Welcome to the Wooster Digital History Project at WoosterHistory.org! This site is a project of the College of Wooster - made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation - with lots of help from friends and experts in Wooster and beyond. This site is an ongoing project. Our hope over the next several years is to add additional resources.
If you have suggestions for the site (or corrections, or stories to share, or comments), please email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment to our Facebook page. To read about our work in progress, see our project blog.
Summer 2015 Research Team (l to r) Hope Nelson, Brandon Bell, Jacob Hailperin-Lausch, & Colleen Gilfether
College of Wooster Researchers
Elisabeth Abell: Class of 2015, History & French double major
Brandon Bell: Class of 2018, History & Geology double major
Anna Claspy: Class of 2016, History major
Shannon Dade: Class of 2015, History & Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies double major
Colleen Gilfether: Class of 2018, History & Philosophy double major
Jacob Hailperin-Lausch: Class of 2017, History major
Nicolaus Hajek: Class of 2016, History major
Jacob Kowall: Class of 2017, History & English double major
Scott McLellan: Class of 2015, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies major
Laura Merrell: Class of 2015, History & English double major
Hope Nelson: Class of 2018, History & Anthropology double major
Brittany Previte: Class of 2016, English & History double major
For more on our experience, see our project blog.
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This project was conceived by Gregory Shaya, Department of History at the College of Wooster. It has been directed by a team of faculty in the History Department: Kabria Baumgartner, James Bonk, Madonna Hettinger, Katie Holt, Jeff Roche, Gregory Shaya, and Tara Strauch.
Technical Assistance From
Jon Breitenbucher, Instructional Technology Specialist
Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian
Tammy Troup, Digital Services Associate
Research Support From
Deb Kitko, Genealogy Department in the Wayne County Public Library
Denise Monbarren, Special Collections Library, The College of Wooster
The Wayne County Historical Society
With the Assistance of Local Experts, Consultants & Contributors
Ed Abramson, Local Jewish Historian
Jerry Footlick, Trustee, of the College of Wooster
James Fox, Court Administrator for Wayne County Court of Common Pleas
The Reverend Kevin Franklin
Sandra Hull, Main Street Wooster
Ann Freedlander Hunt, author of Gone but Not Forgotten
Shelley Judge, Associate Professor of Geology, The College of Wooster
Nicholas Kardulias, Professor of Archaeology, The College of Wooster
Charles Lepold, Chair of the Military Commmittee of the Wayne County Historical Society
Paul Locher, Reporter, The Daily Record
Matt Mariola, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, The College of Wooster
Harry McClarran, Wooster historian
Julie Mennes, Wayne County Historical Society
Scott Nesbit, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Georgia
Jeremy Rapport, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, The College of Wooster
Roger Rowe, Wayne County Historical Society
Hayden Schilling, Professor of History, The College of Wooster
Gregory C. Wiles, Professor of Geology, The College of Wooster
Duane Wood, Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
OARDC Visitor's Center
This project was made possible by the Mellon Foundation with a grant for interdisciplinary scholarship. Additional support came from The Five Colleges of Ohio Next Generation Libraries Grant and the College of Wooster.