Ending my Civil War digital project

Digital Project Reflection for Ending the Civil War in April 1865. After creating a “blogcast” commemorating the last month of the Civil War for this course, I must admit it is one of my proudest achievements—at least from grad school. I planned to drop posts on at least 4 dates that correspond to significant historical […]

Project Reflection: Historypin tour of Historic West Ninth St, Little Rock

Moving from Little Rock, Arkansas to the Washington, D.C. area this fall was bittersweet, because as excited as I was to start my graduate career, I had to put my museum work on hold temporarily and leave a position where I was involved with many ongoing projects and programs. This semester, I had the pleasure […]

Reflections on the Archives and Research Center Blog for the Historical Society of Frederick County

For my digital project I decided to create a WordPress site for the Archives and Research Center of the Historical Society of Frederick County (HSFC).  The site offers information about the Archives and Research Center, its collections, new donations, and will host collection finding aids as they are completed and verified against the actual collection contents. […]

Archive of Immigrant Voices: Final Project Reflection

For my project I created the Archive of Immigrant Voices using Omeka. Created in 2012 by the Center for the History of the New America (a history department center for which I am one of two graduate assistants), the Archive has remained largely undeveloped. Currently, the Center owns ten oral histories, all conducted as part […]

Project Reflection: stereomap

Instead of boring you with every inane detail of my project, this post will weave a narrative of the most important trials, tribulations, and things I learned from constructing my project: stereomap, a site devoted to geocoding animated stereographs. Trial 1: Overcoming a Dead End Many (or should I say the few?) of you who read this […]

Final Reflection: Middlesex County Oral History Project

  This semester I used the content management service Omeka to build an oral history archive of Middlesex County, Virginia. The idea for the project began in 2014 when I was home for Christmas. My mother saved an article from our county’s newspaper about a group of University of Florida undergraduates who did field recordings […]