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The University Archives has a strong commitment to the role of primary materials in digital humanities. Faculty and students are encouraged to seek opportunities to use MSMU's archival materials in their curriculum and projects.

Frank Hamilton Spearman Project

In the summer semester of 2013, students in MSMU's graduate division participated in a Digital Humanities course that explored the digitization and curation of primary and secondary materials in the University Archives.

Using the novel Whispering Smith as their starting point, students researched its author, western writer, Catholic commentator and Mount benefactor Frank Spearman (1859-1937). Using archival materials from the Spearman family in the Archives, the students produced a detailed web resources focusing on Spearman and promoted it through social media channels.

The students' culminating project, Frank Spearman - A Digital Experience, contains biographical and bibliographical material, an annotated reading of Whispering Smith (1906), family photographs, a filmography and an extensive finding aid of Spearman holdings at MSMU.


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