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University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
Patricia Fumerton (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51517-14
EBBA: Early Broadside Ballads at Houghton Library, Harvard University

To support: The digitization and incorporation into an electronic archive of images of more than 1,100 works of 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 5th stage of its digital English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) and include Harvard University's Houghton Library broadside ballads--1,137 works. Houghton 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 cataloging according to TEI/XML/MARC standards, song recordings, informative essays, flexible search functions, and an improved technological infrastructure to both automate and enhance human cataloging of ballad "groupings" that are visually and textually similar. An expanded EBBA will open up new ways of understanding early modern popular culture, literature, art, music, and collectors.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 5/31/2016

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Jeff Lambert (Project Director, 11/17/2014 - present); Annette Melville (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 11/16/2014)
PW-51519-14
Recovering "Lost" American Nonfiction Films

To support: The repatriation and restoration of 26 U.S. nonfiction films from the 1910s and 1920s, currently located at EYE Film Institute Netherlands.

The NFPF requests $300,000 to preserve and present 26 American nonfiction films of the 1910s and 1920s, the period from which the fewest films survive. A time capsule of industry, agriculture, explorations, natural wonders, and current events, the works were found at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, evaluated onsite, and selected for their research value by a team of American scholars and archivists. Three-quarters no longer exist in the U.S.; the remainder are represented by poorer copies. With NEH support, the nitrate prints will be preserved to 35mm film with reconstructed English-language intertitles, in collaboration with EYE, AMPAS, GEH, LOC, and the Oregon Historical Society, and digital copies will be made available on the web, with new essays and music. Building on our successful repatriation efforts with Australia and New Zealand, this NFPF-led collaboration will recover "lost" resources for the humanities and pave the way for further film preservation partnerships in Europe.

Project fields: American Studies, Film History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Hannah Gill (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51527-14
NEW ROOTS: Improving Global Access of Latino Oral Histories

To support: Enhancement of public access to a collection of 175 oral histories documenting the migration and settlement of Latinos in the southern United States, particularly North Carolina, from the 1980s to the present.

We seek funding to enhance public access to The New Roots Latino Oral Histories, a collection of oral histories based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that documents the recent migration and settlement of Latinos in the southern United States. The project will enable better management and enhanced access to the oral histories, particularly within Spanish-speaking communities throughout the Americas. We will create a bilingual digital archive and a visually engaging website to connect public audiences to audio recordings, oral history transcripts, and a catalogue in English and Spanish. We will create an online publishing platform that will draw content from a larger repository at UNC Libraries using open source Omeka software. Funding will also support processing and translation of the collection's oral histories into Spanish and English and the creation of materials that will enable public audiences to better use and understand the collection.

Project fields: Immigration History, Latino History, Public History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $240,000 (approved); $240,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Roy Liuzza (Project Director, 07/01/2014 - present); Antonette Healey (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 06/30/2014)
PW-51530-14
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

To support: 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 650 and 1150 C.E.

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). DOE: A to G online (2007), the first Web version of the first eight letters (out of 22), created links to the online OED; in 2010 OED created reciprocal links to DOE. The 2013 internal version of DOE online displays links to MED and now for the first time to thumbnail manuscript images represented by Parker on the Web, providing users with the visual evidence for DOE's interpretation of some textual difficulties.

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

Rutgers University, Camden (Camden, NJ 08102)
Charlene Mires (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51539-14
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

To support: Development of about 450 entries for the "Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia," an online reference resource that focuses on the history and culture of the region, which encompasses the City of Philadelphia and portions of the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University-Camden seeks funding for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, a civic project to build knowledge and understanding about the region encompassing the City of Philadelphia and portions of the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. This multi-phase project is a collaborative, digital-first initiative to create, aggregate, and share information about a region and its history. With essential planning and demonstration projects completed and initial digital publishing underway, the project seeks support for a new phase of content development and temporary expansion of editorial staff for two years of accelerated digital publishing, resulting in a minimum of 450 new published essays within the grant period. The priority for content development will be to broaden and deepen the project's metropolitan scope with essays that define and illuminate "Greater Philadelphia" as a region.

