Beck Center Projects

The Lewis H. Beck Center produces, promotes, and supports digital collections, including digital image and electronic text resources.

Established by the Emory University General Libraries in 1994 with support from the Lewis H. Beck Educational Foundation, its operations became part of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship in 2013. Read a biography of Lewis H. Beck here.

About the Projects

Belfast Group Poetry | Networks

A team of scholars and technologists are developing tools for identifying and marking up names, places, and organizations in Emory's collection of materials associated with the poets known as the Belfast Group. Tagging these entities will make it possible to examine and present some of these writers' social and geospatial networks. Because it connects identifiers to the semantic web, the tools created for Networking the Belfast Group will give users access to much more data than documents like finding aids regularly provide.

The Civil War in America from the Illustrated London News

This collection excerpts reports and illustrations about the Civil War in America from the Illustrated London News from 1861–1865.
Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot This project provides pre-print production to the ongoing editorial project lead by Professor Ronald Schuchard. Beck Center staff members capture, digitize, and proofread Eliot's entire prose corpus, as collected by Professor Schuchard. The final product will be a multi-volume print edition of Eliot's prose, with the possibility of an electronic edition after publication.
Emory Women Writers Resource Project The Emory Women Writers Resource Project is a collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. The project is a pedagogical tool, designed to offer graduate and undergraduate students in various disciplines access to rare and important materials.
French Revolution Pamphlet Collection These texts derive from the French Revolution Pamphlet Collection in the Special Collections Department of Woodruff Library, Emory University. The project was produced in collaboration with the Lewis H. Beck Center for Electronic Collections and Services as part of a Woodruff Library Graduate Fellowship.
The Great War Poetry written between 1914 and 1918 from fifty scarce volumes acquired by Emory University and a collection of some 450 postcards from World War I.
Johann Bugenhagen's funeral sermon for Martin Luther A facsimile and English translation of the first edition of Johann Bugenhagen's funeral sermon for Martin Luther, produced in conjunction with the Kessler Collection of the Pitts Theology Library and the Candler School of Theology, in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther, in 1996.
The Martyred President: Sermons Given on the Occasion of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The full text of fifty-seven published sermons written in 1865 on the occasion of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, based on originals from Pitts Theology Library. The site provides search and browse access, and also offers page images of the originals.
The Oxford Experience The Oxford Experience digitizes and encodes texts and papers from the University Archives relating to student experiences at Oxford College. Students in writing classes at Oxford make a digital edition of a selected text. Occasionally, student papers are included in an edition.
Southern Changes Between 1978 and 2003, the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Council published Southern Changes, a journal featuring social research, cultural analysis, reportage, commentary, reviews, and interviews by an extraordinary list of writers, scholars, and activists. Volumes 1–25 of Southern Changes, the journal of the Southern Regional Council.
Thomas Merton's Red Diary  As part of a larger project to digitize the Notebooks of Thomas Merton, the Pitts Theology Library and the Beck Center have produced a digitized edition of Merton's Red Diary, along with the translations and notes of editors Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis and Jonathan Montaldo.
The W. B. Yeats Collection Chadwyck-Healey's electronic edition of Yeats's works in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism, and fiction in twenty-two printed volumes. Chadwyck-Healey's SGML texts were converted to XML (as a part of the development of the Electronic Poetry Portal) and have been made fully browseable and searchable.
Women's Genre Fiction A digital collection of full-text searchable editions of genre fiction written by and about women. This NEH funded project will publish over 250 texts, including both digital text and images.
Young John Allen Papers The Young John Allen Papers presents a selection of the writings of Allen held in the MARBL collection. The majority of the papers concern the years Young John Allen served as a missionary in China for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. His correspondence details his relationship with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, his family, and other missionaries.