Digitizing Archival Material for the Classroom

Wednesday, March 13 | 4:50PM–5:40PM | Room 554
Session Type: NC13
The Wellesley College Archives holds a collection of the correspondence of 19th-century American sculptor Anne Whitney. A subset of these letters were digitized for preservation and access; they were then used as original source material in a seminar using techniques and tools common to digital scholarship to build a collaborative scholarly resource to enrich the collection for students and researchers worldwide. The multiconstituent project team includes archivists, instructional technologists, librarians, faculty, and students. Our session will detail how we developed the collection and our partnership with faculty and students to create scholarly value around this collection using open-source tools.


  • Jenifer Bartle

    Manager, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Wellesley College
  • Ian Graham

    Director of Library Collections, Wellesley College