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Spring Digital Liberal Arts Course

Spring Digital Liberal Arts Course(s)

Since she began in Fall 2015, the Digital Liberal Arts Postdoc, Rebecca Wingo, has been building a partnership between Macalester College and Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI). RAI represents the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, a historically Black neighborhood that was intentionally bifurcated by the construction of I-94 in the 1960s to create a diaspora of the community there. Courses include:

Public History in Action: History Harvest

Spring 2016 (Wingo) and Spring 2017 (Crystal Moten)
The History Harvest is a student-driven, community-based archive in which students work with community members to create a digital repository of the objects they find most valuable and relevant. Students digitize the artifacts, record stories about the items, and then the community member takes their object back home. View the archive here.

Public History in Action: Archives

Spring 2017 (Wingo)
The archives course centered around a hands-on archival project in partnership with Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI). Students mined microfilm of local historically black newspapers for old business advertisements. They then plotted the businesses on a map and made available the ads for each address. View the map here.