We are excited to release a new collection, the Van Riper Family Correspondence collection. This collection consists of 78 letters written between 1836-1889 to members of the Van Riper family of Wayne County, Michigan. The majority of the letters are between cousins, Alexander and Henry Van Riper, from the years surrounding the Civil War; others are written between various family members and friends. Click to see more!
Welcome to the WSU Digital Collections
The Wayne State University Library System, through its digital publishing initiatives, strives to bring unique, important, or institutionally relevant content to Wayne State University’s academic community and to the larger world. Our Digital Collections represent text, images, and audiovisual material that support this mission through a diversity of projects.
We’re doing a little reimagining of collections. With new collections such as the Van Riper Family Correspondence collection coming online, and others on the wing, it has us thinking about how we organize and represent those collections in our digital collections platform. Our underlying repository software – Fedora Commons 3.x – is organized based on the idea of “digital […]