Archival Project for Chavis Park and Pullen Park Carousels

News posted May 29, 2018 - 2:06 pm

Each year, the City of Raleigh's Historic Resources and Museum (HRM) Program partners with the History Program at N.C. State University in order for a graduate student to complete a project over the course of two semesters. The work will give the student valuable field experience in either historic sites, museums, or collection work.

This year, the student's project was to inventory, rehouse, accession, and digitize the Chavis Park Carousel and Pullen Park Carousel records. These records, mostly connected to their restorations over the years, date from the 1970s through present day. All of the work was diligently completed on-site at Pullen Park with a combination of archival supplies, digitizing equipment, and spreadsheets.

Additionally, a goal for the project was to digitize the vibrant and informative restoration drawings to make them accessible to the public via the HRM Program's Collection website

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