The collections themselves
Project design & configuration
The story of how projects got started
Impact of making the content available
Advice for others undertaking similar projects
Plans for the future
Conversation with Amy McKenna, Visual Resources Curator in the Williams College Art Department View the recording!
Browse Public Collections from Williams College:
- Furtwangler Griechische Vasenmalerei
- Lachenal and Favre Stereographic Glass Lantern Slide Collection
- Laszlow Versenyi Collection of Romanian Parish Churches
Make it public–how a shared special collection can change history
Thursday, May 17th 1PM Eastern (12PM Central / 11AM Mountain / 10 AM Pacific) – Register for the session!
In 2016, Tuskegee University Archives made their collection of recordings from the Civil Rights era publicly available using JSTOR Forum, opening up the possibility of important new insights to historians worldwide. Many of the recordings, which were previously confined to the physical archive, are of speeches by Civil Rights leaders given directly to their constituents. Uninhibited by the conventions required by appearances in the ‘white’ media of the time, these speeches provide an unvarnished opportunity to learn more about how the movement functioned internally and at its grassroots. Join us for a conversation with the project’s lead, assistant professor and university archivist Dana Chandler. In addition to listening to excerpts from some of the speeches and learning about the stories behind them, we’ll be finding out about the ways in which JSTOR Forum was used to support the project and how making it public has influenced research.