Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders, a new digital collection

Hunter Library’s digital collection, Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders is now available from

This digital resource documents a generation of craft makers whose work spanned the turn of the twentieth century. Included on the site are examples of basketry, pottery, wood and stone carving, and various textile traditions. The online images are primarily from the collections of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Through projects such as this one, Hunter Library is assembling a series of historically significant digital collections and building community through its collaboration with regional partners.

-Anna Fariello, Associate Research Professor Hunter Library, Digital Programs Western Carolina