What is the Local Digital History Lab?
The Carl Albert Center's Local Digital History Lab is a project based initiative that focuses on preserving history and highlighting important policy issues in the state of Oklahoma. It combines the archival resources at the Center with materials and experiences donated by the public. The first series of lab events focus on the intersection between environment, extreme weather, and public policy in the state.
Each lab bolsters connections between archival collections and the communities they serve. The events also contextualize important issues by organizing community digitization events and making harvested materials available to the public online.
What is on the site right now?
For the Mingo Creek Lab:
The site features archival materials made available by the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections, the City of Tulsa Engineering Services Department, and members of the public. It includes over 4,000 pages of digitized text, 255 photographs, 90 maps, and over 100 minutes of oral history.
For the upcoming Lake Thunderbird Lab:
Archival materials made available by the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections and the Western History Collection of the University of Oklahoma Libraries related to the creation of the lake.
Will there be other similar projects in the future?
Yes! There will be event focused on the creation of Lake Thunderbird in Spring 2017, with other events to follow. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.