In Spring 2006, Eric Hillemann, Carleton's College Archivist, and Hsianghui Liu-Spencer, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian at Gould Library, contributed 71 historical photographs to Minnesota Reflections - a state-sponsored database of digital images reflecting Minnesota history. The Carleton photos date from 1871-1922 and depict the early history of the college, student life and special events. To see all 71 photos, go to http://reflections.mndigital.org/ , "browse by contributing institution," and click on "Carleton College."
Minnesota Reflections is the flagship project of the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition (MDLC) - a group of more than 65 libraries, archives, historical societies and other cultural institutions, that are contributing digitized versions of historical photographs, maps and documents that illuminate the early years of Minnesota history. The project was recognized recently by the American Association of State & Local History (AASLH) with a National Leadership in History Award of Merit "for its efforts to make thousands of images available on the Internet." Currently, there are more than 10,000 images accessible online through Minnesota Reflections. Two of Carleton's photos are also being used in publicity for the project -- "May Fete" (1919) and "Women's Ice Hockey Class" (1922).
For more information, or if you can identify any of the Carls in these photos, please contact Eric Hillemann, x4270, or Hsianghui Liu-Spencer, x5559