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Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Dale Cockrell
PW-51264-13
American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910

The cataloging and digitization of 230 American vernacular music manuscripts dating from 1730 to 1910.

This is a collaborative project between the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University and the American Antiquarian Society to digitize, catalog, and provide web-based public access to their American vernacular music manuscripts collections, dated ca. 1730-1910. We will: take conservation measures where necessary; digitize all materials to archival standards; develop a bibliographic description of each manuscript; catalog the materials in MARC format record structure that includes content (song-level) inventories; build the "American Vernacular Music Manuscripts" website, which will direct users to appropriate page images stored on Internet Archive; develop a system for long-term/redundant storage of all digital files; launch the resulting website onto the Internet; and advertise its public access. We will also establish vernacular music manuscript cataloging guidelines and create a cataloging manual that other repositories may employ.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $127,956
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines, IA 50312-2099)
Rose Marie Wood
PW-51270-13
Sculpture Conservation Project

Conservation treatment of up to 11 sculptures in the collection of the Des Moines Art Center. Works are by artists Scott Burton, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Carl Milles, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenberg, George Segal, David Smith, Robert Smithson, and Frank Stella.

The Sculpture Conservation Project involves the conservation of 11 sculptural artworks of varying ages, sizes, mediums, and artistic genres. Proactive measures have been taken to develop the best strategies for a Long Range Preservation Plan for the organization, of which this project is a KEY component. Treatment of these works involves the preservation of artwork that contributes to the cultural record - works that in many cases are considered the most important in an artist's oeuvre. The works are part of a long, rich history, one that defines not only the time and place of its creation, but also the history of the our permanent collections. The sculptures are viewed, researched, and appreciated by hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. Without the necessary conservation of the sculptures the public, worldwide, is at risk for losing access to each work. Without proper treatment the sculptures will progress beyond repair.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $80,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Sanskrit Library (Providence, RI 02906-4629)
Peter M. Scharf
PW-51273-13
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Integrating the Houghton Library's Indic Manuscript Collection

Cataloging of up to 1,700 Sanskrit manuscripts in the Houghton Library at Harvard University for future digitization and integration into a digital library of Sanskrit. Ultimately, about 75,000 manuscript pages would be made searchable together with Sanskrit-English lexica and other linguistic tools developed for analysis of machine-readable texts.

Project fields: Asian Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $195,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Rebecca Anne Welzenbach
PW-51275-13
Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership EEBO-TCP Collections: Navigations

The transcription and textual encoding of nearly 2,000 early English works (1473-1700) for an open access collection on travel-related literature. The collection would also become part of the larger text-encoded collection produced by the Text Creation Partnership in collaboration with Early English Books Online.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) is a commercial product that provides digital facsimiles of more than 125,000 early English books. The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) is a non-profit, library-based effort to produce the corresponding electronic text. The great virtue of EEBO is that it provides a single point of access to rare books housed in libraries around the world. The contribution of the TCP is to transcribe these books into accurate electronic text, that is, to produce a fully searchable digital version of every unique English-language work represented in EEBO, leveraging the EEBO pageimage resource into an invaluable text corpus of around 70,000 works.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY 13244-0001)
Sean Quimby
PW-51278-13
Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, 1953-1981

The second phase of digitization of and creation of access to the papers of architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), focusing on the second half of his career, and enhanced functionality of the current online resource.

The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, 1953-1981, will digitally unite source materials from the second half of Breuer's career, during which Breuer's services were sought by powerful business, governmental and religious institutions. These source materials (70,000 items in total) will join those relating to Breuer's early life, which have already been digitized as part of an NEH-funded grant received by Syracuse University Library's Special Collections Research Center in 2009 and made accessible through the website, http://breuer.syr.edu. Syracuse University will enhance the functionality of the existing site through the creation of a "lightbox" feature that will allow users to save images that they intend to use for further research or for teaching purposes. A digital humanities pilot project, Mapping Marcel Breuer, will create a geospatial mapping tool that will help users visualize Breuer's professional networks and the locations of his buildings.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA 91103-1999)
Robert Phillip Dirig
PW-51281-13
American Innovation: Preserving and Providing Access to 80 Years of Industrial Design History

A planning and pilot project to establish protocols and practices for digitization and preservation of 100,000 photographs, 2,000 films and videos, and 500 linear feet of print materials documenting industrial design education.

From washing machines to computers, and sports cars to space capsules, America's infatuation with invention has fueled industrial design. Design history helps us understand American culture in a whole new way. By engaging an interdisciplinary team of diverse experts, Art Center College of Design proposes to advance historical knowledge of American culture through an archival preservation and access management pilot project. As the country's leading school of industrial design, Art Center archives include photos, films, and print material documenting American innovation over an 80-year period. New policies and procedures will be tested for digitization and public access, while immediately preserving assets at greatest risk for deterioration. The pilot project will build Art Center Archives' organizational capacity to ensure that the history of American innovation and imagination can be told for years to come.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-2749)
Maria DeWeerdt
PW-51283-13
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Audiovisual Collection in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives

The cataloging and digitization of 3,098 items in an audiovisual collection that documents the performance history of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), among the oldest and largest professional regional repertory theater companies in the United States. The materials will be cataloged and digitized along with a six-volume, 900-page descriptive finding aid for the audio collection.

Digitization of 3,098 deteriorating films, audiotapes and videos that comprise a comprehensive record of Shakespeare and theatrical performance by a single U.S. theater company. The digitized recordings and a descriptive finding aid will be freely accessible on-line. The collection documents the eight-decade history of one of the oldest and largest repertory theaters in the country and holds essential insights into the origin of the Shakespearean festival tradition in the United States and its impact in individual American communities and on a national level.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY 40506)
Mary H. Molinaro
PW-51288-13
Coal, Camps, and Railroads: Digitizing Primary Sources on Appalachian Economic Development

The digitization of ten manuscript collections, comprising 132 linear feet, pertaining to the history of the coal and oil industries in the Eastern Kentucky Appalachian region.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $139,596
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30303)
Joseph A. Hurley
PW-51290-13
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s

Creation of a digital collection related to the development of Atlanta during the 20th century. It would be comprised of 1,550 georeferenced city planning maps, 235 city planning publications, 300 photographs, 12 new oral histories, and a demographic dataset for 1955 to 2000.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $210,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Matthew Loving
PW-51301-13
French Pamphlet Planning Project: An International Collaboration for Improvement of Collection Access

A 12-month planning project that will engage multiple partnering institutions -- including the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Brigham Young University, Brown University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Newberry Library, and others -- to conduct an initial analysis of pamphlet collections published during the French Revolution era (1780-1810). The systematic identification and organization of corresponding data sources, item descriptions and online collection content would improve the overall discoverability of all pamphlet collections and contribute to the preliminary planning of a French Pamphlet Digital Portal.

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida request $39,246 to support assessment, and planning activities that will leverage expertise from a mix of professional domains. In partnership with the Libraries, the following French Pamphlet Planning Project partners agree to work together towards collaborative data collection, analysis and the establishment of standards, workflows and project goals: the Center for Research Libraries, institutional members of the Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections, University of Michigan, Brigham Young University, Stanford, Yale, Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama, University of Kansas, the Newberry and the National Library of France. Partners agree the proposed 12-month (May 2013 – April 2014) planning project will yield important collection access outcomes.

Project fields: European History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,246
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

California State University, Northridge, University Corporation (Northridge, CA 91330-8316)
Kent Kirkton
PW-51305-13
A Digital Archive of the African American Photography Collection of the Institute for Arts & Media

Processing of 551,000 photographs and creation of a digital archive of 19,820 selected images from collections of three prominent photojournalists in the African American Photography Collection.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $290,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 9/30/2016

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Amanda I. Seligman
PW-51309-13
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

Production of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, in print and digital form.

The project constitutes the middle phase of the production of The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, to be published in online and print formats in 2017. The print volume will be organized as a traditional, one-volume, A-Z encyclopedia to be published by Northern Illinois University Press. The digital version, to be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will include the contents of the print volume, along with two other components powered by the digital format, which we call the "Underbook" and the "Overbook." The NEH project period consists of two distinct but interrelated activities: 1) developing the intellectual content of the encyclopedia, approximately 320 original entries and other content, thereby aggregating and synthesizing existing knowledge about Milwaukee and its region; and 2) creating a digital platform to acquire, preserve, and disseminate that intellectual content, in digital and print text, audio, and video form.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $249,997
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

Society of Architectural Historians (NFP) (Chicago, IL 60610-2144)
Gabrielle Esperdy
PW-51312-13
SAH Archipedia

The continuation and expansion of "Archipedia," an online state-by-state resource on architectural history, by commissioning writing teams to document representative buildings from states not yet added to this resource, preparing essays on landscape and settlement/urban settings, and incorporating materials from existing and new print volumes of "Buildings of the United States."

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) seeks funding to complete SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia of American architecture, which was created with a $262,881 start up grant from NEH Preservation and Access in 2010. On October 1, 2012 SAH will launch the online encyclopedia in two versions: (1) SAH Archipedia, a subscription resource containing 11,000 illustrated and mapped building histories from 12 print books in the award-winning Buildings of the United States (BUS) series; and (2) SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings, an open-access encyclopedia featuring 100 of the most representative buildings from those 12 states. SAH wants to complete SAH Archipedia and requests funding to hire 37 teams of architectural historians to write histories of the 100 most significant buildings, landscapes and historic settlements/urban settings in each of the states not yet included in SAH Archipedia. In addition, SAH requests funding to add legacy material from 8 print BUS volumes.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $226,803
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Niek C. Veldhuis
PW-51319-13
Reading the Signs: Digital Editions of Ancient Cuneiform Sign Lists

Digitization and enhanced access to sign lists compiled by Mesopotamian scribes and scholars, which document the cuneiform writing system. Editions with translations of about 1,500 texts dating from 2,500 BC to AD 100 would be made freely accessible online with links to images of the cuneiform tablets, indexes, bibliographic data, and glossaries.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $194,152
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
David Kohn
PW-51320-13
Foundations of Darwin's Science: A Digital Manuscripts Collection

The digitization of 30,000 scientific manuscripts and letters produced and received by Charles Darwin for access via the Darwin Manuscripts Project and Darwin Correspondence Project websites as well as the Cambridge Digital Library.

Foundations of Darwin's Science will fund a digital manuscript collection comprising 30,000 of the most important Darwin scientific manuscripts extant. The project will create high-resolution digital images of these manuscripts that will then be disseminated by the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $209,994
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew H. Edney
PW-51325-13
History of Cartography Project

Continued development of the multi-volume reference work "The History of Cartography" with particular attention to Volume Four on the "European Enlightenment, 1650-1800," Volume Five on "The Nineteenth Century," and Volume Six on the "Twentieth Century."

