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For Immediate Release: December 15, 2008

Contact: Kathlin Smith
202-939-4754

CLIR Announces Hidden Collections Awards

Washington, D.C.—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards:

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston
Providing Access to African American Collections at the Avery Research Center
$236,920

California Historical Society
California Ephemera Project
$247,738

Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
Foundations of Public Health Policy
$217,933

Getty Research Institute
Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists' Toolkit
$274,889

Goucher College
Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College
$198,121

Library of Congress
Library of Congress Multi-Sheet Map Series Collection: Africa
$240,240

Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield Historical Society's Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings
$101,209

New York University
The Records of the Communist Party, USA: A Preservation and Access Project
$492,901

Northwestern University Library
The Africana Posters: Hidden Collections of Northwestern and Michigan State University Libraries
$89,733

University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
Cataloging Hidden Archives of Western Botany and Beyond
$253,794

University of Michigan Library
Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan
$225,931

University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative
$500,000

Awarded as a collaborative project, $900,000:

      Emory University
      Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement: The Papers of Andrew Young, SCLC, and NAACP-Atlanta Chapter

      Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
      Processing Voter Education Project Collection

      Amistad Research Center
      Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

Over the next one to three years, these institutions will create cataloging records of their special collections' holdings that can be accessed through the Internet and Web. This will enable the federation of disparate, local cataloging entries with tools to aggregate the information by topic and theme.

In January, CLIR will begin building a basic registry of hidden collections and archives, created from information in the proposals, that can be searched through a Web-based platform.

The Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information on the program, visit http://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/index.html.

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