Digital Paxton: Digital Collection, Critical Edition, and Teaching PlatformMain MenuIntroductionWill FentonUsing Digital PaxtonHistorical OverviewWill FentonDigital CollectionKeywordsEducationTranscriptionsPublic OutreachRedrawing HistoryRedrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America, a two-year project funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, connects Native American artists with the Library Company’s rich collections and far-reaching scholarly community. Partnering with artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), author Lee Francis (Laguna Pueblo), and the indigenous publisher Native Realities Press, the Library Company will publish a graphic novel that reinterprets the Paxton massacre from the perspective of the Conestoga. Dr. Will Fenton, will serve as creative director, connecting the creative team with an advisory board of scholars, local tribal leaders, and educational specialists, and making new archival records accessible via his digital humanities project, Digital Paxton. Published, printed, and distributed by Native American businesses, the graphic novel will include a curriculum to facilitate use in secondary and post-secondary classrooms. Original artwork will be exhibited at the Library Company together with the original collection items that inspired it. And a slate of public programs, including a colloquium and public readings, will engage local audiences; conference presentations will bring the project and its model to academic audiences.ContactCreditsThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania and The Library Company of Philadelphia
Penn's Treaty with the Indians (c. 1830-1835)
12016-09-01T10:53:55-07:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c72006Penn's Treaty with the Indiansplain2019-06-01T00:56:26-07:00Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849.Philadelphia Museum of Art, Accession number 2007-65-7.Oil on canvas. 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches (44.5 x 59.7 cm). Framed: 22 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches (56.5 x 71.8 cm).1Philadelphia Museum of Art, 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2007. Accession number 2007-65-7.Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
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The following manuscripts seek to provide an overview of the activities of the Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures between 1756-1772. Visit The Friendly Association Papers at Haverford College for a complete listing of manuscripts.
Reference Beyond Penn's Treaty, a digital project from Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College and Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College. Beyond Penn's Treaty will provide access to linked and annotated versions of Quaker diaries, letters, and meeting records which record contact with American Indians. The site will allow users to search for people, organizations, and places within a variety of documents; view maps of travel routes and common locations mentioned; and transcribe documents. The transcribed text versions of these documents, scanned images, and the metadata spreadsheets will be available for download and reuse.
We have currently digitized 48 manuscripts, arranged chronologically in the path below "Contents."
12019-01-13T20:37:57-08:00Transcribing the Paxton Boys: Assignment & Rubric8Benjamin Bankhurst, Kyle Roberts, and Eleanor Andersenplain2019-02-09T14:09:07-08:00You have been assigned a selection from a genuine announcement written by John Penn, the grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. Selection one covers the first paragraph, selection two covers the middle two, and selection three covers the final paragraph. Public officials hung this bulletin, or broadside, around Philadelphia in the summer of 1765 in response to unrest on the frontier.
First, read through your assigned selection. Then, transcribe the selection word-for-word in a Google Doc. In order to demonstrate comprehension of the text, rewrite your selection in vernacular English, or as you might speak to a friend.
This text may be confusing. It is more than 250 years old, so the language may seem unfamiliar. Take it one clause at a time, and think carefully as you a read.
Read your assigned portion of the broadside.
Rewrite your assigned portion word-for-word in a Google Doc.
Rewrite your assigned portion thought-for-thought, as you might talk to a friend.
Label and submit your two transcriptions using Google Drive.
Homework Write and submit a one-paragraph response (3-5 sentences) to the question below. Consult your classmates transcriptions on Google Drive in order to write your response. You are welcome though not required to share your thoughts on the assignment.
Question: What bias do you detect in this source? How can you tell that the source is biased? Cite specific evidence.