CLIR Announces Hidden Collections Awards

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CLIR Announces Hidden Collections Awards

Washington, DC, Dec. 21, 2010-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of the 2010 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards:

American Museum of Natural History Library
For the People, for Education, for Science: Web Access to the American Museum of Natural History Archives
$117,600

Arizona State University Libraries
Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles
$155,600

Eleutherian Mill-Hagley Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the Hagley Museum and Library
Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project
$246,100

J. Paul Getty Trust on behalf of the Getty Research Institute
Open Plan, Open Access: Increasing Researcher Access to Modern Architectural Records
$154,600

Northeast Historic Film
Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its Period
$186,900

San Diego History Center (formerly the San Diego Historical Society)
Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region
$162,100

Smithsonian Institution, on behalf of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler GalleryIslamic Arts of the Book at the Smithsonian: Providing for Research Across Disciplines
$82,500

Stanford University
Documenting Mexican American & Latino Civil Rights:
Records of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund & CA Rural Legal Assistance
$349,300

Syracuse University
Grove Press and a New American Morality
$143,100

University of California at Berkeley, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology
$236,200

University of Chicago, on behalf of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium
The “Color Curtain” Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis
$499,500

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major Railroad Archival Collections
$208,500

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Pruitt and Shanks Photographic Collection: The Life of a Southern Region in 140,000 Images
$78,400

University of Pennsylvania
Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships
$490,700

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center
Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas
$137,100

WGBH Educational Foundation
Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections
$311,000

Yale University, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
DNA to Dinosaurs: The Globalization of Science in America and the Development of a University Natural History Museum
$409,300

More detail on this year’s funded projects can be found at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/awards/index2010.html.

Created in 2008 with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program supports the identification and cataloging of special collections and archives of high scholarly value that are difficult or impossible to locate. Award recipients create Web-accessible records according to standards that enable the federation of their local cataloging entries into larger groups of related records, enabling the broadest possible exposure to the scholarly community.

In coordination with this program CLIR keeps a registry of hidden collections and archives, based on information supplied by applicants.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the management of information for research, teaching, and learning. CLIR works to expand access to information, however recorded and preserved, as a public good.