Wednesday, April 8, 2009

W.E.B. DuBois papers to be digitized

The W.E.B. Du Bois Papers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, are being digitized over the next two years, the Boston Globe reports. Hat tip. The collection includes "

more than 100,000 documents, array of diaries, photographs, and personal correspondence of the pioneering black scholar and civil rights activist....The papers, which include speeches and unpublished essays and other writings, will be converted to digital form and posted on the Internet in a two-year, $200,000 effort, the library announced [April 3]. The project will allow unprecedented access to the extensive collection, recognized as the leading Du Bois anthology in the world.
The Finding Aid and other Du Bois resources can be accessed here.