Digitizing Hidden Special Collections & Archives

Attend an Upcoming Event

Fall 2022

A two-day event which will invite grant recipients to share lessons from their project work and talk about ‘what’s next’. The symposium, originally scheduled for November 2020 but postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, will be located in Baltimore, MD.

Attendance will be open to the public.

Revisit a Past Event

Over the past three years the Free Library of Philadelphia, Columbia University Libraries, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and a number of other Philadelphia partners have worked to make their collective holdings of historic Muslim handwritten books and paintings freely available to the public online.

On July 14th the University of Pennsylvania held a free virtual afternoon program to celebrate this milestone and highlight some of the findings from the project. 

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) held an online conference on women’s activism, 1820-1920. This conference celebrated more than 5 years of work on the In Her Own Right project, inherownright.org, supported by CLIR and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Hosted and sponsored by The Claremont Colleges Library as part of programming associated with CLIR Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant. Speakers addressed the history, present, and future of water in California today.

Marking the fifth year of the Digitizing Hidden Collections program, this day-long virtual event featured lighting talks and conversations that brought together individuals from 20+ projects.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the CLIR-funded project For the Health of the New Nation (FHNN) through a partnership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), held a one-day, online conference on the use of digital primary sources.

This capstone event to the seven-year Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, which concluded in 2015, brought together more than 180 participants, including many past and current grant recipients.

At this first gathering of staff working on projects funded by the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, participants contributed suggestions for panels and discussion topics on subjects of shared interest.

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