Founding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Celebrated

FOR RELEASE:
Contact: Ira Revels
Phone: (607) 255-1569
ir33@cornell.edu

Founding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Celebrated
Online collection includes more than 1,000 scanned items
from HBCU institutions

The first digital collection of documents and materials chronicling the founding of Americas historically black colleges and universities is now available online at  http://hbcudigitallibrary.auctr.edu.

A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University includes more than 1,000 scanned photographs, manuscripts, letters and publications from 10 institutions designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The project, which was funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, represents the first collaborative effort by HBCU libraries to make a historical collection digitally available. The online collection, which is hosted by the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, is the product of a partnership between the HBCU Library Alliance, HBCU institutions, the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) and Cornell University.

Read full press release located at HBCU Library Alliance website: http://hbculibraries.org/docs/Digital-collection.pdf See previous press release at http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May07/CUL-HBCU.cp.html .