Project Planning: Perkins Letters
Jodi A. Devine, 2021 Showcase
: This Project Planning document proposes the digitization of a collection of 170 hand-written and typed letters written mainly between a soldier and his mother from 1946 to 1947. The collection is rare because it includes both sides of the frequent correspondence between the soldier and his mother (58 letters each) over a 14-month time period spanning his first day in the military to basic training to overseas in Europe. In addition, there is a smaller correspondence from soldiers and friends from home. These letters provide an excellent example of military and civilian life of the time period immediately after the end of World War II. The Project Plan takes into consideration selection, copyright, preservation, technical production information, and metadata.
Jodi A. Devine is a Research & Instruction Librarian at Bryant University, where she works with students and faculty at the research desk, teaches information literacy classes, and is the library liaison to the English and Cultural Studies, History, and Math departments. She has taught writing, literature, and first-year experience courses to traditional and continuing education students at a number of colleges and universities. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware and is on schedule to graduate with a MLIS from San Jose State University in December 2021.