The award-winning History of Cartography is the only comprehensive and reliable reference work that studies the people, cultures, and societies that have produced and consumed maps from prehistoric times to the present. It provides intellectual access to the complex world of maps for scholars, teachers, students, librarians, and the informed general public. It thus promotes and sustains the culturally sophisticated interpretation of maps as evidentiary source materials. Thoroughly researched by its editors and international contributors, its content is rigorously checked by an experienced editorial team. In addition to publishing in print, as befits a definitive source of information, the University of Chicago Press is producing an online edition to maximize access.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $320,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz
PW-51334-13
Planning a Central Cartographic Web Portal for the Revolutionary War Era, 1750-1800

A planning project to establish protocols and agreements for creating digital access to 3,000 cartographic images, held by multiple institutions, that document the Revolutionary War era (1750-1800).

The Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is developing a Central Cartographic Web Portal, focusing on the American Revolutionary War Era. This curated database will provide broad access to primary source documents that will include a judicious selection of the best and most informative printed and manuscript maps from approximately ten collections in the U.S. and Europe. The materials will focus on military mapping; 18th century American maritime charts; and urban mapping. The theme of the American Revolutionary War Era will serve as a pilot and model for additional themes in future years. Two advisory teams, one composed of curators and humanities experts, the other of technical expertise for cataloging and data management, will advise and create protocols for all aspects of the project. The site will improve access to vastly expanded resources through technology; advancing the scholarly, educational and cultural enrichment missions of all participating institutions.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Kate Blanch
PW-51338-13
Access to Art in Encyclopedic Context

Planning for the creation of access to the museum's curatorial files, representing approximately 262 linear feet of correspondence, photograph albums of exhibit installations, an object index catalog, and bibliographic references for an encyclopedic collection of 35,000 works of art that were collected from the mid-19th century through the present and range from ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance works to decorative arts and modern European painting.

The Walters Art Museum requests $40,000 to arrange and describe content of the curatorial files, compile records stored across disparate locations, assess records for value to the humanities, prioritize materials for digitization, and create an online finding aid to inform the public of the information available. The content of these curatorial records pertains to the artworks in the Walters' world-renowned collection and reveals the origins, experiences, and journeys of the treasures in our collection.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,720
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR 97205)
Donald Urquhart
PW-51339-13
Northwest Art Initiative, Phase II

Cataloging and digitization of 7,750 works of Northwest regional art, including textiles, baskets, masks, photography, paintings, prints, and drawings.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $171,765
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Seth M. Kronemer
PW-51343-13
The J. Clay Smith, Jr., Papers Project

The arrangement, description, and selected digitization of the papers of jurist and educator J. Clay Smith, Jr., pertaining to 20th-century civil rights history and African Americans in the legal profession.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $90,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew W. Stolper
PW-51344-13
The Persepolis Fortification Archive Project

Cataloging and digitizing ca. 2,000 administrative documents dating around 500 B.C. from Persepolis, the chief imperial residence of the Achaemenid kings in the homeland of the ancient Persian Empire.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Jo Ann Hackett
PW-51346-13
Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon

Development of an electronic Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon, based on a print dictionary published in 1907. The project would update entries, incorporating the past century's textual discovery and scholarship.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

Colorado Humanities (Greenwood Village, CO 80218-2391)
William Wei
PW-51354-13
Colorado Encyclopedia

The first production phase for the online Colorado Encyclopedia, providing authoritative information on the state's history and culture.

The Colorado Encyclopedia is designed for students, researchers, educators and others as an online, interactive, one-stop source of dependable, professionally informed entries and essays about Colorado. Written to connect humanities scholars to primary sources digitized by Colorado's various cultural heritage institutions and using easy and accessible, state-of-the-art technology for optimum public engagement, the Encyclopedia employs interactive features for content and comments, and educational features aligned with multi-tiered and grade-specific Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado Humanities, Colorado State University and University Press of Colorado will combine efforts to produce the authoritative resource. The Encyclopedia board of directors and staff will work with the Colorado State University Extension Program and many other educational institutions to develop content. A dozen advisory boards will also contribute editorial, educational, technical and community expertise.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Arhoolie Foundation (El Cerrito, CA 94530-3123)
Tom Diamant
PW-51361-13
Digitizing the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings

The digital preservation of 24,000 Mexican and Mexican-American recordings of traditional and vernacular music from the Discos Ideal label, dated from 1940 to 1990, issued on 2,400 33-1/3 rpm LP vinyl records and 200 reel-to-reel master tapes; partnering with the Digital Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, the recordings would be mounted on a searchable, bilingual website.

The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Records is the world's largest gathering of Mexican vernacular music, constituting the most sweeping sound-recorded document of greater Mexican culture. To date, the Arhoolie Foundation, owner of the collection, has successfully completed the digital preservation of some 17,000 78-rpm records (34,000 individual recordings) and 20,000 45-rpm discs (40,000 individual recordings)and 9000 individual recordings on rare cassettes; in partnership with the UCLA Digital Library, we have created scholarly and public access through a searchable bilingual website. This proposal seeks to continue our work and support the transfer of an additional 24,000 recordings carried on approximately 2,400 33-1/3 rpm LPs and 200 one-of-a-kind reel-to-reel master tapes from the Discos Ideal label, and delivery to the University of California Digital Library where they will be made available online to scholars and to the general public.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $102,160
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600)
Tara Zachary Laver
PW-51368-13
Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past

A collaborative effort to digitize approximately 25,000 pages of historical documents relating to free people of color in Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley, including family papers, business records, and public documents.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $194,152
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Barnum Museum (Bridgeport, CT 06604-4912)
Adrienne Saint Pierre
PW-51397-13
Planning for "The Greatest Digitization Project on Earth" with the P. T. Barnum Collections of The Barnum Museum Foundation

Collaborative planning to improve access to two complementary collections of historical documents and artifacts at several cultural institutions relating to 19th-century American icon P.T. Barnum (1810-1891).

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $34,213
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Fayetteville, AR 72701)
Jesse J. Casana
PW-51419-13
The CORONA Atlas Project: Correction and distribution of declassified satellite imagery for archaeological research.

The second phase of a project to create a digital archaeological atlas of Old World archaeological sites with an emphasis on central and eastern China, southeastern Europe, central Asia, the Indus Valley, and the African Sahel, based on 3,000 CORONA satellite images, augmenting images of the Near East that were the focus of the first phase of the project.

This project seeks funding to expand an online database of declassified, Cold War-era CORONA satellite imagery, collected as part of the world's first intelligence satellite imaging program from 1960-1972. These unique images, made publicly available in 1996, have proven to be a critical resource in archaeology, primarily because they preserve a picture of sites and landscapes that predates recent agricultural, industrial and urban development. Such land use changes have often resulted in archaeological features being obscured or destroyed, and CORONA is therefore a truly unique resource, enabling archaeologists to reconstruct and virtually explore lost landscapes. Research in the Near East, where CORONA has been most extensively utilized, shows its potential as a tool for the discovery and mapping of archaeological sites, the documentation of associated roads, canals and field systems, and the reconstruction of ancient landscapes.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

University of South Carolina Research Foundation (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Heather Heckman
PW-51427-13
Fox Movietone News Digitization Project, Phase I

Digitizing approximately 14,000 newsreels from the Fox Movietone News Collection from 1919 to 1934, and making these recordings freely available on the Web.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $229,997
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588)
Adrian Wisnicki
PW-51436-13
The Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP)

The digitization and transcription of 3,500 manuscript pages written by David Livingstone, pertaining to his exploration of Africa, for inclusion in the Livingstone Online Web site, along with the development of tools and services to enhance use by scholars and educators.

The Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP) will support updating, integrating, and providing access to Livingstone Online (http://www.livingstoneonline.ucl.ac.uk/) and its digital image and transcription collections in order to secure the site's long-term sustainability as a unified, open-access resource for scholars and the general public. . Our site -- a well established, transatlantic, digital archive initiative -- seeks to provide worldwide access to the writings of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-73), the Scottish abolitionist, missionary, and explorer of Africa.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016

University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE 68182-0001)
Thomas E. Gouttierre
PW-51452-13
Metadata Construction and Digitizing Maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan

A Foundations project to plan the cataloging and digitization of a collection of ca. 12,000 maps and ancillary materials on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Metadata Construction and Digitizing Maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan project will enable collation, digitization, cataloguing, library indexing, analysis, storage, and eventual selective publication of all relevant and unique mapped and written materials on Afghanistan and Pakistan to make them available to the public worldwide and to preserve them for posterity. The original maps and digital surrogates will be housed and maintained in the Arthur Paul Collection in the University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library and financially sustained by the Center for Afghanistan Studies after the grant period is over. The long-term benefits to research, education, and public programming in the humanities provided by this project is a valuable and one-of-a-kind source of unique data on a country that hosted America's longest war.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,684
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Mara R. Wade
PW-51454-13
Emblematica Online II

The digitization and indexing of 100 books containing approximately 8,000 emblems from the early modern period (1531-1750) along with the metadata enrichment of 244 additional emblem books, all of which would be combined in the online portal Emblematica Online.

The early modern emblem (1531-1750), a bimedial genre and a vehicle of cultural expression in the Renaissance, conveyed complex ideas in a compact and compelling format. The study of emblems informs multiple academic disciplines. Early modern printed emblem books are geographically widely spread. This proposal will create an Emblematica Online virtual collection to provide Renaissance scholars with integrated, multi-granular access to a large representative corpus of digital surrogates for emblem resources that are otherwise only available at geographically dispersed locations. The virtual collection will expand the digitized emblem literary corpus, index it, and make it available through a single point of access. It will also enrich their cataloging and indexing. To achieve digital archiving and preservation, additional workflows for capturing content and metadata will be developed and community agreements will be extended to encompass the interoperability.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60603-6488)
Matthew S. Witkovsky
PW-51465-13
Cataloging, Conservation, and Online Publication at the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Photography

Enhanced cataloging for a collection of 20,000 photographs that span the history of American and European photography from the 19th to the 21st century, rehousing and conservation of approximately 3,300 of them, and creation of access to highlights of the collection through a series of online exhibits and catalogs.

The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking three years of funding at the level of $350,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities-Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program, to support a comprehensive transformation in presenting the museum's sixty-year-old Photography collection to the public-one that will fundamentally reconceive uses of this vast and stellar collection by online visitors, students and educators, and museum-goers. The basis for this far-reaching reorientation in audience engagement will be an overhaul in web publishing, storage, and conservation for the more than 20,000 photographic objects acquired since the 1940s.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan H. Hall
PW-51472-13
New Fieldwork for DARE

Development of a Web-based survey instrument and methodology to conduct new fieldwork on American regional English. The survey would include large parts of the original questionnaire used for compiling the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE) plus questions designed to reflect changes since the 1960s. The results of a pilot survey for Wisconsin would be used to adjust the methodology before undertaking nationwide fieldwork.

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Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $330,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $300,000
Supplement (2013) $30,000

American Research Institute in Turkey (Philadelphia, PA 19104)
A. Kevin Reinhart
PW-51478-13
America in the Near East, 1819-2010: Preservation and Access Planning for the American Mission Board (ABM) Collection

A Foundations project to develop a plan to process and digitize ca. 262 linear feet of documents, photographs, books, and journals chronicling American missionary activity in the Ottoman Empire from 1824 to 1950.

