Since the spring of 2009, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has partnered with Wayne State University, School of Information graduate students to digitize our collections. Students are solely responsible for the content of the following posts. However, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.
All collections are housed at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and are open to the public.
In the spring of 2009, 25 students from LIS 7450 scanned more than 450 photographs from the Walter Lawrence Smith Studio Collection. In addition to digitizing photographs from the collection, students were asked to organize their portion of the materials into a thematic grouping and provide some historical context for the images selected. They offer an understanding of the complexity to researching photographic collections, identifying unknown individuals and putting together the story of a donor that may be unaccounted for.
Please visit their work here: Walter Lawrence Smith Studio Collection
In the fall of 2009, six students from LIS 7450 scanned photographs and documents from six collections within the Charles H. Wright Museum‘s holdings. Collections were selected on the originators prominence in the community and/or the content of the photographs.
Please visit their work here:
The Clarence Gatliff Collection, Norma Gatliff Collection, and Francis Dent Collection will be added soon.