Over the past several weeks, I have been getting a lot of digitization requests for several projects that correlate with CUA's upcoming 125th anniversary celebrations. One of the more frequent and more interesting series of requests I've received relate to the Music Librarians' history of music at CUA, which became available last week as a digital exhibit (presented in omeka). They have been adding to the site this week and plan to contribute more to it in the future. It contains many photographs from our collections, scans of documents and music manuscripts, and audio recordings of school songs (all digitized by yours truly). What I like best about this exhibit is that it displays a variety of formats and materials from several collections to provide a comprehensive history of music at CUA. It also shows their dedication to the in-depth research needed for this project.
I've also been working on two articles for the Archives's annual newsletter. The article that I finished today is also tied into the 125 years of photographs in our collections, many of which have been used in two photograph books, The Catholic University of America and Brookland, in the past two years. The article gave me a good excuse to touch base with the authors to get some information from them for the article, and to see if they have any future projects in mind in which they will use our collections.