The American Research Institute Turkey (ARIT) respectfully requests $40,000 in outright funds from the NEH to support project planning for management and dissemination of the resources of the American Board of Missions (ABM) archive and library in Istanbul. ARIT proposes to develop a comprehensive and efficient plan for the preservation, arrangement, cataloging, and digitizing of the archive of the American Board of Missions in Istanbul.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO 80205)
Stephen E. Nash (project director)
Rene Payne (co-project director)
PW-51492-13
Enhancing Access to the Humanities Image Archive: Processing, Re-housing, and Digitizing

The arrangement, re-housing, and completion of cataloging of 323,000 still images in multiple formats in the museum's Humanities Image Archive (HIA), containing a wide range of ethnographic and archaeological materials dating since 1871, and the digitization and mounting on the Internet of 5,000 high-demand images.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks support for a three-year project to garner intellectual and physical control of its Humanities Image Archive (HIA) prior to its installation in the state-of-the-art Education and Collections Facility addition in 2014-2015. The HIA contains 770,000 rare and irreplaceable images in 2,900 linear feet of improper storage. A total of 323,000 images (42% of the HIA) require processing prior to their installation in the ECF. These to-be-processed images include a wide variety of formats ranging from black and white and color negatives to color transparencies, prints, hand-painted lantern slides, glass plate negatives, photogravure and silver gelatin prints, stereo cards, and moving images. The HIA also includes 1,894 audio-visual tapes and more than 100 three-dimensional art pieces. This project will provide sustainable preservation environments for the HIA for generations, ensuring its continued accessibility to researchers and the public.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana Museum Foundation (New Orleans, LA 70176)
Greg Lambousy
PW-51494-13
Digitize Louisiana's Colonial Documents

Digitizing and creating free online access and English-language finding aids for 70,000 judicial and notarial records of the New Orleans French Superior Council (1714-1769) and Spanish Cabildo (1769-1803) that document the history and culture of the city's inhabitants during the colonial era.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Country Music Foundation, Inc. (Nashville, TN 37203-4206)
Lee Boulie
PW-51496-13
Preservation and Access: Digitizing Rare and Fragile Components of the Country Music Foundation Archive

The preservation and provision of intellectual access to three collections documenting the history of country music in America: 1) Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection, 2) Moving Image Collection: Bobby Bare and Friends, and 3) Photo Collection: Fabry Still Image Collection.

The Country Music Foundation (CMF) requests a grant of $347,132 over a two-year period. The purpose of the project is to preserve and increase access to three rare and endangered collections integral to the history of country music in America. This project is a critical step in a major digitization initiative to preserve museum collections and access them through a digital asset management system. Once transferred, the original source materials from this project will be stored according to best practices for conservation in climate-controlled vaults currently under construction. Three collections have been selected by as the first and most urgent collections for digitization based on their rarity, fragility, number of access requests, and historical importance: Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection--Rare and unique acetate and vinyl transcriptions discs; Moving Image Collection--Bobby Bare and Friends; and Photo Collection--Fabry Image Collection.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan O. Yarshater
PW-51507-13
Encyclopaedia Iranica Online

Preparation of the "Encyclopædia Iranica," a multi-disciplinary reference work and research tool on Iranian history and civilization from prehistory to the present. The project would add up to 600 new entries to the online database, update earlier entries, and improve user interaction through social media.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $150,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Tufts University (Medford, MA 02155-5818)
Gregory R. Crane
PW-51511-13
CNR and Perseus Collaboration

No description available.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
Lise M. Dobrin
PW-51513-13
Glossing and Archiving Bukiyip Arapesh Texts

No description available.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $13,289
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Dhiru Ambrit Thadani
Congress for the New Urbanism (Chicago, IL 60603-5230)
PW-51514-13
The Language of Towns and Cities: A Visual Dictionary

No description available.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $28,500
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Fordham University (Bronx, NY 10458-9993)
Sandra Arnold
PW-51516-13
Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

No description available.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/30/2014

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
M. Patricia Fumerton
PW-50983-12
English Broadside Ballads Archive: Crawford Ballads

The digitization and incorporation into an electronic archive of images of up to 1,754 English broadside ballads from the 17th century, as well as illustrative woodcuts, facsimile transcriptions, contextual essays, and audio files of sung versions of the ballads.

The University of California-Santa Barbara requests critical funding to launch an important fourth stage of its electronic English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) and mount online the seventeenth-century ballads, primarily the Crawford collection, held by the National Library of Scotland--approx. 1,754 works. The NLS has granted UCSB unprecedented permission to add its ballad holdings to EBBA. The expanded archive will provide high-quality digital facsimiles as well as "facsimile transcriptions," which preserve the ballads’ original "look," with all their ornament, while transcribing the original font into easily readable roman type. In addition, we will offer deep cataloguing, TEI/XML and MARC records, song recordings, informative essays, and an enhanced search engine. An expanded EBBA will open up new ways of understanding early modern popular culture, literature, art, and music as well as the history of ballad collecting.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette diPaolo Healey
PW-51001-12
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

The preparation of entries for the "Dictionary of Old English," a historical dictionary based on the entire extant corpus of Old English texts written between A.D. 600 and 1150.

The aim of the Dictionary of Old English (DOE) is to define the vocabulary of records written in English between 600 and 1150 C.E., using the technology of the twenty-first century. Because of its Electronic Corpus, comprising at least one copy of every Old English text, the DOE is based on a comprehensive examination of the surviving evidence. The DOE complements the other major historical dictionaries of English: the Middle English Dictionary (1100-1500 C.E.), and the Oxford English Dictionary (which catalogues English up to the present). In December 2007, the project released DOE: A to G online, the first Web version of the first eight letters (out of 22), and in April 2008, we published a Windows-based version, DOE: A to G on CD-ROM. A transformative feature of the electronic DOE is the link to the online OED, providing a mechanism for dictionary cross-searching. In December 2010, with file numbers supplied by DOE, OED online created a reciprocal link back to DOE online.

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone
PW-51002-12
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Creating Access to 17th-Century British Book Illustrations

The digitization of 10,000 engraved and woodcut illustrations from British and English-language books published in other parts of the world between 1604 and 1700.

Project fields: British History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Grant Frame
PW-51004-12
Preserving and Providing Access to the Official Inscriptions of the Kings of Assyria, 744 to 669 B.C.

Online and print publication of the official inscriptions of Sennacherib and Sargon II, rulers of ancient Assyria, which are preserved on clay tablets and other artifacts. The project would also provide transliterations, translations, and bibliographic information.

Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP): Preserving and Providing Access to the Official Inscriptions of the Kings of Assyria from Tiglath-pileser III to Esarhaddon (744 to 669 BCE)

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK 74104-9700)
Sean Latham
PW-51010-12
The Modernist Journals Project: American Periodicals 1901-1922

Incorporating five early 20th-century American periodicals, "McClure's Magazine," "The Smart Set," "The Masses," "Camera Work," and "The Seven Arts" into a digital archive of modernist journals.

The early 20th century was the golden age of magazines and for a decade the Modernist Journals Project has worked to collect and aggregate them into one of the leading digital resources for the study of modernism. We seek funding to add a cluster of rare yet deeply influential American magazines to our collection: "McClure's Magazine" (1901-1910), which pioneered the genre of investigative journalism; the "Smart Set" (1913-1922) when it was brilliantly edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan; "The Masses," a wildly experimental magazine that linked political and aesthetic revolt; Alfred Stieglitz's "Camera Work," which helped establish photography as a fine art; and "Seven Arts," a short-lived but vibrant little magazine. The MJP provides searchable texts, page images, TEI-compliant transcripts, and full metadata records, all served freely through a website that surrounds these archival objects with scholarly and historical materials that facilitate their use.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $270,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Bay Area & Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Barclay W. Ogden
PW-51011-12
California Light and Sound: The California Audiovisual Preservation Project

The digitization of 233 audio and moving image recordings pertaining to the history and culture of California in the 20th century, held by archives and libraries throughout the state.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $153,357
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Michelle DiMeo
PW-51014-12
Expanding the Medical Heritage Library: Preserving and Providing Online Access to Historical Medical Periodicals

The digitization of approximately 200 historical medical journals, held by five major libraries, for free online access via the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) collection on the Internet Archive (IA) as well as through the HathiTrust digital repository.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Robert Mintz
PW-51019-12
Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts

Enhanced cataloging, digitization, and creation of online access to 112 Flemish manuscripts (45,000 pages of text and over 3,000 pages of illumination) from northeastern France and Belgium from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Cynthia Anne Ghering
PW-51024-12
Digitizing the records of the MSU Vietnam Advisory Group and Related Collections

The digitization of 100,000 pages of material from MSU's Vietnam Advisory Group records and related holdings, dating from 1955 to 1962, and the development of enhanced access features for full-text searching, semantic searching, and mapping.

Project fields: East Asian History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $264,998
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Afsaneh Najmabadi
PW-51027-12
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran: A Digital Archive and Website

The development of a comprehensive digital archive and Web site that will preserve and render accessible primary sources related to the social and cultural history of women during the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) in Iran. The sources include unpublished poetry, essays, travelogues, private letters, photographs, portrait paintings, calligraphies, marriage contracts, and legal documents.

Harvard University seeks renewed funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue its development of the Women's World in Qajar Iran project, a comprehensive digital archive and website that preserves, links and renders accessible primary source materials related to the social and cultural history of women' worlds during the reign of the Qajar dynasty, 1796 to 1925 in Iran. The dynasty is perhaps most notable for a series of intense interactions with Europe, many of which introduced cultural and political changes that still resonate in the Iran of today. The WWQI project addresses a significant gap in the scholarship related to this important time in the history of Iran by making available writings and other personal documents created by, and reflecting the lives of, women during the Qajar era. Since the project began in 2009 approximately 20,000 digital facsimiles have been created.

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $196,623
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2014

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Nicolette Bromberg
PW-51038-12
Vision of the Mountains: Preserving and Creating Access to Films of Mountaineering in the West

The preservation, arrangement and description, digital reformatting, and selective web streaming of 448 films, created by the Mountaineers Club, that document the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO 63166-0299)
Trish Rose-Sandler
PW-51041-12
Creating Digital Access to Natural History Illustrations

The development of software tools to identify and describe natural history illustrations in digitized books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $260,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688)
Andra Darlington
PW-51045-12
Processing and Creating Access to the Szeemann Archive

The arrangement and description, re-housing, and partial digitization of up to 900 linear feet of the Harald Szeemann Papers, which comprise 3,000 artist files, over 200 project files, and 750 videos documenting the history of 20th-century art and visual culture.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $230,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08544-2001)
Clifford Edward Wulfman
PW-51046-12
The Blue Mountain Project: Digitizing Periodicals of the Avant-Garde

Digitization of 34 avant-garde arts journals produced in Europe and North America between 1848 and 1923 that document the emergence of modernity through the literature, art, and music of the period.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $227,054
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510)
Elizabeth Ann Seton Beaudin
PW-51052-12
Digitize and Create Access Collections Related to Religion

The digitization and presentation online of the contents of up to 5,000 volumes of annual reports and periodicals (ca. 400,000 pages in total) documenting Christian missionary activity around the world from 1850 to 1950.

