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"All Day Singing": Preserving and Providing Access to Original Early Twentieth Century Field Recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Collection

"All Day Singing": Preserving and Providing Access to Original Early Twentieth Century Field Recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Collection

Folklorist, professor of English, and Duke University administrator Frank Clyde Brown collected folk songs and ballads throughout North Carolina in the 1920s and 1930s. Housed at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Librar...

Digitizing the Avant-Garde: Selections from the KPFA music archive in the Other Minds Records

UCSC seeks to digitize 69 open-reel audiotapes of live music performances from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. These recordings were originally made by KPFA, a Berkeley, California community radio station, and were subsequently transf...

Reformatting of the Tommi Avicolli Mecca cassette tapes on LGBTQ history

The material proposed for this project is made up of 119 compact cassette tapes from the Tommi Avicolli Mecca collection, 1967-1992, Ms. Coll. 25, dated 1967 to 1988. This project will contribute to teaching, scholarship, and public discussion abo...

“Down we went into the maelstrom…” - The American Fighter Aces Oral History Digitization Project

The Museum of Flight will conduct a 12-month project to digitize a collection of interviews with American fighter aces and build an online repository of the digitized recordings and transcripts. The collection consists of 376 media items, mostly a...

W. W. Law Collection Audio Recordings Preservation

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives (RLMA), partnering with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), will reformat at-risk, rare audio recordings (34 open -reel tapes; estimated 43 hours; dating 1955-1978, undated...

Preserving the Interview Recordings of Mel Gussow, American and British Theater Critic

The Harry Ransom Center proposes a seven-month pilot project to outsource the digitization of 75 cassette audiotape interviews recorded by Mel Gussow (1933-2005), renowned New York Times American and British theater critic. Gussow was among the fi...

Citizens’ Council Radio Forums: Digitizing the Interviews of Segregationist Politicians, 1957-1966

The Citizens’ Council, founded in 1954 following the Brown v. Board decision, was very powerful in working to maintain segregation in Mississippi. They spread their message using several strategies, including television and radio segments; the Cit...

Digitization and Dissemination of Technically Problematic KUAC-FM Radio (Alaska) Programs (1979-1997)

One hundred and twenty-six hours from the nearly 950 open-reel audio tapes from the KUAC FM Audiotapes Collection held in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), h...

Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

Working for Freedom: Documenting Civil Rights Organizations

The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University processed and cataloged nine collections of personal papers documenting Civil Rights era organizational history. The focus of this project was to provide access to branch and local chapter records o...

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 ...

California Ephemera Project

California Ephemera Project

The California Ephemera Project produced a searchable, online catalog linking the ephemera collections of four institutions: California Historical Society (CHS); Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS); San Francisco Public...

San Francisco Public Library; Society of California Pioneers; GLBT Historical Society

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 processed and described 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...

Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College

Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College

Goucher’s James Wilson Bright Collection contains 4,000 books (1539-1926) collected by pioneering Johns Hopkins philologist, James Wilson Bright. This collection includes some of Goucher’s most valuable artifacts. For this project, we focus on 2,...

Library of Congress Multi-Sheet Map Series Collection: Africa

Library of Congress Multi-Sheet Map Series Collection: Africa

A multi-sheet map series is defined in "Cartograhic Materials: a Manual of Interpretation for AACR2" as "A number of related but physically separate and bibliographically distinct cartographic units intended by the producer(s) or issuing body(ies...

Litchfield Historical Society's Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings

Litchfield Historical Society's Revolutionary Era and Early Republic Holdings

Litchfield was a political and cultural center of rural New England during the period in which U.S. governmental systems formed and solidified. Collections document the Revolutionary war; 19th C female education; early legal education; the develop...

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...

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

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

This project unveiled two of the most significant poster collections held in the United States concerning issues related to the study of Africa. Once cataloged, the combined currently hidden collections of over 3000 posters held by Northwestern an...

Michigan State University Libraries

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 Pape...

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)

San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Project

San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive Project

The San Francisco Examiner Archive is the photographic morgue of the Examiner, a newspaper that was at one point the flagship of the Hearst publishing empire. The archive dates from circa 1920 to the late 1990s, and is estimated to consist of 3.6 ...

Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation

Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation

Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation comprises materials covering the period from 1834, when Brooklyn was first incorporated as a city, to its consolidation with New York City in 1898. Because Brooklyn'...

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...

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

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

The collection comprises approximately 7,300 posters from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the following categories: film studios (3,300), art exhibitions (1,600), theaters (1,100) political campaigns and propaganda (700), and festi...

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-renowned li...

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 have been 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...