Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway


Since its beginning in 2009, this project has brought together the skills, experience, knowledge, and interests of a large team, and it has drawn upon sources and resources from a number of university units and individuals and organizations across the state.

"Driving Through Time" was initially made possible by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina. Its expansion to include Virginia materials was supported by the University of North Carolina Libraries.

Driving Through Time Project Team

Scholarly Advisor: Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator: Natasha Smith

Project Managers: Molly Sorice (2010-2011), Elise Moore (2009-2010)

Programmers: Micah Childress (2010-2011), Cliff Dyer (2009 - 2010)

Graduate Assistants: Lee “Trey” Adcock (2010), Kelly Agan (2012), Femi Alabi (2009), Brandon Barber (2011), Dana Brand (2011), Erin Clary (2012-13), Will Corbett (2010-2011), Elizabeth DeBold (2011), Kristin Deiss (2009), Ben Donahue (2012), Virginia Ferris (2013), Sarah Forzetting (2010), Kristin Good (2010), Brittany Hayes (2013), Vanessa Hays (2011), Ryan Johnson (2014), Jason Kauffman (2013), John Kidd (2010), Sam Leonard (2011), Jessica Lin (2010), Tess McMains (2013), Mike Nutt (2010), Elyssa Sanner (2011), Jen Scully (2011), Jill Sinclair (2011), Emily Spunaugle (2014), James Steiner (2011), Neale Stokes (2010), Helen Thomas (2013), Shaun Trujillo (2011), Katy Vance (2009-2011), and Peter Zasowski (2011)

Additional Support

CDLA: Mike Millner, Bill Richards, Jenn Riley, Paul Robertson, Fred Stipe

UNC Libraries: Stephen Ball, Dean Farrell, Amanda Henley, Nick Graham, Mike Graves, Timothy Shearer, Kim Vassiliadas

UNC Center for the Study of the American South: Jocelyn Neal

UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities:John McGowan

UNC School of Education: Cheryl Bolick

Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters: Philip Francis, Gary Johnson, Jackie Holt, David Anderson

North Carolina State Archives: Druscilla R. Simpson

Editorial and Research Consultant: David E. Whisnant, Ph.D., Primary Source History Services

History 671 Support

Anne Mitchell Whisnant gratefully acknowledges the following sources of course development support for History 671:

Faculty Course Enhancement Grant, UNC Center for the Study of the American South (2012)

Ueltschi Course Development Grant, APPLES Service-Learning Program (2010)

Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grant, Center for Faculty Excellence (2010)

Graduate Research Consultant, Office of Undergraduate Research (2009, 2012)

History 671 Students from Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, and Fall 2012 semesters

In securing, managing, and implementing these grants, Anne Mitchell Whisnant also especially appreciates the assistance of Jenny Huq and Leslie Parkins at APPLES; Bob Henshaw at the Center for Faculty Excellence; Jocelyn Neal and Sally Greene of the Center for the Study of the American South; Malinda Maynor Lowery, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Adam Kent, Joyce Loftin, and Nadine Kinsey of the UNC History Department; graduate assistants Neale Stokes and Katy Vance of the School of Information and Library Science, Lee (Trey) Adcock of the School of Education, and Kristin Deiss and Ben Donahue of the History Department; and Carolina Digital Library and Archives colleagues Natasha Smith, Elise Warshavsky, and Molly Sorice.