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New This Week for August 31, 2006
This Week
This week we have sites marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the five-year anniversary of September 11, plus the Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the McKinley assassination, medieval medical illustrations, and the evolution of surgical anesthesia. Additional content is underwritten by California Digital Library. Bon appetit from librarians Karen, Wendy, Pat, Maria, Jennifer, Charlotte, and Tom.

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Our Back to School sites have hints for parents and teachers about children starting at a new school, uniforms, and classroom management, with some topical cartoons for leavening.
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Arts and Humanities

¡Colorín Colorado!
This site provides "information, activities, and advice for educators, and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs)." The parents' section offers tips for helping children with school and learning to read and write. The educators' section offers strategies for teaching English-learning children. Also includes newsletters and links to related sites. In English and Spanish. From Reading Rockets, a service of public broadcasting station WETA.
URL: http://www.colorincolorado.org
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22445

Experiencing War: War's End
This feature covers two events at the end of World War II in 1945: Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on May 8, marking the Allied victory in Europe, and Victory in Japan Day (VJ Day) on August 14 (and formalized on September 2), the day that Japan surrendered to the Allies. Features memoirs, videos of oral history interviews, photos, digitized documents, and more. Part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-warsend.html
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22464

Index of Medieval Medical Images
"The Index of Medieval Medical Images project began in 1988 and aimed to describe and index the content of all medieval manuscript images (up to the year 1500) with medical components held in North American collections." Contains images and descriptions of each text. Search, or browse by subject, date, country of origin, and other factors. Includes a list of contributing collections. From the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
URL: http://digital.library.ucla.edu/immi/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22399

Not Tantamount to Rarity: Fifty Years of Collecting
Companion to an exhibit "celebrating a half century of special collections at the UCLA Library." Features an annotated checklist from the exhibit and images of selected items (such as a page from a Raymond Chandler manuscript and a photo of a California mission by Carleton E. Watkins). Browsable by topic, including Californiana, ethnic studies, literature, photography, and women. From the University of California, Los Angeles.
URL: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/special/rarity/introduction.htm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22398

September 11th Remembered
Dozens of cartoonists are represented in this poignant "collection of the best cartoons drawn in the aftermath of the attacks" on September 11, 2001. From Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoon Index.
URL: http://cagle.msnbc.com/news/9-11Anniversary2003/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/6689

Business

The Auto Industry's Family Trees
Brief background about the history of the American auto industry. "Of the several thousand auto manufacturers who have operated in the United States, only three remain. But many nameplates that were once well-known are in the family trees of those three surviving auto makers." Discusses contributions of Ransom E. Olds (Oldsmobiles), who was the first to produce cars in Detroit, David Dunbar Buick, Horace Dodge, William Durant, and others. From The Detroit News.
URL: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=176&CFID=10850343&CF...
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/19937

U.S. Department of Labor: Pension Reform
This is "the official location for the Administration on pension reform, including the President's single employer defined benefit pension reform proposal." Provides links to documents on the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (signed by President Bush in August 2006), white papers, congressional testimony, press releases, and other documents. From the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
URL: http://www.dol.gov/EBSA/pensionreform.html
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22369

Health

The Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
General information on clefts of the lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions such as hemifacial microsomia, "a condition in which the structures on one side of the face are smaller or underdeveloped and are not the same as the other side." Topics include feeding a child with a cleft palate and details about surgery. Includes photos. From the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies of the University of California, San Francisco, Children's Hospital.
URL: http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/cranio/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22363

MedlinePlus: Menopause
Compilation of links to resources on menopause, the biological process that occurs when menstruation ends for women. Links address menopause symptoms (such as hot flashes), hormone replacement therapy and other treatments for menopause symptoms, and related health topics. From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menopause.html
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22474

People

The Arthur H. and Mary Marden Dean Lafayette Collection, 1520-1849
Guide to this collection of "over 10,000 items concerning the life and career of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), best known for his role in the American and French Revolutions." Features biographical details and digitized letters, broadsides, cartoons, and other documents related to Lafayette. From the Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
URL: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/FRENCHREV/Lafayette/exhibit/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22459

C-SPAN American Writers: James Fenimore Cooper
Biography and classroom resources for James Fenimore Cooper, author of "The Last of the Mohicans," "The Deerslayer," and other works. Includes teaching topic ideas for social studies and language arts, fast facts, activities, and related materials. Part of the C-SPAN American Writers series. Note: the video files were not working when we reviewed the site.
URL: http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/cooper.asp
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22458

How Shall a Generation Know Its Story: The Edgar Bowers Conference and Exhibition
Exhibit about the life and works of William Edgar Bowers Jr., "one of the finest American poets of the 20th century." He was born in Georgia and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1958-1991. Features a brief biography accompanied by photographs, poems, correspondence, and related material. Includes a list of books and awards. From the Charles E. Young Library Department of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
URL: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/special/bowers/bowers.htm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22396

McKinley Assassination Ink: A Documentary History of William McKinley's Assassination
This site "offer[s] readers the largest possible selection of full-text primary source documents relating to the 1901 assassination of President William McKinley and the immediate aftermath of that event, including the succession of Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency and the incarceration, trial, and execution of assassin Leon Czolgosz." Documents date from the 1890s through 1910s. Also includes a bibliography and links to related sites. Edited and maintained by librarians C.A. Gable and S.N. Huthmacher.
URL: http://mckinleydeath.com
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22443

