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Unearthing St. Augustine’s Colonial Heritage: Creating a Digital Collection from Hidden and Fragile Resources

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Title: Unearthing St. Augustine’s Colonial Heritage: Creating a Digital Collection from Hidden and Fragile Resources
Physical Description: Slideshow Presentation
Creator: Caswell, Thomas

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Abstract: Presentation made as part of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference in St. Augustine, Florida, on May 17, 2013. Presentation covers the NEH-funded grant project "Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage: An Interactive Digital Collection for the Nation’s Oldest City."
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Thomas Caswell.

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00003440/00001

Material Information

Title: Unearthing St. Augustine’s Colonial Heritage: Creating a Digital Collection from Hidden and Fragile Resources
Physical Description: Slideshow Presentation
Creator: Caswell, Thomas

Subjects

Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Abstract: Presentation made as part of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference in St. Augustine, Florida, on May 17, 2013. Presentation covers the NEH-funded grant project "Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage: An Interactive Digital Collection for the Nation’s Oldest City."
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Thomas Caswell.

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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
System ID: IR00003440:00001


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Colonial Heritage: Creating a Digital Collection from Hidden and Fragile Resources Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference St. Augustine, Florida May 17, 2013

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http://ufdc.ufl.edu/USACH

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http:// ufdc.ufl.edu/USACH is a National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded project t o digitally preserve a collection of hidden and fragile resources related to colonial St. Augustine, Florida, c onsisting of over 10,000 maps, drawings, photographs a nd documents

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The digital collection will be a freely available resource for researchers, historians, archaeologists, architects, and historic preservationists, a

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Unearthing St. Augustine Project Partners:

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Unearthing St. Augustine Advisory Board: Kathleen Deagan Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology Emerita UF Kelly Enright Asst Professor of History & Director of Public History, Flagler College Roy E. Graham Beinecke Reeves Distinguished Professor, UF Carl Halbirt City Archaeologist, City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program Susan R. Parker Executive Director, St. Augustine Historical Society Dana Ste. Claire Director St Augustine 450 th Commemoration Herschel E. Shepard FAIA Emeritus, Architect Glenn G. Willumson Director Museum Studies Program, UF

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Unearthing St. Augustine Government House Digital Preservation Center:

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Unearthing St. Augustine Work Flow:

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: Government House Research Collections ~ 1,200 items St. Augustine Historical Society ~ 3,000 items City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program ~ 2,000 items Herschel Shepard Historic Preservation Collection ~ 800 items Existing UF Digital Collections ~ 3,000 items TOTAL = 10,000+ items

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: Historical research reports Interpretation notes Architectural drawings Field reports Photographs Slides Maps Archaeological surveys Government House Research Collections The majority of the material in this collection comes from the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board (HSAPB) block and lot files which were created with the intention to provide historical information and guide HSAPB administrators in the development and management of the colonial town and properties. The HSAPB ceased in 1997. Archival materials include:

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: St. Augustine Historical Society These materials will include Spanish documents, as well as English language translations previously only available to researchers visiting the SAHS Research Library. This will address frequent requests from teachers and researchers working on colonial America for access to key documents in translation. Besides documents relevant to the founding and development of St. Augustine, these files also include: translations of Spanish printed sources about Juan Ponce de Leon and Pedro Menndez de Avils 1586 memorials by clergy on conditions in the Spanish missions texts on town planning and royal ordinances documents pertaining to the building of the Castillo de San Marcos

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program Focuses on materials from excavations conducted over the past 20 years and held by city archaeologist Carl Halbirt These documents, site maps and slides not only reflect the origins since 1565, but a rich and varied Native American heritage that has been in existence for thousands of years. Archival materials from over 100 excavations include: Site summaries and histories Site graphics and maps Field notes Samples from sites photographed, cataloged and described

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: Ximinez Fatio House Avero House Castillo de San Marcos Fort Matanzas Sanchez d eMesa House Tovar House Oldest House Government House Herschel Shepard Historic Preservation Collection This collection of original drawings, documents and photographs on the colonial buildings of St. Augustine housed in Special Collections at the UF George A. Smathers Libraries Shepard has worked in architectural restoration and reconstruction of St. Augustine buildings since 1970, and 25 historic structures are documented thoroughly with drawings, research notes, and photographs. Buildings include:

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Hidden and Fragile Collections Overview: Government House Research Collections ~ 1,200 items St. Augustine Historical Society ~ 3,000 items City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program ~ 2,000 items Herschel Shepard Historic Preservation Collection ~ 800 items Existing UF Digital Collections ~ 3,000 items TOTAL = 10,000+ items After 6 months of production (as of April 26, 2013): 2,458 total items have been scanned 4,905 total digital pages ingested 19,141 total item views Project funding runs through June 30, 2014

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Unearthing St. Augustine Outreach: (so far) City of St. Augustine Commission Meeting August 8, 2011

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Unearthing St. Augustine Outreach: (so far) City of St. Augustine Resolution #2011 20

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Unearthing St. Augustine Outreach: (so far ) Lab Tours and Open House November 2, 2012

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Unearthing St. Augustine Outreach: (so far) St. Augustine Time Travelers Society Blog & Facebook (started Spring 2013)

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Unearthing St. Augustine Outreach: (so far)