Black History Archive Photo Gallery Now On-line!
August 24th 2012 · 0 Comments
Melinda (Mindy) Reeder, the latest in the line of most excellent student interns from Utica College, has begun posting the first portion of photographs from the collection of the Oneida County Black History Archive to For The Good’s website.
Since the Oneida County Black History Archive began, Utica College has been an ever present partner in the project. Professor of Sociology, Jan D’Amicis and Professor of History, Paul Young have been at the table advising, directing and providing their own work on the history of African-Americans in Oneida County. Recognition of the importance of this collection was conveyed to the President of the college, Todd Hutton, who majored in History as an undergraduate, and followed with placing a series of interns to work on the collection.
Amanda Dummett was the first intern, undertaking extensive research, assisting in developing the survey instrument now in use and establishing the filing system for the project. She was followed by Tiffany Williams who was instrumental in setting up the Reception for Elders at the college. Mindy Reeder has reorganized the files, secured all photos and documents in acid-free casing and scanned in and uploaded the greater portion of photos and documents onto the For The Good website.
Viewers can comment in space provided below each photo to identify individuals on the site. Three confirmed recognitions will confirm identification of formerly unknown individuals. Stories and memories are also welcome in the comment section.
The gallery can be viewed at www.forthegoodinc.org . Scroll down to Oneida County Black History Archive Photo Gallery, click on it and have a look. Tell your friends and enjoy!