CLIR Announces 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Washington, DC, January 3, 2019—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of over $3.8 million to fund 17 projects for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. More than 40 institutions located in 17 states and one US territory will be involved in the projects covering subjects ranging from endangered languages and displaced peoples to health issues, architecture, and fisheries.

A list of recipients and more detail on these projects can be found at

This is the fourth group of projects supported by the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, which is generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Digitizing Hidden Collections program, successor to the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, supports the creation of digital representations of unique content of high scholarly significance that will be discoverable and usable as elements of a coherent national collection.

CLIR will begin accepting applications for a new Digitizing Hidden Collections cycle in mid-January 2019. Information about the application will be posted on our website at when available.

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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