Funded Projects

Digitizing Hidden Collections (2015-Present): 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Cataloging Hidden Collections (2008-2014): 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives

Funded Projects 2017

Archiving Antigua: A Digital Record of Pre- and Post-Emancipation Antigua, 1760-1948
The Moravian Archives

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“The Animal Turn”: Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collection
North Carolina State University Libraries and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Bringing Back the Soaps: The Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas at Tulane’s Latin American Library
Tulane University, The Latin American Library

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Digitizing Hidden North Slope and Iñupiaq Audio Recordings: A Joint Partnership between Iḷisaġvik College and the Iñupiat History, Language, and Culture Department
Ilisagvik College – Tuzzy Consortium Library and the North Slope Borough’s Iñupiat History, Language, and Culture (IHLC) Department

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Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations: Providing Documentation for the Political, Social and Cultural Developments in Philadelphia
Christ Church Preservation Trust, St. George’s Methodist Church, Gloria Dei, Episcopal Dioceses Archives, Presbyterian Historical Society, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Mikveh Israel, African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, American Baptist Historical Society, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

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Eastern Bloc Borderlands: Digitizing Russian Military Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe, 1883-1947
Indiana University

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Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation, National Archives at Denver, and National Archives at Kansas City

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Immigrant Roots and Urban Growth in the New England Cultural Hearth: Digitizing, Georeferencing, and Opening Access to Metropolitan Boston Atlases, 1861 to 1938
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

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In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women’s Activism, 1820-1920
Temple University; Bryn Mawr College; Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center; German Society of Pennsylvania; Haverford College; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Lehigh University; National Archives at Philadelphia; the Friends Historical Library and the Peace Collection at Swarthmore College; Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center; University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press; University of Pennsylvania; Barbara Bates Nursing Center; and the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections (PACSCL)

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Manuscripts of the Muslim World
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, Columbia University in the City of New York, University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College

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The Marian Anderson Archive: The Artist on the World Stage
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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Public Radio as a Tool for Cultural Engagement in New York in the 60s and early 70s: Digitizing the Broadcasts of WRVR-FM Public Radio
The Riverside Church in the City of New York, the Library of Congress, and the WGBH Educational Foundation

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Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY
Deaf Studies Archive at Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID DSA)

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Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy
University of Washington, National Archives and Records Administration, and National Archives Foundation

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Funded Projects 2015-2016

2016 Projects

The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and their Nickel and Dime Novels
Northern Illinois University; Villanova University

Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn) 
Iowa State University

Beneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement Digital Project
The Pennsylvania State University

Declassified! Digitizing the Records of the Vietnam War
Vietnam Center and Archive – Texas Tech University

The Digital Archive of Executions in the United States, 1608-2002: Digitization and Access to the M. Watt Espy Papers 
University at Albany, SUNY

Digitizing the New York Quilt Project: making the archival documentation of more than 6,000 quilts made in New York before 1940 accessible and searchable in The Quilt Index, an international quilt digital repository
American Folk Art Museum; Michigan State University

Digitizing Southern California Water Resources 
Pomona College; Claremont Colleges Library; A.K. Smiley Public Library; California State University Northridge Oviatt Library; California State University San Bernardino Water Resources Institute; National Archives and Records Administration at Riverside; Ontario City Library; Upland Public Library

Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection
New York University Libraries

The Four Valleys Digital Project: Thirty Years of Archaeological Research in the Naco, Cacaulapa, Santa Barbara, and El Paraíso Valleys, Northwestern Honduras  
Kenyon College

Inside the Counting House: Brown Brothers & Co. records at The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library

Japanese Historical Maps in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley 
C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley

Our Story: Digitizing Publications and Photographs of the Historically Black Atlanta University Center Institutions 
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; Spelman College Archives; University of Georgia; Morehouse College

Out Front: 60 Years of LGBTQ Political Graphics at ONE Archives 
University of Southern California

