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Michael Stern Hart Papers (Born Digital Records)

Michael Stern Hart Papers (Born Digital Records), 1986-2007, includes email correspondence; unpublished essays and articles; newsletters, press releases; transcriptions of press articles; book excerpts; photographs; audiovisual materials; web design elements and software programs concerning Project Gutenberg, eBooks, and information dissemination and literacy. Materials also relate to Hart's views on politics, the Internet, and social issues.

Online materials include newsletters, press releases and communications, and selected correspondence relating to the Project Gutenberg.

Additional material that cannot be placed online due to copyright or other reasons is available from the University Archives upon request. These files include email correspondence, audiovisual material, photographs, articles and unpublished writings, concerning the Project Gutenberg and Hart's personal life. Please contact the University Archives for questions or to request access.

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