January 27, 2021

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Profs Digitize Slave Filings & “Civil War Washington” Relaunches

From The Omaha World-Herald: A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors is archiving the 19th-century petitions that, as a result of legislation enacted 150 years ago Monday, allowed slave owners in Washington, D.C., to receive government compensation for freeing their slaves. The team has transcribed and put 200 petitions on a UNL website exploring the […]

"In Electric Discovery, Scholar Finds Trove of Walt Whitman Documents in National Archives"

From an Article in The Chronicle Of Higher Education by Jennifer Howard: Kenneth M. Price, a professor of English and co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, uncovered the 3,000 or so documents over the last couple of years at the Archives. David S. Ferriero, […]