This week we are highlighting the B.B. King Archive of Dr. William Ferris. B.B. King was born Riley B. King in 1925 in Mississippi. By the late 1940s King was playing the blues regularly on Beale Street in Memphis and soon went on to national success, eventually being inducted into the Blues and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. B.B. King toured extensively until his death in 2015. B.B. King’s contribution to rock and roll and blues music is immeasurable.
Visit the B.B. King Archive to browse through photos, videos, audio clips of the King of the Blues. This archive was created in 2004 by students at UNC Chapel Hill using material from the Ferris Collection, part of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill.
Take some time to check out the WebMuseum https://www.ibiblio.org/catalog/items/show/3563. This site was state of the art in 1994 when it won the Best of the Web Award for Best Use of Multiple Media. You can view exhibits about Paul Cezanne and medieval art, and take a tour of Paris.
I’ve been working in the ibiblio database recently and have had a chance to view everything that we currently host and it’s been enlightening. I’ll post weekly to highlight some sites.
Today we’ll visit the Degree Confluence Project :
From the website “The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures, and stories about the visits, will then be posted here.”
An amazing look at what our Earth looks like from all around the globe.