Towson University's partnership with the Friends School of Baltimore began in 2016 with the goal of supporting student's research skills and provide experince working with archival resources. Students from the Friends School spend a semester collaborating with staff in the Special Collections and University Archives to support access to materials and enhance their understanding of history.
The partnership has two main project goals:
The WWII Transcription Project gives students the opportunity to transcribe primary source archival materials related to Towson University students who served overseas in World War II. Transcription supports access to digital collections, and ensures users' are able to read and understand materials.
The Baltimore Holocaust Survivor Oral History Exhibition is a collaboration between Towson University and students at the Friends School of Baltimore to conduct interviews with Holocaust survivors in the Baltimore area. The project aims create a traveling oral history exhibit that will highlight the local connection to this history.
Efforts to create this exhibit are ongoing, please check back soon for updates!