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Collection Stored Off-Site

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Series 7
Born digital material, 1991-2010
Box BD 1, RLL

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of born digital material pulled from 22 5.25" floppy disks, four 3.5" floppy disks, one Zip disk, two optical discs, one external hard drive and one internal hard drive. The material includes correspondence, lectures, and writings. Correspondence includes mayorial campaign letters, and Souther Christian Leadership Conference and National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform correspondence. Writings include Osiris Group writings, as well as Little B and Sister Sky drafts.

Restrictions on Access

Access to processed born digital materials is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted.

Processing Note

Forensic disk images were created from the floppy disks using Kryoflux, and from the zip disk, optical disc, and external and internal hard drives using GuyMager. Individual files were extracted using FTK Imager and scanned for viruses using McAfee’s anti-virus software; none were found. Duplicate and system files have been removed, and files were scanned for personally identifiable information; none were found. Text-based files were migrated to PDF using Adobe Acrobat and image files were migrated to JPG using GIMP. File dates have been changed from the original creation date. Files have been arranged into two folders to help facilitate access: 1) Floppy disks and optical discs and 2) Lacie external hard drive. Access copies retain original file names.

Box Folder Content
RRL Access copies of processed born digital material [Reading room access ONLY]
BD1 - Apple Mac internal hard drive
BD1 - Floppy disks
BD1 - Lacie external hard drive