In our ongoing efforts to provide digital access to our records, we are happy to announce two additional collections have been digitized with the help of our students.
Robert Lansing (date unkknown)
The Robert Lansing Papers and the John Foster Dulles State Department Records are viewable via their finding aids.
The Robert Lansing Papers document the later years of Robert Lansing (1864-1928), lawyer, writer, and the longest serving (1915–1920) of Woodrow Wilson’s three Secretaries of State.
For the John Foster Dulles State Department Records, we scanned Series 2: Declassified Records
The two collections took a little over six months to complete.
For this project, we asked students who worked at the library’s front desk to scan documents by using a top feed and flat bed scanner when not assisting patrons. Once scanned, students would combine files together using Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Student receptionist using the top feed scanner to digitize documents.
While we continually work in house to make more of our collections available online, recently we also have been awarded a grant to have six other collections digitized. Read more about those collections and the project here: