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Category: Manuscript Collections

  • Collections in Wikidata

    Collections in Wikidata

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries. This post is the third of three posts about adding archival collection information to Wikidata. The first introduction post is here and the second post focusing on collection creator information in Wikidata is here. In addition to adding “archives at” statements to collection creator’s Wikidata items, archivists […]

  • REBLOG! Deep Costume History: An Unexpected Resource for Unique Research

    REBLOG! Deep Costume History: An Unexpected Resource for Unique Research

    By Sherri Saines, OHIO Librarian for Social Sciences. View the original post on the Fashion, Textiles, and Costume Librarians ARLIS/NA Special Interest Group Blog, and corresponding Instagram post about Sherri’s visit to the Mahn Center.  The Ohio University Libraries Archives and Special Collections (Athens, OH) holds the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection, a gift of Murray Louis. […]

  • Not Your Model Minority: An Archival Collection of Asian American/Pacific Islander Organizations in Athens

    Not Your Model Minority: An Archival Collection of Asian American/Pacific Islander Organizations in Athens

    Alexis Karolin is the spring 2022 Mahn Center intern. She graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Honors Tutorial College along with a certificate in Asian Studies and a certificate in Law, Justice, and Culture this spring. Here she reflects on her experiences learning about archives, how the internship took two years […]

  • Contributing Manuscript Collection Info to Wikidata

    Contributing Manuscript Collection Info to Wikidata

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries. This post is the first of three posts about adding collection information to Wikidata.  Wikidata is the largest linked open data, open knowledge project in the world. There are millions of items in Wikidata. Each item has a Q number to identify it and is described with […]

  • Collection Creators in Wikidata

    Collection Creators in Wikidata

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries. This post is the second of three posts about adding collection information to Wikidata. Read the first post here. Wikidata is the largest repository of linked data in the world. Individual records in Wikidata are called items and each item has its own unique identifier. For example, […]

  • Ohio Society of American Foresters Records

    Ohio Society of American Foresters Records

    By Philip Perry, Forester, Athens, Ohio, Retired Silviculturist from the Wayne National Forest, (silviculture is the art and science of growing trees.) This post provides context for the Ohio Society of American Foresters Records (MSS093), housed at the Mahn Center. There have been many additions to the collection over the years, the most recent addition […]

  • Volunteer Transcription Shines Light on D-Day Narratives

    Volunteer Transcription Shines Light on D-Day Narratives

    By Erin Wilson, Digital Imaging Specialist & Lab Manager, Ohio University Libraries Quote from questionnaire submitted by John Leslie Moffatt Working in partnership with the Canadian Research and Mapping Association (CRMA), the OHIO Libraries Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections is actively seeking public volunteers to engage with unique, historical documents that illuminate the […]

  • Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (+ archives!)

    Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (+ archives!)

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries On Wednesday, March 30th from 10am – 4pm, Ohio University Libraries is hosting a virtual Wikipedia edit-a-thon celebrating National Women’s Month! Info on event at Ohio University Libraries website Dashboard for event Art+Feminism is a community organizing project that “leads a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign that teaches […]

  • “Poetry from the Heart” by Jack W. Wamsley

    “Poetry from the Heart” by Jack W. Wamsley

    By Greta Suiter, Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries The slim publication “Poetry from the Heart” by Jack W. Wamsley is located in the William D. Herron collection on Ohio University alumni and staff (MSS48) – a unique set of materials collected by Herron, documenting his fellow Ohio University alumni and the city of Athens. This […]