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UNCW Archives is proud to present the UNCW Board of Trustees Digital Collection

You may search across Meeting Minutes, browse by date, and read online. You may also download each meeting to pdf.

We are excited that these vital documents are now available worldwide, from anyone's desktop or mobile device. These primary sources serve as a gateway to the university's history while documenting the governing role of the Board of Trustees.

UNCW Archives had a two-part strategy to digitizing these volumes. For the minutes beginning in 1983, every page was scanned in Archives, reformatted and assembled into pdfs, made full-text, keyword-searchable, and lastly input into a searchable database powered by ContentDM.

The pre-1983 minutes were scanned from microfilm by an outside vendor. Although the original paper documents are also in Archives, we elected to digitize from archival microfilm at a significant cost and time savings. UNCW Archives staff members and volunteers uploaded the pre-1983 minutes to the ContentDM database and providing cataloging information to enhance searchability.

Thank you to the Office of the Chancellor for their support, University Librarian Sarah Barbara Watstein, Randall Library Systems and Laura Wiegand, the student assistants in Archives, and to Ty Rowell, who has volunteered for this project since its inception last August.

 

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