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Canal Society of New York State Collection

Canal Society of New York State Collection

The CSNYS began in 1956, the first such group dedicated to canal heritage in the nation. It soon amassed manuscripts, books, prints and other artworks and artifacts when appreciation of this legacy was young. The collection includes primary resour...

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

Documenting Their Films:  Hidden Collections of Four Independent Filmmakers

Documenting Their Films: Hidden Collections of Four Independent Filmmakers

The project focuses on four manuscript collections that are housed in the Motion Picture Department Stills, Posters and Paper Collections. The materials cover the period 1895 through 1991, with a geographic scope including North America, E...

The David Sarnoff Collection Processing Project

The David Sarnoff Collection Processing Project

The David Sarnoff Collection, approximately 2,800 linear feet covering the years between 1912 and 1986, is the most significant collection on the 20th-century rise of American commercial broadcasting, telecommunications, and military and civ...

The Kansas City Stockyards Collection

The Kansas City Public Library holds a significant collection for an 1874 enterprise that defined Kansas City to the nation. Established by Boston business interests (Adams, Forbes), the Kansas City Stockyards and a network of railroads played a p...

Bridge and Building Forensics: Civil Engineering Archives at Lehigh University

The 20th century saw many advancements in civil engineering technology. Through this project, Lehigh will catalog the personal and corporate papers of prominent civil engineers and influential societies from this period, including those of Blair B...

Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection

Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection

The Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection feature the administrative and organizational records of eleven diverse poetry magazine archives. Representative of small press poetry publishi...

D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP)

The collections selected for DCAAP have all been identified as having high scholarly research value and will contribute to the academic study of African American and African diaspora history in Washington, D.C. The collections chosen for t...

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

Printing Specimens (1605-present) at the Newberry Library

Printing Specimens (1605-present) at the Newberry Library

As physical artifacts representing the many aspects of printing and design history, the Wing Collection’s printing specimens range widely in place and date of origin, and cover numerous subjects and levels of production. Each item was chosen by th...

Princeton University Library's Latin American Ephemera Project

Princeton University Library's Latin American Ephemera Project

PUL began to collect and build an archive of Latin American ephemera and gray literature in the mid 1970s to document the activities of political and social organizations and movements, as well as the broader political, socioeconomic and cultural ...

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

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

The Apperson and Schaefer papers reflect grass roots political activism to conserve the Adirondack Forest Preserve and to expand the Adirondack Park from 1899 to 1996 (Apperson 1899-1963 44 cu.ft, Schaefer 1930-1996 166 cu.ft). The collect...

Building New Access Tools for the National Death Penalty Archive

Building New Access Tools for the National Death Penalty Archive

The University at Albany’s National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA)'s mission is to build a collection of archival materials from individuals and national organizations that played substantive roles in the history of capital punishment. Through a pa...

Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex

Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex

Over the past 50 years the DFW Metroplex has experienced explosive growth. Collections included in this proposal relate to urban planning, politics, industry, industrial education and major infrastructure projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlingto...

Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone’s Hidden Collections

Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone’s Hidden Collections

The Yellowstone National Park Archives document the history and science of the world’s first national park, now a United Nations Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site. The manuscripts, photos, maps, films, oral histories, administrative record...

Discovering Modern China: University of Washington & University of British Columbia Collections

Discovering Modern China: University of Washington & University of British Columbia Collections

Among the top East Asian collections in North America, UW & UBC hold a wealth of hidden Chinese collections including pre-modern classical texts & source materials from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) through the early years of the People’s Rep...

University of British Columbia Libraries

Bringing to Light Dewey Rareties

To provide better access to our rare publications, we propose converting 1613 linear feet of our rare book library from Dewey classification (with access only through a unique and actual card catalogue) to Library of Congress electronic format. W...

Web access to the archival collections: department records, personal papers and image collections at the American Museum of Natural History Library

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the pre-eminent natural history institutions in the world, a leader in scientific research and a pioneer in museum exhibition and education in the fields of anthropology, archaeolo...

