Funded Projects

Digitizing Hidden Collections (2015 -)

Cataloging Hidden Collections (2008-2014)

Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives
Funded Projects: 2015

2015 Projects

“All Day Singing”: Preserving and Providing Access to Original Early Twentieth Century Field Recordings in the Frank Clyde Brown Collection
Duke University Libraries

Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis: Toward A Comprehensive Online Library of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts in PACSCL Libraries in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware
Lehigh University, Linderman Library; Free Library of Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Bryn Mawr College; College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Haverford College; Library Company of Philadelphia; Rosenbach Museum and Library; Swarthmore College; Temple University; University of Delaware; Chemical Heritage Foundation; Franklin & Marshall College; Villanova University; Philadelphia Museum of Art

Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes Project
Smithsonian Institution; Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library; American Museum of Natural History; Yale Peabody Museum; Harvard University, Herbaria Botany Libraries; Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library; University of California, Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library; The Field Museum; Internet Archive

The Digital Archive of Native American Petitions in Massachusetts
Harvard University, Yale University

Digitizing British Manuscripts at UCLA’s Clark Library, 1601 – 1800
University of California, Los Angeles

Digitizing Over Fifty Years of Jukebox Music News: Cash Box, 1942-1996
College of William & Mary, Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Edison Collection of American Sheet Music, 1800-1870
University of Michigan

“I thought there was nothing so glorious as war…”: Creating Online Access to the World War I Materials at The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

New England’s Hidden Histories: Providing Public Access to the Manuscripts of New England’s First Churches, Incubators of American Democracy
American Congregational Association, Phillips Library, Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, New England Historic and Genealogical Society

PBS NewsHour Digitization Project
WGBH Educational Foundation, Library of Congress, Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)

Photographic Collections of the Erie Canal
Erie Canal Museum, Canal Society of New York State

Revealing our melting past: Toward a digital library of historic glacier photography
University of Colorado

Revealing Visual Culture: Digitizing Modern Illustrated Periodical Tear Sheets in the Walt Reed Illustration Archive
Washington University in St. Louis

The Road from Hell is Paved with Little Rocks: Digitizing the History of Segregation and Integration of Arkansas’s Educational System
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Center for Arkansas History and Culture; Central Arkansas Library System Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (CALS); Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (CHSC)

Sharing “Gabo” with the World: Building the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Online Archive from His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

University of Minnesota Libraries/Umbra African American Digital Collection (UMN AADC): Digitizing African American Archival Materials Across University of Minnesota Collections
University of Minnesota

Voices of the Revolution: Digitizing 30,000 French Pamphlets from the Newberry Library
Newberry Library

YWCA of the USA Digitization and Access Project
Smith College

Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives
Funded Projects: 2008-2014

2014 Projects

Action in Appalachia: Revealing Public Health, Housing, and Community Development Records in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center
University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Arranging and Describing Storefront’s Archive
Storefront for Art and Architecture

Book Traces @ UVA
University of Virginia

Bridging the Research Data Divide: Rethinking Long-term Value and Access for Historical and Contemporary Maternal, Infant and Child Research
Harvard University, University of Alberta Libraries

Cataloging Cavagna: Italian imprints from the Sixteenth through the Nineteenth Century
University of Illinois

Computer History Museum Archives Processing Project (CHM APP)
Computer History Museum

Fresh Air in the Sunlight: Opening Access to Forty Years of WHYY’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross
WHYY, Inc., Drexel University

Getting to the Core: Cataloging 45-RPM Records
Bowling Green State University

Illuminating New York’s Art and Performance Heritage from the 1960s to the Present: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives Audiovisual Collections
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records: Providing Access to the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
University of California, Los Angeles

Living with Wilderness: Enhancing Access to The Adirondack Museum Historic Photograph Collection
Adirondack Historical Association

The Maritime World in Photographs: Cataloguing the Photo Negatives of The Mariners’ Museum
The Mariners’ Museum Library

National Educational Television Collection Catalog
WGBH Educational Foundation, Library of Congress

Quaker Diaries, Journals, Commonplace Books and Small Manuscript Collections
Haverford College

Processing the Globe Collection and Press
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art

Segregated Japanese American Military Units of World War II: A Collaborative Online Repository of Oral Histories, Photos and Documents
Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Service Center, Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation, Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, Military Intelligence Service Veterans Club

Tibetan Audio-Visual Collections at Trace Foundation’s Latse Library
Trace Foundation/Latse Library

We Still Scream: The Mountain Eagle/Tom and Pat Gish Archives
Appalshop, Inc., The Mountain Eagle

The Wellesley Centers for Women Records, 1974-
Wellesley College

2013 Projects

An American Mirror: Early Photograph Collections at the Maine State Museum
Maine State Museum, Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Bridge and Building Forensics: Civil Engineering Archives at Lehigh University
Lehigh University

Building New Access Tools for the National Death Penalty Archive
University at Albany, SUNY

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

Cataloging Hidden Collections: San Diego Museum of Man’s Archaeology, Archival and Photographic Collections
San Diego Museum of Man

Cataloging La MaMa’s Pushcart Years: A Unique History of the Off-Off Broadway Theatre Movement
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Cataloging the Vertical Files of the Anton Brees Carillon Library
Bok Tower Gardens

D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP)
The George Washington University; 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

The David Sarnoff Collection Processing Project
Hagley Museum and Library

Discovering Modern China: University of Washington and University of British Columbia Collections
University of Washington Libraries, University of British Columbia Libraries

Documenting Their Films: Hidden Collections of Four Independent Filmmakers
George Eastman House

Frontier Science: Providing Access to the Early Scientific History of the American West in the Collections of the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences

