WEBVTT 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:17.000 The idea for this project came about because I'm a board member of the Century of Action, and we wanted to help 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:24.000 connect the public with some of the very important documents of the successful women's suffrage campaign of 1912. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:31.000 A year before the course was offered, Dr. Jensen submitted a proposal along with about 7 or 8 other professors. 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:36.000 These proposals were considered by the Honors committee, and the Honors committee selected the one that they felt 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:40.000 was most significant in terms of the students' growth as individuals and scholars. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:48.000 The goal of the project was to contribute to an existing website for Century of Action, so that not only the newspaper 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:57.000 articles as images, but the transcription, the word-for-word names, dates, events could be searchable on a website. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:61.000 Earlier this year, we had a launch event at the Capitol. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:06.000 Secretary of State Kate Brown sponsored it, former governor Barbara Roberts spoke there, 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:10.000 and the students shared this great website with the public. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:16.000 When the students showed me the website at the State Capitol, I was amazed to see the ways they were able to 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:23.000 resurrect those old documents from the early 1900s and provide a contemporary audience access to them for all eternity. 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:31.000 This type of project connects students with the community. Their important work, their research, their time in transcribing 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:38.000 those articles makes this important history available to the rest of the world. Not just for today or for a term, 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:40.000 but really for the foreseeable future.