We were excited to hear from our friends at the Central Michigan University Clarke Historical Library recently, as they have collaborated with a documentary team to provide high-resolution scans of books in their Hemingway Family Scrapbooks collection.
The PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, ‘Hemingway’, aired in the United States this past April, and detailed famous writer Ernest Hemingway’s life. The Clarke Historical Library team provided photographs from their collection for use in the documentary, to help bring the story to life.
The filmmakers noted that the addition of images from the collection are irreplaceable to their film, and having the collection online meant the process to obtain them was simple; no need for them to travel to Michigan to access them, and it also keeps the scrapbooks safe from wear and tear.
At Veridian, we always enjoy seeing collections we help build put to great use and shared, and it’s even more exciting when this is on the big screen.