Happy Friday! I hope you are having a lovely day. I’m off on a research trip today at the Lavender Library in Sacramento. I think it’s a fantastic way to spend a Friday. But back to the post at hand, I have just a few things to share with you today before you get into your weekend. Mainly today is just a bunch of stuff to keep you occupied if you must be indoors because of the rather wretched winter weather that will not go away! Anyway, let’s get into the good stuff.
First, thank you to everyone who responded to my request on Twitter for examples of favorite online archives. I received links to some great archives to share with the history students when they come into the archives in a few weeks. So I thought I’d share just a few links today that you may find useful to share with your library and archives patrons, or just enjoy yourself. Of course there are the large online archives that are fairly well-known, such as the Online Archive of California, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive. But you should also check out some of the smaller collections (and less well-known) online, such as First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the Medical Heritage Library. That should be enough online archives fun to last you through the weekend.
And speaking of fun stuff, check out this lovely article on the untapped power of smiling. I found this to be a fascinating and smile-inducing read. Just think of how much nicer the world would be if people genuinely smiled more.
As you can tell, I’m definitely ready for the weekend (especially since mine involves research at an archives and interviewing interesting people). I think no weekend is complete without some comforting food. So for some comfort food, check out Joy the Baker’s recipe for baked curry sweet potato fries. These fries sound delicious!
Finally, for your Friday enjoyment, check out this short TRON: The Next Day. I found it rather entertaining.
Have a wonderful rest of your day and a fantastic weekend. I’ll be back next week with some more tips, tricks, and news. Allons-y!