Monday, September 29, 2008

Preserving Lee's Past

The yearbook and the newspaper are finally getting together.

Well, closer together at least.

The Lee Clarion is undergoing a massive digital archiving project this semester, converting 134 paper copies of the newspaper into digital PDFs for viewing at

In order to create digital files of the stored archives, our photography staff is taking hi-def pictures of every page of every issue. That requires flattening out pages that have been creased, bent and folded into different shapes through the last few decades.

The student media storage room is being used to flatten out these historic issues before images can be made of them.

The end result of the project will allow easy access to our every copy of the Lee Clarion for viewing by students, faculty, parents and alumni. These pages will open up the history of Lee University in new ways, dating all the way back to the early 1950s.

As our collection grows online at, feel free to contact us if you locate a missing issue of the Lee Collegian, Lee Clarion, Campus Hi-Lites or Omnibus, four of the titles for one student newspaper.

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