Archives and Syllabi

History Harvest by Country, State, and Institution


International School of the Sacred Heart

The International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan conducted a History Harvest as part of a grade 10 history course.


United States

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California State University San Marcos

California State San Marcos held their History Harvest as part of a graduate digital methods course to provide hands-on training along with content.


University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) conducts its History Harvest as part of its Local and Community History course at the graduate level. The History Harvest program at UCF contributes to the Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories (Riches) of Central Florida project.



University of Illinois Springfield

The University of Illinois Springfield combined an undergraduate public history class and a graduate level course on history and digital media to collect information on the historical memories of the local electorate in hopes of providing insight into how ordinary Illinois citizens have participated in and remembered the democratic process.



University of Louisiana-Lafayette

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette held a History Harvest as part of the Louisiana French Heritage Preservation project. The event was first organized by public history graduate students with the main objective to preserve Louisiana’s French-speaking heritage.



Hope College

The Digital Holland Committee at Hope College hosted a History Harvest exploring Holland’s church history.


Concordia College

Concordia College conducted a History Harvest in Fall 2013. Their History 112:  United States in Perspective from 1865 class partnered with the Concordia College Archives.  Their collection focuses on alumni, and they held their harvest during their October 2013 homecoming events. 

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Macalester College

Macalester College will conduct its first History Harvest in Spring 2016 working with Rondo Avenue, Inc. Members of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, MN will work with students to Remember Rondo, the once thriving main street in St. Paul’s historically black community.



Chadron State College

Chadron State College hosted their History Harvest during spring semester 2014 and partnered with the Dawes County Historical Society. This class used the harvest process to explore the history of the U.S. West.

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University of Nebraska-Kearney

The University of Nebraska-Kearney hosted their History Harvest during spring semester 2014 and partnered with Main Street Kearney. This class used the harvest as part of a larger focus on applied preservation.

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has worked with several communities, and institutions including the Great Plains Black History Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society, and the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Notice in the spring 2014 syllabus, the course included both history and computer science students experimenting with methods from both disciplines.

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 North Carolina:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill combined an American studies Course (“Documenting Communities”) and a digital humanities course to conduct a history harvest in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Community Histories Workshop sponsored the event, which was designed to help tell a well-rounded history of Rocky Mount Mills.



Miami University

Miami University’s public history students organized themselves into teams focused on photography, scanning, and oral history. These teams worked together to collect artifacts and stories from local Oxford residents. They partnered with the Knolls of Oxford retirement community.



Susquehanna University

Susquehanna University has conducted multiple History Harvests focusing on the communities of the Susquehanna valley.


South Carolina:

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center and the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) partnered to conduct a History Harvest in the Charleston community.


University of North Texas

The University of North Texas teamed with the Denton County Office of History and Culture to invite residents of Denton, Texas to share their treasured items to be digitized.



James Madison University

James Madison University held its History Harvest during its History 362: Introduction to United States Religious History course. The class partnered with James Madison University special collections and collected about 605 pages of material that added local texture to their study of U.S. religious history.

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