Digital History


The digital archives program at Radford University transcribes valuable historical records.  Every semester, students contribute new resources based on their work in HIST 400.  Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn teaches this course.

Student researchers have already transcribed records from the Botetourt County Courthouse.  The Botetourt Courthouse Project website showcases the work of the project.  In addition, students transcribed the medical records, letters, and other documents of the 102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops, which served in the American Civil War.  These materials may be found at  The 102nd United States Colored Troops web site.

In Spring 2020, students completed new projects.  These materials include decklogs from selected US Navy vessels from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, a collection of Civil War soldier biographies and courts martial, the letters of George Washington Spink, and the Ford Kawood Lewis Collection.  These materials may be found via the following links: HIST 400 Spring 2020 I and HIST 400 Spring 2020 II

May 22, 2020
Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn