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Library of Congress New Delhi Office: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project

Undertaken by the Library of Congress' New Delhi Office, this impressive project was designed to create an audio archive of South Asian authors reading their own work in the original language of its publication. The project began in earnest during April 2000, and by September 2002 (when this site was launched), eighty authors had been recorded. The site features readings in 22 different languages,...
Two on Faulkner

Even four decades after his death, the monumental legacy of William Faulkner to American letters remains of great importance, and there are a number of websites that commemorate his life and work through various events, conferences, and publications about various aspects of Faulkneria. One such entity is the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau,...

Designed and maintained by the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library Collection at the University of Pennsylvania, the DreiserWebSource website brings together a host of written ephemera, original essays, and electronic texts related to the life and writings of Theodore Dreiser, the prominent American author. While the site doesn't have a formal search engine, the material is divided into...
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau is widely considered one of the most important persons in the history of American letters in addition to an international reputation as a naturalist, philosopher, and author. This particular website serves as both a source of information about the authorized Thoreau Edition of his complete works (which was founded in 1966) and the Thoreau Project, which is located at Northern...

A project of the McKnight Foundation and Walker Art Center, the mission of is to "improve the lives of Minnesota artists and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota’s arts culture." Right now provides an online database of the work of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines, and hopes to evolve into a market place and communication forum for...
Raphael Soyer Papers, 1933-1989

The Smithsonian Archives of American Art have an online exhibition of the papers of Russian-born artist Raphael Soyer, who was one of the "leading realist painters and printmakers, often depicting Depression-era transients, Manhattan streetscapes, shoppers, and women at work." The Smithsonian digitized the majority of Soyer's papers, and they now have 6050 images. The "More About this...
Future Library: 2014-2114

Last featured in the 04-07-2017 issue, Future Library (described as "living, breathing, organic artwork,") brings together forestry, ecology, and creativity. "A forest in Norway is growing. In 100 years, it will become an anthology of books." Future Library is a unique, ongoing project headed by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that incorporates art, literature, and the natural world. As part of...
Public Domain Review: Class of 2018

According to national copyright laws, a person's work enters the public domain after a certain number of years following their death. In many countries, this number of years is set at either 50 or 70. Thus, on January 1 of every year, a number of new items become part of the public domain. The Public Domain Review (last featured in our 05-26-2017 Best of the Scout Report issue) recently published...