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Newport Historical Society making Black history more accessible with digital archive

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2024
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NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The Newport Historical Society launched a new online resource on Thursday called “Voices of the NHS Archives.” The project is bringing the society’s archives into the digital age. The papers being preserved at the Touro Street facility date back hundreds of years. Staff had the idea to digitize their documents during the pandemic. “Unfortunately, we had to close the doors to our archives, but as a staff, we still wanted to make them as accessible as possible,” explained Kaela Bleho, the collections and digital access manager...

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