WMU Archives & Regional History Collection

Ward Morgan Example

January 2004 — April 2004

During my graduate program in public history I served as an intern on a digitization project at the university and regional history archives of Western Michigan University, a large state university in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The digitization effort, part of the statewide Making of Modern Michigan project, involved the selection of images from the Ward Morgan collection, a body of 4×5 silver negatives from a local photographer; the scanning and editing of images, and the inputting of metadata into the WMU libraries’ content management system, CONTENTdm.

In the course of this project I selected, scanned, and created metadata for scores of images now part of the WMU archives’ online digital collections. In addition, I developed a facility with Photoshop image editing software, a content management system, and began to learn film photography.

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