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  • litchfield_pierce.jpgLitchfield Historical Society
    Litchfield Historical Society's Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings

    This project produced descriptions of varied collections related 18th and 19th century America. Among the materials processed are the archives of the Litchfield Female Academy, founded by Sarah Pierce. At left: Sarah Pierce, attributed to George Catlin, c. 1830. Watercolor on ivory.

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

    This project created finding aids for the records of the Communist Party, USA and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies, which together document the history of Communism and the American Left in the 20th century. At left: Workers Alliance of New York, 1936. Daily Worker photograph morgue, Tamiment Library.

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  • northwestern_poster.jpgNorthwestern University Library
    The Africana Posters: Hidden Collections of Northwestern and Michigan State University Libraries

    Through this project, over 3000 posters held by Northwestern and Michigan State University Libraries will become bibliographically accessible to scholars and students worldwide.

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    Goucher College
    Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College

    For this project, staff and students cataloged a 4,000 volume collection of Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and Early Modern English texts and manuscript collections related to American dance, education, Jane Austen, Maryland history, U.S. history, women's studies, H.L. Mencken, and women in science.

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    Amistad Research Center
    Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

    This project will reveal nine collections of personal papers documenting Civil Rights era history, including branch and local chapter records of key Civil Rights organizations that have been hidden within the personal papers of individuals who were participants or officers. At left: Photo from the Ronnie Moore Papers.

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    University of Michigan Library
    Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan

    This project involves the creation and exposure of digital surrogates and catalog records for 1,250 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish dating from the 8th to the 20th centuries. Its website will provide unified access to records and digital surrogates and will allow scholarly experts to contribute bibliographic information and commentary.

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

    This project focuses on archival materials related to the Atlanta-based Voter Education Project (1954-1992), which was formed to increase political participation for minorities and develop a more informed electorate.

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    California Historical Society
    The California Ephemera Project

    This project is creating in a searchable, online catalog linking the ephemera collections of four institutions: the California Historical Society; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society; the San Francisco Public Library; and Society of California Pioneers.

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    University and Jepson Herbaria, UC Berkeley
    Cataloging Hidden Archives of Western Botany and Beyond

    This project will significantly improve access to the archival collections at the University and Jepson Herbaria, which document the history of western American botany from the 1860s to the present. The archives contain letters and field books of at least 200 individuals in addition to documents, photographs, and slides from scientists around the globe.

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    Getty Research Institute
    Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs

    This project will document two archival processing methods used to describe varied collections documenting the intersections of art and language in the 20th century. Materials selected for cataloging include 26,000 rare photographs. At left: Émile Fréchon, Ouled Näil women playing cards, 1890s. Ken and Jenny Jacobson orientalist photography collection.

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  • emory_aarl_02.jpgEmory University/Auburn Avenue Research Library
    Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement

    This three-year project involves processing materials relating to key civil rights organizations, leaders, and activities. The collections include materials related to some of the most transformational moments and movements of the era, including voter education, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the fight against Jim Crow laws, and desegregation. At left: Andrew Young and the Rev. Fred Bennett.

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  • avery01.jpgAvery Research Center for African American History and Culture
    Providing Access to African American Collections at the Avery Research Center

    This project uncovered historical materials related to African American culture in coastal South Carolina, including the Holloway family scrapbook; materials related to civil rights leaders, the experiences of African American women and sweet grass basket makers; and the notes, recordings, artifacts, and files of renowned anthropologists Joseph Towles and Colin Turnbull.

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  • pacscl06.jpgPhiladelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
    Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area

    This two-year collaborative project involved processing select collections identified as being of high scholarly importance during the recently completed survey of the unprocessed holdings of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Project staff recorded their progress on the project's blog and via Twitter and Flickr.

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  • bancroft.jpgBancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
    San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Project

    This project will arrange and describe the photograph morgue of the San Francisco Examiner, which comprises a comprehensive documentary record of life in Northern California over 75 years of the 20th century. At left: Photo by Blickfeldt. Examiner photo morgue library, January 21, 1942.

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  • brooklyn.jpgBrooklyn Historical Society
    Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past

    This project has revealed materials covering the period from 1834, when Brooklyn was first incorporated as a city, to its consolidation with New York City in 1898. At left: Map of the County of Kings, showing ward and town boundaries, October, 1869.

