DPLA’s Black Women’s Suffrage Collection

As we approach Black History Month it is important to highlight the Black women who helped shape American history. The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights,Continue reading “DPLA’s Black Women’s Suffrage Collection”

FAAHPN Digital Library Workshop Recap and Riley House Partner Grant Update

FSU Libraries is proud to be a partner with the City of Tallahassee’s John G. Riley Center and Museum of African American History and Culture on a grant to digitize their archives. As part of the three-year project the grant also provides training for members of the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN). TheContinue reading “FAAHPN Digital Library Workshop Recap and Riley House Partner Grant Update”

Emmett Till Archives Inaugural Lecture

FSU Libraries welcome Keith Beauchamp and Devery Anderson for the Emmett Till Archives Inaugural Lecture. Please join us for an evening of story telling and discussion. Dr. Davis Houck, Fannie Lou Hamer Professor, will lead the discussion with Keith Beauchamp, filmmaker and producer of “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till”, and Devery Anderson, authorContinue reading “Emmett Till Archives Inaugural Lecture”

Explore DPLA’s Online Exhibits

Florida State University serves as the home for the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN), the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) hub for Florida. We have highlighted some DPLA resources before and today we want to introduce you to DPLA’s exhibitions. These are curated online exhibits that showcase material from cultural heritage institutions across theContinue reading “Explore DPLA’s Online Exhibits”

Conscious Editing: The Way Forward to More Inclusive Description Practices

Librarians and archivists have begun to actively focus on making sure materials are described in a way that respects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of both historical subjects and contemporary researchers. Traditional cataloging and archival description often excluded figures deemed “unimportant,” making it almost impossible to research marginalized people, hiding the richness of the historicalContinue reading “Conscious Editing: The Way Forward to More Inclusive Description Practices”

DPLA Primary Source Sets

It can be challenging to find good resources that lend themselves to both virtual and in-person instruction. The Digital Public Library of America created 140 openly available Primary Source Sets that make that task easier. What are Primary Source Sets? 140 “highlight reel” primary source collections Each set includes ten to fifteen sources and aContinue reading “DPLA Primary Source Sets”