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DT Is Chosen By The HistoryMakers To Digitize Personal Collections

Digital Transitions has been selected by The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, to digitize the historical personal collections of many interviewed for the archive. DT Heritage will supply best-in-class, preservation grade, digitization solutions, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, copy systems, scanning platforms, and automation software. Our DT Heritage specialists will combine these advanced technologies with adaptive workflows to preserve the various materials, including photographs, scrapbooks, letters, speeches, and other historically relevant documents that highlight and contextualize a person’s life and career.

The HistoryMakers is the foremost keeper of the country’s African American oral history and culture and has interviewed almost 3,400 African American leaders. Their collection offers the most extensive effort to record the Black experience since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s and helps refashion a more inclusive record of American history. The urgent need to salvage endangered primary materials across the country created this project and will expose significant aspects of twentieth Century African American history currently missing from the historical record.

Peter Siegel, Owner and Founder of DT Heritage


 “The HistoryMakers is the foremost keeper of the country’s African American oral history and culture. We’re honored that The HistoryMakers organization has entrusted DT Heritage with this incredible undertaking . . . The HistoryMakers’ digitization project is a great example of how organizations can make their treasures available to the world through the power of high-quality imaging.”

Julieanna Richardson, Founder and President of The HistoryMakers



 “We are thrilled about this unique partnership. Digital Transitions and their service division DT Heritage are giants in the field of digital preservation . . . They have stepped forward to help us rescue the personal collections of our HistoryMakers by using state-of-the-art digitization combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to share this unique documentation of African American life, history, and culture with the world.”

We’re honored to have been chosen by The HistoryMakers and are grateful to have the opportunity to digitize this collection. To learn more click here.

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