Title

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson: Archives in a Digital World

Submission Date

7-20-2018

Document Type

Paper

Department

Library

Faculty Mentor

Andy Prock

Comments

Presented during the 20th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 20, 2018 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

This project researched the time period and relevant events to the papers of Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, Assistant Secretary of State from 1909 to 1913 and part of the U.S. Embassy in Japan in previous years. Myrin Library has several archival boxes of his letters, photographs, newspaper clippings and books that contain insight into U.S. national and international relations. After reading Huntington-Wilson's memoirs and creating a basic timeline, the documents were organized chronologically. The next and largest part of the project is the transcription, creation of metadata, and uploading of the documents onto the Ursinus Digital Commons. Introductory text and photographs were added to the subsections of the collection to generate interest and increase discoverability of the collections in search engines.

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