Digital Collections Fellowship Recipients

Fellowship Information Electronic Submission

2018

  • Rosalind J. Beiler, University of Central Florida, partnered with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to digitize volumes 1 and 2 of the Pemberton Papers (1641–1702). These materials from Phineas Pemberton and his descendants document Pennsylvania’s early Quaker history.
  • William Fenton, Fordham University, partnered with the American Antiquarian Society to further his project Digital Paxton. The project expands upon John Raine Dunbar’s The Paxton Papers (1957) by making available a more expansive and diverse corpus of primary source, contextual, and teaching materials.

2017

  • Andrew Sluyter and Lauren Coats, Louisiana State University, digitized approximately 1400 surveys housed by LSU Libraries that mapped land claims in Spanish Louisiana at the close of the eighteenth and opening of the nineteenth centuries. These surveys provide a comprehensive overview of the patterns of land and life in Spanish Louisiana on the eve of its integration into the territory of the United States. These records will be made available through the open-access Louisiana Digital Library maintained by LSU Libraries.
  • Nicholas Gliserman digitized, transcribed, and encoded the diaries and correspondence created by members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends in the course of establishing and supporting a Quaker mission to the Seneca Country between the years 1795 and 1820. This manuscript collection aids in documenting Native-Quaker relations in the eighteenth century. These records are currently housed at the Quaker & Special Collections of Haverford College and will be uploaded to expand Haverford’s existing Beyond Penn’s Treaty website.
  • Stephen Mullen digitized the Stirling of Keir collection held at Glasgow City Archives at the Mitchell Library. The collection includes mid-eighteenth-century records, such as invoices, letter and account books, associated with two sugar plantations in Jamaica-Hampden in St. James and Frontier in St. Mary. The digitization of these sources will allow historians to compare economic and social conditions of sugar estates across the Atlantic world as well as consider the lived experiences of master and enslaved in the British Caribbean. After digitization, the records will be accessible via a website associated with the Mitchell Library.