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

By 1864, Beadle & Adams had sold more than five million dime novels, making them one of the most successful publishers in the country. The secret to this success was undercutting rival publishers by selling novels for a dime, which was significant...

Villanova University

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

Route books were published at the end of the circus season to describe the show's activities for that year. They were made available to employees of the show and circus fans. The name "route book" is derived from the listing of planned and/or co...

Circus World

Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn)

These eight collections provide robust documentation of ornithology activities in Iowa over the last century in a variety of formats. At the core of the nominated set of collections are the records of the Iowa Ornithologists' Union (IOU). The IOU ...

Digitizing the New York Quilt Project: making the archival documentation of more than 6,000 quilts made in New York before 1940 accessible and searchable in The Quilt Index, an international quilt digital repository.

In 1988 the museum embarked on an ambitious and historic project--to document all quilts in New York made before 1940. The results of the New York Quilt Project were astounding. More than 6,000 quilts were documented over forty-five ‰ÛÏQuilt Days‰...

Michigan State University

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

The Sherman Indian Museum has been collecting materials that document the history of the Sherman Institute and Sherman Indian High School as well as the Native American experience in the US and within government-run American Indian boarding school...

Sherman Indian Museum

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

The films nominated for digitization are diverse in subject matter and provenance: each film or video was created by a female amateur filmmaker active in the twentieth century. The collections include films that document families and friends--incl...

Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP)

Declassified! Digitizing the Records of the Vietnam War

The VNCA proposes to digitize 55 linear feet of manuscript material from seven important collections in our repository, all with clear provenance, and add the material to our Virtual Vietnam Archive. The collections nominated document events thro...

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

An October 21, 1987 The New York Times article described M. Watt Espy, Jr. as "America's foremost death penalty historian'' widely known for his unique collection of files on capital punishment. Espy devoted nearly four decades of research to doc...

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

The New York Public Library (NYPL) proposes the digitization of 176 bound, oversized volumes (45 linear feet shelved) from the archives of the New York-based Brown Brothers & Co. and the Liverpool-based Brown, Shipley & Co., two separate entities ...

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

The Penn State University Libraries' Special Collections proposes to digitize selected labor archive records, personal papers, photographs, graphic artwork, and artifact materials documenting the historical nexus of the United Mine Workers of Amer...

Women of Design: Revealing Women's Hidden Contributions to the Built Environment

For over thirty years, Virginia Tech has documented the work of more than 400 women in architecture and design. This effort, known as the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), represents a joint partnership between Virginia Tech's...

Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection

The Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection comprises the raw materials--interviews, filmed speeches, performances, demonstrations, conversations, archival footage and B-roll--amassed by Estela and Ernesto Bravo in the making of twenty-...

Out Front: 60 Years of LGBTQ Political Graphics at ONE Archives

ONE's collection of posters span over 60 years of the LGBTQ movement and document communities throughout the United States. The majority of the 3,700 posters fall into two main categories, 1) 2,500 political posters and 2) 1,200 posters for LGBTQ ...

Digitizing Southern California Water Resources: A proposal to the Council on Libraries and Information Resources' Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program

Thirty one archival collections from the seven partner institutions are targeted to be digitized under this grant. These collections originate from a variety of sources, such as federal, state and local governments, water companies, local agencies...

Pomona College (CA) (grant administrator)

Our Story: Digitizing Publications and Photographs of the Historically Black Atlanta University Center Institutions

The ‰ÛÏOur Story‰Û project includes over 740,000 individual pages/items including photographs, theses and dissertations, and publications documenting the history of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta - now known c...

Spelman College Archives

The World's First National Park: Sharing the Heritage of Yellowstone

McCracken Research Library (MRL) Yellowstone-related materials in MRL have been purchased or received as gifts over many decades. Donors include local residents of Cody, Wyoming, as well as connoisseurs with a passion for the park. Outstandin...

Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center

Hidden Experiences of the Civil War: A Collaboration between the American Civil War Museum and the Virginia Historical Society

The materials proposed are in large measure focused on the military side of the Civil War; however, these collections also contain extensive documentation of the lives not only of soldiers, but of their families, of the enslaved persons in their h...

