External id:

Manager Email: waarala2@illinois.edu

Owner Email: trammel2@illinois.edu

Start Date: 2016-02-08

Status: completed


Digitization of Black Student Association Publications (RS 41/66/826) including newspapers

  • Drums (November 1967 - October 31, 1969) The Black Rap (March 17, 1969 - 71) newspapers
  • "The Black Rap," newsletter
  • Yombo-newsletter (1971-74)
  • "Iripdon" yearbook  (1972-73), published by the Black Student Association, containing feature articles, editorials, poetry, book reviews, cartoons, photographs, announcements and advertisements about the University, Champaign-Urbana, police, Vietnam, racism, Black events, education, employment opportunities, and white society.
    • Contains newspapers, 6 items are newletters bound at the center


Digitization Projects: University Archives - Black Student Association Publications 4/66/826

Inventory of Collection - Not provided as of 1/29/2016

Goal for Project Completion: Spring 2016



Cataloging \Metadata status

  • Finding aids exist however the content is not cataloged and the main access system for this collection will be Archon


  • No treatment needed

Timeline: Spring 2016

Digital Preservation

  • Est. size of project is not known but it is not a large project.  Archives will ingest content into Medusa

Timeline: - Ingest can occur once digitization are complete


  • Archon - ingest will occur within Archive

Timeline: Spring 2016


  • Equipment - RCAM/BC100 if possible


  • Some items are fragile (The Black Rap) Newspapers but all are bound

File naming

  • Will follow naming convention for Arhicves
    • record_series
      • box_folder_item

Deliverables (file formats)

  • Preservation masters tif for Medusa
  • Highres/Low Res PDF for reference

Preservation Master

  • Adobe RGB
  • Resolution – 600ppi
  • Bit Depth - 16 bit
  • Pixel Array - fixed
  • disable sharpening for preservation
  • include target
  • Level/Rotate/Straighten
  • No Cropping - unless original is messy.
  • Title: University Archives - Black Student Association Publications


  • Highres PDF