Oliver Otis Howard Papers: Mass Digitization Project Now Complete

Oliver Otis Howard, Class of 1850

A mammoth digitization project designed to enable public access to the papers of one of Bowdoin’s most distinguished alumni is now complete.

In 2014, the College received a $150,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s “Digitizing Historical Records” program to support a three-year project to digitize the Oliver Otis Howard Papers.

The project also received funding from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust and the College.

With the help of twenty-six student workers, more than sixty linear feet of archival materials—some 80,000 letters, photographs and diaries—were scanned and published online.

Read more in Bowdoin News.

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