The electronic version of "Arise and Build!" was designed and constructed by Christie Stephenson, Coordinator of the Digital Image Center, and Edward Gaynor, Associate Director of Special Collections.

Special thanks are due to Lara Ashmore, Ph.D. candidate in the Instructional Technology Program at the University's Curry School of Education. Lara generously offered advice about the construction and design of this website, as well as assisting with image processing.

Thanks are also due to:

Kaylyn Hipps, M.L.S. student at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., for her work on SGML tagging of many of the texts in the exhibit; Rick Provine, of the Robertson Media Center for processing the audio and video files in the exhibit; Janet Martin of the University of Virginia TV News Office, for the video clips used in the Modern Rotunda section of the exhibit; Charles Taylor and Fred Boyce, of WTJU for recording the audio for the exhibit; Cindy Stratton, director of the Barrett Day Care Center in Charlottesville, for generously contributing her time to read Bell Dunnington's letter for the digital audio recordings; Ned Berkeley, Bradd Cupp, and Vienna Wilson, of theSpecial Collections Digital; Center for assistance in scanning some materials from the Special Collections Department.

This electronic exhibit is being unveiled on October 6, 1995, to coincide with the opening of the physical exhibit and the launching of the University's Capital Campaign.

It is intended to bring some of the riches of the Special Collections Department of the University Library to the attention of the world and to demonstrate the Library's expertise in making materials in diverse formats available electronically via the World Wide Web.

The electronic exhibit allows us to extend the limits of the physical exhibit. For instance, while in the physical exhibit we can show but one page of a letter, electronically we can show all the pages as images as well as a searchable full text. While the physical exhibit is mounted only for a brief period, the electronic exhibit will be continuously available to both local users and visitors from the entire world.

The electronic exhibit was designed to be viewed with the Netscape 1.1 browser. Images have been sized for optimum display on a 17-inch monitor, using the internal Netscape image-viewer. For the best display of the text, set font preferences to either New Century Schoolbook (PC and Macintosh) or New York (Macintosh).

We will continue to add materials to the electronic exhibit. Please consult the what's new page.

This site was selected as an Syracuse University School of Architecture Infohit Hit of the Week on October 29, 1995.

This site was selected as a Four-Star site by Eblast, Britannica's web navigation service.

Edward Gaynor
Christie Stephenson
October 31, 1995