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North End Super Reunion 2017 Digital Gallery
Together Again!: The 2017 North End Super Reunion
During the summer of 2017, the Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies partnered with the 14th Street Community Center and Dr. Drew Feight of the Digital History Lab at Shawnee State University to document the history of Portsmouth’s North End Super Reunion (NESR), a quadrennial homecoming that brings together current and former residents of the North End, a historically African American neighborhood in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. The NESR is organized by an all-volunteer team of residents who log countless hours to make this event special for their friends and families.
Throughout the four days, our collaborative archiving and documentation resulted in 17 archival scans, 155 photographs, 6 video interviews, and 6 event recordings. All of the materials produced through this collaboration will be housed with the NESR Committee at the 14th Street Community Center c/o Andrew Carter, and copies will be stored at the Digital History Lab at Shawnee State University and the Folklore Archives at Ohio State University. These materials will be available for free to the general public.