The Sherman Indian Museum Digital Collection: Increasing Access to American Indian Off-Reservation Boarding School Archives
University of California, Riverside; Sherman Indian Museum

Step Right Up: Digitizing Over 100 Years of Circus Route Books
Illinois State University; Circus World; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997 
Northeast Historic Film; Lesbian Home Movie Project; Chicago Film Archives

Women of Design: Revealing Women’s Hidden Contributions to the Built Environment
Virginia Tech

2015 Projects

“All Day Singing”: Preserving and Providing Access to Original Early Twentieth Century Field Recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Collection 
Duke University Libraries

Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis: Toward A Comprehensive Online Library of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts in PACSCL Libraries in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware 
Lehigh University, Linderman Library; Free Library of Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Bryn Mawr College; College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Haverford College; Library Company of Philadelphia; Rosenbach Museum and Library; Swarthmore College; Temple University; University of Delaware; Chemical Heritage Foundation; Franklin & Marshall College; Villanova University; Philadelphia Museum of Art

Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project 
Smithsonian Institution; Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library; American Museum of Natural History; Yale Peabody Museum; Harvard University, Herbaria Botany Libraries; Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library; University of California, Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library; The Field Museum; Internet Archive

The Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts 
Harvard University, Yale University

Digitizing British Manuscripts at UCLA’s Clark Library, 1601 – 1800 
University of California, Los Angeles

Digitizing Over Fifty Years of Jukebox Music News: Cash Box, 1942-1996 
College of William & Mary, Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Edison Collection of American Sheet Music, 1800-1870 
University of Michigan

“I thought there was nothing so glorious as war…”: Creating Online Access to the World War I Materials at The Museum of Flight 
The Museum of Flight

New England’s Hidden Histories: Providing Public Access to the Manuscripts of New England’s First Churches, Incubators of American Democracy 
American Congregational Association, Phillips Library, Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, New England Historic and Genealogical Society

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project 
WGBH Educational Foundation, Library of Congress, Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)

Photographic Collections of the Erie Canal 
Erie Canal Museum, Canal Society of New York State

Revealing our melting past: Toward a digital library of historic glacier photography 
University of Colorado

Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive
Washington University in St. Louis

The Road from Hell is Paved with Little Rocks: Digitizing the History of Segregation and Integration of Arkansas’s Educational System 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Central Arkansas Library System Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (CALS); Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (CHSC)

Sharing “Gabo” with the World: Building the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Online Archive from His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center 
The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

University of Minnesota Libraries/Umbra African American Digital Collection (UMN AADC): Digitizing African American Archival Materials Across University of Minnesota Collections 
University of Minnesota

Voices of the Revolution: Digitizing 30,000 French Pamphlets from the Newberry Library 
Newberry Library

YWCA of the USA Digitization and Access Project 
Smith College

Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives

Funded Projects 2008-2014

2014 Projects

Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center 
University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Arranging and Describing Storefront’s Archive 
Storefront for Art and Architecture

Book Traces @ UVA
University of Virginia

Bridging the Research Data Divide: Rethinking Long-term Value and Access for Historical and Contemporary Maternal, Infant and Child Research 
Harvard University, University of Alberta Libraries

Cataloging Cavagna: Italian imprints from the Sixteenth through the Nineteenth Century 
University of Illinois

Computer History Museum Archives Processing Project (CHM APP)
Computer History Museum

Fresh Air in the Sunlight: Opening Access to Forty Years of WHYY’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross 
WHYY, Inc., Drexel University

Getting to the Core: Cataloging 45-RPM Records 
Bowling Green State University

Illuminating New York’s Art and Performance Heritage from the 1960s to the Present: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives Audiovisual Collections 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records: Providing Access to the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement 
University of California, Los Angeles

Living with Wilderness: Enhancing Access to The Adirondack Museum Historic Photograph Collection 
Adirondack Historical Association

