Pembroke Record to Enter the Digital Age
During the years 1922 to 1970, there was a newspaper at Brown University that gave the Brown Daily Herald a run for its money: the Pembroke Record, which documented and commented upon life at Pembroke College in Brown University. Although the Record ceased publishing decades ago, it remains a valuable archival resource and an irreplaceable part of the history of women at Brown University.
Unfortunately, the physical, bound
copies of the Pembroke Record are
deteriorating with age and extensive
use. Thus, the Pembroke Center
Associates have undertaken an effort
to digitize the entire run of the Pembroke
Record. Using funds from
our annual membership drive, the
Associates will underwrite this
important project, to be overseen by
the Brown University Library Center
for Digital Initiatives.
The newspapers will be removed from their bindings, photographically imaged, and saved as digital files. Those files will be coded so that users will be able to search the back issues online. There are approximately 3,600 pages to be digitized. As the project progresses, the digitized Pembroke Record files will be uploaded to a Web site – a great benefit to those conducting research.