University of Delaware students helped preserve history in a course Professor Julie McGee, associate professor of Africana Studies and Art
History developed around a collection of forgotten photos donated to the University of Delaware by art history alumna, Jessica Porter. The
interdisciplinary seminar course, “Curating Hidden Collections and the Black Archive,” included 11 students from Africana Studies, History, Museum Studies, Art History and the Winterthur Program in American
The photographs of African Americans in the late 19th
and early 20th century in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., now known as the “Baltimore Collection,” included a variety of photograph
types such as tintypes, albumen prints, matte
collodion prints, silver gelatin printing-out prints (POP), silver
gelatin developing-out prints (DOP) and one halftone.