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  • cdl.jpgThe California Digital Library
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections

    This project is making accessible 33 hidden collections at institutions across California, providing a multifaceted picture of the state's environment and environmental history. At left: Materials from CSU Fresno, Henry Madden Library, Special Collections Research Center; Humboldt State University Library, Special Collections; and UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, Department of Special Collections.

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  • newberry02.jpgNewberry Library
    French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library

    This project will catalog four French pamphlet collections that are primary sources for legal, social and cultural history; literary studies; and the history of publishing in France.

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  • NHF_Hinds02.jpgNortheast Historic Film
    Intellectual Access to Moving Images of Work Life, 1916-1960

    This project will create descriptive records for 50 significant film collections dating from the first half of the 20th century. For further information about the project, please see Northeast Historic Film's press release (PDF). At left: Aurelius Hinds, the A.S. Hinds Laboratory, Portland, Maine. Aurelius Hinds II Collection.

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  • FLP_Haywood.jpgFree Library of Philadelphia
    Milestones in 20th-Century American Children's Literature

    This project involves the processing of six archival collections documenting key contributions to 20th-century American children's literature by renowned authors and illustrators. At left: Away Went the Balloons, by Carolyn Haywood.

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  • NCSU_dorton.jpgNorth Carolina State University Libraries
    Changing the Landscape

    This project will uncover over 40,000 original plans and drawings in both paper and electronic formats as well as related project files and records, documenting the contributions of six influential architects active in the latter half of the 20th century.

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  • GMU03.jpgGeorge Mason University
    Uncovering a Forbidden World

    The goal of this project is to process and create EAD finding aids and bibliographic records for a collection of 7,300 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), representing film, performing and visual arts, and political organizations and spanning the entire time of the country's existence (1949-1990).

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  • lehigh_ledger.jpgLehigh University
    The Moravian Community in the New World

    This collaborative project with the Moravian Archives involves processing a selection of collections documenting the material culture, religious values and cultural diversity of the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1851.

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  • NHF-2123r1.jpgNortheast Historic Film
    Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World's Fair and Its Period

    This project is a collaboration among NHF, the Queens Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. Collections to be cataloged relate to the New York World's Fair (1939–1940) and amateur filmmaking during that era. At left: Robert Decker Collection, Eastman Kodak Building, New York World's Fair, 1939. Frame enlargement from 16 mm. film.

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  • wgbh_clydon_r.jpgWGBH Educational Foundation
    Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections

    The Boston Local TV News project is a collaboration of four institutions and their local tv news collections&mdash the Boston Public Library (BPL), Northeast Historic Film (NHF), WGBH, and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). The project will create a shared catalog of 40 years of Boston television news from the collections of the 4 partners. At left: The Ten O'Clock News, circa 1978-1979, WGBH Media Library and Archives collection.

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  • hrctamu_r.jpgHarry Ransom Center
    Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas

    This collaboration between the Harry Ransom Center and Texas A&M University Libraries will catalog Spanish plays from the late seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. The Ransom Center owns 14,000 sueltas, and Texas A&M University holds approximately 600 additional titles.

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  • yalepeabody_zallinger_r.jpgYale Peabody Museum of Natural History
    DNA to Dinosaurs

    This project will catalog archival materials and special collections that document the early history of science at Yale and in North America. At left: Rudolph Zallinger, Artist–in–Residence, at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, beginning the daunting task of painting the 110–foot long Age of Reptiles mural in Peabody's Great Hall.

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  • stanford_r1.jpgStanford University
    Documenting Mexican American & Latino Civil Rights

    This project focuses on two collections: the records of The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), one of the most influential organizations working to protect the civil rights of Mexican Americans and Latinos in the United States; and the records of the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), a legal advocacy organization for the rural poor in California, particularly Mexican American migrant workers.

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  • UNC_Pruitt.jpgUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Pruitt and Shanks Photographic Collection

    This project will make available to scholars a very large collection of photographic negatives produced by two studio/commercial photographers in Columbus (Lowndes County), Mississippi, and the surrounding area from the late 1920s to the 1970s. At left: O. N. Pruitt (1891-1967), his staff, and equipment.

