• Illuminating the Immigrant Experience: Level I Digital Start-Up Grant

    Project Director(s):
    Hanna Griff-Sleven
    Author(s):
    Eva Bruné, Bonnie Dimun, Hanna Griff-Sleven
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Eldridge Street Project, Inc./Museum at Eldridge Street
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GM0P
    Abstract:
    We will convene a team of technology consultants, humanities researchers, K-12 teachers and partnering institutions to plan for the development of a highly interactive physical installation and web-based tool. This exhibit uses 1000+ turn-of-the-century congregants as starting points to investigate the occupational trajectories, family economy, and geographic and economic mobility of the Eastern European Jewish immigrants that made the Lower East Side the largest Jewish city in the world at the turn of the 20th century. The immigrants anchor an array of primary sources--census records, city directories, Yiddish newspaper clips, photos--that illuminate the NYC immigrant experience. We will explore ways to move beyond the current web-site offerings by prioritizing the contextualization of this information.
    Notes:
    A series of planning meetings to develop a database and digital tools to link existing digital resources on the immigrant experience of the Lower East Side of New York.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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