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Georgetown University Forum: Preserving Historic Radio

The Georgetown University Forum: Preserving Historic Radio pilot project will reformat, preserve, and make available the earliest audio recordings of this long-running public affairs program. A sample of 1947 programs includes: “Student Action in...

OHS Sound Recording Digitization Pilot Project

The OHS Research Library proposes a pilot project to launch our efforts to digitize items in our extensive sound recording collection which are currently inaccessible due to format obsolescence and preservation concerns. We lack the equipment and ...

Recordings of the Notre Dame Sophomore Literary Festival (1968, 1971, 1972, and 1979): Featuring Tom Stoppard, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, John Barth, and Others

The Notre Dame Sophomore Literary Festival (SLF) brought to campus luminaries in poetry, prose, drama, and criticism, particularly in the event’s early years in the 1960s and ’70s. This project will digitize approximately 54 hours of SLF readings ...

Voices of the Don Bolles Bombing Investigation

In 1976, Don Bolles, an investigative journalist for The Arizona Republic, died after a bomb exploded beneath his car in central Phoenix. Many, including Bolles himself, believe that organized criminals were behind the hit. Bolles’s murder has bec...

Preserving History, Kent Blossom Music Festival, 1981-1983

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in conjunction with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center in Northeast Ohio, presenting public performan...

Preserving music concerts before they fade away

Opened in 1975, the Rice University Shepherd School of Music has become one of the most prominent music schools in the country. Faculty and alumni include Pulitzer Prize and Grammy winners, and musicians who have performed at Carnegie Hall, the M...

Bringing Back the Soaps: The Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas at Tulane’s Latin American Library

Tulane’s Latin American Library proposes a two-year project to digitize 36 of the 135 radio soap operas from the Louis J. Boeri and Minín Bujones Boeri Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas. The audio recording masters are contained on 8,934 r...

Public Radio as a Tool for Cultural Engagement in New York in the 60s and early 70s: Digitizing the Broadcasts of WRVR-FM Public Radio

The Riverside Church in the City of New York (TRC), Library of Congress (LOC), and WGBH Educational Foundation (WGBH) will digitize 3502 ¼-inch open-reel recordings from WRVR-FM’s 1961-1971 broadcasts for addition, with metadata, to the American A...

Library of Congress; WGBH Educational Foundation

Digitizing Hidden North Slope and Iñupiaq Audio Recordings: A Joint Partnership between Iḷisaġvik College and the Iñupiat History, Language, and Culture Department

Iḷisaġvik College’s Tuzzy Consortium Library and the North Slope Borough’s Iñupiat History, Language, and Culture (IHLC) Department have partnered on this project in order to digitize, transcribe, and translate over 1,600 hours of recordings from ...

Iḷisaġvik College's Tuzzy Consortium Library; Iñupiaq History, Language, and Culture (IHLC) Department at the North Slope Borough

In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women's Activism, 1820-1920

This project builds on an NEH-funded planning grant to survey member collections relating to the efforts of women to assert their rights in the century prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and to develop a prototype interface to expose...

Temple University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center; Bryn Mawr College; Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center; German Society of Pennsylvania; Haverford College; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Lehigh University; National Archives at Philadelphia; Swarthmore College: Friends Historical Library and Peace Collection; University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press; University of Pennsylvania, Barbara Bates Nursing Center; Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections (PACSCL)

Immigrant Roots and Urban Growth in the New England Cultural Hearth: Digitizing, Georeferencing, and Opening Access to Metropolitan Boston Atlases, 1861 to 1938.

This project will provide enhanced access to 83 large-scale urban atlases of Boston and its metropolitan area from 1861-1938, through digitizing, georeferencing, and publishing on the web. Prepared primarily for the real estate industry, they are...

Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations: Providing Documentation for the Political, Social and Cultural Developments in Philadelphia

Settled by William Penn in 1681 as a center for religious freedom, Philadelphia provided refuge for newcomers of many faiths. In the 18th century, Philadelphia served as the epicenter for political thought and action, as delegates to the Continen...

St. George's Methodist Church; Gloria Dei; Episcopal Dioceses Archives; Presbyterian Historical Society; St. Peter's Episcopal Church; Mikveh Israel; African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas; American Baptist Historical Society; Athenaeum of Philadelphia

“The Animal Turn”: Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collections

The NCSU Libraries and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) as its collaborating institution, propose a three-year project to digitize an estimated 239,000 pages of mixed archival materials from the Libraries’ nati...

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Manuscripts of the Muslim World

This three-year project will provide digital access to 576 Islamic manuscripts and 827 paintings heretofore largely invisible to scholars. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the Middle East’s flourishing intellectual and cultural h...

Columbia University in the City of New York; University of Pennsylvania; Bryn Mawr College; Haverford College

Archiving Antigua: A Digital Record of Pre- and Post-Emancipation Antigua, 1760-1948

The Moravian Archives, Bethlehem (MAB) proposes a 24-month project to digitize approximately 13,248 pages of manuscript records of the Moravian Church in Antigua, 1760-1948. The membership catalogs, along with the “speaking” or “remark” books, tha...

