Project Phases

Phase III Projects: Prototype

Civil War Letters

Civil War materials from Oneida County, New York (in which Hamilton College is located). Most of these materials were written by soldiers of the 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, their family and friends.

Phase II Projects: Collection Development

The Beloved Witness

The Beloved Witness project will create a digital archive of the video-taped and audio-taped readings, as well as personal documents, letters, and manuscripts of Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001).

Phase I Projects: Startup

Refugee Project

A collaborative/collective documentary project about the daily lives of refugee families in Upstate New York, document the daily practices, rituals, and cultural events of refugee communities.

The Landscape of Advertising in North India: Languages, Scripts, and the Politics of Education

Chaise LaDousa has been visiting Varanasi and Delhi, two cities in North India, for the past two decades in order to explore the relationship between language and schooling in India’s rapidly changing economy.  A major sociolinguistic phenomenon in North India is the advertising done in public, often for schools.  Advertising can draw words from Hindi and English and can represent those words in Devanagari and roman script.  LaDousa has photographed hundreds of examples of advertising in the two cities, and published an article in the journal Language in Society about the ways that lexical

Completed Projects

Affiliated Projects

Collection Development Team