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Digital Field Notes (DFNs)

 

How do you document, share, and process the intricate world of archival research?

To answer this question of research and practice, I created digital field notes (DFNS). Digital field notes descriptive or reflective journal-like entries written by our field researchers in the archive. The purpose of our DFNs are two-fold. Like traditional field notes, writing down information and our  reflection during the interaction with the materials helps us record details and ideas to use later. Second, we wanted to provide a window for YOU into our process of research and pulling together this exhibit. In the next few posts, we’ll share a few of our DFNs. 

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Alpha Phi Alpha Memorabilia
Memorabilia of A. Quinn Jones, Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity A. Quinn Jones Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florid

Hi and welcome to our blog! In this space we discuss all thing Black education, Black schools, archives, and Jim Crow. A lot of these blog posts will discuss our thoughts and process in creating the Exhibition, “Black Educators: Florida’s Secret Social Justice Advocates, 1920-1960”. We think that others can learn from our experience being deep in the archives, encountering new materials, and learning to make sense of them. These posts are written by Dr. Diedre Houchen, as well as other field researchers on our team. Jump in, read along, and ask us a question, if you’d like!