Agents of Post World War II Reconstruction and Diplomacy: The Papers of Charles Kades, Karl Loewenstein, and Willard Thorp at Amherst College

The Amherst College Library holds papers of three men who played key roles in the reconstruction of Europe and Japan after World War II. Charles Kades helped draft the postwar Japanese constitution and was central to the articulation of a new role...

Quayle Rare Bible Collection

Bishop William Alfred Quayle (1860-1925) accumulated about 250 historically significant Bibles and related books to illustrate "book arts" across the ages. Today the Quayle Rare Bible Collection has been expanded and contains over 500 items house...

Institute for Development Anthropology Collection

The Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA) was founded in 1976 by Binghamton University Professor Michael Horowitz with colleagues Professor David Brokensha of Oxford University and Thayer Scudder of the California Institute of Technology. ...

Brooklyn: Creation to Consolidation

The collections included for "Brooklyn: Creation to Consolidation" cover the period from just before the Revolutionary War to the consolidation of New York City in 1898. They include historic maps and atlases illustrating Brooklyn's development fr...

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

Gordon Hall launched the Hall-Hoag Collection when he returned from WWII and encountered U.S. domestic hate groups, both right and left wing. Appalled by their ideology and beliefs, Hall determined that such groups were a danger to democracy. He i...

Far West and Far East: Uncovering Urban and International Archives at CSUN

Two distinct collections of Special Collections & Archives will be covered in this project: the Urban Archives Center (UAC) collection with a Far West focus and the Old China Hands Collection with a Far East focus. The UAC, first established in 19...

Providing Access to California's Hidden Collections: A Collaborative Proposal

The California Historical Records Committee, under the aegis of Califa Library Group and on behalf of libraries and archives throughout the state of California, requests $500,000 to enable California's libraries and archives, large and small alike...

Basil John Vlavianos papers

The Basil J. Vlavianos Papers contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, lectures, business records, photographs, clippings, audio-visual materials, and artifacts documenting the career of one of the most important figures in 20th-century Greek...

Catholic Charities Access Initiative

The Catholic Charities Access Initiative aims to process and catalog three collections housed at the Catholic University of America (CUA) Archives and to conduct outreach toward assisting local charitable organization archivists in processing and ...

Enhancing Access to Archival Collections at the Center for Jewish History

The collections at the Center for Jewish History are held by its five research partners - American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - an...

Cataloging of Chinese and Korean Language Hidden Collections

The materials to be cataloged include the McCormick Collection, a group of rare monographs, calligraphy, and rubbings in Chinese and classical Korean; selected materials from the Asian Studies Collection, including an 80-volume Chinese Bible, mate...

Cataloging Historic Scientific Reprint Collections: Davenport, Demerec, and Watson Reprint Collections

The scientific reprints in these collections bring together a number of historic scientific and social disciplines which developed into modern day genetics and molecular biology and affected many aspects of society in the past and present. The col...

The Ade Bethune Collection at the College of St. Catherine

Ade Bethune was a world-renowned liturgical artist, writer and social activist, and was influential in American liturgical art in the 20th century. Her career spanned 70 years from art school at the National Academy of Design and Cooper Union in N...

Amiri Baraka Papers

The Amiri Baraka Papers reflect his life as a poet, writer, and activist. Indeed they chronicle the social movements and issues that gave shape to his world view. The collection is rich with correspondence from the 1960s to the present, including ...

The Paleontological Research Institution Archive

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) Archive consists of over 200 cubic feet of documents assembled by the founders of PRI from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, as well as the personal papers of more than a dozen of their co...

Elma's Historical Documents

The collection under the care of the Elma Historical includes maps, journals, surveys, letters, ledgers, and other historic documents dating back to 1800 relating to the building of our Town. These records enclompanss all of Elma and surrounding t...