Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region is a citizen-archivist project that traces Black history in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire from the 1730s to the 1930s. This site is a digital collection of material that has been found in regional archives relating to Keene, a city in Cheshire County and within the Monadnock Region. It has been created by Ellie Witham, a Public History Master's student at Northeastern University, as part of the Digital Humanities certificate program, in collaboration with those researching Keene. 

This collection hopes to make visible Black experiences in 19th century Keene. The repository will bring together all material located and created by archivists, volunteers, scholars, and student researchers.

  • A brief introduction to the project, the researchers, and the history can be found through the about pages.
  • To view the archival material collected, you can browse items or browse item sets
  • To learn more about the work being done by the Recovering Black History project or the methods being implemented through this site highlighted through selected items, explore the present exhibits.
  • For the "data dictionary" or explanations of the data, metadata, methods, and key vocabulary, check out the methods and data page.