Document Images

The images uploaded to the Omeka items are TIFF files scanned at 600 dpi and in 24-bit color. Omeka generates derivative, lower-resolution copies of these images when presenting them on pages within the edition's front end. The copies employed in the editions themselves were saved as JPEG files at 300 dpi and in 24-bit color. The TIFF and JPEG corresponding to each page have identical names, with the exception of the file extension (.tif or .jpg).

We name the image files corresponding to each document in the fashion as the XML files, with an additional node representing a sequence number. For example, the first three images of the first document in JHS Folder 3 (jhs-195918-03-01.xml) are jhs-195918-03-01-01.jpg, jhs-195918-03-01-02.jpg, and jhs-195918-03-01-03.jpg.

We use a two-digit node for the sequence number because no item has more than 99 associated images. When a document has only one corresponding image, we hold to this scheme, using 01 as the sequence number.

We number sequentially without concern for whether a page represents the back of another page, except in the following two situations.

We have named one image with the additional node duplicate (jhs-195918-03-04-01-duplicate.jpg) as it appears to be a exact copy of another (jhs-195918-03-04-01.jpg) and thus not a separate item. See Alternate page 4 (2 of 2) of Irene Coates Narrative (1 of 4).

Some images correspond to material that is non-sequential within the flow of the respective document, and should consequently be set apart in our numbering scheme from the document itself. In such cases, we create the sequence number for these images by appending a b (for back) after the sequence number of the corresponding front page. Two examples are the pages in the Charles Coates Interview Notes that include calculations that do not form part of the linear progression of that text (see the notes regarding pages 19b and 21b in the Transcription view of that document, as well as the separate item Charles and Irene Coates Age and Date Calculations, where those two pages are presented as an independent textual entity). Likewise, some images show the backs of pages that contain no writing by Viola Muse, but rather demonstrate the paper she was repurposing for her notes. An example is page 1b of the Charles Coates Interview Notes.

Our sequencing of the images does not in all situations follow the order of the documents in the respective JHS folders, as in some cases certain pages of multi-page documents are out of order in the physical collection (see Organization of Materials).

The naming of images in the collections Selections from WPA Slave Narratives, vol. 3 and Selections from The Florida Negro follows the same pattern as explained above for the JHS items.


This edition includes photographs and other visual material from various sources related to Muse's life and work.

For the items from the Ritz Theatre and Museum, we have employed the following naming scheme:

rtm — Ritz Theatre and Museum

001 — batch number

001 — number of item within batch

For example, the first document in the first batch of photographs from the Ritz Theatre and Museum is rtm-01-0001.tif.

The photographs from the Durkeeville Historical Society follow this pattern:

dhs — Durkeeville Historical Society

001 — batch number

001 — number assigned to image by DHS (for this reason, these numbers are not sequential)

For instance, the filename for the photograph "Construction of the Durkeeville Housing Project" is dhs-001-058.jpg.

The photographs from the Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections and Archives are named as follows:

unf — University of North Florida

001 — batch number

xxx — identifier assigned to image by UNF

For exmple, the filename for the photograph "People Standing in Lines Outside Clara White Mission" is unf-001-r0210.jpg.