Tuskegee University’s rich archival collections have remained hidden to the public for many years. To alleviate the problem, the University Archives focused on a multilevel process of digitization and public outreach. This paper focuses on Tuskegee’s endeavors to digitize its large collection of photographic images, negatives, and audio media. The process of learning about proper equipment and techniques has propelled the archives into one of the top digitizing archives among HBCUs, receiving over 850,000 hits (45 percent from abroad) in seven years.
Lifting the Veil: Digitizing Black Archives at Tuskegee University
Dana R. Chandler has worked in a variety of capacities within both the private and public sectors. A trained surveyor, civil engineer and project manager, he has helped to design and build projects throughout the South and nation. In later years, Chandler had worked specifically with corporations seeking to start up recycling facilities in the United States and Latin America.
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Dana R. Chandler; Lifting the Veil: Digitizing Black Archives at Tuskegee University. The Public Historian 1 August 2018; 40 (3): 232–251. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2018.40.3.232
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