About the Grant

The 2018 ACS Grant project “Pathway to Diversity: Uncovering Our Collections” is a multi-institution and collaborative effort between faculty, students, archival professionals, and staff at all four participating liberal arts institutions. Grant activities focus on the discovery of previously-hidden primary source materials and their effective integration into various undergraduate classroom settings. The long-term goal of this initiative is a comprehensive ACS digital archive that speaks to the broader experience of desegregation on small college campuses across the South.

Participating Campuses and Personnel 

Centre College

  • Carrie Frey, Library Director and Grant PI
  • Beth Morgan, Librarian and Campus Lead
  • Andrea Abrams, Faculty in Anthropology
  • Amy Frederick, Faculty in Art History

Furman University

  • Jeff Makala, Archivist and Campus Lead
  • Christy Allen, Library Discovery Services
  • Courtney Tollison, Faculty in History

Rollins College

  • Rachel Walton, Archivist and Campus Lead
  • Jonathan Harwell, Head of Collections and Systems
  • Claire Strom, Faculty in History
  • Brandon Jett, Faculty in History

Washington and Lee University

  • Sydney Bufkin, Mellon Fellow and Campus Lead
  • Paula Kiser, Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Ricardo Wilson II, Faculty in English

It is important to note that these folks are working with a variety of other critical campus partners, including but not limited to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Information Technology and Instructional Design Services, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, and the Office of Marketing and Communications. These offices provide(d) invaluable resources and expertise, therein ensuring the success and continuation of this important project into 2019.