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  • Penn_Koberger_LegendaAurea1488_lg.jpgUniversity of Pennsylvania
    Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships

    This project will provide online catalog records for 33,500 titles in the Penn Libraries' Rare Book & Manuscript Library Culture Class Collection. It will rely heavily on contributions from students from relevant disciplines who, together with project catalogers, will develop new techniques to create dynamic, constantly evolving bibliographic records that will serve as initial points of discovery for scholars and also present results of new research. At left: Portion of a leaf from the 1488 Anton Koberger edition of the Legenda Aurea used as binder's waste.

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  • SDHC-Spanish-letter_lg.jpgSan Diego History Center
    Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region

    The aim of this project is to create finding aids for 133 archival collections relating to economic, social, and cultural aspects of greater San Diego. Together, these materials constitute a comprehensive portrait of the history and evolution of America's ninth largest city and the surrounding region, including Baja California.

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  • BMRC02.jpgUniversity of Chicago, on behalf of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium
    The "Color Curtain" Processing Project

    This collaborative project focuses on 150 Chicago-area collections that were identified as having high scholarly research value during the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's recent survey of unprocessed and inaccessible archival collections documenting African American history and culture. The included materials address political, cultural, social, spiritual and economic aspects of African Americans' lives throughout the history of Chicago.

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  • Getty2010_r.jpgJ. Paul Getty Trust, on behalf of the Getty Research Institute
    Open Plan, Open Access

    For this project, staff will process the papers of architects Ray Kappe and William Krisel, both of whom sought to achieve the Modernist goal of creating housing that is well designed yet affordable. Incorporating project files, drawings, photographs, models and ephemera, these archives reflect the development of modern open–plan residential architecture in the second half of the twentieth century, especially in Southern California. At left: Kappe residence (Pacific Palisades, Calif.), 1968. Ray Kappe, architect; Julius Shulman, photographer. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. (c) J. Paul Getty Trust.

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  • asu_r.jpgArizona State University Libraries
    Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles

    This project will make available to scholars six bilingual collections relating to the history of Mexican Americans in the Southwest. These collections reflect how labor, race, and civil rights have shaped the experiences of Mexican and Mexican Americans in the region. At left: A Demonstration for Mexican immigrant rights in downtown Phoenix, Arizona,1977. Maricopa County Organizing Project Records. Chicana/o Research Collection.

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  • hagley02_r.jpgHagley Museum and Library
    Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project

    This project will make available to scholars a wealth of materials related to the history of the automobile. International in scope, the collection includes an estimated 200,000 trade catalogues, newspapers and magazine advertisements, operators' manuals, showroom sales albums, dealer data books, corporate annual reports, periodical articles, books, and promotional toys and scale models.

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  • Maine Maritime Museum
    Merchant Mariners Muster: Cataloging Crew Manuscripts

    This eighteen–month project will uncover forty–four separate manuscript collections relating to shipping, including numerous Maine sea captains' business papers, some ship owners' and customs house records, and a shipping agent's records. At left: Seamen aboard the Maine six–mast schooner Wyoming, at some point in the 1909–1924 period.

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  • ucmp_sm.jpgUniversity of California Museum of Paleontology
    Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology

    This project will catalogue the UCMP archives which document paleontological and geologic fieldwork in more than 80 countries and the historical and sociological contexts within which this work was done. The collections to be cataloged for this project reflect the lives of prominent western pioneers, such as Annie Alexander, Joseph LeConte, J.C. Merriam, and John Muir, and have a bearing on the history of higher education, natural resources, public policy and public administration, and the establishment of many western National Parks, State Parks and National Forests. At left: A Geological Survey of California field party, 1864; from the UCMP archives.

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  • Gaines Almanac, 1776New-York Historical Society
    The New-York Historical Society American Almanac Collection

    The New–York Historical Society's two–year project will uncover a collection of approximately 5,500 eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century American almanacs, including an estimated 600 almanacs dating from before the year 1801. The collection is strongest in almanacs published in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire, but it also includes representative examples from other states east and west of the Mississippi. At left: Gaines Almanac, 1776.


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  • University of California at Santa Barbara, University Art Museum
    Cataloguing Southern California's architectural history

    The Architecture and Design Collection comprehensively and uniquely documents the history of the built environment of Southern California. This three-year project will address 240 uncatalogued archives. These include the papers of individuals—architects, landscape architects, designers, and a critic—and the records of design firms.


