[Updated 4/28/2017: Unfortunately, this summer course was canceled due to low-enrollment. I will look to resume it in a future semester.]
My summer 2017 course LIS 665 Projects in Digital Archives will be collaborating with the New York Times to do a photography digitization and curation project.
The photographer the project will focus on George Tames, photojournalist for the New York Times between 1945-1985. He has been referred to as the “Photographer of Presidents,” and you can find some of his images in Google Image Search. The content that will be focused in on is the Richard Nixon Whitehouse, which will include digitization of original camera negatives, as well as film prints among other types of media. Deliverables will include digitized masters as well as a online exhibition of the photography.
The course is held May 22 through June 28, 5:30-9:20pm. Note that the course will only run if there are 5 students, and we only have 1 registered so far, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in working on this project this summer.
Thank you to alum Jennifer Parrucci–Senior Taxonomist at the Times–for helping make possible this exciting digital archives project.
Photograph by George Tames, 1974