American history

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A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

Posted by Thomas Padilla on October 2, 2016

A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980 is a digital public history website that tells the story of American civil rights activism in Starkville and at Mississippi State University (MSU), the state’s land-grant institution, by using oral history interviews with community residents who remember how court imposed desegregation forced the town and university to confront its racial inequities.

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'A Shaky Truce': Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

Posted by Mississippi Sta... on March 24, 2016

“‘A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980” re-tells the story of American civil rights activism from the perspective of Starkville, Mississippi, using oral history interviews with residents who remember how court imposed desegregation forced the town confront its racial inequities. Photos, newspapers, correspondences, and materials from the Mississippi State University Libraries’ archives and interviewees’ personal collections contextualize the interviews.

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A Digital Pop-Up: Latino/a Mobility in California

Posted by Genevieve Carpio on January 23, 2016

The Latino/a Mobility Digital Pop-up was an open-air installation launching the Scalar web exhibition, Latina and Latino Mobility in 20th Century California. Drawing upon digital archives and original photographic collections held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, the pop-up engaged ethnic studies students in curating Latino/a histories of migration and creating visually rich-projects that can co-exist on a web platform and the built environment through digital projection. 

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Civil War Washington

Posted by Elizabeth Lorang on January 24, 2012

Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields—literary studies, history, geography, computer-aided mapping—to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. Troops, fugitive slaves, bureaucrats, prostitutes, actors, authors, doctors, and laborers were among those drawn to the capital by a sense of duty, desperation, or adventure.

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American Studier--Online resource for American Studies

Posted by Ben Railton on January 5, 2012

American Studier is an online resource and nexus for all students and scholars of American culture, history, literature, and more. It's still very much in development, and any and all collaborators and ideas (for content, for additional pages and focal points, for your own American Studies work and resources) will be very welcome.

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Denison Digital Archive

Posted by Jacqueline Wernimont on January 3, 2012

We are currently at the planning stage for a feminist digital archive. The archival material derives from the Ella Strong Denison library, which includes significant collections of suffragette ephemera, 19th century women’s work, book arts from antiquity to the present, and an extensive interdisciplinary teaching collection. We hope to develop a program that utilizes the archive as an opportunity to explore a range of questions within digital humanities. In particular, we are interested in developing a specifically feminist encoding paradigm that will allow us to integrate feminist theoretical insights on archival formation, digital technology, and user interfaces. We also plan to develop a digital archive that maximizes the pedagogical impact of digitizing the Denison materials.

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SceneDEX - American Music Scenes Index

Posted by Micah Vandegrift on November 17, 2011

This is a project that has not been started yet. It is a personal and academic interest of mine, and I'd like to gather a group of collaborators to get it started. There are plenty of archives that already exist that hold these sorts of objects and materials - I'd like to create a webspace to cull these collections and provide a way for materials to be submitted, organized and archived.

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Tredegar

Posted by lee Ann Ghajar on September 2, 2011

This archival site on Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia, in the latter half of the nineteenth century is very much in the beta/inception/conception stages--barely off the ground. Specifically this is intended to explore the ironworks, business and technology of the iron industry, and the interlocking elements of local, state, and regional history.