New Digital Collections from Spelman and Morehouse

Our partners at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library are very excited to announce the following new digital collections from Spelman and Morehouse that they are hosting on Digital Commons as part of the CLIR Our Story grant.

Thanks goes to Aletha Moore and Josh Hogan at AUC for their hard work in getting these collections posted, and to the Digital Library of Georgia and Spelman College Archives.

Spelman Messenger

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scmessenger/

This collection is comprised of 612 issues of the Spelman Messenger spanning 1885-2016, featuring school news, articles by students, creative writings, book reviews, alumni notes and obituaries.

Spelman Catalogs & Bulletins

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/sccatalogs/.

This collection is comprised of 109 volumes of Catalogs and Bulletins from Spelman College from 1881-2012 providing information on degree programs, policies and procedures, fees and administrative issues, academic course offerings, faculty, staff and board members.

Spelman College Yearbooks

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scyearbooks/

Posted here are yearbooks from Spelman College spanning 1951-2007.

Morehouse College Yearbooks

http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/mcyearbooks/

Posted here are the Torch yearbooks from Morehouse College spanning 1923-2013.

Featured image:  Spelman College, “The Sphinx Yearbook 1951” (1951). Spelman College Yearbooks. 1.
http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scyearbooks/1

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New collections from Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Chemistry Class-women's, Atlanta University Photographs, Robert W. Woodruff Library, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Chemistry Class-women’s, Atlanta University Photographs, Robert W. Woodruff Library, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the arrival of three new collections that provide us with documentation of the history of the largest consortium of African American private institutions of higher education:

  • Atlanta University Photographs (Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photograph collection that documents the history of Atlanta University, its students, alumni, and friends)
  • Clark College Photographs (Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photograph collection that documents the history of Clark College, its students, and alumni)
  • Interdenominational Theological Center- Gammon Photographs (Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photograph collection that documents the history of the Interdenominational Theological Center with items representing Gammon Theological Seminary)

Christine Wiseman, Unit Head, Digital Services and Derek Mosley, Assistant Head, Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library hope that an international audience will view these new collections and plan to come to Atlanta to do more research. With the online availability of these collections, Wiseman and Mosely note:

“New researchers will have the opportunity to begin their research even before they come to the physical archives. The newly digitized photographs document individuals, events, athletics and buildings, enabling new users to acquaint themselves with the historic campuses of what is presently known as the Atlanta University Center. Current users can view historic photographs of the Atlanta University schools as they research specific periods and possibly find images of students, faculty, and staff that they may not have been able to uncover prior to digitization.”

These collections represent the customs and culture of institutions of higher learning in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Wiseman and Mosley recommend looking through the photographs in these collections that relate to student activities: “You can see how differently students dressed as compared to today, and the images showcase how formal education and even extracurricular activities were during that time period.”

We hope that you spend some time with these new collections, and welcome the Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library as our new partner.

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