Fwd: "A milestone for the Dorothy Day Library on the Web" - a message from Jim Allaire & D Day Library Web
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From: James Allaire<james.allaire@...>
Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2012
I am happy to announce that the Dorothy Day Library on the Web --
www.catholicworker.org/dorothyday/index.cfm -- has reached a
milestone. As of today, all of Dorothy Day's signed articles (and a
few others) from The Catholic Worker paper are now published online.
That's over 700 documents that are fully searchable. (Also online are
the complete texts of The Eleventh Virgin, House of Hospitality, From
Union Square to Rome, and On Pilgrimage. There are also a dozen or so
The Library was announced at the 1997 Centenary Conference and reached
completion with the help of 80+ volunteers who faithfully digitized
clippings and photocopies. The work would not have been possible
without the help of one man in particular--I suspect you know of whom
I'm speaking--Phil Runkel, at the CW Archives. He faithfully sent
document requests and hunted down missing sentences all this time.
Thank you Phil for your tireless help.
What's next? Several projects to make all this material more
accessible are under consideration. I will get back to you for your
guidance soon and welcome any suggestions you might have.