Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Women's History Digital Collection


One of the things we have been doing at the ASA over the last several years is putting together digital collections, a sort of online museum gallery, and presenting images, letters and other items that help to tell the story of Arkansas.

One of our more popular digital collections is the Arkansas Women’s History Collection. The collection, chosen by Danyelle McNeill and other staff members, contains images, postcards, letters, and pamphlets that document the legacy of women in Arkansas. They spent months digging through photograph collections, manuscripts, and books to build the collection. “I wanted to make sure that what I chose was diverse,” Danyelle remembers. “It was important to me to tell the stories of all of Arkansas’s women.” This led her to pick roughly 90 items that represent different aspects of women’s history in Arkansas. To see the collection, visit http://ahc.digital-ar.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16790coll14.

As Danyelle was collecting images, she was also compiling information about collections that relate to women’s history for a resource guide which has a list of materials that contain information pertaining to Arkansas women’s history throughout the ASA’s collections. This guide can be found on our digital collections webpage: http://ahc.digital-ar.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16790coll13/id/288.

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