This Saturday (January 23), Maryland Historical Society will be celebrating the Charles Edward Hilgenberg Archive from 4p-6p. A volume of Der Deutsche Correspondent will be on view (under glass) at the reception and we will speak briefly about how the project came to fruition and future steps. It also happens to be the late Mr. Charles Edward Hilgenberg’s 100th birthday on the 23rd! A very nice coincidence and we are happy to honor him on that day as well. This celebration is free and open to the public.
Also on display will be a flow chart of how we have been building a digital archive of Der Deutsche Correspondent.
The steps included in the flowchart are as follows:
I. Assessing the Collection
II. Identifying the Digital Vendor
III. Scanning Der Deutsche Correspondent
V. Future Steps: Optical Character Recognition