Partners with HistoryIT to Develop Interactive Digital Museum
PORTLAND, ME (April 21, 2022) — HistoryIT and Zeta Psi are excited to announce their partnership to save the fraternity’s 175 years of history. By working with the innovative digital preservation company, the organization will not only preserve their legacy, but also provide access to their rich historical archives via an interactive digital museum.
As a global fraternity dedicated to developing an authentic, honorable and loyal brotherhood since 1847, Zeta Psi understands the important role history plays in fostering community and inspiring future generations. Once complete, members, alumni and future members can explore their shared past through the digital museum’s exhibitions, image galleries, documents, a dynamic timeline and more.
Notably, the fraternity has committed to preserving the entirety of their history. Recognizing that 80% of fraternal history resides at the chapter level, Zeta Psi has already begun to coordinate with chapters to preserve their individual legacies as well.
“As the creator of Zeta Psi’s Ljunglin Education Center at our International Headquarters, I look forward to making our rich historical archives more accessible to all brothers, wherever they may be,” said M. Lauck Walton, Executive Director of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation. “Our partnership with HistoryIT, the leading company in its field, will enable us to preserve and digitally display the many artifacts at IHQ, and those at various chapter houses, all in one easily accessible space.”
Efforts to digitally preserve Zeta Psi’s history will commence in spring 2022. HistoryIT’s first steps include traveling to the fraternity’s headquarters in Pearl River, New York, to assess their archival holdings and conduct stakeholder interviews that will inform the foundational strategy for the project.
“HistoryIT is honored that Zeta Psi has trusted our team with safeguarding their history and sharing it with the world. We look forward to developing a digital museum that communicates the strength and value of their brotherhood as well as how the organization has evolved over the past 175 years,” said Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD, Founder & CEO of HistoryIT.
HistoryIT gives history a future. We offer a comprehensive set of services and software that enable any organization to transform archival materials, from whatever state they are in, into a 21st Century digital collection.
For more information, please visit historyit.com.