Seas of Knowledge: Digitization and Retrospective Analysis of the Historical Logbooks of the United States Navy

Nearly everything we know about the world ocean prior to the satellite era can be linked to a single document type: the ship’s logbook. Other primary documents, including muster rolls, field note books, photographs and artwork, often depend on thi...

National Archives and Records Administration; National Archives Foundation

Eastern Bloc Borderlands: Digitizing Russian Military Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe, 1883-1947

Funding for Eastern Bloc Borderlands: Digitizing Russian Military Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe, 1883-1947 will support the digitization, cataloging, and georeferencing of 4,000+ largely Soviet-era maps that were originally captured by the Ge...

Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Libraries will digitize 61 videotapes held in the RIT/NTID DSA that document the ASL literature movement in Rochester from 1970-1999. These videotapes will represent the largest collection of rare U.S. ASL L...

The Marian Anderson Archive: The Artist on the World Stage

The Marian Anderson Papers ranks among the most important archival collections in the Kislak Center for Special Collections. Although the archive is consulted regularly, patrons must travel to Philadelphia to view the physical contents of the vas...

Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

The History Department, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), and University Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) propose to collaborate with the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation and Nat...

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation; National Archives at Denver; National Archives at Kansas City

Japanese Historical Maps in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley

Japanese Historical Maps in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley

The project proposes to digitize approximately 1,500 woodblock, copperplate, and manuscript maps produced in Japan between the 1600s and 1923 and now held by the East Asian Library, and to add them to a website already developed by David Rumsey an...

The Four Valleys Digital Project: Thirty Years of Archaeological Research in the Naco, Cacaulapa, Santa Barbara, and El Paraíso Valleys, Northwestern Honduras

The Four Valleys Digital Project: Thirty Years of Archaeological Research in the Naco, Cacaulapa, Santa Barbara, and El Paraíso Valleys, Northwestern Honduras

Unprecedented in its scope and comprehensiveness, the Four Valleys collection consists of all paper, photographic, and digital records resulting from archaeological investigations conducted in four northwest Honduran basins. Housed at Kenyon Colle...

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

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

Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Villanova University (VU) propose to digitize the dime novels of Beadle & Adams, the first and most important publisher of the format. The project will involve digitizing Albert Johannsen's personal collectio...

Villanova University

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

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

Step right up and enter the astounding world of circus! For centuries, circuses brought the wonders of the world to cities and towns along the shows' routes. Similar to yearbooks, route books contain information about people, positions, events, an...

Circus World; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling)

Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn)

Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn)

Iowa State University Library proposes a 24 month project to establish the Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn), a portal for digital Iowa ornithological primary sources. The eight collections we have selected for this project provide robust docu...

Digitizing the New York Quilt Project

Digitizing the New York Quilt Project

The American Folk Art Museum seeks to digitize the New York Quilt Project, making the documentation for 6,333 quilts made in New York before 1940 accessible and searchable in the Quilt Index (QI), an international quilt digital repository develope...

Michigan State University

The Sherman Indian Museum Digital Collection: Increasing Access to American Indian Off-Reservation Boarding School Archives

The Sherman Indian Museum Digital Collection: Increasing Access to American Indian Off-Reservation Boarding School Archives

As part of the Inland Empire Memories initiative, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library and the Sherman Indian Museum propose a project to digitize the Museum's extensive collection that documents the history of the Sherman Institu...

Sherman Indian Museum

The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997

The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997

This project will create high-quality digital surrogates of analog collections of home movies and amateur film and video made by women between 1925 and 1997. The collections are held by Northeast Historic Film, the Lesbian Home Movie Project, and ...

Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP); Chicago Film Archives (CFA)

Declassified! Digitizing the Records of the Vietnam War

Declassified! Digitizing the Records of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam Center and Archive (VNCA) will digitize 55 linear feet of manuscript material from our holdings. The collections selected cover many aspects of the Vietnam War, from the clandestine operations of the MACV-SOG teams, to the nuts and bol...

The Digital Archive of Executions in the United States, 1608-2002: Digitization and Access to the M. Watt Espy Papers

The Digital Archive of Executions in the United States, 1608-2002: Digitization and Access to the M. Watt Espy Papers

The project will digitize a portion of the M. Watt Espy Papers consisting of approximately 44 cubic feet of primary and secondary source material, and approximately 28,800 index cards. The Digital Archive of Executions will be a freely accessible ...

Inside the Counting House: Brown Brothers & Co. records at The New York Public Library

Inside the Counting House: Brown Brothers & Co. records at The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks $84,640 to digitize 176 bound, oversized volumes (approximately 150,000 pages) from the archives of the New York-based Brown Brothers & Co. and Liverpool- based Brown, Shipley & Co., two companies run by brothers ...

Beneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement Digital Project

Beneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement Digital Project

Pennsylvania State University is the sole participating institution for the proposed two year project (June 2017 - May 2019). The materials represent selected union records and personal papers of labor leaders, and include a wide variety of materi...