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JOHN SAYLES GIVES HIS FILM ARCHIVES TO U-MICHIGAN

“Iconoclastic American filmmaker John Sayles has donated decades of documents, images, props and other material to the University of Michigan for an archive covering his 34-year directorial career, the school president announced Tuesday. Sayles’ films include 1992’s Academy Award-nominated “Passion Fish” and 1996’s “Lone Star,” with Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Cooper, Joe Morton and Elizabeth Pena in its ensemble cast.” (via The Associated Press)

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THEATER HUNTS FOR LOST MUSICALS AND PUTS THEM ON

“Don’t be fooled by how mild-mannered Ben West seems. He’s the musical theater world’s Sherlock Holmes and Victor Frankenstein rolled into one. As artistic director of the nonprofit UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc., West scours libraries, newspaper archives and databases for overlooked and undervalued musicals. Then he breathes life into them.” (via The Associated Press)

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LAST NIXON TAPES TO BE RELEASED COVER KEY PERIOD

“The final installment of secretly recorded phone calls and meetings from President Richard Nixon’s White House will be released Wednesday, marking a final chapter in a campaign for public access that continues as memories of Watergate fade. The recordings cap the chronological release of 3,000 hours of tapes Nixon recorded between February 1971 and July 1973 that have been released by the National Archives and Records Administration. The final installment covers the tumultuous three months when Watergate was closing in on the 37th president. Still, he forged ahead with Soviet peace talks, worked to cement Chinese relations and welcomed home Vietnam prisoners of war.” (via Associated Press)

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Archives of Ernst & Young Founders Donated to Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library

“Ernst & Young (EY), the global “Big Four” professional services firm formed via the 1989 merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Company, has gifted its historical archives to Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The collection will be known as the Ernst & Young Founders Archive. Ernst & Whinney was founded in Cleveland as Ernst & Ernst in 1903 by Cleveland-born brothers Theodore and Alwin “A.C.” Ernst, who quickly became one of the most transformational figures in Cleveland business and civic history. Arthur Young & Co. was founded in Chicago in 1906 by brothers Arthur and Stanley Young. The archive includes such memorabilia as hand-written accounting ledgers detailing firm transactions from the early 1900s, firm advertising from the 1920s, Ernst & Ernst employee and management communications dating back more than 90 years, awards, vintage photos, Arthur Young’s personal cash book and many other historical items.” (via PRNewswire)

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Plainfield library archivists dig up personal letter from John Quincy Adams

“In case you were wondering, our sixth president really knew how to write a nice rejection letter. Taking up precisely a full page with neat, handwritten script, John Quincy Adams politely and eloquently declined an invitation to attend a Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society event in the late 1830s, citing his flagging health during a sweltering heat wave. No one might have ever known it, if not for Plainfield Public Library archivist Jeff Wassen — who said he knew the letter was part of the library’s huge collection of historic archives, but forgot about it to some degree before recently rediscovering it.” (via MyCentralJersey.com)

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