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  • North Carolina State University Libraries
    Acting for Animals

    This two–year project will make accessible collections documenting the animal rights and animal welfare movements, including records of the Animal Rights Network (ARN), portions of the records of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and the Ron Scott Videotapes. The ARN records contain files from animal welfare organizations around the world and much correspondence documenting the coordination of the animal welfare movement.

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  • Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Museum of New Mexico Foundation
    Mapas históricos de Nuevo México = Historic New Mexico Maps

    This three–year project will make the History Library's map collection, consisting of nearly 6000 maps on New Mexico and the Southwest region, available to the public. These maps provide valuable historical information on topics as diverse as early Spanish exploration, American settlement in the Southwest, famous roads like the Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail, water rights, the development of cities and counties, and more. At left: Laura Kohl, Project Cataloger and Archivist.


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  • San Diego Museum of Man
    Capturing History: Cataloging the San Diego Museum of Man's Photographic Collection

    This two–year project will catalog a collection of 25,000 photographs taken from 1890 to the mid–1900s depicting the history of San Diego and the surrounding area. These photographs consist of assorted media, including albumen prints, glass negatives, and daguerreotypes. The images reveal a comprehensive pictorial study of life in the greater San Diego area, ranging from early contact with Native Americans up through the Panama–California Exposition and development of Balboa Park.


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  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, American Geographical Society Library
    Providing Access to the Archives of the American Geographical Society

    A three-year project to organize, catalog and conserve the Archives of the American Geographical Society. These archives date from the Society's founding in 1851 and include approximately 540 cubic feet of material, with documents relating to well known figures in American exploration and the larger field of geography from the mid–nineteenth century through most of the twentieth.


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  • The New York Archival Society
    Cataloging Artifacts and Related Records of the World Trade Center Attack

    The materials that are the subject of this one–year project include: 1) posters, letters, photographs and other ephemera left at Pier 94 and at the 9/11 memorial sites; 2) material placed in City parks and other public places; 3) artifacts of the World Trade Center buildings, vehicles, and other items from the site; 4) brochures and other printed material prepared by the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit to assist the victim families; and 5) correspondence sent to the Mayor's office and rescue workers. At left: Ground Zero memorial pool, September 11, 2008.


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  • Amistad Research Center
    Increasing Access to Africana Collections

    This three–year project focuses on two organizational collections devoted to the decolonization of Africa. The American Committee on Africa (1953–2001) and The Africa Fund (1966–2001) worked to educate the American public and American policymakers on the legitimacy of African liberation movements and to provide assistance to liberation movements and the victims of colonial oppression in Africa.

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2008 Projects

Amistad Research Center
Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations
Principal Investigator: Christopher Harter, Director of Library and Reference Services

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
Principal Investigator: Harlan Greene, Director of Archival and Reference Services

California Historical Society
California Ephemera Project
Principal Investigator: Mary Morganti, Director of Library & Archives

Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
Foundations of Public Health Policy
Principal Investigator: Kathryn Baker, Deputy Director

Emory University
Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement: The Papers of Andrew Young, SCLC, and NAACP-Atlanta Chapter
Principal Investigator: Susan McDonald, Coordinator, Arrangement and Description Services

Getty Research Institute
Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists' Toolkit
Principal Investigator: Susan Allen, Associate Director & Chief Librarian, Research Library

Goucher College
Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College
Principal Investigator: Tara Olivero, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist

Library of Congress
Library of Congress Multi-Sheet Map Series Collection: Africa
Principal Investigator: Morgan Cundiff, Senior Standards Specialist

Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield Historical Society's Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings
Principal Investigator: Linda Hocking, Curator of Library & Archives

New York University
The Records of the Communist Party, USA: A Preservation and Access Project
Principal Investigator: Richard Louth, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Northwestern University Library
The Africana Posters: Hidden Collections of Northwestern and Michigan State University Libraries
Principal Investigator: Lori Arp, Assistant to the University Librarian

Robert W. Woodruff Library - AUC
Processing Voter Education Project Collection
Principal Investigator: Loretta Parham, CEO/Library Director

University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley
Cataloging Hidden Archives of Western Botany and Beyond
Principal Investigator: Brent Mishler, Director

