Bush to President Bill Clinton

I am rooting hard for you.  Good Luck —”

-from the Presidential Timeline

classy.

ourpresidents:

Inauguration Day letter from outgoing President George Bush to President Bill Clinton


I am rooting hard for you.  Good Luck —”

-from the Presidential Timeline

classy.

ransomcenter:

75 Days, 75 Years: This is the final day for you to help us reach our goal of $50,000 to support the fall 2014 exhibition “The Making of ‘Gone With The Wind.’” DONATE TODAY.  Also, view a list of the final four actresses who screentested for the role of Scarlett O’Hara.

Who is this Haila Stoddard who tested for Gone with the Wind? My last name isn’t that common… now I want to investigate. Perhaps she’s a distant cousin!

ourpresidents:

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the first time the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was introduced in Congress in 1923. Both Gerald and Betty Ford were strong supporters of this constitutional amendment that stated, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

When the ERA was again introduced in the early 1970s, Congressman Ford voted in favor of it. Just over 30 states had ratified the amendment by the time he entered the White House. As President, Ford urged “those States who have not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment to give serious consideration to its ratification and the upholding of our Nation’s heritage.” He hoped that the requisite goal of ratification by 38 states would be reached in the Bicentennial year of 1976.

First Lady Betty Ford staunchly and vocally supported the ERA. “It is my personal opinion that ratification of the ERA is the single most important step that our nation can take to extend equal opportunity to all Americans,” she said.

Here is one of her statements explaining why she was firmly in favor of this amendment.

Photo: First Lady Betty Ford Expressing her support for the Equal Rights Amendment in Hollywood, Florida. 2/25/75.

-from the Ford Library

missfishersmurdermysteries:

Home Magazine Cover from the 1920s for a travel issue; Essie Davis as Miss Fisher.

70 Percent Of American Silent Films May Be Lost Forever, Says New Library Of Congress Study | ThinkProgress

Using sources including the Treasures of the Film Archives, an international registry maintained by the International Federation of Film Archives, and conversations with American film archivists, Pierce determined that 1,575 of the 10,919 movies produced during the silent period still survive today in their complete, original form (on 35mm film), 1,174 exist as foreign releases or in lower-quality formats like 28mm or 16mm film, and 562 exist as fragmentary or abridged edits of the original features. 70 percent of those silent movies are gone forever.

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"Our instructor, he told us all it takes is everything you got, and it’s true… Once you are committed to a goal, you can make it if you put everything into it."

Pfc. Cristina Fuentes Montenegro, First female Marines to graduate infantry training: ‘It takes everything you got’ | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com

pritheworld:

Google’s the most popular search engine in the world, but can it solve one of history’s more intractable problems? A new ad from the company’s India branch tries to show the power of the search engine by showing two old friends divided by the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan — reunited, sort of, by Google. 

if this ad doesn’t make you cry, you have no soul.

(Source: ow.ly)

firstwoman:

These are the first four women to complete a 59-day grueling infantry training course for the U.S. Marines. Fifteen women began the course; these four completed it, but only three will graduate since the fourth woman was too injured to complete the combat fitness course. 
CNN reported that the women won’t join infantry forces and instead will be assigned to non-combat roles. 
h/t Gawker, Business Insider
Photo: Instagram

firstwoman:

These are the first four women to complete a 59-day grueling infantry training course for the U.S. Marines. Fifteen women began the course; these four completed it, but only three will graduate since the fourth woman was too injured to complete the combat fitness course. 

CNN reported that the women won’t join infantry forces and instead will be assigned to non-combat roles. 

h/t Gawker, Business Insider

Photo: Instagram

In memoriam – Mavis Batey MBE, codebreaker extraordinaire at Bletchley Park | Naked Security

Mavis Batey MBE, codebreaker extraordinaire at Bletchley Park during World War II, died this week at the age of 92.

Ironically, perhaps - to cryptographers and computer scientists, at least - her MBE was awarded in recognition of her work in preserving and conserving British gardens.

This was a task to which she applied herself with conspicuous success after her secretive work as a cryptanalyst during the war.

Batey’s big cryptographic breakthrough, tackling the Italian military’s use of the Enigma encryption machine in the early 1940s, gives us an fascinating insight into how cryptanalysts think.