Happy Friday! As you brainstorm ways to keep cool this weekend, check out this list of links that caught our eyes this week:
- Out of the Box, the blog of the archivists at the Library of Virginia, showcases a series of beautiful and bizarre commercial letterheads they unearthed from the LVa’s various collections.
- The Civil War Preservation Trust has posted photographs from yesterday’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas.
- On HASTAC.org, Duke University’s Cathy Davidson asks (and offers answers to) the question, “Does digital publishing need peer review?” Davidson, whose work focuses on the social and cultural history of technology, recently joined the National Council on the Humanities.
- This month the city of Fredericksburg announced that they’re putting up for auction 38 acres that had been set aside by former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder for a national slavery museum. In this New York Times article, Kate Taylor reports on how the plan went awry, mentioning C. C. Pei, Therbia Parker, and Bill Cosby along the way.
Finally, here are some fresh Encyclopedia Virginia entries that you may have missed: