Author Archives: Laura Litwer

Reprocessing and Digitizing the William D. Workman, Jr. Papers Photographs: Beach Music

On October 22, 1960, the Drifters’ beach music classic, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. According to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “[b]each music, as it is known in the South, … Continue reading

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Reprocessing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: First Steps

Last fall, I gathered information about the photographic materials in William D. Workman Jr.’s Papers for use in SCPC’s NHPRC grant application. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, I felt sure that my grasp on local history was sufficient … Continue reading

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Collection Highlight: The Photographs of William D. Workman, Jr.

SCPC recently applied for a grant to digitize the photographs in the William D. Workman, Jr. Papers. We are excited about the possibility of being able to improve access to these fascinating images and wanted to highlight a few of … Continue reading

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Digitization of the William D. Workman, Jr. Audio Reels – Part I

The William D. Workman, Jr. Papers include 66 recordings on reel-to-reel tapes. The recordings were created between 1938 and 1971. They include several recordings of Workman, mostly as he talked about his book The Case for the South or campaigned … Continue reading

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iPRES 2015

I recently attended the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation, also known as iPRES 2015. Over 300 people from around the world gathered on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss a variety of … Continue reading

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