Series 4
Born digital material, circa 1965-2010
185MB of born digital material (124 files)

Scope and Content Note

Born digital materials include roughly 100 digital photographs (many of which were gathered together for Nelson's memorial service), a number of FBI files released following Freedom of Information Act requests and relating to the Deacons for Defense of Justice, clippings relating to the Deacons' confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in 1965, and an archived copy of Nelson's memorial website set up by the family and friends following his death. The site collects together documents relating to Nelson and his work and features tributes and memories contributed by friends and relatives.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Processing Note

The born digital materials currently available to researchers were transferred from six CDs. Files were scanned for viruses using McAfee's anti-virus software. For the most part, files remain in their original format. However, a handful of files have been migrated from Macintosh Picture Image files to PDF. All files retain their original file names and dates. Researchers may also view an archived copy of the memorial website set up by family and friends of Nelson following his death.

Box Folder Content
RRL - Access copies of processed born digital material [Reading room access ONLY]
Online - Jack Nelson, 1929-2009, 2012/12/21 (web archive)