Colonial Williamsburg’s John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library is excited to announce a project to help identify the people, places, and events of the vibrant community documented in the Albert Durant Photography Collection. The Durant collection was acquired by the Rockefeller Library in 1992 and is one of our most important collections as it provides a fascinating glimpse into Black life in Williamsburg from the late 1930s to the late 1960s.
Through a partnership with the Library of Virginia, we have placed selected images from the collection on a dedicated crowdsourcing webpage where members of the community with a registered account can add identification information to the photos. For more information on the collection, please visit the Albert Durant Photography Collection on the Library of Virginia’s Transcribe site. If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Marianne Martin, Visual Resources Librarian at email@example.com.