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The Unofficial Family Archivist advocates for the value, recording and care of your family memories. Are you passing on a well-rounded collection of personal papers, photographs and memorabilia or are you passing on bits that leave more questions than answers? Keep and maintain the good stuff that highlights your life story. Get rid of the clutter. Within every home is a treasure trove of information. Unfortunately, many irreplaceable documents that help tell individual stories, and the storie
Friday night Paranormal - Della Farrant - Creator of hidden highgate. Launching this Hallowe'en The world's first vampire free paranormal Highgate resource site. almost!Della Farrant is the author of forthcoming History Press publication Haunted Highgate, and has been researching the paranormal for many years. Her new website hidden-highgate.org, which goes live this Hallowe'en, encourages locals and visitors to Highgate to share their stories of the supernatural, and explores the darker side of Highate's history. She is the archivist for the British Psychic and Occult Society, and is married to David Farrant of Highgate vampire infamy (although like David she is one of the first to point out that there is more to Highgate than Hammer Horror 'vampires'). Della lives in Muswell Hill, North London.
In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, tonight David Kleiman joins me to talk about Jews in Colonial America -- North and South. Discover the history of the Jewish migration to the new world, what motivated the migration, why some Jews had to hide their Jewish identities, and what ties the various colonies had with each other. You will also learn where you can find resources for researching them and what events are planned for the Touro anniversary.
Find out more about the Touro Synagogue events at http://www.tourosynagogue.org/index.php/upcoming-event-home?id=128
Photos: Touro Synagogue, Newport, R.I., c 1865
Jewish Graves in Hunt’s Bay Cemetery, Jamaica
David Kleiman is curator of Touro Synagogue’s Loeb Visitors Center, Newport, RI. and consulting archivist for the Touro Archives. He is contributing editor of the newly released A Genesis of Religious Freedom: The Story of the Jews of Newport and Touro Synagogue (2013) by Mel Urofsky.
David is founder and chair of the NYC Computers and Genealogy SIG and serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogical Society-NY, the education committee of New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Leadership Council of Newport Historical Society, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Heritage Muse, his company, are digital and print pu
The basic topic of our four recent conferences in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, was the question: "Why did early A.A. succeed"--both in Akron and in Cleveland. And the most appropriate answer was given by A.A. cofounder Dr. Bob in an interview he gave to D. J. Defoe titled "I Saw Religion Remake a Drunkard" that was published in the September 1939 issue of "Your Faith" Magazine, shortly after the Big Book was published in April 1939 and the third Alcoholics Anonymous group in the world was founded in Cleveland by Dr. Bob's sponsee Clarence S. on May 11, 1939. On today's radio show, I'll read the interview with Dr. Bob (called "Dr. X" in the interview), as I did in Arizona. This interview was mis-characterized in DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers as an "article" that had been "written by" Dr. Bob. It was "unknown" in A.A. history circles until recently, when an A.A. archivist made it available to the www.Silkworth.net Web site for publication. And you can now read this interview with Dr. Bob on my blogs, in my "Dick B. FYI Newsletter," and in recent articles I have published on the Internet. And now, here's D. J. Defoe's interview of Dr. Bob.
Tonight Jane welcomes Russell Gasero, archivist at the Reformed Church of America Archives in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Russell talks about the early Dutch Reformed Church records in New York, telling us what we can find in them, how they were organized, and what records have survived and are held in the RCA Archives.
Photos: Pages from the Shawangunk Reformed Church Register in Ulster County.
Find the RCA Archives here: https://www.rca.org/page.aspx?pid=230
RCA Guide to the archives: http://images.rca.org/docs/archives/churchrecords.pdf
RCA Historical Directory:
A Netherlands site (in Dutch) seeking all colonial Dutch records from around the world. https://www.wiewaswie.nl/
On Thursday March 28th, 2013 the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present an interview with author, editor and publisher Darcy Kuntz, who is certainly the foremost authority and resource on the history of the Golden Dawn and its off-shoots on this side of the pond. Darcy has worked closely with Robert A. Gilbert -- the leading British Golden Dawn scholar -- in tracking down, authenticating, editing and publishing the extensive writings of Golden Dawn adepts. Darcy is the founding director of The Golden Dawn Research Trust. His current offering is "The Magical Writings of Florence Farr," who was a Golden Dawn adept and the originator of the Magical Astral Pathworkings in Western magick. Darcy is also bringing out an edited and annotated version of the "Collectania Hermetica.". So tune in and learn how to uncover and discover all of the secrets of the Golden Dawn.
