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March 23, 2022

UNC History Community,

We hope everyone had a great spring break, and thank you to everyone that came out to the DHL working group meeting on Monday!

1. Surry Digital Heritage: North Carolina’s second largest local digital history project operates out of Surry County, preserving the history of culture, businesses, and people in the western part of the state. The six-year-old project involves collaboration from Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Northwestern Regional Library, Surry County African American Historical and Genealogical Society, and other regional groups. Read about the project here. Visit the Surry Digital Heritage project here.

2. Roadmap for Participatory Archiving: The Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston has created a guide for planning “engaging and inclusive participatory archiving events and to create digital collections” known as RoPA. With support from the National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the RoPA website provides instructions on how to gather materials, participants, and tools to create a digital archive. Read about the project here. Visit the Roadmap for Participatory Archiving here.

3. Tampa Bay Digital Archive: The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, located in the Tampa, Florida area, has created 12 digital collections documenting the area’s history. Sources range from photographs to oral histories to digitized county records, culminating in an archive of over 530,000 items. Visit the archive here.

Make sure to contact the Digital History Lab if there are any skills you want to learn, need support with your own digital history projects, or are interested in our blog and/or podcast!

Thanks for reading,

The DHL Team (Madeleine, Cameron, & Craig)

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