About Us

The goal of the Digital Delta project is to generate and embed digital history expertise at Pacific and to leverage this nationally expanding pedagogical and archival practice and form of digital literacy to benefit our students, our faculty, and our community. 


This project is a collaboration between the University Library and in particular the Holt Atherton Special Collections Library and the Departments of History and Computer Science with contributions by the Department of Art and Graphic Design and the School of Education.


The Digital Delta project is funded by a Strategic Educational Excellence Development (SEED) grant from the University of the Pacific and by a generous investment by the University Library which established a full-time Digital Curator position to support this project.


Community partners have already played an essential role in the project in its first year.  For the Little Manila Recreation these have included the Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS) and the Little Manila Foundation.  We would also like to acknowledge the scholarly contributions of Dawn Mabalon, author of Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, Calif (Duke University Press, 2013) and co-author of Filipinos in Stockton (Arcadia Publishing, 2008) as well as several articles on Filipino Stockton history who generously gave her time to our students.

Meet the Digital Delta Committee

Digital Curator: Joshua Salyers

Chair, Department of History: Edie Sparks

Professor, School of Engineering and Computer Science: Dan Cliburn

Professor, Department of History: Jennifer Helgren



Joshua Salyers, Digital Curator

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA 95211



(209) 946-2945