A View To Hugh is Cool Site of the Month for September

In early 2007, Julia T. Morton, wife of prominent North Carolinian, entrepreneur, tourism booster, conservationist, environmental activist, sports fan, and prolific image-maker Hugh MacRae Morton, donated his extensive photographic archive—estimated at half a million transparencies, photographs, and negatives, and 60,000 linear feet of motion picture films—to the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With very little existing internal order, and material dating from the 1930s through the early 2000s, the Morton collection presents a major, multi-year processing undertaking for the staff of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
A View to Hugh is an award-winning processing blog is intended to provide information about the project’s progress, to provide glimpses into how photographic archivists work, to highlight interesting discoveries mad along the way, and to foster discussion and input from the many “Friends of Hugh”—residents of the state to which he devoted his life and any other interested parties.
Scholars, patrons, and the public are encouraged to “Visit often, make comments, help us identify people and places depicted in the Morton photographs, and enjoy treasures from this wonderful and important collection!”