Posts Tagged ‘American Archives Month’

Making Moves: Pennsylvania State Archives Digitizes Collections, Preps for New Archive Space

Moving is a stressful proposition. It can be even more demanding when you’re tasked with moving a massive archival collection…in the middle of a pandemic…with looming deadlines. Talk about stress! No worries; the Pennsylvania State Archives team has been up to the task with a little help from The Crowley Company’s digitization services division. About six years ago, the Harrisburg-based State Archives began the design of a new building. The purpose of the new space was to allow for a better…

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Digitized Oral History Puts Control Back in the Hands of Native Communities

Working for a digitization company that focuses primarily on still media, it’s easy to forget that not all records are written down or photographed. In Native American cultures, oral traditions play a big role in passing stories, history and heritage to the next generation. Unfortunately, as delicate as paper can be, human lives are even more fragile. This makes the passing of these stories critical to the preservation of tribal communities. The University of New Mexico (UNM) has been one of…

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Digitizing Scientific Research at The Rockefeller Archive Center

If there is anything that life and Christopher Nolan movies has taught me, it is that there are no absolute heroes; even the most exemplar person has faults and the gruffest of characters can have compassion. Case in point: John D. Rockefeller, Senior (Rockefeller, Sr.). Living his living life between the worlds of shrewd oil tycoon and diligent philanthropist, Rockefeller used much of his fortune financing scientific research that sought to eradicate specific social and physical diseases, some of which…

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DAR, Darling: Digitizing Revolutionary Ladies

October is American Archives Month, a celebration of America’s history and the archivists, organizations and physical buildings that keep them safe and available to the world at large. Each week this month we’ll highlight a facet of how The Crowley Company partners with archivists and historians to help preserve and share American archives.   In a previous blog, we detailed the factions of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) and the many ways in which The Crowley Company has partnered to preserve some…

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Life in the Fast (Scanning) Lane: Digitizing History Rapidly with the UScan+

If there is one thing you can say about Kenneth Shelton, it is that he is passionate about history . . . specifically, the history of his family’s hometown in South Carolina. This was remarkably clear to me when I first read about the volunteer scanning work Ken has been doing for the Fairfield County South Carolina Museum and Historical Society. We’re celebrating American Archives Month by sharing the story of Ken’s digitization efforts and dedication to preserving the past. Since…

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Join the Crowd at MSA’s Family History Festival

By Emily Huebner, Research Archivist at the Maryland State Archives For the second consecutive year, the Maryland State Archives is hosting a family history festival with the sponsorship of The Crowley Company. An Archive can seem like an unconventional location for a festival, but with the help of staff, supporting partners like Crowley and an enthusiastic community of genealogists and historians, the Maryland State Archives (MSA) is bracing for our largest, most informative and fun festival yet. The Family History Festival…

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My Big Fat Archives Experience

If someone had told me two years ago that they were going to set me up on a date with an archivist, my response would have been, “Well now, let me get back to you….” It just happens that I did unwittingly have a date with an archivist of sorts and then, delightfully, married him! President and CEO Christopher Crowley.  Welcome to my Big Fat Archives Experience!! During our courtship, and now our marriage, I was quickly immersed in all things…

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Scanning Tales from the Crypt at Congressional Cemetery

Editor’s note: As we wrap up American Archives Month and note today’s date on the calendar, it only seems apropos to highlight Crowley Imaging’s document conversion work with Washington, D.C.’s historic Congressional Cemetery. “Dead men tell no tales.” Or so say the Proverbs (loosely translated) or Captain Jack Sparrow (well-scripted). Storytellers, forensic specialists and archivists will argue. In April and August of last year, Crowley Imaging partnered with Congressional Cemetery on two separate projects to digitize more than 10,000 images that most…

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