The Maritime World in Photographs: Cataloguing the Photo Negatives of The Mariners’ Museum 
The Mariners’ Museum Library

National Educational Television Collection Catalog 
WGBH Educational Foundation, Library of Congress

Quaker Diaries, Journals, Commonplace Books and Small Manuscript Collections
Haverford College

Processing the Globe Collection and Press 
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art

Segregated Japanese American Military Units of World War II: A Collaborative Online Repository of Oral Histories, Photos and Documents 
Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Service Center, Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation, Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club

Tibetan Audio-Visual Collections at Trace Foundation’s Latse Library 
Trace Foundation/Latse Library

We Still Scream: The Mountain Eagle/Tom and Pat Gish Archives 
Appalshop, Inc., The Mountain Eagle

The Wellesley Centers for Women Records, 1974- 
Wellesley College

2013 Projects

An American Mirror: Early Photograph Collections at the Maine State Museum 
Maine State Museum, Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Bridge and Building Forensics: Civil Engineering Archives at Lehigh University 
Lehigh University

Building New Access Tools for the National Death Penalty Archive 
University at Albany, SUNY

Canal Society of New York State Collection 
Erie Canal Museum, Canal Society of New York State (CSNYS), Canadian Canal Society (CCS)

Cataloging Hidden Collections: San Diego Museum of Man’s Archaeology, Archival and Photographic Collections 
San Diego Museum of Man

Cataloging La MaMa’s Pushcart Years: A Unique History of the Off-Off Broadway Theatre Movement 
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Cataloging the Vertical Files of the Anton Brees Carillon Library 
Bok Tower Gardens

D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP) 
The George Washington University; District of Columbia Archives; Howard University Moorland-Spingarn Research Center; Historical Society of Washington, DC; National Museum of American History Archives Center; Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The David Sarnoff Collection Processing Project 
Hagley Museum and Library

Discovering Modern China: University of Washington and University of British Columbia Collections 
University of Washington Libraries, University of British Columbia Libraries

Documenting Their Films: Hidden Collections of Four Independent Filmmakers 
George Eastman House

Frontier Science: Providing Access to the Early Scientific History of the American West in the Collections of the California Academy of Sciences 
California Academy of Sciences

Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the Twentieth Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement 
Union College

The Kansas City Stockyards Collection 
Kansas City Public Library

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

Makino Collection Film Ephemera and Rare Book Project
Columbia University

Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex 
University of North Texas

Princeton University Library’s Latin American Ephemera Project 
Princeton University

Printing Specimens (1605-present) at the Newberry Library 
Newberry Library

Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Samuel French Theatre Archives 
Amherst College

Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone’s Hidden Collections 
Yellowstone Park Foundation

2012 Projects

American View Books 
Columbia University

The Churchill Weavers Collection—40,000 Textiles Uncovered
Kentucky Historical Society

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

Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers 
Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

David C. Driskell Archive Project 
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland

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
Museum of the City of New York, Queens Museum of Art

Documenting Advocacy: Human Rights Collections in the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research Columbia University 
Columbia University

Documenting Climate Change: The Papers of Stephen H. Schneider
Stanford University Archives

Expeditionary Field Work at the American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History

Foreign and Ethnic 78s in the UC Santa Barbara Sound Archives
University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Increasing Access to Our Aerospace Heritage
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Jewish Ethnomusicology from the East: The Archives of Johanna Spector
Jewish Theological Seminary

Lee Metcalf Photograph and Film Collections
Montana Historical Society

Martha’s Vineyard Archives Project
Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Oral History Cataloging Project
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

Private Practices, Public Health: Privacy-Aware Processing to Maximize Access to Health Collections
Harvard University; Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

The Roland Park Company Archives and the Martin L. Millspaugh Archives
Johns Hopkins University

