The goal of the NHPRC grant was to have the DDN Collection minimally processed by the end of 2012. I am happy to say that we will meet that deadline as we are finalizing the project. The database is complete with only a few touchups needed. All the boxes are processed and we are applying the final labels this week. The collection is 2,000 linear feet of photos, news clippings, corporate papers, microfilm, and other formats. The DDN Collection will prove to be a huge asset for Wright State University Special Collections and Archives and the community as a whole. A big thanks is due to all the undergrad students, grad students, and staff that helped us to reach this goal.
Last week we gave a presentation on the project to the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable (MVAR). We detailed the background of the collection as well as the processing and preservation issues we encountered. Below are some slides from the presentation.