The Yale Divinity Library, a division of the Yale University Library, proposes to digitize and make publicly accessible up to 5,000 volumes of annual reports and periodicals from the Day Missions Collection, the preeminent North American collection for documentation of the history of the missionary enterprise and the development of Christianity throughout the world. The prospective audiences are many, from scholars of mission history to social historians both of the U.S. and the rest of the world, from institutional stakeholders in the religious communities themselves to a broad range of general readers with an interest in the history of their country, their churches, and their families. A successful project will offer scholars, educators, students, and general readers useful and integrated access to rare and fragile materials, while eliminating the potentially damaging use of the originals and benefiting a wide community interested in world Christianity and its interactions and effects.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA 02472)
Betsy McGinnity
PW-51055-12
Arranging, Describing, and Creating Access to the Archives at Perkins School for the Blind

The arrangement and description of 120 linear feet of archival materials related to the institutional history of the Perkins School for the Blind from the 1830s to 1906.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $98,007
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Daniel Carpenter
PW-51056-12
A Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions

Digitization of an estimated 21,000 pages of antislavery and antisegregation petitions sent to the Massachusetts state legislature during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Project fields: Social Sciences, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $260,231
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Thomas Caswell
PW-51064-12
Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage: An Interactive Digital Collection for the Nation's Oldest City

A consortium of 18 cultural organizations that would create an interactive online collection of 11,000 primary resources (including maps, drawings, photographs, documents, and digitized objects) related to colonial St. Augustine, Florida, in preparation for the 450th anniversary of its founding.

The University of Florida proposes to build an interactive online collection of key resources related to colonial St. Augustine, Florida. Along with the UF Libraries, Unearthing St. Augustine partners are the two City of St. Augustine departments (Heritage Tourism and Archaeology Program), historic Government House in St. Augustine managed by UF, and St. Augustine Historical Society. Since the 1970s, research in St. Augustine has elicited attention from scholars in history, archaeology, and historic preservation throughout Florida and the US. Efforts to protect and promote its historical importance have been ongoing since early in the 20th century. UF and its partners will establish for the first time a computer digitization lab at Government House which will be used create and disseminate an interactive digital collection of 11,000 maps, drawings, photos and documents available freely online; and, spatially enhance maps and images through geo-referencing.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew S. Gibson
PW-51071-12
Digitizing and Creating Access to Archival Collections Related to the African American Experience in Virginia, 1861 to 1902

The addition of approximately 300 entries to the online "Encyclopedia Virginia," covering topics and biographies related to Virginia's African American history from 1862 to 1902.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Steven M. Weiss
PW-51081-12
From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music

Preserving and making accessible online up to 3,019 hours of sound recordings and 4,500 related photographs dating from the 1920s to 1980s, drawn from the university's Southern Folklife Collection, that document the traditional music and musicians of the southeastern United States.

The Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill plans to preserve and make accessible unique photographs and sound recordings documenting Southern traditional music. For this project, we will create preservation master files and reference copies from materials currently at risk or unavailable for public research. The digitized content will be made available to researchers via CONTENTdm and Variations, an online streaming system developed by Indiana University. Based on prior experience, we expect to preserve and make accessible up to 3,019 hours of audio recordings and 4,500 photographs over the project period.

Project fields: Folklore and Folklife
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $131,765
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of Nebraska, Board of Regents (Lincoln, NE 68588-0430)
Kenneth Price
PW-51082-12
An Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman's Literary Manuscripts

Creation of finding guides to Walt Whitman's prose manuscripts held at more than 70 repositories together with images of the documents. The project would also develop an integrated guide that relates each manuscript to the work to which it contributed.

The Walt Whitman Archive (whitmanarchive.org) seeks a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create item-level finding guides to Walt Whitman's prose manuscripts, which are held at more than seventy individual repositories. The finding guides will be written in Encoded Archival Description (EAD) format, and we will associate with each description high-quality digital images of the manuscript material. These individual guides, linked to digital images, will then be dynamically joined in an integrated guide, using a system of identification that relates each prose manuscript to the conceptual "work" to which it contributed. When joined with the Archive's similarly implemented, award-winning guides to Whitman's poetry manuscripts, the EAD records created for Whitman's prose manuscripts in this project will provide unprecedented documentation of and access to the literary manuscripts of a major literary figure.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Ewa Barczyk
PW-51087-12
Saving and Sharing the AGS Library's Historic Film Collections II: Acetate Negatives and Motion Picture Film

The digitization, creation of metadata, rehousing, and cold storage of 35,000 cellulose acetate photographic negatives and 60,000 linear feet of motion picture film that document the world's vistas, landscapes, streetscapes, flora, fauna, and humans as they appeared, worked, lived, and modified their environments; 31,000 images would be mounted on the Internet.

The American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, seeks funding to support phase II of its film preservation project first begun in May 2010 as NEH PW-50572-10. The current funding is enabling the AGSL to re-house, digitize, create metadata, publish on-line and preserve in cold storage its extensive collection of cellulose-nitrate negatives. Phase II would support the same process for the AGSL's equally extensive and valuable safety film collection of approximately 35,000 images, and digitize and make available approximately 60,000 feet of unique and important motion picture films in 16mm and 35 mm formats.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $279,099
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen
PW-51088-12
Compilation of the Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale, 1900 to 1950 (RIPM)

Continued editorial work to compile up to 25,000 searchable annotated bibliographic records documenting music and musical life in 20th-century Europe and in North and Latin America to be made available online and in printed volumes.

An "urgent need" for the retrospective indexing of music periodicals was recognized in the 1930s; RIPM was established in 1981 to undertake this task. Initially focusing on 19th-century music journals, RIPM, in 2003, expanded its scope to 1950 taking the first significant step toward filling the widely-acknowledged "access gap" in music periodical literature published between 1900 and the beginning of the modern indexing projects (1949). In 2005 RIPM announced its "Americas Initiative" aimed at treating North and Latin American music journals. Four years later the RIPM Online Archive (full-text) was released. Since 1988, RIPM has produced 272 volumes, an online database of 660,000 annotated records treating 175 music periodicals, and an Online Archive containing 100 rare music journals. This grant would permit RIPM to continue its work on 20th-century European journals and on those published in the Americas, and to produce 12 volumes and the equivalent data in electronic formats.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

New York City Municipal Archives (New York, NY 10007-1210)
Marcia Kirk
PW-51103-12
New York District Attorney Case Files, 1916-1925, Preservation and Indexing Project

The re-housing, indexing, and creation of a database for 51,500 New York City District Attorney felony case files (572 cubic feet) dating from 1916 to 1925.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $81,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Susan Milbrath
PW-51116-12
Creating an Online Catalog of the Cerros Archaeological Collection

Cataloging and creating digital images of archaeological artifacts and associated excavation records from the early Maya site of Cerros in Belize leading to a searchable database, accessible through the Internet.

The Florida Museum recently received a substantial collection from Cerros, an important Maya site in Belize excavated in the the 1970s in a project led by David Freidel. Cerros, best known from its Late Preclassic settlement (350 BCE-CE 150), has a significant Terminal Classic occupations (CE 850-1150) and a smaller Late Postclassic component (CE 1300-1550). The government of Belize transferred this collection permanently to the Florida Museum in exchange for proper curation and broad access for research. The collection came to the museum with field catalogues, a variety of whole pots and reconstructed ceramics, ceramic sherd type collections and entire units of excavated ceramic sherds, and a range of other archaeological materials. The Cerros Research Online Catalogue will allow broad access to field catalogues and dissertations, ceramic type collections, whole and reconstructed vessels and "small finds" that include deposits of lithics, jade, metalwork, and worked shell and bone.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $52,965
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2014

University of Central Florida, Orlando (Orlando, FL 32816-8005)
Mark Kamrath
PW-51124-12
Creating the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive

Enhancement of an online archive of the writings of Charles Brockden Brown, an early American novelist, historian, and editor. This would entail: integrating bibliographies into a searchable interface, combining 972 text transcriptions with 8,083 images of the original works, and sharing metadata with an aggregator tool for 19th-century digital resources.

The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition at the University of Central Florida's Center for Humanities and Digital Research is requesting funding in order to complete (1) integration of TEI-encoded primary and secondary source bibliographical materials into a searchable interface; (2) implementation of 8,083 JPEG images of documents into 972 corresponding TEI-encoded texts; and (3) integration of archive metadata data with NINES, a digital aggregator tool, to support interoperable search and discovery. This work will for the first time make all of Brown's writings, including his novels, freely available at a single location to scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. It will also allow for comparative research of Brown's writings alongside early nineteenth-century American and European publications, thereby enriching our understanding of how thought and language circulated and informed authorship and literary production during this time.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2015

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Jon Miller
PW-51148-12
Enhancing the Online International Mission Photography Archive

Cataloging and digitization leading to posting on the Web of up to 25,000 photographs taken by Christian missionary organizations in Asia, Africa, and other parts of the world during the first half of the 20th century.

The International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) is a searchable, online repository of historical photographs from the collections of a large number of international missionary organizations. Because these groups have been active in various parts of the world for well over a century and a half, their collections represent a significant resource for the humanities and social sciences, with particular promise for the kinds of comparative inquiries that contribute to the understanding of cultural diversity. The IMPA "collection of collections" is freely available to scholars, students, and the general public. The proposed NEH funding will sustain the continuing effort to expand the size, the geographic scope, and the cultural and denominational diversity of the images. It will also support the design and conduct of a practical workshop on visual methods in religious history, aimed at an international group of scholars and archivists who have access to photo collections.

Project fields: History of Religion
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Chon Noriega
PW-51155-12
Documenting and Preserving the Post World War II Generation of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles

The arrangement and description of five archival collections, totaling 554 linear feet, documenting Mexican American civic participation and daily life in Los Angeles during the late 20th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $185,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN 37240-0001)
David Allen Michelson
PW-51161-12
The Syriac Reference Portal: New Access to Sources for the History of the Middle East

Development of an online portal to reference resources on Syriac studies, including an encyclopedia, a prosopography tool for information related to Syriac sources, a classified bibliography, and other research tools. The portal would integrate and link information about the ancient sources and scholarly works.

Syriac is a middle eastern language once spoken by populations stretching across the Middle East and central Asia. For much of the first millennium C.E., Syriac served as a common language bridging the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East and serving as the cultural meeting point between Christianity and Islam. Today, perhaps more than ten thousand manuscripts written in Syriac survive, with a wide range of origin stretching from Turkey and Egypt to Iraq, Iran, western China and South India. These materials are of interest to scholars in a variety of humanities fields: Middle Eastern studies, classics, medieval history, religious studies, and linguistics. Unfortunately, due to the lack of reference works, Syriac documents are little studied today. The Syriac Reference Portal provides a new path into this area of history for scholars and the interested public through the creation of an online encyclopedia, a manuscript catalogue and other scholarly tools.

