Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two New DMR Collections

We are pleased to announce two new digital collections available in the Digital Media Repository: The Muncie Souvenir Booklets http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MunHistBklt
and the Vietnam Era Veterans Oral Histories http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/VtnmOrHis.
The Muncie Souvenir Booklets collection contains booklets promoting the city of Muncie, Indiana, ranging from 1897 to 1924. (You can even read how industries should come to Muncie because we have the White River to dump their waste in.) They were produced by organizations like the Dynamo Club, Muncie Commercial Club, and Muncie Natural Gas Land Improvement Company, mainly doing the Gas Boom and shortly after, to attract investors, industries, and businesses. The original items are in Archives and Special Collections.

This digital collection was prepared by Kate Givens, who is doing a residency in Metadata and Digital Initiatives. Thanks to her and everyone else who worked to make this collection available.

The Vietnam Era Veterans Oral Histories collection consists of video interviews conducted by students in Professor Michael Doyle’s History 499 Oral History Workshop class in Fall 2009. The videos are available; the students are working on the transcripts and we will make those available as soon as they are ready.

All the veterans are residents of East Central Indiana, and you will see that many of them are affiliated with Ball State.

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