University of Michigan Library
Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Rodgers, Head, Near East Division

University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative
Principal Investigator: David McKnight, Director, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 


 

2009 Projects

Brooklyn Historical Society
Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation
Principal Investigator: Chela Weber, Director of Library and Archives

College of Charleston
Jewish Heritage Collection
Principal Investigator: Dale Rosengarten, Curator, Jewish Heritage Collection

Free Library of Philadelphia
Milestones in 20th-Century American Children's Literature at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Anne Lee, Chief, Materials Management Division

George Mason University
Uncovering a Forbidden World: Providing Access to East German Art, Culture, and Politics
Principal Investigator: Melissa McAfee, Head, Special Collections & Archives

Lehigh University
The Moravian Community in the New World: The First 100 Years
Principal Investigator: Lois Black, Curator, Special Collections

Marquette University Libraries
Catholic Social Action Access Project (CSAAP)
Principal Investigator: Jean Zanoni, Associate Dean of Libraries

Newberry Library
French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Thom, Cataloging Projects Manager

North Carolina State University Libraries
Changing the Landscape: Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects
Principal Investigator: Linda Sellars, Head, Technical Services for Special Collections

Northeast Historic Film
Intellectual Access to Moving Images of Work Life, 1916-1950
Principal Investigator: Karan Sheldon, Co-founder

Smithsonian Institution
Exposing Biodiversity Fieldbooks and Original Expedition Journals at the Smithsonian Institution
Principal Investigator: Rusty Russell, Collections Manager

The California Digital Library
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections: A Collaborative Approach
Principal Investigator: Daniel Greenstein, Vice Provost

The Regents of the University of California
San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Project
Principal Investigator: Charles Faulhaber, James D. Hart Director, The Bancroft Library

University of Southern California Libraries
Excavating L.A.: USC's Hidden Southern California Historical Collections
Principal Investigator: Dace Taube, Regional History Librarian

Yale University
Song, Speech, and Dance: Special Collections from the Recorded Sound Archives at Yale and Stanford Universities
Principal Investigator: Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian, Program Design

 


 

2010 Projects

American Museum of Natural History
For the People, for Education, for Science: Web Access to the American Museum of Natural History Archives
Principal Investigator: Barbara Mathé, Museum Archivist

Arizona State University
Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles
Principal Investigator: Michael Lotstein, Assistant Archivist

Black Metropolis Research Consortium
The "Color Curtain" Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago's Black Metropolis
Principal Investigator: Adam Greene, Professor of History

Board of Trustees, Leland Stanford Junior Univ.
Documenting Mexican American & Latino Civil Rights: Records of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund & CA Rural Legal Assistance
Principal Investigator: Michael Keller, University Librarian

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Islamic Arts of the Book at the Smithsonian: Providing for Research Across Disciplines
Principal Investigator: Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator

Getty Research Institute
Open Plan, Open Access: Increasing Researcher Access to Modern Architectural Records
Principal Investigator: Susan Allen, Associate Director & Chief Librarian

Hagley Museum and Library
Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project
Principal Investigator: Theresa Snyder, Deputy Director

Northeast Historic Film
Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World's Fair and Its Period
Principal Investigator: Karan Sheldon, Co-founder

San Diego Historical Society
Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region
Principal Investigator: Jane Kenealy, Archivist

Syracuse University
Grove Press and a New American Morality
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Thorin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

The University of Texas at Austin
Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas
Principal Investigator: Richard Oram, Associate Director and Hobby Librarian

University of California, Berkeley
Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology
Principal Investigator: Charles Marshall, Director, UCMP; Professor, Dept. of Integrative Bi

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Major Railroad Archival Collections
Principal Investigator: Katherine Walter, Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Pruitt and Shanks Photographic Collection: The Life of a Southern Region in 140,000 Images
Principal Investigator: Patrick Cullom, Visual Materials Archivist

University of Pennsylvania
Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships
Principal Investigator: Regan Kladstrup, Head, Rare Book Cataloging

WGBH Educational Foundation
Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections
Principal Investigator: Karen Cariani, Director, Media Library and Archives

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
From DNA to Dinosaurs: The Globalization of Science in America and the Development of a University Natural History Museum
Principal Investigator: Tim White, Assistant Director for Collections and Operations

