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CLIR Announces 2011 Hidden Collections Awards, 2012 Funding Cycle

Washington, DC, Dec. 15, 2011-The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of the 2011 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards.

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

Amistad Research Center
Increasing Access to Africana Collections: The American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund Records

Brown University Library
The Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda, Part II

Center for Jewish History
Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History

Dance Heritage Coalition
Foundations of Dance Research (Foundations)

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
Mapas históricos de Nuevo México = Historic New Mexico Maps

Georgetown University, Lauinger Library
Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures in Georgetown University’s Library

History San Jose
Documenting Technology Innovation: Perham Collection of Early Electronics

Maine Maritime Museum
Merchant Mariners Muster: Cataloging Crew Manuscripts

Mennonite Heritage Center
The Pennsylvania German Textiles of the Goshenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Cataloging Hidden Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Increasing Integration and Accessibility for Interdisciplinary Research

The New York Archival Society
Cataloging Artifacts and Related Records of the World Trade Center Attack on September 11, 2001

New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society American Almanac Collection

North Carolina State University Libraries
Acting for Animals: Revealing the Records of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Movements

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Cataloging Women in Jazz Collections at the Institute of Jazz Studies

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

Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
Uncovering Hidden Audio Visual Media Documenting Post-Modern Art at the Archives of American Art

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

University of California, Santa Barbara, University Art Museum
Cataloguing Southern California’s Architectural History

More detail on this year’s funded projects can be found at

CLIR also announced that the next funding cycle for Hidden Collections will open in 2012. An announcement requesting proposals for the grant will be issued in January.

Created in 2008 and supported by ongoing 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 that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

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