How to Use This Site

Pages of 1937 R.O.T.C. Band Manual

How to Use This Site

This site is a project for History 470: Digital History at the University of Nebraska.  Digital history is a method, a tool, or perhaps even a sub-field within history.  The concept of digital history is relatively new and its direction and potential have not been completely realized at this time.  The projects for Hist 470 were created within the Omeka publishing platform and seek to test the abilities and boundaries of this building tool.  Omeka enables viewers to click on an "item" (for example the scan of a book cover to the left) and be directed to a page displaying information about the item and keywords linking the item to other similar items.  Viewers can display the item at its full size by clicking a second time upon the image.  Most of the images scanned for this collection are displayed within the pages as thumbnails, but can be viewed at their actual size.

 

The Pride of All Nebraska project uses the techniques of digital history to the advantage of those interested in the Nebraska band's history who do not have access or time to dig around in the archives for themselves.  For these individuals the Sources section of the collection was intentionally created in the hopes that browsing would be made easier.

But what separates a digital archival collection from a digital history collection is the analysis.  The Military Foundation and Growing Identity sections of the collection seek to sort out and explain what happened and why the band grew away from its military roots.  These sections are largely chronological.

 

 

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