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Bowdoin News—June 14, 2017
Digital Tools Open Up Bowdoin’s Past to Students

"Opening the creaky binding of a 400-year-old book or straining to make out 18th-century handwriting might never lose its allure to some. But other scholars are putting aside the magnifying glasses and book cradles and turning to computers to help them better understand old texts and objects. And in this process, they're revealing new insights into history... ” [read more]

The Academic Archivist—May 22, 2017
Metadata Matters: Digital Humanities and Digital Collections at Bowdoin

“...the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College Library has been exploring new ways of leveraging metadata about our digital and physical collections to support a burgeoning interest in the digital humanities and computational studies across the College’s curriculum. ” [read more]

Bowdoin News—March 30, 2017
Oliver Otis Howard Papers: Mass Digitization Project Complete

“A mammouth digitization project designed to enable public access to the papers of one of Bowdoin’s most distinguished alumni is now complete…” [read more]

Library News—March 18, 2016
SC&A to digitize additional Howard Civil War materials

“The Oliver Otis Howard Papers Digitization Project’s scope has been expanded to include digitization of the manuscript collections of Howard’s younger brothers, Charles Henry Howard and Rowland Bailey Howard…” [read more]

Bowdoin News—April 10, 2015
From Behind the Glass: A Showcase of Bowdoin's Civil War Archives

“Special Collections staff and a Bowdoin student offered alumni a showcase/workshop on Bowdoin’s Civil War archives...Doyle touched on her work digitizing the Oliver Otis Howard Papers. Bowdoin last year received a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project…” [read more]

Bowdoin Daily Sun—October 9, 2014
Studying the Many-Sided Civil War

“In one sense, there were only two sides in the Civil War - but there are many sides to the story of this pivotal era in American history, and studying them today requires bringing together a whole array of disciplines, including the historical, the literary, the visual, and the digital…” [read more]

Bowdoin Daily Sun—March 11, 2014
Major Grants Awarded to Bowdoin Faculty and Programs

“Bowdoin continues to be a magnet for illustrious awards, with several major grants totaling more than $1.6 million awarded to faculty and programs at the College in recent months…” [read more]

Bowdoin News—March 11, 2014
Bowdoin Wins NHPRC Grant to Digitize Howard Collection

“Bowdoin received a grant award of $150,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the college’s Oliver Otis Howard Papers…” [read more]

Bowdoin News—February 19, 2014
Grant Helps College Digitize Oliver Otis Howard Papers

“Bowdoin has received a grant award of $150,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the college’s Oliver Otis Howard Papers…” [read more]

NHPRC News—December 2013

“Following the November meeting of the Commission, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero awarded 44 grants totaling $2,283,079 in Federal funds for archives and publishing projects in 32 states, territories, and the District of Columbia… Digitizing Historical Records grants, totaling over $500,000, went to seven projects to digitize…” [read more]

C-SPAN2/BOOKTV—September 13, 2012
General Oliver Otis Howard (“2012 LCV Cities Tour”)

Richard Lindemann speaks about the life and career of Oliver Otis Howard as well as his collection of letters, pictures and writings housed at Bowdoin College (13 minutes). [watch the video]