Discovered 30 Entries

Uncovering California's Environmental Collections: A Collaborative Approach

Uncovering California's Environmental Collections: A Collaborative Approach

This California Digital Library (CDL) project will uncover 33 hidden collections at institutions across California related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections were selected and assembled for their unique and diver...

California State University Chico; California State University Fresno; Humboldt State University; UC Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, and Riverside; University of Southern California

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

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

The goal of this proposal is to catalog 1300 linear feet (lf) and 200 cubic feet (cf) of archival materials and special collections that document the early history of science at Yale and in North America. The Peabody Museum holdings include the f...

Martha's Vineyard Archives Project

Situated on a busy coastal seaway, Martha’s Vineyard has played an important part in American and world history since the 1600s. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s (MVM) archival collections reflect the strong connections between the Island and the wo...

Chrysler Museum Knoedler Auction Catalog and Artist File Accessibility Project

The Jean Outland Chrysler Library is known as a source of historic, rare, and otherwise unobtainable materials key to tracing the provenance of many works of art. In 1977 Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. bought the London art history library of M. Knoedler...

Discovering the Sisters Stapp: The EMILIE BLACKMORE AND MARIE GRAHAM STAPP PAPERS

The preliminary finding aid provides an initial inventory of materials, including the following: a brief biographical sketch of Emilie Blackmore Stapp, an American children's author and philanthropist, and of her sister, Marie Graham Stapp; their...

Expanding Access to Special Collections at the Free Library: the Children’s Literature Research Collection and beyond

The 31 archival collections proposed for cataloging through this project are part of the Free Library��s Children��s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) and represent works from 20th-century children��s authors and illustrators. The collections ...

Preserving the American Spirit: Uncovering Personal Collections of World War II

From the Museum��s opening in 2000 until a full-time curatorial staff was hired in 2008, the Collections Department was understaffed and unable to properly process a rapidly growing archive. To circumvent a backlog, new acquisitions were processed...

Bringing Film Collections to Light: A Project to Uncover Two Unique Collections of Film Ephemera

The items to be uncovered by this project comprise two unique collections of American film ephemera: The Richard E. Teichert Collection and the Philip Sills Collection. These collections contain posters, glass slides, programs, sheet music, press ...

The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and their Nickel and Dime Novels

By 1864, Beadle & Adams had sold more than five million dime novels, making them one of the most successful publishers in the country. The secret to this success was undercutting rival publishers by selling novels for a dime, which was significant...

Villanova University

Step Right Up: Digitizing Over 100 Years of Circus Route Books

Route books were published at the end of the circus season to describe the show's activities for that year. They were made available to employees of the show and circus fans. The name "route book" is derived from the listing of planned and/or co...

Circus World

Secrets Reveal'd: A Project to Digitize Early Modern Printed Books of Alchemy and "Chymistry”

Built on Greco-Egyptian origins and expanded by Arabic authors, alchemy was enjoying a golden age in Britain and on the Continent by the time Isaac Newton turned his attention to a fast-growing literature of metallic transmutation, chemical medici...

Digitizing Cavagna: Italian Imprints from the Sixteenth through the Nineteenth Centuries

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign houses one of the world's premier collections of northern Italian imprints from the 16th through 19th centuries. The collection was purchased in 1921 from the family of Count Antonio Cavagna Sangiulia...

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Unveiling New Worlds: The Discovery and Digitization of Maps in Books at the John Carter Brown Library

The collecting focus of the John Carter Brown Library (JCBL) is the history and culture of the early Americas (roughly 1492 to 1825), and this project will showcase and provide an innovative point-of-entry to approximately 2,500 titles held by the...

Robert H. Ruby Papers

The Ruby collection recounts many of the experiences of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest and the Oglala Lakota people of South Dakota. Dr. Robert H. Ruby’s research occurred between 1953 and 2010. Tribal histories include th...

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Digitization of the Helen Keller Archival Collection -- press clippings and scrapbooks

Helen Keller (1880–1968) joined the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in 1924 and was its ambassador for 44 years. The Helen Keller Archival Collection is comprised of materials she bequeathed to AFB upon her death and those accrued by the...

