Celebrating American Archives
October is officially American Archives month and we’ve been so busy with the day-to-day of digitizing collections, pairing scanners to end-users and attending trade shows that we find the month quickly escaping. So we’re going to stop, take a breath and celebrate just a few of the American archives and their owners and industries that we’ve had the pleasure to work with over the past twelve months.
From a First Lady (Typefaces, Animal Rights and the “It” Girl) to Pro Football (Digital Touchdown!) to Black History (Digitizing “The Reporter“) and so much more, our client stories prove that archives are interesting, entertaining, educational and necessary.
So – grab your lunch, scroll down and dive into the wonderful world of American archives.
- Forever Young: Preserving Oak Hill Cemetery Lot and Stereoscopic Cards through Digitization
- Endless Love: Digitizing the Herbst Love Letters
- Celebrating Chip Clark: Digitizing Natural History’s Famed Photographer
- Digital Touchdown! Digitizing the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Microform Archive
- Digitized Court Records Increase Efficiency and Access
- Raiders of the (Not So Lost) “Ark”ives: Digitizing Religious Archives
- Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Musical, The Microfilm
- Digitizing The Reporter: Archives of Akron’s Only African American Newspaper Online
- The Marine and the Microfiche: Preserving 20 Years of Service
- National Parks Preservation (the Digital Version)
- DAR, Darling: Digitizing Revolutionary Ladies
- Typefaces, Animal Rights and the “It” Girl: Wells College Archives Span Art, Humanities and Politics
HAVE ARCHIVES – AMERICAN OR OTHERWISE – TO PRESERVE OR SHARE?
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Cheri Baker, Crowley’s former Director of Communications, has retired but retains her love for writing and all things Crowley. With a career that spans newspaper, agency and corporate communications, her goal remains to dig behind the scenes and tell the story - whatever it may be. Find Cheri Baker on LinkedIn+
Wow! Awesome archives …. Just wondering if there are any updates on digitizing the Central Lunatic Asylum records. Looking for any black patients with last name Earl(e)y.
Keep up the great work
Sherry – We would suggest contacting Dr. King or the UT archives. This post may give you additional information: http://alcalde.texasexes.org/2014/01/ut-scholar-tells-forgotten-story-of-african-american-psychiatric-patients/. Good luck on your search. If it bears fruit and would be a good follow-up to this post, please let us know!