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Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University seeks funding to process and catalog nine collections of personal papers documenting Civil Rights era organizational history. The focus of this project is to provide access to branch and local chapt...

Providing Access to African American Collections at the Avery Research Center

Providing Access to African American Collections at the Avery Research Center

Avery Research Center is the prime repository for archival and material culture documenting the African American experience in Charleston and South Carolina. Despite an African American majority in the area for centuries, no repository focused on ...

Foundations of Public Health Policy

Foundations of Public Health Policy

The collections, created by key leaders in American public health from the latter half of the twentieth century, have the capability to critically inform researchers concerning the origins, evolution, and optimal future direction of our contempora...

Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement:  The Papers of Andrew Young, SCLC, and NAACP-Atlanta Chapter

Archives from Atlanta, Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement: The Papers of Andrew Young, SCLC, and NAACP-Atlanta Chapter

The project, proposed by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL) and Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), will encompass materials relating to key civil rights organizati...

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists' Toolkit

Uncovering Archives and Rare Photographs: Two Models for Creating Accession-level Finding Aids Using Archivists' Toolkit

The GRI has selected hidden collections in two broad categories. In the first category are seven archives that document the intersection of art and language in the 20th century in Europe and the United States. In the second category are 34 collect...

The Records of the Communist Party, USA and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies: A Preservation and Access Project

The Records of the Communist Party, USA and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies: A Preservation and Access Project

The records of the Communist Party, USA and the Library of the Reference Center for Marxist Studies, now at NYU, form what is probably the most important collection in the United States documenting the history of Communism and the American Left. T...

Cataloging Hidden Archives of Western Botany and Beyond

Cataloging Hidden Archives of Western Botany and Beyond

The Herbaria contain 2.3 million botanical specimens in addition to our archives which are one of the primary resources for the history of western American botany from the 1860's on. The geographic scope is world-wide, but the main focus is Califo...

Processing Voter Education Project Collection

Processing Voter Education Project Collection

Atlanta based Voter Education Project(VEP) was founded in 1962 by the Southern Regional Council (SRC). Its purpose was to increase political participation for minorities and develop a more informed electorate. RWWL is the repository for SRC Paper...

Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan

Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan

The Islamic Manuscripts Collection consists of 1,250 manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish from the 8th century AD to the 20th. With over half of the contents dating from before 1800, the collection contains historical manuscripts of rich te...

Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative

Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative

This consortial project, encompassing 1652 collections totaling 24,580 linear feet held in 24 PACSCL member repositories, builds connections across collections and subjects for scholars and students from a range of disciplines. Materials address t...

Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)

Jewish Heritage Collection

Jewish Heritage Collection

The College of Charleston's commitment to building a Jewish archives signals its dedication to a broadened view of history and a program of addressing underserved constituencies. The Jewish Heritage Collection is the largest and fastest growing ar...

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

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

The six archival collections proposed for this project -- the Lloyd Alexander, the Virginia Lee Burton, the Carolyn Haywood, the Evaline Ness, and the Tomi Ungerer collections and the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson -- are part of...

The Moravian Community in the New World: The First 100 Years

The Moravian Community in the New World: The First 100 Years

Lehigh University (Lehigh) and the Moravian Archives (MAB) will partner to process a selection of collections documenting the material culture, religious values and cultural diversity of the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from its ...

Moravian Archives

Catholic Social Action Access Project (CSAAP)

Catholic Social Action Access Project (CSAAP)

The common thread throughout these three significant-in-their-own-right collections is U.S. Catholic social action in the 20th century. St. Catherine University’s (SCU) Ade Bethune Collection includes the archives of Ade Bethune, world-renown...

atholic University of America, St. Catherine University

French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library

French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library

Four French pamphlet collections that are primary sources for legal, social and cultural history; literary studies; and the history of publishing will be cataloged. 1. French Revolution Collection: More than 30,000 pamphlets and 180 periodicals...

Changing the Landscape:  Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects

Changing the Landscape: Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects

NCSU Libraries’ SCRC holds the papers of several significant modernist architects and landscape architects who changed their professions as well as the national and regional landscape. SCRC has collected representations of their works to make them...

Exposing Biodiversity Fieldbooks and Original Expedition Journals at the Smithsonian Institution

Exposing Biodiversity Fieldbooks and Original Expedition Journals at the Smithsonian Institution

The content being addressed is composed of original objects (field books, unpublished journals, loose notes, sketches) that are held and maintained by the Smithsonian and which were produced by individuals who have engaged in field research relate...

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

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

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

Excavating L.A. includes diverse archival materials from 26 regional history collections at the USC Libraries. Primarily focused on Los Angeles urban and social history, the collections include a wealth of materials on California politics and comm...

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

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

This proposal seeks to catalog more than 1,100 linear feet of audio and paper archival collections in the Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) collection at Yale University and the Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS) at Stanford University. At Yale, the ...

Stanford University Recorded Sound Archives

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

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

The Archives of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) hold a wealth of historical resources that document scientific research in anthropology, astronomy, earth sciences, paleontology and zoology, as well the Museum’s 141 year history as a ...

Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles

Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles

The six bilingual collections include: membership records and correspondence of the Alianza Hispano Americana, founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1894 as a mutual aid benefit society for Mexicans in the Arizona territory, featuring insurance documents ...

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

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

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) was incorporated in 1967 and has evolved into one of the most influential and effective organizations working to protect the civil rights of Mexican Americans and Latinos throughout th...

Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project

Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project

As a lawyer working for the Department of Transportation, Z. Taylor Vinson wrote the federal safety regulations for car tail light requirements. His first spoken word, “car,” presaged a lifelong passion of building one of the greatest, most compr...

Grove Press and a New American Morality

Grove Press and a New American Morality

The records of avant-garde publisher Grove Press span the years 1953 to 1985. While Grove was based in New York City, its list of titles, authors, and subjects was international in scope. Subjects and genres range from Victorian erotica and litera...

Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships

Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships

The Culture Class Collection is the University of Pennsylvania’s original rare book collection and is the largest hidden collection in Penn’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). It represents 15% of its rare book holdings and includes over 14,0...

Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections

Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections

The Boston Local TV News project is a collaboration of 4 institutions and their local tv news collections - the Boston Public Library (BPL), Northeast Historic Film (NHF), WGBH, and Cambridge Community TV (CCTV)- to provide a catalog of 40 years o...

Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, Northeast Historic Film

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...

Providing Access to the Archives of the American Geographical Society

Providing Access to the Archives of the American Geographical Society

In 1978, the library and map collection of the American Geographical Society (AGSL) was transferred from New York City to UW-Milwaukee. The archival collections dating back to the Society’s founding in 1851, however, remained in New York until Fe...

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

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

The Amistad Research Center seeks funding to process and catalog two organizational collections devoted to the decolonization of Africa. The American Committee on Africa (1953-2001) and The Africa Fund (1966-2001) worked to educate the American pu...

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

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

Gordon Hall began compiling what became the Hall-Hoag Collection when he returned from World War II and encountered U.S. domestic hate groups at both ends of the political spectrum. Along with a group of volunteers, including Grace Hoag, he infil...

Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History

The materials cover the histories of organizations in NYC, as well as those around the country whose composition stemmed from towns in Europe from which they emigrated, such as those associated with Galicia or with Telsch, Lithuania. They ...

American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research