New from the Archives: November 2015
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Another month, another set of amazing Archives projects...
A set of lost poems from "the people's poet" Pablo Neruda. In 2014, archivists in Chile discovered a cache of previously unseen and unpublished poems written by Neruda. The collection — written in notebooks and on scraps of paper in the poet’s own handwriting — includes a sampling of the ardent love poems for which he is famous. Copper Canyon Press, in conjunction with Neruda's estate, are bringing these lost poems to a North American audience for the first time.
Recently acquired by a New Jersey-based antique collector, a set of 1930s-era cartoon printing plates were found to hold the earliest known work of one of the forefathers of modern cartooning: the iconic Will Eisner. These extremely rare strips from his teenage years show the artist's work in its formative stages and hint at what it would become. Locust Moon Press has set out to produce the definitive edition of this work.
Ben Solovey returns to Kickstarter with his second film restoration project, The Atomic Brain. (The first was the recently released Manos: The Hands Of Fate.) This 1963 B-horroris the only feature directed by legendary cinematographer Joseph V. Mascelli. Long available in a muddy public domain format, Solovey has plans for a 4K restoration and Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film, along with the creation of a documentary on the filmmaker himself.
A series of short documentaries created by the Association of Moving Image Archivists' Film Advocacy Task Force that explores why and how we engage with film as a physical object and experience: why we watch it, why we create with it, why we teach with it, why we preserve it.
An online audio history and multi-media resource dedicated to preserving the history of the 1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, Australia, one of the most important and crucial episodes of Aboriginal struggle in the twentieth century.
A limited-edition vinyl reissue of Num Dia Azul, the long-out-of-print debut album by Philadelphia-based bossa nova jazz band Minas.
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