Digitizing the Steichen Collection
Naval Institute volunteers Sandy Schlosser, Jim Hildrew, and Joe Handleman have been researching and scanning the elite Steichen Unit photographs onsite at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., since June 2011. They have collected about half of the approximately 10,000 available images. Once scanned, each image will be catalogued and tagged with metadata to make it fully searchable in USNI’s online photo gallery. This is the first time the Steichen Unit photographs will have been gathered into a special collection and made available to the public electronically.