Typescript of a January 7, 1864 letter by Mary Gibson describing the purchase of enslaved people in the Carolinas during the Civil War.
A selection of puzzles, promotional postcards, and memory matching games made of photographs from the Archives for Town Day in 2018.
About the Grant
The Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) grant was a three-year, campus-wide initiative to support increased transdisciplinary engagement with issues of race, gender, religion, and social justice across the humanities at Davidson College between 2017 and 2020.
The grant focused on redesigning curricular development, enriching student learning, deepening equitable community ties, and increasing access to local history resources through four main funding categories:
Archives and Special Collections
The archives portion of the JEC grant primarily led the digitization and development of digital “archival resources related to research and teaching in justice, equality, community beginning with the issues of race and religion” with the goal of inspiring original research, critical dialogs, and community partnerships.
To accomplish this, the archives was given four main tasks:
Identify and digitize JEC collections.
Integrate JEC materials into at least 5 new courses in ways that were not previously possible.
Expand archival collections related to JEC.
Lead public programming about JEC materials, both on campus and in the larger community.