22 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2019
    1. Lincoln's Biography

      The red, black, and white text colors and boxes allow for text visibility, simple design, and easy-to-navigate webpages.

    2. Lincoln Digitization Project

      The site's simple color scheme allows for easy reading, yet the serif font gives a sense of historical importance and nostalgia.

    3. Lincoln/Net presents

      Right away the website dives into the purpose of the project and why it was created. It instructs the user on how to navigate and utilize the information one might find.

    4. Who contributed to this project, the editors, affiliated institutions, etc. are readily available right under the main title of the website.

    5. Historical Themes

      Right away I looked to the columns on the left, quickly reading through the "Historical Themes" section and deciding what I wanted to click first in that category.

    6. Scrolling photos, especially the pic of Lincoln's face, grabbed my intention by giving me a face to the name. Right away you know who this website is about.

    1. I believe the use of historical photos in the text allows for not only an eye-catching display, but for a clear message and point of interest.

    1. 1. Douglas L. Wilson Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Knopf, 1998) 266 2. Wilson Honor's Voice 290; "Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, July 4, 1842" Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Roy P. Basler, ed., (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953-5) http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln1/1:306?rgn=div1;view=fulltext 

      Unlike most of the website, citations are available at the bottom of this page. Very rare on this website.

    1. Frontier Settlement

      Text is easily readable and is arranged in chronological order, allowing for an assumed timeline to be formed while reading. This timeline is reinforced through the menu bars on the left

    1. Grid view List view

      A grid or list view option is available, based on the reader's preference. This allows for greater readability and personalization of the site.

    1. 'Doxology. L. M.' in 'Songs of Zion: A Manual of the Best and Most Popular Hymns and Tunes, for Social and Private Devotion'

      Each primary source is labeled for easy recognition, with a digitized version available once in the folder itself.

    1. The Black Hawk War of 1832

      This section is arranged with hyperlinked titles and a brief overview of the event.

    1. Edward Ayers

      Sub-headers, in this case, introduce the speaker in the video, with videos arranged with hyperlinks in blocks of text.

    1. Collection Abraham Lincoln historical digitization project (133) + - Genre books (128) + - songs (document genre) (128) + - sheet music (5) + - Creator Holmes, John (1) + - Hulbert, F. R (1) + - Lewis, Alonzo (1) + - Street, Alfred D (1) + - Watts, J. H (1) + - Subject Political campaigns--United States--History (128) + - Presidential candidates--United States--History (128) + - Presidents--United States--History (128) + - United States--Politics and government--History (128) + - Query(-) "Tippecanoe Song Book"

      Easily accessible tags which can be used to find primary sources or anything else in the website's databases.

    1. Page Image

      In the primary sources section, original scanned copies can sometimes be navigated to. For example, one can access the original music score via "Page image."

    1. Home Primary Source Materials Media Special Topics About

      The site is fairly easy to navigate. The menus at the top bring you to the main pages, and the columns on the left bring you to the real research and information. "Extras" such as primary sources, interviews, etc. can be found through the top menus. In other words, things not directly related to the research compilations.

    1. Lincoln

      I think the simplicity of the text and formatting of the page, combined with photos, attracted me to the site. The subject matter (prior interest) also made me interested in the content.

    1. Project Team

      The project contributors and their positions are clearly laid out, however, there is no apparent way to contact them if necessary.

    2. Participating Institutions

      More information is readily accessible through varied institutions. This is as it should be as history is meant to be public and easily researched using other sources.

    3. Copyright and Terms of Use

      Each section is clearly separated by red headers. The website creators even tell you how/who to cite and how to properly use materials on this site.