Cumberland University Participates in LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative
We are pleased to announce that Cumberland University’s Doris & Harry Vise Library has recently digitized and made available historical university publications from its Ernest Stockton Archives. Included in the digitization project are University Catalogues, and course Bulletins from 1846-1950, as well as several volumes of The Phoenix yearbooks from 1895-1897, and 1902-1905. Also included are Annual Catalogues of the Lebanon College for Young Ladies, 1907-1908, and its earlier publication, The Cedars, 1903. Additionally, the complete volume of Winstead Paine Bone’s book, A History of Cumberland University, 1842-1935 was included in this digitized collection which is now available online.
This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative – a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program that has made digitization easy and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country. Through the Collaborative’s partnership with the Internet Archive, all items were scanned from cover-to-cover and in full color. You can choose from a variety of formats, page through a book choosing the “read online” option, download the PDF, or search the full text version.
Eloise Hitchcock, Vise Library Director, is very pleased that Cumberland was selected to participate in the project, She states, “Having the documents in digital format not only helps preserve the content of the materials, but makes them accessible on the internet for alumni and researchers, as well as for those with a general interest in the history of Cumberland University.”