Submissions/The Lincoln Archives Digital Project

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Digitizing the federal records of the American Civil War years: Case Study - The Lincoln Archives Digital Project
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Karen Needles
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Lincoln Archives Digital Project
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
The Lincoln Archives Digital Project was launched in 2002. The goal of the project is to digitize the federal records of the Lincoln administration beginning with documents created after the 1860 presidential election, and ending on April 15, 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated. There are a few exceptions. All records involving the assassination, the capture, trial and execution of the conspirators, the capture and imprisonment of Jefferson Davis, and finally the trial of John Surratt will be digitized.

Since the records are handwritten, all records are being transcribed to provide full search capabilities. With approximately 14 million records going online, the project will instantly link related documents from the hundreds of record groups, the thousands of entries, making these records more accessible to scholarship. Also related photographs, maps, political cartoons, and newspaper articles will be linked to records, as well.

Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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Slides or further information (optional)
I will be using a Powerpoint presentation, as well as live online
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