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

The Kansas City Stockyards Collection
Kansas City Public Library

The Lichliter Site Project: A Model for Revealing Hidden Archaeological Collections
Dayton Society of Natural History

Makino Collection Film Ephemera and Rare Book Project
Columbia University

Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex
University of North Texas

Princeton University Library’s Latin American Ephemera Project
Princeton University

Printing Specimens (1605-present) at the Newberry Library
Newberry Library

Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Samuel French Theatre Archives
Amherst College

Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone’s Hidden Collections
Yellowstone Park Foundation

2012 Projects

American View Books Columbia University

The Churchill Weavers Collection-40,000 Textiles Uncovered
Kentucky Historical Society

City, Borough, Neighborhood, Home: Mapping Brooklyn’s Twentieth-Century Urban Identity
Brooklyn Historical Society

Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers
Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

David C. Driskell Archive Project
David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland

Discovering the Future: The New York World’s Fairs Collections of 1939 and 1964 at the Museum of the City of New York and the Queens Museum of Art
Museum of the City of New York, Queens Museum of Art

Documenting Advocacy: Human Rights Collections in the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research Columbia University
Columbia University

Documenting Climate Change: The Papers of Stephen H. Schneider
Stanford University Archives

Expeditionary Field Work at the American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History

Foreign and Ethnic 78s in the UC Santa Barbara Sound Archives
University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Increasing Access to Our Aerospace Heritage
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Jewish Ethnomusicology from the East: The Archives of Johanna Spector
Jewish Theological Seminary

Lee Metcalf Photograph and Film Collections
Montana Historical Society

Martha’s Vineyard Archives Project
Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Oral History Cataloging Project
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Out West: The LGBTQ Community Archive Cataloging Project
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives of USC

Private Practices, Public Health: Privacy-Aware Processing to Maximize Access to Health Collections
Harvard University; Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

The Roland Park Company Archives and the Martin L. Millspaugh Archives
Johns Hopkins University

Sacred, Secular, and Sewn with Soul: Discovering Alabama’s Folk Culture
Alabama Folklife Association, Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Alabama Center for Traditional Culture (ACTC), Archive of Alabama Folk Culture (AAFC)

Uncovering Philadelphia’s Past: A Regional Solution to Revealing Hidden Collections
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL)

Uncovering the American Folksong Revival: Coffeehouse Culture and The Caffè Lena Collection
Caffè Lena

The William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection
College of Charleston

2011 Projects

Acting for Animals: Revealing the Records of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Movements
North Carolina State University Libraries

Capturing History: Cataloging the San Diego Museum of Man’s Photographic Collection
San Diego Museum of Man

Cataloging Artifacts and Related Records of the World Trade Center Attack on September 11, 2001
New York Archival Society

Cataloging Hidden Archives of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: Increasing Integration and Accessibility for Interdisciplinary Research
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Cataloging Women in Jazz Collections at the Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Cataloguing Southern California’s architectural history
University of California, Santa Barbara University Art Museum

Discovering a New World: Cataloging Old and Rare Imprints from Colonial and Early Independent Mexico
Texas A&M University, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives

Documenting Technology Innovation: Perham Collection of Early Electronics
History San Jose

Foundations of Dance Research (Foundations)
Dance Heritage Coalition; Arizona State University; Dance Notation Bureau; Library of Congress; Museum of Performance and Design; Ohio State University; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; University of California, Los Angeles

The Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda, Part II
Brown University Library

Increasing Access to Africana Collections: The American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund Records
Amistad Research Center

Illuminating Hidden Collections at the Center for Jewish History
Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Mapas históricos de Nuevo México = Historic New Mexico Maps
Fray Angélico Chávez History Library (Museum of New Mexico Foundation)

Merchant Mariners Muster: Cataloging Crew Manuscripts
Maine Maritime Museum

The New-York Historical Society American Almanac Collection
New-York Historical Society

The Pennsylvania German Textiles of the Goshenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Mennonite Heritage Center (Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc.), Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Goshenhoppen Historians

Providing Access to the Archives of the American Geographical Society
American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures in Georgetown University’s Library
Georgetown University, Lauinger Library

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

2010 Projects

Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley

The “Color Curtain” Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis
Black Metropolis Research Consortium

Documenting Mexican American & Latino Civil Rights: Records of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund & CA Rural Legal Assistance
Stanford University

Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region
San Diego Historical Society

Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections
WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, Northeast Historic Film

For the People, for Education, for Science: Web Access to the American Museum of Natural History Archives
American Museum of Natural History

From DNA to Dinosaurs: The Globalization of Science in America and the Development of a University Natural History Museum
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Grove Press and a New American Morality
Syracuse University

Islamic Arts of the Book at the Smithsonian: Providing for Research Across Disciplines
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles
Arizona State University

Major Railroad Archival Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Nebraska State Historical Society

Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its Period
Northeast Historic Film, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Queens Museum of Art

Open Plan, Open Access: Increasing Researcher Access to Modern Architectural Records
Getty Research Institute

Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships
University of Pennsylvania

The Pruitt and Shanks Photographic Collection: The Life of a Southern Region in 140,000 Images
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University Libraries

Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project
Hagley Museum and Library

2009 Projects

Catholic Social Action Access Project (CSAAP)
Marquette University Libraries, Catholic University of America, St. Catherine University

Changing the Landscape: Exposing the Legacy of Modernist Architects and Landscape Architects
North Carolina State University Libraries

Excavating L.A.: USC’s Hidden Southern California Historical Collections
University of Southern California Libraries

Exposing Biodiversity Fieldbooks and Original Expedition Journals at the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution

French Pamphlet Collections at the Newberry Library
Newberry Library

Intellectual Access to Moving Images of Work Life, 1916-1950
Northeast Historic Film

Jewish Heritage Collection
College of Charleston