151 Collections Submitted

Survey Summary as of 12/15/2017

151 collection assessment surveys completed from the following institutions:

Akron, Arizona State, Bowling Green State, Case Western Reserve, Cincinnati, Denison, Illinois, Indiana, Jackson State Margaret Walker Center, Kent State, Oberlin, Ohio State, Miami (Ohio), Michigan (including Bentley Historical Library), Purdue, Rhode Island, South Carolina State, Wright State,

Format of Collection/Series

(number is the number of surveys with that format)

  • Manuscripts 111
  • Publications 83
  • Photographs 42
  • Digital 18
  • AV 14
  • Artifacts 7

Other included newspaper clippings, flyers and posters, social media, memorabilia, scrapbooks.

Activism Topics 

  • African American 79
  • Anti-War (Nuclear Weapons, Kent State, Vietnam War) 45
  • Global/International 36
  • Women’s Rights 36
  • Latinx 17
  • Climate/Environmental Rights 14
  • LGBTQ 14
  • Religious Minorities 8
  • Free Speech Movement 8
  • Disabled Rights 6
  • Native American 6

Others included interests of labor (8), civil rights (7), political (6), 1960s/1970s protests and activism (5), academic freedom (3), student rights (3), SDS (2), commuter students (1), political correctness (1), anti-slavery (1), local peace movement (1), World War II (1), Social Justice (1), economically disadvantaged (1), human rights (1), views of Israel and Palestinian content (1), arms control/peace (1), administration/faculty/staff (1), anarchism, communism and socialism (1), tuition (1), anti-apartheid (1), tenure (1).

Decade

  • Pre-1900 -5
  • 1900-19 – 5
  • 1920-29 – 8
  • 1930-39 – 12
  • 1940-49 – 14
  • 1950-59 – 16
  • 1960-69 – 80
  • 1970-79 – 107
  • 1980-89 – 65
  • 1990-99 – 45
  • 2000-present – 42

Collection/Series Access Readiness (151 responses)

  • Fully processed 85
  • Accessioned with available inventory 42
  • In process 6
  • Backlog – 1
  • No inventory – 2

Rest included collections and record series with various levels of description, MPLP processing

Any part of Collection/Series Digitized (151 responses)

  • 31.1% Yes (47)
  • 60.9% No (92)
  • 6% Maybe (6)

-less than 1%: part digitized (3); disparate articles from student newspapers (2); yearbook digitized (1); archived website (1)

for No’s, 99% ready for digitization (fair, good, excellent) – 119 responses

Concerns re: digitizing and posting online (92 responses)

  • Resources 57
  • Copyright ownership unclear or not transferred to my institution 33
  • Ethical concerns 25
  • None 5

Other concerns: access restrictions, review for confidential material, check with donor, some parts not suitable for scanning.

 

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