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $249,771
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston, MA 02115-4511)
Bridget M. Carr
PW-51179-12
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Content Digitization and Accessibility Project, Phase One: Program Books 1888-2011

The digitization of the concert programs of the Boston Symphony Orchestra covering its full performance history (16,000 concerts) from 1888 to 2011.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $93,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 8/31/2013

Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
Vita Paladino
PW-51182-12
Creating Electronic Catalog of the Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections

The cataloging and rehousing of the archives of Howard Thurman (1900-81) and his wife Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-96), who were theologians and civil rights leaders, and the reformatting of audio recordings of Thurman's lectures, sermons, and speeches, to be made freely available on the Internet.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support at two year project to electronically catalogue and digitize the archival collections of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary theologians, philosophers, and civil rights figures, Dr. Howard Thurman (1900-1981), and his wife, Sue Bailey Thurman (1903-1996). The intermediate goals of the project are to arrange and describe the material utilizing current archival preservation techniques, ultimately providing an electronic finding aid for each collection. The scope of the project would allow us to digitize the 675 reel-to-reel and 354 cassette audio recordings of Dr. Thurman's lectures, classes, sermons and speeches. Our ultimate goals are to publish the finding aids for both collections online and to make the digital audio recordings available on a website hosted by the Gotlieb Center, accessible to the public at no cost.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $240,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX 76113-2365)
Jana Hill
PW-51201-12
Access to the Artist Archives

The cataloging and digitization of 15,500 photographs from the archives of eight 20th-century American photographers, with enhanced catalog records for an additional 6,700 images already digitized and online access.

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Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164-0001)
Kimberly Ann Christen
PW-51209-12
Digitize and Create Online Access to Objects of Native American Collections

The cataloging and digitization of archival, library, and artifact collections documenting Native American history and culture in the Western Plateau region for inclusion in Washington State University's People's Plateau Portal, a reference resource linking cultural resources and regional indigenous cultures by allowing for the interpretation of these materials by native communities.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $142,524
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208-4182)
Alba Fernandez-Keys
PW-51217-12
Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House & Garden Collection

Digitization of architectural and landscape plans, photographs, correspondence, project files, and material samples for the National Historic Landmark Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana. The collection of 23,000 items documents the collaboration of the Miller family and architect Eero Saarinen, landscape architect Dan Kiley, and interior designer Alexander Girard in the design, construction, and maintenance of this mid-century modern residence.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $190,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Little Rock, AR 72204-1000)
Brad Cushman
PW-51255-12
Chairman's Grant for Joe Jones: The Struggle of the South

No description available.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 2/28/2014

American Heritage Society (Rockville, MD 20850-4122)
Edwin S. Grosvenor
PW-51257-12
Chairman's Grant for National Portal to Historic Collections

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 1/31/2013

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Susan Brynteson
PW-51259-12
Storage of Electronic Files of the Senatorial Papers of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

No description available.

Project fields: American Government
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy M. Shawcross
PW-50747-11
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Modern, Western Manuscripts, 1601-1800

The digitization of 1,000 codices, documents, and fragments on a variety of topics in history, literature, religion, and other humanities fields produced in Europe and North America from 1601 to 1800 and held by the university's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Project fields: European History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627)
James Farrington
PW-50753-11
Digitizing Public Domain Musical Scores and Books from the Sibley Music Library

The digitization of 10,000 to 12,000 public domain musical scores and books selected from the collections of the Sibley Music Library and documenting musical composition, performance, and scholarship from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $299,973
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Oregon, Eugene (Eugene, OR 97403)
Deborah A. Carver
PW-50755-11
Northwest Digital Archives: Expanding Access to Northwest Archival Collections

The creation of 482 archival finding aids for inclusion in the Northwest Digital Archives, an online union database supported by a consortium of twenty-eight archives and other repositories containing manuscript materials documenting the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $137,756
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs
PW-50757-11
"Everywhere West": Preserving and Enhancing Access to the Records of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company

The arrangement and description of the records of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad comprising 2,760 linear feet of primary sources for the years 1840-1965, documenting the history of the company and several of its subsidiaries.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 3/31/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew W. Stolper
PW-50767-11
Persepolis Fortification Archive

Cataloging and digitization of administrative documents from Persepolis, the chief imperial residence of the Achaemenid kings in the homeland of the ancient Persian Empire.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Matthew Cohen,
PW-50772-11
Walt Whitman's Annotations

Creation of an online archive of Walt Whitman's manuscript annotations, which would allow users to explore Whitman's reactions to the literature, history, science, theology, and art of his time.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $168,519
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Frick Collection (New York, NY 10021)
Inge Reist
PW-50778-11
Digitizing Deteriorating Images of Works of Art Photographed in American Collections

Digitization of 15,000 large-format negatives of art works held in private homes and small public institutions throughout the United States during the early to mid-20th century.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Kathleen McHugh
PW-50779-11
Making Invisible Histories Visible

The arrangement, description, and digitization of 80 manuscript collections and related audio visual recordings documenting lesbian and feminist activism and writing since the 1930s.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew H. Edney
PW-50780-11
History of Cartography

Continued development of the multi-volume reference work "The History of Cartography" with particular attention to Volume Four on the "European Enlightenment, 1650-1800" and Volume 5 on "The Nineteenth Century."

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Saralyn Reece Hardy
PW-50797-11
Photographing and Creating Access to Collections of Global Art and Culture at the Spencer Museum of Art

Cataloging of up to 5,800 ethnographic objects including ceramics, baskets, and other Native American materials from North America at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA 01262-9800)
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
PW-50813-11
Reformatting, Processing, and Creating Access to Selected Magnetic Tape Holdings from the Norman Rockwell Archive

Digitization of up to 264 magnetic tapes containing video interviews with Norman Rockwell's three sons, friends, colleagues, models, and studio assistants, as well as interviews and lectures about Rockwell.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $85,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012

American Institute of Physics (College Park, MD 20740-3841)
R. Joseph Anderson
PW-50820-11
Making Accessible Oral History Interviews in the History of Physics, Astronomy, and Allied Fields

The digitization and mounting on the Internet up to 500 oral history transcripts and selected audio excerpts of interviews with notable physicists and allied scientists.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
Paul F. Beelitz
PW-50831-11
Imaging the Mexican Archaeology Collection

The digital imaging of 49,920 objects in the Mexican archaeology collection that range in date from the twelfth century B.C. to the sixteenth century A.D. Digital images and catalog information will be available in an online database.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Carl M. C. Childs
PW-50845-11
Digitization of the Petersburg Virginia Chancery Causes, 1803-1912

The digitization and online access to the Petersburg City Chancery Court Records, which support research in legal, business, economic, labor, and social history, 1803-1912.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $155,071
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (Frankfort, KY 40601-1931)
Sarah Milligan
PW-50846-11
Pass the Word : The Guide to Oral History in Kentucky

The creation of an online reference resource for up to 20,000 oral history collections located in over 50 cultural heritage institutions throughout Kentucky.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $99,120
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Karen S. Cook
PW-50847-11
Exploring the History of 19th-Century Ornithology and Scientific Illustration through the Works of John Gould

Cataloging and the production of finding aids for scientific illustrations and related materials from the collections of the British artist of birds, John Gould (1804-81). Approximately 6,300 of Gould's drawings, watercolors, lithographic stones, lithographic proofs, color trials, and published prints would be digitized and made accessible online.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $70,939
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Walter Hawthorne
PW-50851-11
Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network

The development of a digital repository for datasets contributed by scholars in the course of their research on African slavery.

Project fields: African History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $99,994
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Sarah M. Henry
PW-50861-11
Conserving, Digitizing, and Creating Access to the J. Clarence Davies Collection of Art

Digitization, selective conservation, and creation of online access to 1,578 paintings, drawings, and prints documenting the history of the city of New York from the 17th through the 20th century.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $222,370
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

University of Missouri Libraries (Kansas City, MO 64110)
Bonnie Sue Postlethwaite
PW-50866-11
KMBC Audio Preservation and Access

The cataloging and digitization of 1,731 transcription discs containing 445 hours of radio broadcasting from Kansas City station KMBC dating from 1935 to 1950.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $127,536
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Ohio State University, Main Campus (Columbus, OH 43210-1307)
Susan L. Huntington
PW-50872-11
Imaging the Buddha

Cataloging and digitization of up to 124,200 color slides from the Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art, which contains photographs of pre-modern art, artifacts, and monuments.

Project fields: Asian Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan O. Yarshater
PW-50882-11
Encyclopaedia Iranica [EI]

Preparation of the "Encyclopædia Iranica," a multi-disciplinary reference work and research tool on Iranian history and civilization from prehistory to the present.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
J. Ritchie Garrison
PW-50897-11
Sampler Archive Project

Development of an online digital repository and searchable database of images and descriptive information about American girlhood samplers and pictorial embroideries from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2014

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Marguerite Ragnow
PW-50904-11
Revealing Maps: Preserving and Creating Access to the Bound Maps in the James Ford Bell Library Collection

Cataloging, digitization, and selective conservation of 30,000 maps bound into 11,000 rare books and atlases dating from 1350 to 1800. The maps would be searchable via a Web-accessible finding aid and an online image repository.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

American Folklore Society (Columbus, OH 43210)
Steve Green
PW-50910-11
National Folklore Archives Initiative

Documenting and providing access to information on American folklore collections held by more than 240 repositories in the United States.

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Project fields: Folklore and Folklife
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $257,819
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY 10458)
Susan Fraser
PW-50913-11
Cataloging and Digitizing the LuEsther T. Mertz Library's Nursery and Trade Catalog Collection

Cataloging of 58,000 nursery and seed trade catalogs dating from 1804 to the present and digitization of 1,700 catalogs in the public domain to be freely accessible online.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $320,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2015

Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe, IL 60022)
Leora Siegel
PW-50915-11
Conserving and Creating Digital Access to Rare Botanical Volumes Dating from the 16th to the 20th Century

The digitization and selective conservation treatment of 45 rare and unique botanical volumes dating from the late sixteenth to the twentieth century, to be made publicly accessible via the Illinois Digital Archives.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $172,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2015

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699)
Matthew Lyons
PW-50928-11
Processing, Conserving, and Digitizing Ethnic History Collections for the Digital Center for Americana

The arrangement, description, and digitization of 21 archival collections, totaling approximately 70 linear feet, pertaining to the history of immigration and ethnicity from the colonial period through the early 2000s, with emphasis on the Philadelphia region.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $160,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
William Weinstein
PW-50931-11
Digitization of the Decorative Arts Collections in Study-Storage

Digital photography of 9,858 American and European decorative arts objects and the addition of images with accompanying cataloging information to the museum's online collections database. The digital content would be freely available for use by scholarly, educational, and general audiences.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $228,080
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10018)
Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger
PW-50939-11
Shelley-Godwin Archive

Creation of an electronic archive comprising the manuscripts and early editions of the English Romantic writers Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The project would draw on materials held by English and American libraries with the technical collaboration of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

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Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

Bessemer Historical Society (Pueblo, CO 81001)
Timorhy Howard Hawkins
PW-50943-11
Colorado Fuel and Iron Archive Minnequa Steel Works and Steelworkers Project

The preservation, arrangement, and description of 400 linear feet of records and the digitization of selected photographs pertaining to the Minnequa Steel Works, a subsidiary of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, located in Pueblo, Colorado.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Dace Taube
PW-50952-11
Invisible L.A.: Documenting the Early 20th Century in the Dick Whittington Photographic Collection

Digitization of 34,000 nitrate negatives showing historic images of Los Angeles, taken by the Dick Whittington Studio from 1924 to 1934.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $296,868
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert
PW-50959-11
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

Continuing work on the comprehensive Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (1900-1950) that would add 42,000 entries from 1930 to 1940 to the Internet database of gramaphone recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis
PW-51254-11
The Origins of Identities of Africans Entering the Transatlantic Slave Trade

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $27,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville
PW-50498-10
Treasures V: The West, 1897-1935

The creation of DVD access to silent films on the American West produced from 1897 to 1935, with accompanying program notes.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $305,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette diPaolo Healey
PW-50500-10
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

The preparation of entries for the "Dictionary of Old English," a historical dictionary based on the entire extant corpus of Old English texts written between A.D. 650 and 1150.

