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Acknowledgments

 

Tribute – prepared by Michael D. Wiant, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology-Anthropology

 

Kris Carson Travis (Major: Anthropology) started with an idea—to digitize the Ethnology Teaching Collection—and then assembled a team of University personnel to create this web-based Milner Library resource.  Kris served as curator, photographer, database developer, and project coordinator, using an Independent Study to conduct research and develop skills.  The result: a web-based application that provides Illinois State University students and faculty, and the web-linked world, extraordinary access to a unique collection of objects and portfolio of information. Kris’ accomplishments remind us of the power of a university to promote curiosity, learning, and service, and she encourages confidence in today’s students and their contributions to our future. 

 

 

Acknowledgments – prepared by Kris Carson Travis

 

Artifact Donations

Our appreciation goes to all those involved in the collecting, preservation, use, and digital presentation of this teaching collection. The artifacts in the collection were donated to the ISU University Museums by past ISU faculty and members of the Bloomington and Normal communities. Prior to 1991, University Museums staff, volunteers, and student interns were instrumental in the care and preservation of artifacts until the collection was transferred to the Sociology and Anthropology (SOA) department for teaching purposes.

 

Support and Expertise

Dr. Michael Wiant, Adjunct Assistant Professor, invested more than twenty-five years of hard work and commitment to the preservation of the current Ethnology Teaching Collection and used the collection for the education of ISU students.

 

Dr. James Skibo, SOA Department Chair, has been generous with his ongoing support and to the ISU Anthropology faculty for providing information regarding artifacts.

 

Introduction to Museum Studies students have provided ongoing care for and use of the collections and have created exciting and inspiring exhibits for public and student education.

 

Digital Collections

Without the expertise and assistance of the following people from ISU’s Milner Library, this online teaching collection would not have been possible.

 

I am particularly grateful for the guidance and patience of Patrice-Andre Prud’homme, Ph.D., Head of Digital Collections, and Sara Caldwell, Digitization Specialist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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