Getty Images to Preserve Digital Photo Archives at Delaware State University

Delaware State University has recruited Getty Images, a global visual content creator and marketplace, to preserve images from the historically Black university’s photography archives. The new partnership was established through Getty Images’ HBCU Photo Archive Grants Program.

Currently, Delaware State University’s photo archives contain thousands of images taken over the course of the university’s 133-year history. The grant from Getty Image will cover the restoration costs to scan and digitize material from the university’s archives. The photographs will be uploaded to gettyimages.com, optimizing access for viewing and searching for images.

“The world deserves to see the import and rich history of Delaware State University and our ever-careful eye toward the future,” said Delaware State University President Tony Allen. “Our new partnership with Getty Images dramatically increases our exposure and provides visual representations of our bold vision – the most substantively diverse, contemporary, and unapologetic HBCU in the world.”

The HBCU Program at Getty Images includes two corporate partners, Epson America, Inc., and Adnet Global. Both partner institutions will assist Getty Images in the restoration project at Delaware State University. Some images have already been uploaded and can be accessed here.

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