The Black Church, Join Schomburg and Smithsonian Archivist, Sherry Dupree on The Gist of Freedom SHOW with Host R. Lee Gordon.
The DuPree African-American Pentecostal and Holiness Collection is housed at the Schomburg Research Center, New York Public Library. DuPree, a former Smithsonian Fellow. Professor Dupree's research has covered African American gospel music and the Holiness-Pentecostal religion. he Pentecostal project began when DuPree, then a librarian, at the University of Flor
With every episode, it is our hope to inspire listeners to make a difference in the world around them. Our next guest, Tara Tappart Ph.D., combines professional background with remarkable heart to help veterans “use the arts to take healing into their own hands.” Tara is an award-winning scholar, researcher, editor and writer, curator and collections manager, archivist and librarian, and tutor. She earned her Ph.D. at George Washington University, and has earned fellowships and awards ever since. Tara’s initiatives have led to note-worthy articles in The Washington Post and The New Yorker, among others. Her constant thirst to do more, led her to the Arts, Military + Healing. Together, with a team of volunteers, Tara led a series of workshops and events, alongside cultural and educational institutions. Service members, veterans, military families, healing arts practitioners, and artists attended That shaped Tara’s roll as Exhibition Curator for the Combat Paper Project. The cathartic outlet nationwide workshops, hundreds of sponsorships, gallery collections, and hailed media reviews. Healing the incomprehensible experiences of war is possible through artistry tools. Join us for a window into veterans’ hearts.
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Debbie Painter returns to discuss the SyFy Channel special that aired on May 15, called The Life After Death Project.
DEBORAH PAINTER is an environmental scientist from Virginia who knew Forrest J Ackerman and wrote a biography of his life called FORRY. She reports on the history of phenomena in the Ackermansion, dating back to when actor Jon Hall lived there, who starred as Ramar in the Ramar of the Jungle TV episodes.
The late Forrest J Ackerman is the focus of this documentary from Yellow Hat Productions. He was a friend and mentor of the director since the director was 12 years old. Mr. Ackeman was a leading figure in the world of science fiction literature and film. An author, agent, editor and archivist, he was a founder of science fiction fandom as well and he appeared in 112 films and documentaries on the subject. "Forry" was also an outspoken atheist, but he told some friends shortly before he died in 2008 that if it turned out he was wrong he would drop by and tell them so.
Some unusual events have since transpired within the first year of his death (usually when most of these sorts of ADCs occur) to indicate that he has in fact tried to do so. A few interesting experiences were shared among several friends including Debbie Painter.
Debbie will discuss those experiences and we'll talk about the show and how she came to be involved in it.
Debbie's website: http://www.deborahpainter.webs.com/
Sarah Quigley ~Manuscript Archivist Rare Book Library Emory University Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Sarah Quiqley! The following is a brief outline of topics she will cover. Brief history of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC Overview of the collection of SCLC records at Emory University Luminaries of the Civil Rights Movement The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. SCLC and Economic Justice (programs such as the Poor People’s Campaign and Operation Breadbasket) SCLC and Global Human Rights (for example, Anti-apartheid activism, Ethiopian famine relief) SCLC and the Health of the Mind, Body and Spirit (specifically programs combating urban violence, drug abuse, and promoting
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Michelle Materre and Aisha Karefa-Smart
Wuyi Jacobs is executive director of NY Afrobeat Festival, Inc., a nonprofit multimedia network comprising: literary and professional Journal, AfrobeatJournal.org, and News based social network platform, AfrobeatRadio.Net. He is executive producer of AfrobeatRadio on WBAI, a weekly current affairs program focused on the African Diaspora's news, politics, Art, music and culture, on WBAI 99.5 FM - PACIFICA Radio. The program airs every Saturday from 4 to 5 PM. Wuyi is a documentarian, archivist and an educator.