Primary & Secondary Sources for my Digital Humanities Project

First Primary Source: Digital Photos

The first source that will benefit my digital humanities project is a website called North Omaha History. This website displays multiple pictures contributing to Creighton’s founding and history. The website discusses the Creighton family, what it was like opening the college, the historic buildings that make Creighton’s campus what it is today, and a timeline of Creighton’s history.

The photos above will contribute to my final project well. They provide a visual representation of the history of Creighton. The website itself can also be used as a secondary source as I learned it provided an immense amount of information on how Creighton was founded and how it become the institution it is today.

The database the source comes from: Adam Fletchers’ DataBase

Citation: Fletcher, Adam F.C. “History of Creighton University.” North Omaha History, 6 Sept. 2022.

Second Primary Source: Book

The second source that will benefit my digital humanities project is a book that is titled “The History of Creighton University.” This book thoroughly displays researched and illustrated history that tells the compelling history of the organization and the process. I have learned about how Creighton has evolved from its small origins as a Jesuit college for Omaha to a distinguishing and extensive University that it is known as today. 

Although this primary source only covers the history of Creighton up until 2003, it will still be beneficial for the beginning information and how the institution came to be. There are six chapters that discuss Creighton from 2878 until 2003. The first chapter called, “Americanization”, analyzes Creighton’s founding in 1878 and transformation into an institution with distinctly modern traits from a rather normal nineteenth-century Jesuit college. The period from the end of World War I through 1950 is covered in the second chapter called, “Marking Time.” In the final four chapters, the rest of the book discusses a timeline up until 2003, which is titled, “The American Dream Accomplished.”

Citation: Mihelich, Dennis N. The History of Creighton University, 1878-2003. Creighton University Press, 2006.

Third Primary Source: Book

The third source that will benefit my digital humanities project is a book that is titled “The History of Creighton University.” This source is similar to my second source, however, it highly emphasizes the beginning development of Creighton and what the first forty-eight years at Creighton were like. It covers the time Creighton first opened in 1878 until 1926.

Citation: Kirby, Maurice William. History of Creighton University, 1878-1926. 1954. Print.

Fourth Primary Source: Journal

The fourth source that will benefit my digital humanities project is a journal that is titled “The Creighton University Campus Master Plan.” This journal discusses the new Master Plan that guides the future growth and development of the Creighton University campus in Downtown Omaha. This plan offers both immediate (10-year) and long-term proposals to advance campus efficiency and safety, improve connectivity and accessibility, and draw attention to Creighton’s campus’ distinctive architectural features.

This journal will be beneficial when comparing the architecture of Creighton from when it opened in 1878 to the current day. This will also be a great resource to showcase how the campus may evolve short-term and long-term goals for the development of Creighton’s campus.

Citation: Shukert, Martin. The Creighton University Campus Master Plan. Rev. 1995.. ed. Omaha: Creighton U, 1995. Print.

Fifth Source: Secondary source, website

The fifth source that will benefit my digital humanities project is a website that is titled “A History of Creighton Hall in North Omaha.” This website discusses the oldest building at Creighton University, Creighton Hall, which has changed radically over the years and overall the history of Creighton Hall.

“A History of Creighton Hall in North Omaha” discusses the massive expansion in 1930 that was done to Creighton Hall. This website has taught me about the original Creighton Hall building and the renovated version of Creighton Hall.

Citation: Fletcher, Adam F.C. “A History of Creighton Hall in North Omaha.” North Omaha History, 18 July 2022,

The ethics of digital humanities/digital history in general and in the context of the history of Creighton’s Campus

  • The ethics of digital humanities/digital history deals with a moral standard
  • The moral standard entails giving individuals credit for the information/sources they have provided other individuals with
  • In simple terms, give credit where credit is due
  • In the context of the history of Creighton’s Campus, my project will include credit to those individuals that have provided information/sources to be able to even create my project in the first place
  • All the historical/factual information I share will be cited with the appropriate sources