 


 

2011 Projects

American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Providing Access to the Archives of the American Geographical Society
Principal Investigator: Christopher Baruth, Curator

Amistad Research Center
Increasing Access to Africana Collections: The American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund Records
Principal Investigator: Laura Thomson, Director of Processing

Brown University Library
The Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda, Part II
Principal Investigator: Andrew Ashton, Director of Digital Technologies

Center for Jewish History
Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History
Principal Investigator: Laura Leone, Director of Archive and Library Services

Dance Heritage Coalition
Foundations of Dance Research (Foundations)
Principal Investigator: Libby Smigel, Executive Director

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library (Museum of New Mexico Foundation)
Mapas históricos de Nuevo México = Historic New Mexico Maps
Principal Investigator: Patricia Hewitt, Senior Cataloger

Georgetown University, Lauinger Library
Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures in Georgetown University's Library
Principal Investigator: John Buchtel, Head

History San Jose
Documenting Technology Innovation: Perham Collection of Early Electronics
Principal Investigator: James Reed, Curator of Archives and Library

Maine Maritime Museum
Merchant Mariners Muster: Cataloging Crew Manuscripts
Principal Investigator: Nathan Lipfert, Senior Curator

Mennonite Heritage Center (Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc.)
The Pennsylvania German Textiles of the Goshenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Principal Investigator: Sarah Heffner, Director

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Cataloging Hidden Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Increasing Integration and Accessibility for Interdisciplinary Research
Principal Investigator: Carla Cicero, Staff Curator of Birds

New York Archival Society
Cataloging Artifacts and Related Records of the World Trade Center Attack on September 11, 2001
Principal Investigator: Leonora Gidlund, Director

New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society American Almanac Collection
Principal Investigator: Henry Raine, Director of Digital Programs and Library Technical Services

North Carolina State University Libraries
Acting for Animals: Revealing the Records of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Movements
Principal Investigator: Linda Sellars, Head of Technical Services for Special Collections

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Cataloging Women in Jazz Collections at the Institute of Jazz Studies
Principal Investigator: Vincent Pelote, Head ofTechnical Services/Sound Archivist

San Diego Museum of Man
Capturing History: Cataloging the San Diego Museum of Man's Photographic Collection
Principal Investigator: Rosa Longacre, Registrar/Archivist

Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
Uncovering Hidden Audio Visual Media Documenting Post-Modern Art at the Archives of American Art
Principal Investigator: Barbara Aikens, Chief

Texas A&M University, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Discovering a New World: Cataloging Old and Rare Imprints from Colonial and Early Independent Mexico
Principal Investigator: Felicia Piscitelli, Associate Professor

University of California at Santa Barbara University Art Museum
Cataloguing Southern California's architectural history
Principal Investigator: Jocelyn Gibbs, Curator

 


 

2012 Projects

Alabama Folklife Association
Sacred, Secular, and Sewn with Soul: Discovering Alabama’s Folk Culture
Principal Investigators: Mary Jo Scott, Kevin Nutt, and Mary Allison Haynie

American Museum of Natural History
Expeditionary Field Work at the American Museum of Natural History
Principal Investigator: Barbara Mathé

Brooklyn Historical Society
City, Borough, Neighborhood, Home: Mapping Brooklyn’s Twentieth-Century Urban Identity
Principal Investigator: Jacob Nadal

Caffè Lena
Uncovering the American Folksong Revival: Coffeehouse Culture and The Caffè Lena Collection
Principal Investigators: James Parillo and Jocelyn Arem

College of Charleston
The William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection
Principal Investigator: Dale Rosengarten and Harlan Greene

Columbia University
Documenting Advocacy: Human Rights Collections in the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Ryan

Columbia University
American View Books
Principal Investigator: Carole Ann Fabian

David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland
David C. Driskell Archive Project
Principal Investigator: Dorit Yaron

Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation
Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers
Principal Investigator: Patrice Merritt

Harvard University
Private Practices, Public Health: Privacy-Aware Processing to Maximize Access to Health Collections
Principal Investigators: Kathryn Hammond Baker and Phoebe Evans Letocha

Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Ethnomusicology from the East: The Archives of Johanna Spector
Principal Investigators: Naomi Steinberger and Sara Spiegel

