Undergraduate student Madeline Coffey, with support from URECA and the Humanities Institute, collected oral histories from a variety of women of many different backgrounds who lived through the Women’s Liberation Movement (1950-1970). In order to increase accessibility and understanding, Madline published collected histories on a digital platform that enables users to easily navigate between the textual transcript and audio recording of the interview. Additionally, these oral histories were accessioned by Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives and will be preserved and made available via WakeSpace Digital Collections. Chelcie Rowell served as co-mentor of Madeline’s research fellowship (along with Lisa Blee) and liaised with Special Collections & Archives to determine the strategy for the library to steward the oral histories collected by Madeline.
What will you build?
A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?