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Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Grant Frame
PW-50501-10
Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

Online publication of the official inscriptions of the rulers of ancient Assyria, which are preserved on clay tablets and other artifacts. The project would also provide transliterations, translations, and bibliographic information.

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Project fields: Ancient Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $240,655
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY 10016-4309)
John Graziano
PW-50513-10
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene, 1862-1875, from Selected Printed Sources

The development of a freely accessible, online reference database documenting New York City musical culture from 1862 to 1869 using an assemblage of period advertisements, articles, and reviews.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $314,257
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Robert Scholes
PW-50516-10
The Modernist Journals Project: The Crisis, The Egoist, The Little Review, Others

Incorporating four early 20th-century American and British periodicals, "The Crisis," "The Egoist" (including its predecessors, "The Freewoman" and "The New Freewoman"), "The Little Review," and "Others," into a digital archive of modernist journals.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $144,801
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Robert Mintz
PW-50518-10
Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts

Cataloging and digitizing 105 medieval illuminated manuscripts dating mostly from the 9th to the 16th centuries that derive from diverse Christian cultures. Images and catalog data would be freely accessible via the museum's Web site and a portal maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387)
Martin L. Levitt
PW-50520-10
Cataloging and Contextualizing the World's Largest Known Collection of Printed Works by Charles Darwin

The cataloging of over 4,500 monographs comprising multiple editions and foreign language translations of the works of Charles Darwin.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $146,321
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives (West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Joseph R. Hawkins
PW-50526-10
ONE Archives Cataloging Project: Founders and Pioneers

The arrangement and description of 647 linear feet of the institutional and organizational records, personal papers, and research files of the founders and pioneers of the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement in the United States.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $272,086
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz
PW-50528-10
Preservation and Access for Historic Maps and Atlases from Europe's Exploration and Colonization in the Americas, 1500-1800

The conservation, cataloging, and digitization of 300 rare maps and 22 atlases published between the late 15th and early 19th centuries documenting Europe's exploration of the New World.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,367
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone
PW-50530-10
Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library

The cataloging of 18,000 volumes of the works of William Shakespeare, from the 16th to the 21st century, along with the deacidification of 3,000 of these.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2014

Smith College (Northampton, MA 01063-0001)
Maida Goodwin
PW-50534-10
Uncovering Women's Work for Equality Across the 20th Century: An Archival Processing Project of the Sophia Smith Collection

The arrangement and description of nine manuscript collections totaling 670 linear feet documenting the history of 20th-century women's social and political activism.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman
PW-50535-10
Online Archive and Guide for Transportation, Travel, and Wayfinding Cartography in American History and Culture

Creation of an online archive of 250 historic maps and a guide for the study of American travel, transportation, and wayfinding mapping.

Project fields: Geography
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,825
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2014

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Karen Cariani
PW-50539-10
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age Digital Library Project

The digitization and online delivery of 254 original interviews (video and transcripts) gathered for the broadcast "War and Peace in the Nuclear Age."

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $259,725
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 7/31/2014

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
Kara M McClurken
PW-50540-10
Lens into Mid-20th Century America

The digitization of 12,480 film clips and 20,000 pages of broadcast scripts of local news coverage by WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, for the period 1951-71.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $254,600
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan H. Hall
PW-50551-10
Dictionary of American Regional English

Preparation of the last volume and the updated online edition of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

[Grant products] [Media coverage] [Prizes]
Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45221-0001)
Stephen Arthur Marine
PW-50552-10
Digitizing the Correspondence and Photographs of Albert Sabin

The digitization of 50,000 pages of correspondence and accompanying materials, along with 1,000 images, from the papers of Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $314,258
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

CUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY 11210-2850)
Anthony M. Cucchiara
PW-50556-10
Beyond the Ring: Arranging and Describing the Hank Kaplan Boxing Archive, 1812-2007.

The arrangement, description, and rehousing of the Hank Kaplan collection, consisting of books, photographs, newspaper clippings, and audio and video tapes, as well as scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials documenting the history of American and British prizefighting.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $311,064
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Thomas R. Elliott
PW-50557-10
Pleiades: Content and Community for Ancient Geography

The continued development of an open-access digital gazetteer for Greek and Roman history with reusable open-source software that could be employed in other digital humanities publications.

Project fields: Ancient History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $298,457
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Alexandra M. Stern
PW-50559-10
The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia

The creation of a digital collection of 50,000 primary sources, with contextual essays, on the 1918-19 influenza epidemic.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $314,688
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Jeffrey Quilter
PW-50560-10
Digitizing, Re-housing, Cataloging, and Creating Online Access to the Peabody Museum's Photograph Collection

The second phase of a project to catalog, digitize, and mount on the Internet 25,000 photographic images from the Peabody Museum Photographic Archives that document archaeological and ethnographic objects and major expeditions, dating from 1866 to the 1930s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $215,099
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 11/30/2012

Massillon Public Library (Massillon, OH 44646-8488)
Sherie Lynn Brown
PW-50564-10
Digitization of the Thomas and Charity Rotch Documents

The transcription, cataloging, and digitization of approximately 9,000 pages of the papers of the family of Thomas Rotch (1767-1823), a Quaker businessman and farmer active in reform movements in New England and Ohio.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $22,657
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI 53211-3165)
Christopher M. Baruth
PW-50572-10
Saving and Sharing the American Geographical Society Library's Historic Nitrate Negative Images

The digitization and rehousing of 56,000 nitrate photographic negatives that document landscapes, streetscapes, and human cultures around the world.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Arhoolie Foundation (El Cerrito, CA 94530-3123)
Tom Diamant
PW-50578-10
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Strachwitz-Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings

The cataloging, digitization, and online delivery of 24,000 45 rpm recordings of Mexican and Mexican American music created originally from 1954 to 1990.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $264,658
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 7/31/2013

New York City Municipal Archives (New York, NY 10007-1210)
Leonora A. Gidlund
PW-50579-10
New York City Felony Indictment Records, 1878-1893, Microfilming and Digitizing Project

The microfilming and digitization of 267 cubic feet of court records in New York City covering more than 47,000 felony cases from the late 19th century.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $180,374
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

University of Akron, Main Campus (Akron, OH 44325-0001)
S. Victor Fleischer
PW-50583-10
Processing, Conserving, and Digitizing the Photographic Archives of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1912-1951

The cataloging, digitizing, and rehousing of 29,200 still images that document the history of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company from 1912 to 1951.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $303,204
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
M. Patricia Fumerton
PW-50602-10
English Broadside Ballad Archive

The digitization and incorporation into an electronic archive of images from 1,100 English broadside ballads, mostly from the 17th century, as well as illustrative woodcuts, facsimile transcriptions, contextual essays, and audio files of sung versions of the ballads.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Society of Architectural Historians (NFP) (Chicago, IL 60610-2144)
Pauline A. Saliga
PW-50603-10
Buildings of the United States Online

A pilot project to develop the infrastructure for Buildings of the United States, an online database on architectural history.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $262,881
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5679)
James N. Green
PW-50619-10
Access to Uncataloged 18th- and 19th-Century Ephemera in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia

Cataloging of 92 collections of ephemera, totaling about 27,500 items on American society and culture in the 18th and 19th centuries; a selection of 5,000 items would be digitized and mounted on the Library Company's Web site.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $235,354
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Cathy Nelson Hartman
PW-50625-10
Mapping the Southwest

The cataloging and digitization of 5,000 historic maps from the collections of the University of Texas at Arlington for online access through the University of North Texas's Portal to Texas History.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $310,490
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Washington State Historical Society (Tacoma, WA 98402-3109)
Shanna Stevenson
PW-50631-10
Washington Women's History

The preservation, processing, and digitization of materials on women's history in Washington State, along with the production of archival finding aids, for free online access through the Washington Women's History Consortium.

Project fields: Gender Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $214,421
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 5/31/2013

Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA 90013-1821)
Clement S Hanami
PW-50638-10
Miné Okubo: Preserving the Views from Within

The conservation, cataloging, and digitization of 197 pen and ink drawings by artist Miné Okubo documenting life within the World War II Japanese internment camps.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $65,055
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 10/31/2012

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen
PW-50646-10
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals [RIPM]

The compilation of 25,000 searchable annotated bibliographic records documenting music and musical life in 20th-century Europe and North and Latin America to be made available online and in 12 printed volumes.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10007-1602)
Andy Lanset
PW-50662-10
The WNYC Radio Audio Preservation and Access Project

The digitization of 775 hours of recordings from the WNYC Radio Collection that capture civic, cultural, and political life in the New York City area from 1936 to 1970.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $315,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
James A. Matisoff
PW-50674-10
Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus: Sustainability Implementation [STEDT]

The development of an online etymological dictionary and thesaurus of Proto-Sino-Tibetan, the common ancestor of languages spoken in China, India, and Southeast Asia. The project would also implement strategies for sustaining this resource over the long term.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $234,495
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2014

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA 01003)
Robert Sayre Cox
PW-50695-10
Digitizing W.E.B. Du Bois

The digitization of 169 linear feet of text and image materials on the life of African American intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $314,787
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 12/31/2013

Franklin Furnace Archives, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Michael Katchen
PW-50701-10
Publishing Franklin Furnace's Second Decade Online: Providing Intellectual Access to Variable Media Art

The digitization and online publication of 6,500 images documenting 402 performances, installations, and exhibitions of variable media art produced at Franklin Furnace during its second decade of operation, 1986-96.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $155,035
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4388)
Harry Plantinga
PW-50710-10
A Comprehensive Index of North American Hymnals

The expansion and improvement of "hymnary.org," an online database of religious hymn texts and compositions.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $266,131
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10018)
Matthew Knutzen
PW-50717-10
New York City Historical Geographic Information Systems

Digitization of a collection of 9,500 historical maps of New York City, dating from 1851 to 1922, and creation of related geographical information to be used with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools.