Johns Hopkins University
The Roland Park Company Archives and the Martin L. Millspaugh Archives
Principal Investigator: Jordon Steele

Kentucky Historical Society
The Churchill Weavers Collection—40,000 Textiles Uncovered
Principal Investigator: Jennifer D. Spence

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Martha’s Vineyard Archives Project
Principal Investigators: Bonnie Stacy, Nancy Cole, and Dana C. Street

Montana Historical Society
Lee Metcalf Photograph and Film Collections
Principal Investigator: Molly Kruckenberg

Museum of the City of New York
Discovering the Future: The New York World’s Fairs Collections of 1939 and 1964 at the Museum of the City of New York and the Queens Museum of Art
Principal Investigator: Lacy Schutz

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives of USC
Out West: The LGBTQ Community Archive Cataloging Project
Principal Investigator: Joseph Hawkins

San Diego Air & Space Museum
Increasing Access to Our Aerospace Heritage
Principal Investigator: Katrina Pescador

Stanford University Archives
Documenting Climate Change: The Papers of Stephen H. Schneider
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Keller

UC Santa Barbara Library
Foreign and Ethnic 78s in the UC Santa Barbara Sound Archives
Principal Investigator: David Seubert

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Oral History Cataloging Project
Principal Investigators: Neal Guthrie, James Gilmore, Travis Roxlau

University of Pennsylvania
Uncovering Philadelphia’s Past: A Regional Solution to Revealing Hidden Collections
Principal Investigators: David McKnight and Margery Sly

 


 

2013 Projects

Amherst College
Samuel French Theatre Archives
Principal Investigator: Michael Kelly

Bok Tower Gardens
Cataloging the Vertical Files of the Anton Brees Carillon Library
Principal Investigator: Joy Banks

California Academy of Sciences
Frontier Science: Providing Access to the Early Scientific History of the American West in the Collections of the California Academy of Sciences
Principal Investigators: Heather Yager and Rebecca Morin

Columbia University
Makino Collection Film Ephemera and Rare Book Project
Principal Investigator: Jim Cheng

Dayton Society of Natural History
The Lichliter Site Project: A Model for Revealing Hidden Archaeological Collections
Principal Investigator: William Kennedy

Erie Canal Museum
Canal Society of New York State Collection
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Ward

George Eastman House
Documenting Their Films: Hidden Collections of Four Independent Filmmakers
Principal Investigators: Nancy Kauffman, Jared Case, and Caroline Yeager

The George Washington University
D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP)
Principal Investigators: Bergis Jules and Jennifer James

Hagley Museum and Library
The David Sarnoff Collection Processing Project
Principal Investigator: Erik Rau

Kansas City Public Library
The Kansas City Stockyards Collection
Principal Investigator: Lucinda Adams

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Cataloging La MaMa's Pushcart Years: A Unique History of the Off-Off Broadway Theatre Movement
Principal Investigator: Ozvaldo Rodriguez

Lehigh University
Bridge and Building Forensics: Civil Engineering Archives at Lehigh University
Principal Investigator: Lois F. Black

Maine State Museum
An American Mirror: Early Photograph Collections at the Maine State Museum
Principal Investigator: Bernard Fishman

The Newberry Library
Printing Specimens (1605-present) at the Newberry Library
Principal Investigator: Eric Nygren

Princeton University
Princeton University Library's Latin American Ephemera Project
Principal Investigator: David Magier

San Diego Museum of Man
Cataloging Hidden Collections: San Diego Museum of Man's Archaeology, Archival and Photographic Collections
Principal Investigator: Rex Garniewicz

Union College
Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the Twentieth Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement
Principal Investigators: Annette M. LeClair and Loraine M. Wies

University at Albany, SUNY
Building New Access Tools for the National Death Penalty Archive
Principal Investigator: Brian Keough

University at Buffalo, SUNY
Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection
Principal Investigators: Michael Basinski, James Maynard, and Amy Vilz

University of North Texas
Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex
Principal Investigator: Morgan Gieringer

University of Washington Libraries
Discovering Modern China: University of Washington and University of British Columbia Collections
Principal Investigators: Zhijia Shen and Jing Liu

Yellowstone Park Foundation
Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone's Hidden Collections
Principal Investigator: Anne L. Foster