Visual and Analytical Experimentation:
Taking inspiration from scholars who use digital tools to “experiment” with archival and textual data, the experimental maps represent the different ways I examined and visualized the archival data using digital mapping.1 The experimental maps also include the guiding questions and frameworks, both of which can be used as starting point for future digital scholarship on SNCC, the Freedom Summer, and social protest in the 1960s.
The infrastructure of the maps is informed by digitally available archival documents from the SNCC Digital Gateway at Duke University, the Civil Rights Movement Veterans at Tougaloo College, and the Freedom Summer Digital Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Databases available for download:
Database of Friends of SNCC Chapters (by year)
Database of Freedom Summer Volunteers by university/college (incomplete)
Database of Freedom Summer Volunteers by post-summer activism
Database of 1960 U.S. Census Data
Database of Summer Incidents
- Jentery Sayers, ed., Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in Digital Humanities (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2017)