CONTENTdm Featured Collections: March 2017

Organizations worldwide are using CONTENTdm to create thousands of outstanding digital collections and to provide easy access to their unique holdings.

This month, three collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for March are University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution, Thomas Johnson Letters and Honoring Our Heritage – Flint’s Arab American Community.

University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution

The American University in Cairo

The University on the Square: Documenting Egypt’s 21st Century Revolution digital collection features oral histories, photographs, video recordings and visual art that document the January 25th Revolution. The digital collection preserves the history of the 18 Days in Egypt and beyond by collecting content from activists, participants and observers from the American University in Cairo as well as members of the larger Egyptian and global communities.

Thomas Johnson Letters

Frederick County Public Libraries

This collection consists of letters and various manuscripts relating to Thomas Johnson (1732–1819), the first elected governor of Maryland. Most of the items are correspondence to Johnson from a variety of sources, including letters from George Washington, Daniel Carroll, John Jay and others. The collection also includes the commission of Governor Johnson as one of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court.

Honoring Our Heritage – Flint’s Arab American Community

Arab American National Museum

Honoring Our Heritage: The Co-Created Histories of Flint's Arab American Community is a collaborative effort between the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, and the Arab American Heritage Center in Flint, Michigan, to preserve the stories of Flint’s Arab American community. Funded by a grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation, Honoring Our Heritage worked with 20 Arab American families in the Flint community to record a short story about each family and to digitize family photographs. The audio and photographs were combined to create “digital scrapbooks” for each family.