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An Infinite Diversity of Mind and Character: Uncovering the Transformation of American Education at 19th-Century Harvard

Studied as a group, the 53 collections of personal papers of Harvard faculty document the 19th-century transformation of Harvard���and American universities in general���from a regional seminary into a modern research university, providing a new m...

Cultural Imagery Revealed: cataloging the core historical photography collections at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University

The materials to be cataloged are the core historic photographic prints of the Peabody Museum archives, ranging in dates from circa 1870 to the mid 1960s, reflecting over a century of collecting by the Peabody Museum and representing the oldest ph...

The Roman Vishniac Project

In 1935, Roman Vishniac, a Russian Jewish expatriate living in Berlin and working as a biologist and photomicroscoper, was commissioned by the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to photograph and raise awareness of impoverished Jewish commu...

Discovering the Johns Hopkins Public Health Collections: A Major Resource for Research, Teaching, and Policy-making

This project is to catalog institutional records, image collections, material culture holdings and personal paper collections of 20 individuals related to Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the oldest and largest graduate ...

Liberté, égalité, Fraternité: Chronicling the French Second Republic

The French newspapers were collected by William Wilberforce Mann, a New York attorney who lived in Paris from 1848-1855. The French newspapers are from 1848-1852, published upon the repeal of the laws that restrained freedom of the press. The coll...

Glass to Access: Revealing the Carroll Photo Service Collection

The Carroll Photo Service Collection is an important photojournalism collection in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County History Division's Seaver Center for Western History Research. It complements other Seaver collections whose streng...

Seeking Momentum: Improving Access to the Personal Papers of Physicists

Personal papers of Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003) Institute Professor and Professor of Electro-physics at MIT (MC321); his work established the field of materials science and engineering; colleague and family of notable European physicists Perso...

Wish You Were Here! Cataloging a historical postcard collection at the Miami University Libraries

The historic postcard collection consists primarily of postcards from the United States and its possessions, but also includes 70 other countries during the late 19th century. All of the current United States are represented. The postcards focus o...

Hidden Moravian Music Collections: The Six-Inch View and the 30,000-Foot View

The collections of the Moravian Music Foundation contain almost 20,000 manuscripts and early imprints of vocal and instrumental music, sacred and secular, from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries. Not all of this was written by Moravian comp...

Cataloging Prints and Printed Ephemera at the Museum of the City of New York

The material to be cataloged consists of prints and printed ephemera contained in the Museum's Prints, Manuscripts, and Library collections. The Museum's diverse collection of prints ranges from 17th-century depictions of New Amsterdam to works by...

Accessing Moving Image Material Culture

The Museum maintains the nation's largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the art, history, and technology of the moving image���one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. Begun at the Museum's incep...

Revealing the Treasures of Tennessee's Past

The Nathaniel Crippens Papers dates the modern civil rights movement and contains glimpses into the dismantling of segregation in Tennessee's education system. This hidden treasure contains the Nashville Education Improvement Project papers; perso...

Revealing Native American History, Lifeways, and Heritage: National Museum of the American Indian Photo and Media Archives Cataloging Project

As a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of the American Indian's Archive Center is the preeminent repository for primary sources documenting indigenous history, lifeways, and traditions. The Photo Archive ethnographic coll...

Creating a Shared catalog for New York's Ethnographic Collections: A Cooperative Project

The identified folklore collections include materials which illustrate the use of cultural knowledge (oral narrative, handmade objects, music, dance, etc) within New York's communities. They illustrate New York's role in championing traditional m...

Unlocking mass culture: cataloging dime novel collections at Northern Illinois University

Dime novels are full-length novels, sold through the mail and periodical stands in the US from 1860-1930. While a book from the same period cost about $1.25, the same amount of content, packaged to look like a periodical according to the United St...

Hidden Histories: Uncovering Women in Music and Art in the Twentieth Century

The collections address two different realms of women��s artistic expression; which taken together will tell a broad story of the experience of female artists working in a variety of media and from a diverse range of backgrounds in 20th century Am...

Hidden Histories: Uncovering Women in Music and Art in the Twentieth Century

The collections address two different realms of women��s artistic expression; which taken together will tell a broad story of the experience of female artists working in a variety of media and from a diverse range of backgrounds in 20th century Am...

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

This project will support the archival processing and EAD (Encoded Archival Description) description of thirteen media-rich manuscript collections totaling 150 linear feet. Collections contain traditional paper records and 1091 media objects, inc...

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's Audio/Visual Archive

The National Portrait Gallery Audio/Video Archive is a rich collection of both original and post-production audio and visual materials constituting the historical evidence of the Gallery��s programs since its opening in 1968. The media ranges in c...

Archive of Women's Military History

Highlights: singular biographical material relating to three-dimensional artifacts documenting women's military history in the SI holdings (1860s - present). 100+ Civil War letters and related documents exchanged by a mother and son describing the...

Expanding Access to Native American Film & Video of the Western Hemisphere

The National Museum of the American Indian's Film and Video Center [F&VC] contemporary Media Collection is one of the world's most important and comprehensive study collections of films and videos by and about Native Americans. It is truly unique ...

Unveiling Images of Our Southern Past: Increasing Access to Visual Materials through Innovative Arrangement, Description and Collaboration

The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is the largest manuscript repository in the South Carolina Lowcountry. For more than 150 years, the SCHS has been dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and publication of archival material pertaini...

Social Activism in Western New York

Social activism--intentional action of individuals, groups, and institutions to change peoples' conditions--is organic to human history. Often overlooked in the telling of national or global history, local and regional histories offer rich insight...

Clementine/Albani Collection Original Cataloging Initiative

The Clementine Collection comprises combined personal libraries formed over several centuries by the Albani family of Urbino and Rome. This noble Italian family included diplomats and cardinals as well as Giovanni Francesco Albani, reigning as Pop...

Native Americans of California and the Southwest: Cataloging the Huntington's Visual Collections

The photographs, negatives, lantern slides, artwork and visual media described in this proposal were created by expeditionary photographers, tourists, collectors, ethnographers, federal officials, school teachers, studio operators and others...

Cataloging of rare and unique books from The Museum of Modern Art Library's Special Collections, Latin American Collection, and Asian Collection.

The Museum��s recent expansion and renovation project, completed in 2006, nearly doubled MoMA��s exhibition space and resulted in the construction of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. This new facility greatly enhan...