Freedman’s Bureau Digital Collection

Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Conard, and in collaboration with James Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University, I worked as a research assistant on the Freedman’s Bureau of Tennessee Digital Collection. The purpose and goal of this initiative was to make accessible documents pertaining to the beginning of African American education in the South and to promote searchability of these documents to researchers and genealogists.

I selected, transcribed, abstracted, and indexed historical documents to be used in the digital collection. Once the documents were digitized and ready to be placed online, I created metadata in CONTENTdm.

The Department of History and the university library have continued to digitize and promote access to FBR records. You may access and search this collection here.