“A partnership between Cuba and a private U.S. foundation is working to preserve more of writer Ernest Hemingway’s papers and belongings that he left at his home near Havana when he died. U.S. Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts and the Finca Vigia Foundation are scheduled to announce the digitization of 2,000 Hemingway papers and materials Monday. The digital copies will be transferred to Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library.” (via AP)
AP – “Caroline Kennedy unveiled the nation’s first online presidential archive Thursday, a $10 million project to digitize the most important papers, photographs and recordings of President John F. Kennedy’s days in office.
Users can sort through the drafts of Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you,” speech and see how he tinkered with the words of that most famous line from his inauguration. Or they can listen to his personal phone calls and read his letters.”
JFK Presidential Library Launches New Site That Invites the World On Board Apollo 11 — 40 Years Later
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum – “The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced an interactive new website to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing and President Kennedyâ€™s grand vision that made that achievement possible.Â WeChooseTheMoon.org, will go live at 9:32 a.m. on July 16th, 2009 â€“ exactly 40 years to the minute after the historic launch.Â The site, powered by AOL, will recreate Apollo 11â€™s lunar mission, minute by minute, with an interactive experience that lets visitors experience the mission as it happened, using archival audio, video, photos and â€œreal timeâ€ transmissions.”