Virginia Historical Society

Digitizing and providing searchable, free online access to the Union Signal, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union's national weekly newspaper, 1883-1953

The Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives (managed by the Frances Willard Historical Association) is the institutional memory of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Its holdings include a complete run of the WCTU’s Union Sig...

The Lesbian/Feminist Spoken Word Collection: Creating a Unique Online Digital Resource for Scholars and the General Public

The Spoken Word Collection consists of 90-minute cassettes created by the Lesbian Herstory Archives as well as donated by individual people and organizations in the LGBT community. This is a unique collection of oral histories, personal conversati...

A Century of Development in Boston: Digitizing and Georeferencing Large-Scale Urban Atlases from 1861 to 1965

The Leventhal Map Center (LMC) at the Boston Public Library (BPL) was created in 2004 as a public-private partnership between the BPL and Norman B. Leventhal to serve as the steward of the library’s historically significant cartographic collecti...

Macaroni Pudding and a Good Cake: Digitizing and Transcribing the Manuscript Cookbook Collection 1650-1896

Kansas State University Libraries' Morse Department of Special Collections retains one of the largest cookery collections of its kind in the United States. Of particular interest to scholars is its collection of over 100 manuscript cookbooks from...

Shaker Manuscripts: A Collaborative Digital Library

The digital collection comprises approximately 3,400 manuscripts produced by members of the Shaker religious sect between 1760 and 1950. The Shakers are a celibate, communal sect who believe that God is biune: both male and female. They believe t...

Winterthur Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

Expanding the Technicolor Online Research Archive

The Technicolor Online Research Archive currently holds 40,000 digitized documents from the George Eastman Museum. This project will expand the archive to hold digital images of documents, photographs, and technology dating from 1913 to 2000, incl...

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science’s Margaret Herrick Library

MPR Dayreels: The First Decade

The dayreel stories were created by employees of Minnesota Public Radio—reporters, producers, and hosts—for Minnesota Public Radio. Each dayreel contains the news of the day, as determined by local, regional, state, national, or international ...

The Segregated Japanese American Military Units of World War II: Digitizing and Providing Access to Veteran Oral Histories

The videorecorded oral histories to be digitized are from a project launched by GFB in 1998 to capture the narratives of Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units in World War II. The program consulted with the Shoah Foundation and...

Colonial Williamsburg Architectural Research Slide Collection, Phase 1 Digitization

From 1959 through 2004, the Architecture and later the Architectural Research Departments of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation created a working slide collection of buildings, sites, and features for research projects that were conducted to inf...

Digitization of the Caribbean Archaeological Archives of the Yale Peabody Museum

The Caribbean archaeological archives of the Yale Peabody Museum are the result of the pioneering research of Irving (Ben) Rouse. The Rouse archives have been cataloged under 11 series and presented as a finding aid (http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa...

The nest, the cloud, and the crowd: Digitizing North America's historic bird nest records

The nominated collection is the North American Nest Record Card Program’s set of ~334,000 4”×6” nest record cards: handwritten index cards containing nesting data from at least 595 species of birds primarily from the United States. In 1963,...

Hamlets, Houses, and Highways: Digitizing the Built Environment

The Kentucky Heritage Council’s Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory (KHRI) includes surveys of all known historic buildings, structures, and sites in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the earliest dating back to Kentucky’s prehistory. The KHRI d...

Preserving An American Treasure: The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association's Early Records & Archives from 1852 to 1951 * For a short name, this collection will be referred to hereafter as the Early Records.

Our Early Records project documents MVLA's inception and evolution. This collection consists of approximately 7,000 items including manuscripts, financial and administrative records, printed material, bound volumes, and photographs. The provena...

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Post 9/11 Literary Cultural Exchange and Engagement: PEN World Voices Online Multimedia Collection

Founded in 2005 by former PEN America President Salman Rushdie in response to growing American cultural isolationism, PEN World Voices Festival is the U.S.’s first international writer’s festival. Over the past decade, PWVF has provided a plat...

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The California Audiovisual Preservation Project: Illuminating Hidden Histories of Migration and Settlement

Partners nominated collections that illuminate mass migration and settlement patterns that contributed to California’s, and by extension the United States’, rapid development from the early 20th to the early 21st century. Each of the collectio...

California State University, Bakersfield