The Disability Archive UK Reviewed by Bailey Adolph, University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and Archives [PDF Full Text] The Disability Archive UK is an extension of the University of Leeds Centre for Disability Studies, which is an interdisciplinary network of STEM, humanities, and social sciences researchers. The Centre’s goal is to achieve social justice and equality through … Continue reading The Disability Archive UK

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) Reviewed by Noah Safari, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] Among the tragedies of slavery was the forced removal of people from their homes, causing them to lose touch with much of their cultural heritage. Despite enslavers’ efforts to suppress the cultures of enslaved peoples, enslaved people persevered and created their own unique … Continue reading The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive Reviewed by Addison D. Faulk, University of South Carolina [PDF Full Text] The UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive is an online database dedicated to documenting premier professional theatrical productions written by Black British, African, and Caribbean playwrights in the United Kingdom. “The Black Plays Archive aims to provide a more effective way of … Continue reading UK National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America Reviewed by Carli V. Lowe, San José State University [PDF Full Text] Mapping Inequality is a digital humanities project that allows users to explore the history of redlining in the United States through an aggregation of records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It uses the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation’s records, dating … Continue reading Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

Musical Passage Reviewed by Christina Taylor Gibson, Processing Archivist, American Bandmasters' Association Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland, College Park [PDF Full Text] For centuries, the silence surrounding colonialist encounters in the Americas has been deafening. From native and enslaved people alike colonizers collected instruments without bothering to learn … Continue reading Musical Passage

Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive and Reviewed by Brian Watson, Archivist-Historian, and Researcher at the Kinsey Institute Library [PDF Full Text] Homosaurus is a linked data vocabulary used as a controlled vocabulary on the Digital Transgender Archive. Despite this modern form, it has deep historical roots: it is based on the internal thesaurus of Netherland’s International Homo/Lesbian Information … Continue reading Homosaurus and The Digital Transgender Archive

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Reviewed by Jessica Ballard, Visiting Archives Resident, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [PDF Full Text] The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is an online oral history portal dedicated to making accessible interviews and preserving histories of African Americans. Headquartered in Chicago, The HistoryMakers is a national nonprofit institution for education that creates curricula, produces oral histories, and … Continue reading The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters Reviewed by Rivi Feinsilber, Simmons College [PDF Full Text] Providing users with accurate and authentic transcription of archival material is the mission of Monticello’s Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters project, the “online companion” to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series project that published Jefferson’s early nineteenth-century correspondence.[1] The digital project covers the span … Continue reading Jefferson Quotes and Family Letters

Explore Chicago Collections Reviewed by Matthew Strandmark, Education Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky [PDF Full Text] Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal and linked database to digital collections, finding aids, and online discovery resources from Chicago Collections Consortium members and their participating institutions. Participants include the Art Institute … Continue reading Explore Chicago Collections