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The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo Aug 2015

The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Irwin Gratz of Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Morning Edition talks with University of Maine professor Michael Grillo and UMaine archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy about their recent articles in a special edition of Maine Policy Review focused on the importance of the humanities and the future of archives in a digital age.


The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner Dec 2014

The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

Learning more about an election dispute that drove an IWU class apart showed the importance of documenting our own lives.


World War I Military Portraits (Digital Collection), Rose Fortier, Maria Cunningham Jul 2014

World War I Military Portraits (Digital Collection), Rose Fortier, Maria Cunningham

Rose Fortier

World War I Military Portraits is comprised of more than 32,000 photographs, typewritten volumes, and service records. The items were complied from collections of the American War Mothers Milwaukee County Chapter and the Milwaukee County Council of Defense. These items contain a wealth of genealogical information and provide a candid look into soldiers' ideas and perceptions of the First World War.

The World War I Military Portraits digital collection brings online access to one of the library's most highly used research collections. The current digital collection represents the majority of the service records but is continuously growing, so ...


“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Primary Sources At A Distance: Researching Indian Colonial Law, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Primary Sources At A Distance: Researching Indian Colonial Law, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

No abstract provided.


Legal Databases: A Comparative Analysis, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Legal Databases: A Comparative Analysis, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A comparative report commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) on the world of electronic databases for legal history research.


Review Of "Heinonline", Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Review Of "Heinonline", Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A detailed review of the HeinOnline electronic database commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Review Of "Llmc-Digital", Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Review Of "Llmc-Digital", Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A detailed review of the LLMC-Digital electronic database commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Unique At Penn, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Unique At Penn, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

Blog highlighting unique items from the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.


Two Contemporary Gregorian Editions Of Pope Gregory The Great's Regula Pastoralis In Troyes Ms 504, Richard Clement Nov 2011

Two Contemporary Gregorian Editions Of Pope Gregory The Great's Regula Pastoralis In Troyes Ms 504, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

No abstract provided.


Richard Verstegan's Reinvention Of Anglo-Saxon England: A Contribution From The Continent, Richard Clement Nov 2011

Richard Verstegan's Reinvention Of Anglo-Saxon England: A Contribution From The Continent, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

The reinvention of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is an historicized approach to constructions of the past. How and why does the present of any period uses the past to promote its own opinions, beliefs, doctrines or views? In particular, this volume demonstrates that reinventions of past eras or figures can be motivated by a nationalistic desire to create cultural 'roots', to discover origins that justify a regime or group's self-identity, to appropriate a cultural icon or neglected author for a particular political agenda, or to reflect on contemporary social issues via a remote time and place. Reworkings ...


Local History From 8000 Miles Away: Early Colac Court Records In The United States, Arthur Fraas Dec 2010

Local History From 8000 Miles Away: Early Colac Court Records In The United States, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

This article examines a volume of Colac court records from the mid-nineteenth century now held in the United States. It details the contents of the volume with an eye towards the nature of local justice in early Victoria and the ways in which legal records can provide a window into the past. In addition, the article calls attention to the increasingly global nature of local history studies. In sharing the story of this trans-oceanic ‘discovery’ and its subsequent digitisation, it provides a possible model for future directions in archival research.


Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, Andrew Smith Jul 2010

Using Social Networking Tools To Promote Genealogy And Local History Collections And To Instruct Researchers In Their Use, Andrew Smith

Andrew M Smith

Libraries with genealogy and local history collections spend a great deal of time and effort in collecting, preserving, cataloging, indexing, digitizing, and providing access to their materials. However, these activities may be wasted if potential researchers are unaware of the existence of these materials, or are lacking the knowledge and skills to navigate the materials. Many libraries have long used traditional methods to market their collections, such as printed newsletters, and to educate their patrons, such as printed handouts and face-to-face workshops. These methods are increasingly expensive, time-consuming, and limited in their audience reach.

This paper describes a wide variety ...


Welcome And Introduction, Richard Clement, Raymond Coward Jun 2010

Welcome And Introduction, Richard Clement, Raymond Coward

Richard W. Clement

No abstract provided.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Dec 2009

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

Joanne M. Riley

Running a state-wide digital history project on a shoestring budget and staffed primarily by volunteers is not only possible, but brings immeasurable rewards for the contributors, volunteers, organizers and staff while gathering priceless documentation of their communal heritage. The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://www.MassMemories.net) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure ...


A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 2008

A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

No abstract provided.


The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating A Century Of History, Culture, And Cuisine., Andy Huse Dec 2008

The Columbia Restaurant: Celebrating A Century Of History, Culture, And Cuisine., Andy Huse

Andrew Huse

The Columbia is Florida’s oldest and most honored restaurant. Founded in 1905 as a café catering to immigrant cigar workers in Ybor City, it has grown into one of the culinary touchstones of the state. Handed down from generation to generation, the Columbia remains family owned and operated, with six locations throughout Florida, from St. Augustine to Sarasota. Restaurants are sensitive barometers of culture. The Columbia’s history is not one of staid, changeless uniformity, but quite the opposite: to prosper, the restaurant has undergone nearly constant change. This book is rich with stories of secret stashes of liquor ...


The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley Mar 2008

The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

Four years ago, the Mass. Studies Project at UMass Boston launched a cultural heritage project that we dubbed the “Mass. Memories Road Show,” a real-world mashup of PBS’s Antiques Road Show (people bring their personal stuff to a local event for professional perusal) and the Library of Congress’ American Memory Project (digitize historic stuff and share it with the world). Our ambitious goal was – and still is! – to visit each of the 351 communities in Massachusetts, inviting residents to bring in photographs that reflect themselves and their families in that community. At the public “Road Show” events, we digitize ...


History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan Apr 2006

History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan

Michele Christian

Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history. But what truly makes it unique is a rare combination of campus beauty, the opportunity to be a part of the land-grant experiment, and to create a progressive and inventive spirit that we call the Cyclone experience. Appreciate what we have here, for it is indeed, one of a kind.


The Battle For Shared Governance: The Birth Of The Northern Michigan University Chapter Of The American Association Of University Professors, 1967-1976, Marcus Robyns Dec 2001

The Battle For Shared Governance: The Birth Of The Northern Michigan University Chapter Of The American Association Of University Professors, 1967-1976, Marcus Robyns

Marcus C. Robyns CA

This article reviews the history of the formation of the NMU-AAUP and argues that collective bargaining brought real and effective shared governance to Northern Michigan University.


The Archivist As Educator, Marcus Robyns Dec 2000

The Archivist As Educator, Marcus Robyns

Marcus C. Robyns CA

No abstract provided.


A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman May 2000

A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

Master of Arts Thesis, June 2000: This thesis examines the construction in 1793 of the West Boston Bridge, the first bridge to span the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, and its successors at the same location in 1854 and then 1907 (the Longfellow Bridge). It is a study of the impact of these bridges on the commercial development and urban settlement patterns of both Cambridge and Boston, and it sets the construction of each bridge in the historical context of the period in which each was built. The thesis utilizes a variety of primary sources drawn from the Cambridge ...


"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 1997

"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The twisting and turning story of a brutal murder in Dedham, MA in September of 1801.


The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman Dec 1996

The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The story of the Crispus Attucks Monument on the Boston Common, dedicated in November, 1888.