Project fields: Geography
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $304,311
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

American Samoa Council on Arts, Cuture & Humanities (Pago Pago, AS 96799-1540)
Leala E. Pili
PW-50739-10
Museum Emergency Disaster Recovery

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010

Foundation of American Institute for Conservation (Washington, DC 20006)
Eric Pourchot
PW-50741-10
Emergency Assistance for Cultural Collections in Haiti

No description available.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 9/30/2011

Dhiru Ambrit Thadani
Congress for the New Urbanism (Chicago, IL 60603-5230)
PW-50742-10
Dictionary and History of Towns and Cities

No description available.

Project fields: Urban Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 12/31/2010

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
Atifa Rawan
PW-50743-10
Preserving and Creating Access to Unique Afghan Records, 1989-2006

No description available.

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Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $29,907
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs
PW-50287-09
Preserving and Enhancing Access to Manuscript Collections Centering on Family Life in Chicago and the Midwest

The arrangement, description, and preservation of 56 manuscript collections, comprising 605 linear feet, focusing on families from the Chicago area in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and documenting a wide array of social and cultural history themes.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $213,451
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 8/31/2011

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627)
James Farrington
PW-50288-09
Digitizing Public Domain Musical Scores and Books from the Sibley Music Library

The digitization of 10,000 rare or unique late 19th- and early 20th-century musical scores and books for online access through the university's digital repository, the rehousing of original materials, and the production of preservation photocopies.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $273,820
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 5/31/2011

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy M. Shawcross
PW-50296-09
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania's Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, 1000-1600

The digitization of 800 codices, documents, and fragments constituting the entirety of medieval and Renaissance primary sources held by the university's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $292,958
Grant period: 6/1/2009 – 7/31/2011

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
Paul F. Beelitz
PW-50297-09
Creating an Image Database for Access to the Philippines Ethnology Collection

The digital imaging of 11,322 ethnographic artifacts and associated data documenting the cultural history of the Philippines. Digital images and catalog information would be available in an online database.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $160,443
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 2/28/2011

American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387)
Martin L. Levitt
PW-50299-09
Amplifying Access to Manuscript Collections: Saving Legacy Data in Historical Card Catalogs

The production and enhancement of finding aids for 178 manuscript collections comprising 2,165 linear feet pertaining to American intellectual and cultural history from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $337,232
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Chela Scott Weber
PW-50301-09
Pamphlets and Ephemera as Social and Cultural History: Preserving an Alternative Print Tradition at the Tamiment Library

The arrangement and description of one million items, with full cataloging of 1,200 monographs, 600 serials, and 1,100 pamphlets, from the Tamiment Library's collection on the history of labor and radicalism in the United States; 250 Internet-accessible Encoded Archival Description finding aids would also be developed linked to collection-level MARC records.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $332,760
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 8/31/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew H. Edney
PW-50309-09
History of Cartography [HOC]

Continued development of the multi-volume reference work, the "History of Cartography," with especial attention to Volume 4, "Cartography in the European Enlightenment."

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

Frick Collection (New York, NY 10021)
Inge Reist
PW-50310-09
Digitization of Deteriorating Photographs of American Paintings

The digitization of 15,000 images of works of art, primarily early American portraits photographed 1922-67 in homes and public institutions throughout the United States.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $348,900
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew S. Gibson
PW-50312-09
Encyclopedia Virginia

Development of the Encyclopedia Virginia, an online reference work of comprehensive, peer reviewed, and digitally born content that focuses on Virginia's people, history, government, economy, and culture.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $279,914
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 10/31/2011

American Schools of Oriental Research (Boston, MA 02215)
Eric M. Meyers
PW-50313-09
ASOR- Near East Archaeology Archives

Arranging and describing the contents of three geographically dispersed archives that focus on archaeological excavations and the history of archaeology in the Middle East from 1871 to the present, as well as creating finding aids and mounting digitized materials on the Internet.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,903
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan H. Hall
PW-50315-09
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

Lexicographical work to complete all entries of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Barbara DeWolfe
PW-50320-09
Providing Access to Manuscript Collections Related to Early American History

The production and upgrading of finding aids and catalog records for improved access to 426 manuscript collections, amounting to 593 linear feet, dealing with early American history.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 5/31/2012

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)
Nancy Nuzzo
PW-50322-09
Reformatting and Cataloging Poetry Tapes

The cataloging, digital reformatting, Internet streaming, and creation of Encoded Archival Description finding aids for 1,340 audio recordings of readings by 425 notable poets.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $202,241
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan O. Yarshater
PW-50328-09
Encyclopaedia Iranica [EI]

Preparation of the "Encyclopædia Iranica," a multi-disciplinary reference work and research tool on Iranian history and civilization from prehistory to the present.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Niek C. Veldhuis
PW-50340-09
Royal Lexicography: From Scholarship to Politics

Digitization of lexical texts (bilingual Sumerian-Akkadian dictionaries, synonym lists, and sign lists) found in the library of the Assyrian king Assurbanipal (668-630 B.C.). The project would make available cataloging information and images of all cuneiform tablets coupled with transliterations and translations of the texts.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $254,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2012

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen
PW-50343-09
Compilation of the Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale, 1900 to 1950 [RIPM]

Continuing editorial work to compile 25,000 annotated bibliographic records documenting music and musical life in Europe and the Americas during the twentieth century and integrate them with existing print and searchable Internet databases.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joan Sibley
PW-50349-09
Cataloging the Morris Ernst Collection

The arrangement and description and the creation of finding aids for 275 linear feet of the papers of American attorney and civil liberties advocate Morris Leopold Ernst (1888-1976).

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Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $196,137
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2012

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Jeffrey Veidlinger
PW-50350-09
Preservation, Annotation, and Dissemination of a Digital Video Collection of Yiddish in Eastern Europe

The preservation, annotation, and improved access to a digital video collection of approximately 700 hours of oral history interviews with Yiddish speakers in Eastern Europe.

Project fields: Jewish Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $267,026
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Alan Burdette
PW-50351-09
Sound Directions: Digital Preservation and Access for Global Audio Heritage Phase III, North American Endangered Recordings

The digitization of 29 unique audio collections created on lacquer and aluminum discs and fragile reel-to-reel tape that document Native American, African American, and Anglo American oral traditions, as well as those of other immigrant populations in the United States.

Project fields: Folklore and Folklife
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $347,682
Grant period: 6/1/2009 – 12/31/2012

American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA 01609-1634)
Lauren B Hewes
PW-50353-09
Prints for the Parlor: A Catalog of Engravings and Gift Book Illustrations, 1821-1876

The cataloging and digitization of 600 separately published engravings and 2,700 engravings in gift books and literary annuals published from the 1820s through the 1870s.

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Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $162,349
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 2/28/2012

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Fraser D. Neiman
PW-50357-09
Mulberry Row Reassessment: Digitizing a Decade of Archaeological Research on Slavery at Monticello

The completion of cataloging and digitization of 132,720 archaeological artifacts from areas along Mulberry Row, occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Plantation, and making the data freely available on the Internet.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $304,971
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

Brigham Young University, Provo (Provo, UT 84602)
Mark E. Davies
PW-50360-09
A 200 Million Word, Fully-Searchable, Web-Based Historical Corpus of American English

Creation of a 200-million word historical corpus of American English, covering a wide range of genres and texts dating from the 1800s through the early 2000s. The annotated texts and user interfaces would facilitate the study of linguistic and stylistic change over the past several centuries.

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $199,926
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 5/31/2011

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
David C. Lester
PW-50369-09
The Text Image Linking Environment (TILE)

A research and development project to create a Web-based image markup tool, the Text-Image Linking Environment, which scholars, curators, and editors can use to generate semi-automated links between images and text in digital archives.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $399,789
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 7/31/2011

CRCL INC (San Clemente, CA 92673-2719)
Paul Sidwell
PW-50380-09
Mon-Khmer Languages Project

The preparation of a lexical database, an etymological dictionary, and a collaborative Web site for research on the Mon-Khmer languages, which include the national languages of Vietnam and Cambodia as well as those of communities in India, China, Burma, Malaysia, Laos, and Thailand.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,040
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Jennifer Thom
PW-50398-09
Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey: Digitization for Research and Education

The digitization, encoding, and online delivery of the Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey, a microfilm resource containing translations of selected articles from Chicago's immigrant and ethnic press from the 1860s to the 1930s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2013

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Colin Allen
PW-50401-09
InPhO @ Work: Providing Integrated Access to Philosophy

A research and development project to design an online ontology for the field of philosophy and to develop tools for managing metacontent in a dynamic reference work.

Project fields: Philosophy, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 1/31/2012

Bessemer Historical Society (Pueblo, CO 81001)
Timorhy Howard Hawkins
PW-50404-09
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Archives: Western Coal and Iron Mines Project

The arrangement and description of 800 feet of company records pertaining to mining operations, along with the preservation of 5,000 maps and the selected digitization of significant collection items.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $269,790
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 8/31/2011

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Peter M. Scharf
PW-50408-09
Enhancing Access to Primary Cultural Heritage Materials of India

A research and development project to produce software that would allow the searching of Sanskrit manuscripts and their integration into a digital library. The project would create a prototype based on the "Mahabharata" and the "Bhagavata Purana."

Project fields: Asian Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $301,540
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 12/31/2012

Brigham Young University, Provo (Provo, UT 84602)
Roger Thomas Macfarlane
PW-50427-09
Multispectral Imaging Project

Multi-spectral imaging of 400 illegible, or legibly problematic papyri from collections at the University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley; and Columbia University. The resulting images would be disseminated via the Web-based Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS).

Project fields: Classics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $254,828
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

American Jewish Historical Society (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Susan L. Malbin
PW-50429-09
American Jewish Congress Records

The appraisal, arrangement, and description of approximately 1,200 linear feet of records, and the digitization of 10,000 textual documents, 500 images, and 100 hours of audio recordings on the history of the American Jewish Congress.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $195,722
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Peter K. Bol
PW-50438-09
China Biographical Database Project

Expansion of a Chinese biographical database of prominent political and cultural figures since ancient times. To expedite the incorporation of biographical data, the project would combine human editing with automated programs for extracting information from relevant sources.

Project fields: Asian Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $235,000
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2012

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Deborah Winthrop Anderson
PW-50441-09
Universal Scripts Project

A research and development project to incorporate seventeen historical and minority language scripts into the Unicode standard for character representation.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $226,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 9/30/2012

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert
PW-50447-09
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings

This project will add 30,000 additional entries to the comprehensive Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (1900-1950), which is a searchable electronic database freely available on the Internet.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

New York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024)
Henry F. Raine
PW-50458-09
Access to New-York Historical Society's Pamphlet Collection, Phase Two

The final phase of a four-year project to catalog and preserve 36,000 American pamphlets, including speeches, political tracts, annual reports, biographical sketches, catalogs, and sermons dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 8/31/2011

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Nathan S. Tarcov
PW-50461-09
The Audible Strauss: Preserving and Publishing the Audio Record of Leo Strauss's Teaching

The digitization of audio recordings and edited transcriptions of course lectures given by philosopher Leo Strauss.

