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Activists and Archivists on Wikipedia: Reflections on the Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon

By Leanora Lange On a sunny Sunday in late fall, a quiet, cheerful, powerful event happened in one of the meeting rooms of the Center for Jewish History. A group of activists, archivists, and Wikipedians gathered around a large table, huddled over laptops, and improved coverage of the Soviet Jewry movement on the most widely accessed information resource in use today, Wikipedia. The Soviet…

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Public Grief in Personal Papers: Condolence Letters to the Klinghoffer Family By Leanora Lange Personal papers are usually just that—personal. They relate to an individual and may reveal what may have otherwise been private, information that was exclusive to this person and perhaps a select group of relatives or friends. The Klinghoffer Family Papers are unlike any other personal papers I have processed. They…

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Center By Leanora Lange A Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held on July 22, 2015, open to staff members from the Center and its partners as well as students from the YIVO summer program. Twenty people attended a training session on Wikipedia and basic editing, and several stayed for an open editing session that followed. Although the session was initially focused on…

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New energy in the archives: Reflections on the Archival Fellowship Program

by Leanora Lange, Processing and Institutional Archivist and Digitization Projects Liaison, Center for Jewish History The summer 2014 Archival Fellows and the Center archivists who ran the program. From top left to bottom right: Katalin Rac, Martha Stellmacher, Martina Ravagnan, Rachel Miller, Jessica Parker, Aleksandra Kubica, Leanora Lange, Isaac Moore, Sarah Ponichtera, and Rachel Harrison.  The summer of 2014 was a bustling and exciting…

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Out of the Archives: “A Love Story in One Act” (October 1944)Submitted by Leanora Lange, Processing Archivist, Center for Jewish History Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this “Love Story in One Act” was discovered among pages of correspondence in the freshly-processed Lucie Blau Family Collection (Leo Baeck Institute).

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