Thursday, February 10, 2011

McCarthy Images on U Media

Over one hundred new images from the Eugene J. McCarthy collection have been added to the U Media Archive. This represents a small fraction of the photographs documenting the 1968 U. S. presidential candidacy of Senator McCarthy. Other images will be added to the collection over time. Much of the work of scanning and metadata creation is being done by our intern, Anjanette Schussler as a part of her studies with the Library Information Technology program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Many of the images were taken by McCarthy's campaign staff with others taken by photographers for national media outlets and local newspapers. Combined with the audio files mention in my previous post these resources provide a rich window into the work of a major presidential campaign during a turbulent time in our country's history and should be of great interest and use to anyone studying this period and its activities.

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