Processing and Interpreting Cal Ship Logs
When the Calship Logs were found, the museum department knew it was worth curating an exhibit. It was our opportunity to create a digital exhibit, but getting started and securing funding would be a challenge. The Archives department started digitizing all Calship Logs and digitally archiving all primary sources. During the middle of the digitization, the archive and museum team applied for a grant from California Humanities to secure funding to complete the digitization of the Calship Logs. The Lane Victory Maritime Center was awarded the grant, completed digitization, and created an exhibit.
Using the Calship Logs as a primary source provided insight into life at the shipyards. It opened an opportunity to see the employees working on ships like the S.S. Lane Victory.