History 428 / Civil War Letters

The NPS Civil War Letters Project (CWL) group will be working with people from the NPS’s Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park to digitize 250+ letters from Sgt. Peirce, and contextualize the letters and Peirce’s life.

End of the Week Update

The Project is going along nicely and we’re working on having the timeline and storymap done before next week is over and over the weekend, work on looking over the site and figure out a sudo-outline for how we are going to organize the site with the collections. I am hoping that we can finish...

Report on the Project

Due to Covid-19, students are being sent home and all classes are moving to an online format, this is affecting all the students in our class causing us to rethink what we want to get done with our projects and continue working towards the end goal of making our sites look fantastic even though we...

Progress Report

As of right now with our project, it is going well so far. With the group meetings that we have, it seems to be focusing primarily on just kind of thinking about getting letters scanned so that they are done and we can really get started with working on the omeka site and hopefully have...

Wikipedia History Contexts

In the mindset of Wikipedia, the history tabs and context that has history involved, there is always research done for each of the pages and the content to make sure that it can be backed up. Anytime that you add something to Wikipedia, you need to have sources so that if someone else wants to...

Progress in Project

So far the progress in the project has been just scanning letters and working on the contract for the project itself. Research has been interesting so far and just looking at the Transcripts has been very cool along with looking at the letters from Jerome. There was a bit of confusion about whether he was...

Video for Civil War Letters

This video kind of showed the process of use going through the process of making the files and how we are organizing the files for our project.

Review of Digital Projects

The first digital project that I looked at was the Civil War on the Western Border looked like a very organized site that has different tabs for each of the important items that they wanted to talk about with this digital project. How it is organized is actually very good looking and each of the...

Review of the Omeka Sites

With how the map one is set up on the Histories of the National Mall site, it is very organized and allows for very easy access to what each point on the map is depending on the area where it is located in the National Mall. Each of the bulletins on the map also has...