Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation’s Oldest City

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Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation’s Oldest City
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Caswell, Thomas
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Presentation made as part of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2014. Presentation covers the NEH-funded grant project "Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage: An Interactive Digital Collection for the Nation’s Oldest City."
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Thomas Caswell.
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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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Partners in Preservation: Thomas Caswell, University of Florida ARLIS/NA 42nd Annual Conference Washington, DC 3 May 2014

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http://ufdc.ufl.edu/USACH Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage is a National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded project to digitally preserve a collection of hidden and fragile resources related to colonial St. Augustine, Florida, consisting of 10,000+ maps, drawings, photographs and documents available freely online. Partners in Preservation: This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the George A. Smathers Libraries at University of Florida

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The project will be a resource for researchers, historians, archaeologists, architects, and historic preservationists, and will help in telling St. Augustine's unique "story" on a global scale. Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation's Oldest City

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Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation's Oldest City

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with our colleagues Building Partnerships: with the public with our stakeholders

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with our colleagues Building Partnerships: with the public with our stakeholders

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Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage Project Team: Tom Caswell, Principal Investigator, Architecture and Fine Arts Librarian Jim Cusick, Co Principal Investigator, Florida History Librarian Randall Renner, Digital Library Center Production Manager Mark Sullivan, Systems Programmer/Developer John Nemmers, Architectural Archivist Shelley Arlen, History and Social Sciences Librarian Lourdes Santamaria Wheeler, Exhibits Coordinator Joe Aufmuth, Government Documents and GIS Librarian John Freund, Preservation Department Conservator

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Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage Advisory Board: Kelly Enright, Professor of History & Director of Public History, Flagler College, St. Augustine Roy E. Graham, Beinecke Reeves Distinguished Professor, UF College of Design Construction and Planning Carl Halbirt, City Archaeologist, City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program Susan R. Parker, Executive Director, St. Augustine Historical Society Herschel E. Shepard, FAIA Emeritus Architect, Professor Emeritus, UF College of Design Construction and Planning Dana Ste. Claire, Director, Department of Heritage Tourism, St. Augustine Glenn G. Willumson, Director, Museum Studies Program, UF College of Fine Arts

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with our colleagues Building Partnerships: with the public with our stakeholders

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Approx. 70 miles between UF and St. Augustine UF and St. Augustine:

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UF and St. Augustine:

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Partnering Collections Overview:

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Partnering Collections Overview: UF 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 Digital Collections ~ 3,000 items Total: 10,000 items Note: Items = unique titles or volumes in database

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Partnering Collections Overview: Government House Research Collections

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Government House Research Collections Approx. 1,200 documents from Government House archives & flat files Historical research reports Interpretation notes Drawings Field reports Photographs Slides Maps Archaeological surveys Partnering Collections Overview:

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St. Augustine Historical Society Partnering Collections Overview:

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St. Augustine Historical Society Approx. 3,000 documents relevant to founding/development of St. Augustine translations of Spanish sources on Ponce de Leon & Menndez de Avils reports from the expeditions of Juan Pardo memorials by clergy on conditions in the Spanish missions Cathedral Parish abstracts of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1594 1747 Partnering Collections Overview:

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City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program Approx. 2,000 digital items from 100 excavations. Each archaeological site will have the following types of information and images: A summary of the site history and the archaeological research conducted there A site graphic or map Samples, cataloged and appropriately described, of up to 20 images showing results of excavations for that site, including: Late Prehistoric/Contact Era structures and trash deposits Late 16th c. trash deposits and structures 16th c. to 18th c. deposits, including chicken burials, wells, houses, trash Early 17th century deposits behind Convento (Indian) possible feasting site 17th c. to mid 19th c. building and trash deposits Partnering Collections Overview:

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Partnering Collections Overview: City of St. Augustine Archaeology Program

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Herschel Shepard Historic Preservation Collection Approx. 800 records and drawings, photos, documents of major preservation/restoration work including: Selected St. Augustine Projects: Ximinez Fatio House restoration (1973) Avero House and Shrine (1974) 1580 Fort and Village reconstruction (1977) Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas inspection and report (1978) Sanchez deMesa House (Old Spanish Inn) (1978) Tovar House (1987) Oldest House (1987) Partnering Collections Overview:

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Herschel Shepard Historic Preservation Collection Partnering Collections Overview:

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with our colleagues Building Partnerships: with the public with our stakeholders

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Establishing strategic partnerships Recognizing "Opportunities" vs. "Threats" Managing perceptions Working with rumor mills Outreach:

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Outreach:

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Please support my grant application.... CoSA City Commission Meeting 8 August 2011 Outreach:

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Resolution #2011 20 Outreach:

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Outreach:

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Tours & Receptions Outreach:

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

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Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation's Oldest City After 18 months of production (as of April 26, 2014): 19,914 items have been scanned 12,379 digital pages ingested 93,099 total item views Project funding runs through June 30, 2014

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http://ufdc.ufl.edu/USACH email: tcaswell@ufl.edu Partners in Preservation: This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the George A. Smathers Libraries at University of Florida