Project fields: Political Science, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY 13244-0001)
Sean Quimby
PW-50464-09
Marcel Breuer, Architect: Life and Work, 1922-1955

The arrangement and description of the papers of architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) and the creation of an online digital resource that integrates sources on Breuer from several cultural repositories.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 12/31/2011

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Afsaneh Najmabadi
PW-50478-09
Womens Worlds in Qajar Iran: A Digital Archive and Website

The development of a comprehensive digital archive and Web site that will preserve and render accessible primary sources related to the social and cultural history of women during the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) in Iran.

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Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $346,733
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2012

Association of American Geographers (Washington, DC 20009-3198)
Douglas Richardson
PW-50493-09
Historical Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Clearinghouse and Forum

No description available.

Project fields: Geography
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 11/1/2008 – 10/31/2009

Southern Courier Association (Washington, DC 20003-3134)
Jonathan Lottman
PW-50494-09
The Southern Courier Digital Access Project

No description available.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 10/1/2008 – 4/1/2010

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52242-1302)
Jay M. Semel
PW-50495-09
Emergency Flood Assistance

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009

Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30312-2220)
Kevin Kuharic
PW-50496-09
Disaster (Tornado) Recovery, Repair, Restoration and Preservation

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 10/31/2010

Amity Ruth Shlaes
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
PW-50497-09
Calvin Coolidge Blog

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 6/30/2010

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman
PW-50002-08
Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

Technical consultation for publishing and maintaining an online, citation-based dictionary of all dialects of ancient Aramaic from the 10th century B.C. to A.D. 1400.

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $25,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
M. Patricia Fumerton
PW-50005-08
Roxburghe Ballad Archive

Digitizing images of 1,500 17th-century English ballads held by the British Library, as well as illustrative woodcuts, facsimile transcriptions, contextual essays, and audio files of sung versions of the ballads, and incorporating them into an electronic archive.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

University of Georgia (Athens, GA 30602-0001)
William Kretzschmar
PW-50007-08
Digitization of Atlas Audio Recordings

Digitization of interviews from the Linguistic Atlas Project, including 6,400 hours of audio interviews with speakers of American English from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,600
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 12/31/2011

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen
PW-50015-08
Digitizing the Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale Archive of Music Periodicals, 1800 to 1950

The online retrieval of the full texts of more than 500,000 scholarly articles on music from an online database that incorporates 89 journals in 13 languages and covers the period 1800 to 1950.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Grant Frame
PW-50024-08
Preserving and Providing Access to the Official Inscriptions of the Kings of Assyria, 744 to 669 B.C.

Online publication of the official inscriptions of the rulers of ancient Assyria, which are preserved on clay tablets and other artifacts. The project would also provide transliterations, translations, and bibliographic information.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: Ancient Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $251,046
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 3/31/2011

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette diPaolo Healey
PW-50048-08
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

The preparation of entries for the "Dictionary of Old English," a historical dictionary based on the entire extant corpus of Old English texts written between A.D. 650 and 1150.

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Roger Bagnall
PW-50049-08
Advanced Papyrological Information System, Phase 6

Enhancements to an integrated information system of papyri collections with access to catalog records, texts, images, and a bibliography, a new user interface, and better integration with related scholarly databases, and expansion of the digital repository.

Project fields: Classics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $340,217
Grant period: 8/1/2008 – 7/31/2012

Henry Ford, The (Dearborn, MI 48121-1970)
Marilyn Zoidis
PW-50055-08
Cataloging the Land Transport Serials Collection at The Henry Ford

Cataloging and improving preservation of the land transport serials collection held by the Benson Ford Research Center, comprising over 800 titles and 51,000 individual issues published from 1886 to the present.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $121,657
Grant period: 4/1/2008 – 3/31/2010

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Laura Kozuch
PW-50066-08
Cataloging and Rehousing Cahokia Archaeological Artifacts

The completion of the cataloging and rehousing of circa 500 cubic feet of materials excavated since 1920 at Cahokia, a prehistoric site in Illinois dated A.D. 1200 to 1300.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $111,278
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 10/31/2010

American Philological Association (Philadelphia, PA 19104-3543)
Lisa D. Carson
PW-50068-08
American Office of l'Annee Philologique

The preparation of "l'Année Philologique," a comprehensive bibliography of research in all fields of classical studies that contains abstracts of serial publications.

Project fields: Classics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $388,465
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Fayetteville, AR 72701)
Jesse J. Casana
PW-50083-08
CORONA Archaeological Atlas of the Middle East

The creation of a digital archaeological atlas of selected sites from the greater Near East (North Africa to Central Asia) based on CORONA satellite images.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $338,045
Grant period: 8/1/2008 – 7/31/2011

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
William Noel
PW-50086-08
Creating a Digital Resource of Islamic Manuscripts

Cataloging and digitizing 236 Islamic illuminated manuscripts, which contain 53,000 folios that date from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Images and catalog data would be freely accessible via the museum's Web site and available through a portal maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

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Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $307,500
Grant period: 10/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Steven M. Weiss
PW-50094-08
Fiddles, Banjos and Mountain Music: Preserving Audio Collections of Southern Traditional Music

The transfer to digital format of 2,350 hours of analog audio recordings from seven collections held in the university's Southern Folklife Collection, which documents the history and culture of the region through music and oral history.

Project fields: Folklore and Folklife
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $138,273
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Willemina Z. Wendrich
PW-50095-08
Enhancing the "Encyclopedia of Egyptology"

The second phase of development of an online encyclopedia with 1,000 peer-reviewed entries averaging 1,500 words on the history and culture of Egypt from 5500 B.C. to A.D. 641.

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 6/1/2008 – 7/31/2011

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Stephen C. Enniss
PW-50100-08
Picturing Shakespeare: A Digital Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Creation of a searchable database and digital facsimiles for 10,000 items from the library's collection of Shakespeare and Shakespeare era images.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 12/31/2010

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Dean Rehberger
PW-50106-08
Preserving the Public Television Program, "American Black Journal"

Preserving and providing access to the historic videotape collection and supporting production materials from the series "American Black Journal" produced by Detroit Public Television.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,980
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Dennis Meissner
PW-50113-08
Walter Mondale Papers Project

Arrangement and description of the personal papers of Walter F. Mondale, along with selected digitization of photographs and the creation of a dedicated Web portal.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $176,550
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew W. Stolper
PW-50118-08
Persepolis Fortification Archive

Cataloging and digitizing administrative documents dating from 500 B.C. from Persepolis, the chief imperial residence of the Achaemenid kings in the homeland of the ancient Persian Empire.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis
PW-50120-08
The African Origins Portal: Ethnic Roots of Africans Entering the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1819-1845

The creation of a Web-based resource on the names, cultural identification, and migration patterns of Africans in the trans-Atlantic slave trade between 1819 and 1845.

Project fields: African History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $349,641
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 9/30/2012

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
James A. Matisoff
PW-50122-08
Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus (STEDT)

Consultation to develop a long-term sustainability plan for an online etymological dictionary and thesaurus of Proto-Sino-Tibetan, the common ancestor of languages spoken in China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2009

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Jennifer J. Betts
PW-50130-08
Rhode Island Archival and Manuscripts Collections Online (RIAMCO) Project

Development of a union database of online finding aids for archival holdings on United States and state history in various Rhode Island repositories.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $228,454
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 8/31/2010

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10018)
Michael R. Inman
PW-50133-08
Cataloging, Preserving, and Digitizing Chinese Rare Books

Cataloging of 1,500 volumes of Chinese rare books of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with conservation treatment and digitization of 93 volumes.

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Project fields: Asian Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $345,800
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 12/31/2010

Kamusi Project USA (Brooklyn, NY 11232-3115)
Martin Benjamin
PW-50143-08
Kinyarwanda-Swahili-English Dictionary on the Kamusi Model

Development of a Web-based trilingual dictionary for Kinyarwanda, Swahili, and English. The two African languages are widely spoken in East and Central Africa. Online collaboration tools would facilitate lexicographical work and allow users to propose additions, subject to editorial approval.

Project fields: Languages, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $332,112
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2012

Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA 01262-9800)
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
PW-50144-08
Arrangement and Description of the Norman Rockwell Archival Collection

Arrangement and description of the Norman Rockwell Archival Collection, containing correspondence, business records, ephemera, and the contents of Rockwell's art studio.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $225,446
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2011

Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, NY 11106)
Carl Goodman
PW-50163-08
Online Access to Silent Film Era Collection, 1894 to 1931

Cataloging of 4,028 material culture artifacts from the silent film era, along with digital imaging of approximately half of these.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 4/30/2010

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian E. Galle
PW-50172-08
Beyond the Mansion: Digitizing Thirty Years of Archaeological Research on Slavery at the Hermitage

The completion of the cataloging of 800,000 artifacts from areas occupied from 1804 to 1858 by enslaved African Americans on Andrew Jackson's residence and plantation.

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Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 8/31/2012

Tudor Place Foundation, Inc. (Washington, DC 20007)
Leslie Buhler
PW-50176-08
At-Risk Archives at Tudor Place

No description available.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

Heritage Preservation (Washington, DC 20005-3408)
Jane S. Long
PW-50180-08
Public Access to Streaming Video on Coping with Water Damage

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 12/31/2008

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (Cedar Rapids, IA 52404)
David P. Muhlena
PW-50181-08
The Salvage of Flood-affected Humanities-Related Materials from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $20,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

African American Heritage Foundation of Iowa (Cedar Rapids, IA 52406)
Susan E. Kuecker
PW-50182-08
Flood Assistance for the African American Museum of Iowa

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $20,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

Cedar Rapids Barton, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Paul R. Montague
PW-50183-08
Removal and Storage of Flood-Damaged Barton Theatre Organ

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,000
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center (Des Moines, IA 50315-5866)
Joseph Nolte
PW-50184-08
Disaster Recovery Assistance for the Fort Des Moines Museum

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $7,990
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 10/31/2008

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)
Terence R. Pitts
PW-50484-08
Clean-up of Collection Storage and Preparation Spaces and Replacement of Destroyed Storage Shelving and Supplies

No description available.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $20,000
Grant period: 8/1/2008 – 7/31/2009

Johnson County Historical Society (Coralville, IA 52241-0081)
Shaner Magalhaes
PW-50487-08
NEH Chairman's Emergency Grant: Flood Recovery for 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $14,741
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010

Allegheny College (Meadville, PA 16335-3902)
Linda G. Bills
PW-50488-08
Ida M. Tarbell Papers Digitization Project

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 10/1/2008 – 9/30/2010

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Nathan S. Tarcov
PW-50489-08
Leo Strauss Center

No description available.

Project fields: Political Science, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 4/30/2010

Sullivan County Historical Society, Inc. (Sullivan, IN 47882-1510)
Henry Bobe
PW-50490-08
Emergency Protection of Collections after June 2008 Flood

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $12,975
Grant period: 10/1/2008 – 9/30/2009

Association for Cultural Equity (New York, NY 10036-6807)
Anna L. Wood
PW-50175-07
Alan Lomax Collection

The safeguarding of datasets of geographically-coded cross cultural analyses of singing, dance, and speech. This data from regions around the world was developed over the course of three decades by Alan Lomax and his colleagues in musicology, dance, anthropology, and linguistics.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 8/1/2007 – 1/31/2008

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