I’m pleased to announce that Digital Harlem has been awarded the 2010 ABC-CLIO Online History Award, an award given by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
“The committee was taken with the novel and sophisticated approach to the presentation of primary-source ephemera on this site. Unlike so many history sites, Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 does not merely reproduce digitized copies of primary documents. Instead its usefulness derives from the integration of historical ‘fragments’ that can be combined and recombined into ‘maps that show aspects of daily life that are otherwise easy to overlook and difficult to characterize in narrative’ (applicants’ nomination form). This site, which continues to be updated regularly, will contribute to new historical interpretations and ways of understanding the Harlem Renaissance. Already it is one of the most unique history sites we have seen. It is a fantastic teaching tool for high school and college instructors.” – David C. Murray, Committee Chair
- See also the University of Sydney news story about the Award & the announcement in American Libraries