Friday, October 31, 2014

A 9-Month Update

It is nine months into the grant, which marks the end of the first Archival Fellowship. Much has been accomplished since February! Here are just a few bullet points:

  •  The Archives has taken the first steps to getting its collection descriptions online and up to professional standards.
  •  Many collections have been described and preserved – including a collection of over 20,000 photographs!
  •  Our digitized collection has exploded! You can check out a near-complete run of our collection of The Echo here. Over 100 issues were digitized this month alone. That’s over 1000 pages! Access them anywhere and download them as PDFs. Some are even full-text searchable!

Processed collections, October 2014
The Archives remains committed to making the history of Delaware State University accessible to all interested parties. Going forward, we aim to serve this goal even further by re-evaluating our digitization priorities, incorporating collections into the library catalog, and designing a more interactive guide to the history of the campus. With that, the first Archival Fellow bids DSU adieu!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homecoming Week at DSU

Homecoming 1971, Office of Public Relations Photographs
The Archives is excited for Homecoming Week here at DSU! The week will include concerts, alumni activities, the annual parade, and a football game against North Carolina A&T. You can find the full schedule here.

What better time to show off some photos of the Homecoming parade from days gone by? Here are just a few from our collection of photographs from the Office of Public Relations. There’s nothing like reflecting on old traditions to bolster your school spirit!

Homecoming 1998, Office of Public Relations Photographs