Update: Digitizing the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina

Posted on March 22, 2012 by


From the University of North Carolina Library:

Six months ago, the digital production centers at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University began scanning more than 35 archival collections related to the long civil rights movement—a substantial undertaking by the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).

Drawing on collections from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the project, “Content, Context and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina,” was made possible by funding from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The project is expected to take three years; as digitized collections are completed, they will be available online free of charge, both through Search TRLN and the collections’ finding aids on each library’s website.

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Later in the grant period, NC State will scan oversized materials, and an audio engineer will digitize the audio recordings including more than 300 oral history interviews from Duke University’s Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South Records.

Read the Complete Blog Post (incl. Images of the Scanning Process)

Track the Digitization Project

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