Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.

Log Number: MH-248997-OMS-21

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida will expand public accessibility to its collections by adopting a new web-based collections management software and implementing a digitization project. The archives will purchase archival supplies and an oversized flatbed scanner to digitize its periodical collection, highlighted by the Miami Times Collection, South Florida's oldest and largest Black newspaper. The project will engage undergraduate and graduate students from local universities as paid interns to assist staff members with the project, providing them with skills in document handling and digitization while building and expanding their work experience in the museum field. The archives will also establish a new virtual research service to be utilized by the public to interact with archival staff for real-time research.