Series 7
Born digital materials, 1980-2012
Box BD 1

Scope and Content Note

Born digital materials in this collection come from three sources: Natasha Trethewey's four personal computers, multiple 3.5" floppy disks and several compact discs. To date, all content has been processed.

Files taken from the Dell Latitude D800 date from 2003 to 2008, files taken from the Dell Latitude X300 date from 2004 to 2007, files taken from the Dell Inspiron 3800 date from 1980 to 2005, and files from the MacBook Air date from 1998 to 2012. Files taken from 3.5" floppies and compact discs date from 1980 to 2012. Content includes drafts of poetry, photographs--including a number taken on research trips, essays, and research notes. A number of notes and drafts relate to Trethewey's published collections Bellocq's Ophelia and Native Guard.

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. Restrictions listed for series 1 and 5 also apply to born digital material. At the donor's request, teaching materials are restricted until Natasha Trethewey's death.

Processing Note

The born digital materials currently available to researchers are from four of Trethewey's laptop computers, 40 3.5" floppy disks, and 6 compact discs. Individual files from the computers were extracted from forensic images of the hard drives using FTK Imager and were scanned for viruses using McAfee's anti-virus software. Text-based files were migrated to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro and image files to JPEG to create access copies. Files have been screened for private information and in some instances information has been redacted. Files have been organized into five series matching the arrangement of the collection's paper component: 1) Correspondence and personal papers; 2) Writings by Trethewey; 3) Writings by others; 4) Printed material; and 5) Photographs.

File and directory names were maintained, and the original laptop directory structures have been replicated. In cases where Natasha Trethewey originally grouped files into directories by book title or project, the complete directory will be located in the most relevant series. When necessary, a Writings by others folder was added to distinguish writings from Trethwey's own work when this is otherwise unclear.

Box Folder Content
RRL Access copies of processed born digital material [Reading room access ONLY]
- - Dell Latitude D800, 2003-2008 [Original RESTRICTED]
- - Dell Latitude X300, 2004-2007 [Original RESTRICTED]
- - Dell Inspiron 3800, 1980-2005 [Original RESTRICTED]
- - MacBook Air, 1998-2012 [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "1. Holding the poem in question; 2. Student work; 3. My poems (illegible); 4. CV 25/02; 5. Profile; 6. Teaching portfolio," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Backyards and Beyond book," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Bellocq scholarly work," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - Bellocq's Ophelia, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Bellocq's Ophelia 1.5, last updated Feb 21, 2000," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Bellocq's proposals," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "copies of old disks," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Correspondence, poems, rec letters, syllabi, tenure stuff, 12/19/02, copy from laptops," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Domestic work, letters to presses," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Dossier (CV, bio, statement) job letters, old," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Dossier continued; CV 12-18-99," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Ediz Tuncel fotograf," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Family photos," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Governor's Awards," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Gugg proposal, Native Guard," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 2; old dossier," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 3. nea manuscripts [illegible]," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 4," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 6 poems," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 7; syllabi/assignments; poems and other stuff," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 8," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy 9. Proposals and stuff," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy part 1," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Hard drive copy--poems, CV, bio, manuscript Collection Day," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "IBM school disk, has composition stuff," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Katrina damage," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Letters of recommendation (the good ones!)," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "MLA paper," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha disk #1," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha disk #2," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha Trethewey 549-7742, Mac disc, poems, CV, statements," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha Trethewey Fall '02," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha's IBM backup, 6.24.97," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Natasha's note," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - Native Guard, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Poems, letters of rec., hard drive copy 5," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Poetry at Tech event, February 3, 2005," compact disc [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Stories in progress," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Syllabi," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Trethewey Alexander," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - "Trethewey photos," 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - unlabeled, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - unlabeled, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - unlabeled, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - unlabeled, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
- - unlabeled, 3.5" floppy disk [Original RESTRICTED]
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