Sacred, Secular, and Sewn with Soul: Discovering Alabama’s Folk Culture 
Alabama Folklife Association, Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (ACTC), Archive of Alabama Folk Culture (AAFC)

Uncovering Philadelphia’s Past: A Regional Solution to Revealing Hidden Collections
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)

Uncovering the American Folksong Revival: Coffeehouse Culture and The Caffè Lena Collection 
Caffè Lena

The William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection 
College of Charleston

2011 Projects

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

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

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

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

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

Cataloguing Southern California’s architectural history 
University of California, Santa Barbara University Art Museum

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

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

Foundations of Dance Research (Foundations) 
Dance Heritage Coalition; Arizona State University; Dance Notation Bureau; Library of Congress; Museum of Performance and Design; Ohio State University; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; University of California, Los Angeles

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

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

Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History 
Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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

Merchant Mariners Muster: Cataloging Crew Manuscripts 
Maine Maritime Museum

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

The Pennsylvania German Textiles of the Goshenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center 
Mennonite Heritage Center (Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc.), Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Goshenhoppen Historians

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

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

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

2010 Projects

Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology 
University of California, Berkeley

The “Color Curtain” Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis 
Black Metropolis Research Consortium

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

Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region 
San Diego Historical Society

Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections 
WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, Northeast Historic Film

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

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

Grove Press and a New American Morality 
Syracuse University

Islamic Arts of the Book at the Smithsonian: Providing for Research Across Disciplines 
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles 
Arizona State University

Major Railroad Archival Collections 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Nebraska State Historical Society

Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its Period 
Northeast Historic Film, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Queens Museum of Art

Open Plan, Open Access: Increasing Researcher Access to Modern Architectural Records 
Getty Research Institute

Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships 
University of Pennsylvania

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

Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas 
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University Libraries

Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project 
Hagley Museum and Library

2009 Projects

Catholic Social Action Access Project (CSAAP) 
Marquette University Libraries, Catholic University of America, St. Catherine University

Changing the Landscape: Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects 
North Carolina State University Libraries

Excavating L.A.: USC’s Hidden Southern California Historical Collections 
University of Southern California Libraries

Exposing Biodiversity Fieldbooks and Original Expedition Journals at the Smithsonian Institution 
Smithsonian Institution

French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library 
Newberry Library

Intellectual Access to Moving Images of Work Life, 1916-1950 
Northeast Historic Film

Jewish Heritage Collection 
College of Charleston

Milestones in 20th-Century American Children’s Literature at the Free Library of Philadelphia 
Free Library of Philadelphia

The Moravian Community in the New World: The First 100 Years 
Lehigh University, Moravian Archives

San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Project 
University of California, Berkeley

Song, Speech, and Dance: Special Collections from the Recorded Sound Archives at Yale and Stanford Universities 
Yale University, Stanford University Recorded Sound Archives

Uncovering California’s Environmental Collections: A Collaborative Approach 
The California Digital Library; California State University Chico; California State University Fresno; Humboldt State University; UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, and Riverside; University of Southern California

Uncovering a Forbidden World: Providing Access to East German Art, Culture, and Politics 
George Mason University

Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn’s 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation 
Brooklyn Historical Society

2008 Projects

The Africana Posters: Hidden Collections of Northwestern and Michigan State University Libraries 
Northwestern University Library, Michigan State University Libraries

Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement: The Papers of Andrew Young, SCLC, and NAACP-Atlanta Chapter 
Emory University, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

California Ephemera Project 
California Historical Society; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society; San Francisco Public Library; Society of California Pioneers

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

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

Foundations of Public Health Policy 
Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School

Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative 
University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)

Library of Congress Multi-Sheet Map Series Collection: Africa 
Library of Congress

Litchfield Historical Society’s Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings 
Litchfield Historical Society

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

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

Providing Access to African American Collections at the Avery Research Center 
Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston

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

Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists’ Toolkit 
Getty Research Institute

Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations 
Amistad Research Center