Faculty Highlights

Walton receives second ACS grant for digital archiving

Rachel Walton, Olin Library’s assistant professor and digital archivist, and a team of faculty and archival professionals from Centre College, Furman University, and Washington and Lee University received a $30,000 collaborative grant from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) to continue “Pathway to Diversity: Uncovering Our Collections.”

The project aims to build a comprehensive shared online digital archive relating to the history of desegregation at these colleges that speaks to the broader experience of African-Americans during the desegregation of small college campuses across the South.

With a second year of funding, the team will now focus on annotating, curating, and digitizing the primary source materials identified during the first year of the project in preparation for future dissemination on a shared website and in the classroom.

Learn more about how our students and faculty are using the grant in Cool Class: Researching American History