The Archives recently completed two large-scale audio-visual digitization projects.
The first was digitizing 147 audio reels and cassette tapes from Keller Lectures which include Q&A sessions with many significant thinkers and scholars of the 1950s-70s like Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry Kissinger. The project was made possible due to the generosity of Robert and Anthony Keller, as well as additional funding from the Women’s Advancement Initiative’s Dorothy Goodwin Scholars Program. Interested researchers can learn more about the collection.
The second project was digitizing all University presidents’ inaugurations, commencements from 1958-69, and two reels of film that documented a number of important moments in the history of the University of Hartford, including the signing of the Act Incorporating the University and the dedication of Hillyer Hall. Five of these newly digitized films were on display at this year’s Hawktober weekend pop-up exhibit. In honor of President Woodward’s inauguration, the theme of the event was UHart leaders and their respective eras.