Category Archives: Digital Collections

Final Thoughts…

For my final project, I researched and wrote a paper surveying the landscape of how archiving is being practiced online in light of our increasing dependence on born-digital cultural production. By exploring the full range of search engine results for … Continue reading

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Google Ngram

Google Books has currently digitized 15 million books (and counting), or 12 percent of all books that have been published in history. While impossible to read this vast amount of literature, the tool Google Ngram allows any user with the … Continue reading

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National Archives, The Digital Vaults

The National Archives is probably the most well-known archive in the United States. However, most people only ever see its most famous documents on display, The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. While these are the … Continue reading

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Born-Digital: The September 11 Digital Archive

A collaboration between the American Social History Project at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Rosenzweig’s Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the September 11 … Continue reading

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Go Wayback with the Wayback Machine

Retro Google?! This is one of the first Google home pages circa November 1997 courtesy of the Wayback Machine. Wayback Machine is an internet archive of web pages from 1996 to the present.  It is run by Internet Archive, a … Continue reading

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Print Project Proposal: 9/11 and Online Archives

The print project that I am proposing for this course stems from my interest in the role of digital media in the evolution of cultural memory. The central question driving my attention to this area of study lies in discerning … Continue reading

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Bridget Sullivan Print Project Proposal

In recent years, museums and archives have made a concerted effort to take advantage of digital media in connecting with public audiences. These institutions have undertaken a multitude of projects to make their collection available to a greater audience through … Continue reading

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Flickr

Flickr is a free photosharing site. It allows you to create a profile and upload photos to a format that makes them easy to share with friends, family and the general public. Flickr makes it easy to get started. In … Continue reading

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Project Idea Brainstorming

1) For the past two semesters I’ve been working with patient file records from a nineteenth century asylum in Washington D.C. One of my main ideas for a project would be to digitize the patient files and photos, as well … Continue reading

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Bridget Sullivan Project Ideas

1. Create a digital exhibit surrounding the expansion of the slave trade in Newport, RI prior to the American Revolution. This exhibit would reflect the recent scholarship concerning the state of slavery in the Northern states. 2. Compile a digital … Continue reading

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