Regional: California

California Admission Day September 9, 1850
Brief historical background about how California became a part of the U.S. in 1850. Also includes material about how Sacramento became the state capital (following San Jose, Vallejo, and Benicia), and an image and description of the state seal. From the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23856
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22465

California's Living New Deal Project
This project maps and describes projects in California that were part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program. Find New Deal projects through an interactive map that includes options to narrow by region and project type (such as art or parks). Project descriptions include photos, map, and other details. From the California Historical Society, with the Institute for Research in Labor and Employment Library (University of California, Berkeley) and the California Studies Center.
URL: http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22014

The Sleepy Lagoon Case: Constitutional Rights and the Struggle for Democracy: A Commemorative Symposium and Exhibition
Account of "the notorious trial that took place in Los Angeles in 1942, popularly known as the Sleepy Lagoon case," which concerned the murder of a Mexican American man by alleged "zoot suiters." Topics include wartime hysteria, the accused, the defense committee and the appeal, and the overturning of the conviction. Includes images of primary source documents and photographs. From the Charles E. Young Library Department of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
URL: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/special/sleepylagoon/slexhibit.htm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22394

Regional: Washington State

Chinese Students at the University of Washington
"The on-line exhibit on the Chinese Students at the University of Washington invites you to explore the 100-year history of Chinese Students at the U.W., experience their personal stories and learn the culture exchange between America and China through their life." Features a brief history of Chinese students in America, data, and annotated galleries of photos arranged by time period (1905-2005). From the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington.
URL: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/chinesestudents/home.htm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22410

Oliver S. Van Olinda Photographs
This site features "a collection of 420 photographs depicting life on Vashon Island, Whidbey Island, Seattle and other communities of Washington State's Puget Sound from the 1880s to the 1930s. ... Most of the photographs were taken by Oliver Scott Van Olinda (1868-1954), a career newspaperman and resident of Vashon Island." From the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections.
URL: http://content.lib.washington.edu/vanolindaweb/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22292

The Seattle Hempfest
Website for this annual cannabis policy reform event that celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2006. Includes a history of the event, a poster gallery, archived websites for past events, facts about the history of hemp use, details about recent Hempfest activities, photos, and associated material. Includes links to related sites.
URL: http://www.hempfest.org
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22408

Regions of the World

Architecture Week
Architecture Week is Britain's annual public celebration of modern and historic architecture. The site features lists of hundreds of events and downloadable audio of selected walking tours. Also includes activities for children and lesson plans "that are designed to offer experiences that enable young people to connect with their surroundings." From the Arts Council England and Royal Institute of British Architects in association with the Architecture Centre Network.
URL: http://www.architectureweek.org.uk
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/21845

Digital South Asia Library
This website "provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users." Find digitized images of maps, photographs, and publications about South Asia. India is well-represented in this collection. Also includes bibliographies and links to related resources. A collaboration of several research institutions, and funded by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).
URL: http://dsal.uchicago.edu
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22453

The War of Ideas: September 11 -- Five Years On
2006 news and analysis from an Australian perspective about the aftermath in the Middle East of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Includes articles, narrated slideshows, and sound clips relating to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestinian territories. From the Sydney Morning Herald.
URL: http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/pmg/start.html
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22460

Science

"We Have Conquered Pain": A Celebration of Ether 1846-1996
This site celebrates the 150th anniversary of "one of the greatest moments in medicine ... [when] William T.G. Morton, a Boston dentist, demonstrated the use of ether during surgery" at Massachusetts General Hospital. Features brief background about "the controversy surrounding four men who each claim to be the first to discover the means to prevent pain during surgery." Also includes a discussion of surgery before anesthesia and the development of anesthesia. From Massachusetts General Hospital.
URL: http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/History/ether1.htm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22475

Entomology Research Museum, U.C. Riverside
Website of a museum devoted to the study of insects, located on the campus of the University of California, Riverside. In addition to information about the museum, the site contains a FAQ about insects, "graphical descriptions including close-up shots and video clips of [selected] insects and other arthropods," links to insect databases and holdings lists, and more. Also includes newsletters of the Friends of the Entomology Research Museum (FERM).
URL: http://entmuseum.ucr.edu
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22339

Society & Social Science

Hurricane Katrina: One Year Later
This August 2006 collection from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contains reports and data on Gulf Coast recovery efforts one year after Hurricane Katrina. Includes a slide show and photo galleries, frequently requested statistics (such as total assistance provided to individuals and households), news releases, and material specific to Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
URL: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/2005katrina/anniversary.shtm
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22456

Katrina: One Year Later
This August 2006 special feature looks back at Hurricane Katrina and its effects on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and looks forward "to the rebirth of a unique American city." It provides new and archived news stories, progress reports, an interactive map showing rebuilding efforts in New Orleans neighborhoods, reader-submitted stories, photos, video and audio clips, and more. From Nola.com and The Times-Picayune.
URL: http://www.nola.com/katrina/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22221

What If 9/11 Never Happened?
Collection of essays on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Features essays by novelist Tom Wolfe, the Reverend Al Sharpton, a U.S. Supreme Court correspondent, and others. Also includes a slideshow of items remaining from the ashes of the attacks, a feature about eight survivors, and links to related articles and photos from past 9/11 anniversaries. From New York Magazine.
URL: http://nymag.com/news/features/19147/
LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/22462


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