The California Loyalty Oath Digital Collection project is a multi-institutional gathering of material related to this important historical event. Many people contributed to its success. The project was envisioned by David Farrell, UC Berkeley University Archivist and Curator of the History of Science and Technology Program, and Kathryn Neal, UC Berkeley Associate University Archivist, with support from David de Lorenzo, Associate Director and Head of Technical Services of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.
Farrell and Neal served as the primary selectors of image, audio and textual material, coordinating activities at the other contributing libraries, and creating descriptive metadata for the image and textual materials. Charlotte B. Brown and Deborah Day, University Archivist at UCLA and Archivist of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, respectively, selected the images and textual material from their archives. Mary W. Elings, Principal Archivist for Digital Collections, managed the overall project, particularly metadata compliance (MODS), digital reformatting of materials, digital object (METS) and finding aid (EAD) production, as well as website creation. Processing, editing, and mark-up of the electronic text (TEI) was done by Jeanne Gahagan. Images and audio clips were processed by the Digital Collections Unit. Student assistants Dana Gerber, Julia O’Byrne, Cassy Perera, Meghan Keen, and Christine Pasqual provided ample support.
From the Digital Publishing Group at UC Berkeley, Alvin Pollock processed the final encoded texts and Michael Conkin exported the METS digital objects. Brooke Dykman created the design and templates for the website, which was built by Bancroft staff. Staff at the California Digital Library also assisted with technical expertise.