Sir John and Mary Craig Scripture Collection: Revealing Pre-Nineteenth Century Book History and Print Culture

The digital project will focus on rare and unique religious themed items from the 13th Century through the 18th Century including: bound volumes, antiphonal leaves, illuminated manuscript leaves, and single leaves from various early print bound ma...

How America's Pastime Influenced International Relations During Times of Conflict and Peace: Digitizing the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Archive of International Baseball

Over the past 75 years, the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum (NBHOF) has collected 40,000 artifacts, 250,000 unique images, and three million documents related to baseball and its impact on our culture. One of the NBHOF’s collecting prio...

Scopes Trial Online Archives: Context and Consequences of the "World's Most Famous Court Trial”

Bryan College’s historical archives contain local documentation related to the Scopes Trial and the history of the college. This documentation includes newspaper clippings documenting much of the local coverage of the trial. The Robinson Photo...

Rhea County Historical Society

Socialism and Free Thought in Southeast Kansas: Digitizing the Haldeman-Julius Big Blue Book Collection

We seek to digitize a portion of the Haldeman-Julius Big Blue Book Collection, in particular those books written by Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius and his wife Marcet Haldeman-Julius. Other authors included are Joseph McCabe, a major contributor of free...

Step Right Up: Digitizing Over 100 Years of Circus Route Books

Route books were published at the end of the circus season and describe the show’s activities for that year. They were sold to employees of the show and were also often advertised and sold to circus fans. The name "route book" is derived from t...

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling)

Digitizing Atwater: Nutrition, Agriculture, and Home Economics in the Long 19th Century

“Digitizing Atwater” will bring together electronically four interrelated collections comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs, postcards, letterbooks, diaries, ephemeral publications, and calling cards. Readily available published ...

University of Connecticut

Digitization of the Jesuit Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

The Society of Jesus was established by the Catholic Church in 1540. Its founders, Saint Ignatius Loyola and his followers, were humanist scholars who believed that education in the arts and sciences provides a path to spiritual understanding. Thr...

Celebrating a Century of Stewardship & Engagement: Digitizing the Collections of National Park Service Directors

The material proposed for this project includes the papers of 8 former National Park Service Directors: George Hartzog, Ronald Walker, Gary Everhardt, Russell Dickenson, William Mott, James Ridenour, Robert Stanton, and Fran Mainella. All material...

International Whistleblowing Archive

Together, the above projects advance the public interest in transparency and accountability by aiding whistleblowers in their fight against secrecy; preserving a more complete record for historians and journalists; educating legislators and voters...

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Digitization of the Helen Keller Archival Collection -- Press Clippings and Scrapbooks

Helen Keller (1880–1968) joined the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in 1924 and was its ambassador for 44 years. The Helen Keller Archival Collection is comprised of materials she bequeathed to AFB upon her death and those accrued by the...

Balboa Park Virtual Library

The libraries of the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) and San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) are two are the most foremost archives of anthropological and natural sciences in Southern California. They feature a wealth of research materials, c...

San Diego Museum of Man

Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA)

The Southeast Asian Digital Archives initiative includes 16 unique collections from numerous community organizations. The entities partnering on this project comprise diverse groups within Eastern Massachusetts, including Cambodian, Lao, and Vietn...

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Sam Howe Ledgers: Uncovering Crime in the West

History Colorado’s Sam Howe collection contains 44 article ledgers, 25 separate indexes, and two murder case ledgers. Some ledgers have internal indexes; others have separate indexes. The two murder case ledgers, similar in format to a roguesâ...

Collection: UPR Library Collection Project Title: Sharing World Wisdom Because We Should

The selected documents from the UPR Library represent a cross-section of titles representing numerous facets of philosophy, metaphysics, astrology, comparative religion, art and alchemy. The selection focused exclusively on rare, hard to locate, ...

Tracing Asian Art History in the West: Charles Lang Freer's Collections, Archival Papers and Library

Charles Lang Freer (1854 – 1919), donated his collection of Asian and American art of the Aesthetic Movement to the nation in 1906 to form the Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian. Freer is unique among collectors in that he kept detailed rec...