Project fields: U.S. History, Urban History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Afsaneh Najmabadi (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51546-14
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

To support: The expansion of digital archives and a Web site that make available primary sources related to the social and cultural history of women during the Qajar dynasty (1785-1925) in Iran. This project would expand the resource's coverage of socio-economic classes, ethnicities, and geographic locales.

The WWQI project is a comprehensive digital archive and website that addresses a significant gap in the scholarship related to the Qajar dynasty in Iran by making available writings and other personal documents created by, and reflecting the lives of, women during the Qajar era. To date, the WWQI archive contains 33,000-plus digital facsimiles of primary source materials held by 43 private families and individuals and 10 major archival institutions. New funding will enable the WWQI project to not only increase the volume of its collections, but also to substantially expand the range of socio-economic classes, ethnicities, and geographic locations represented within the WWQI archive. The WWQI project draws upon the Harvard Libraries' robust and stable structure for cataloging, archiving, and maintenance-through-time of digital research collections, thus ensuring long-term access to all materials digitized under the auspices of NEH funding.

Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2016

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
David McKnight (Project Director, 05/29/2014 - present); Nancy Shawcross (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 05/28/2014)
PW-51547-14
Providing Global Access to Penn's Indic Manuscripts, circa 1527-1930

To support: The cataloging and digitization of 2,850 South and Southeast Asian manuscripts dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries from the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Books and Manuscripts Library to enable free online access.

With the largest collection of Indic manuscripts in North America, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries propose to catalog and create digital facsimiles for all of its holdings. The images will be available to view, download, and harvest--free of charge, under a Creative Commons license--via the website, Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts. The project will provide more accurate metadata--which can be openly harvested and downloaded as XML files--than is contained in H. I. Poleman's 1938 publication, A Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, and will offer more access points--such as genres, uniform titles, subjects, and scribes--for researchers looking for relevant material. In addition, the names of authors and titles will be entered in their original scripts, making this Philadelphia-based collection a truly international resource. The outcome will afford global accessibility for Penn's unique materials, enhancing teaching and research worldwide.

Project fields: Asian Languages, South Asian History, South Asian Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $230,000 (approved); $230,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH 03824-3585)
Siobhan Senier (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51549-14
Writing of Indigenous New England: Building Partnerships for the Preservation of Regional Native American Literature

To support: Collaborative planning for creating access, through an online portal, to regional Native American writings held by small tribal archives across New England. Three pilot projects to test workflow for digitizing these materials would be undertaken and protocols and agreements for future collaborative work would be drafted.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $39,655 (approved); $39,655 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52242-1302)
Bethany Davis (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51553-14
Preserving, Digitizing, and Providing Access to the Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection

To support: The conservation treatment, digitization, and preparation for crowdsourced transcription of 150 oversize scrapbooks documenting the Benjamin Keith and Edward Albee vaudeville theater circuit.

With this three-year project, the University of Iowa Libraries proposes to (1) provide conservation treatment for the 150 oversize scrapbooks in the Keith/Albee Vaudeville Theater Collection held by the UI Libraries Special Collections department, (2) create digital facsimiles of these scrapbooks for inclusion in the Iowa Digital Library, and (3) consequently, preserve and expand access to a highly used humanities research collection that is rapidly deteriorating as a result of brittle book syndrome and frequent handling.

Project fields: Film History and Criticism, Theater History and Criticism, U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305)
Michael Keller (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51566-14
Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue: Discovering the Art of Helen and Newton Harrison

To support: Processing papers and digital files, reformatting audio and video recordings, creating finding aids for, and providing digital access to a collection documenting the work of eco-art movement artists Helen and Newton Harrison, encompassing 230 linear feet of mixed materials and 1.5 million digital files.

Researchers and practitioners alike have found it necessary to take account of the dissolution of disciplinary boundaries in their work as they articulate the complex problems of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Harrisons have played leading roles in both inciting this methodological change and demonstrating where this kind of work can lead. The collection contains a wide variety of formats of materials and is coupled with their ground breaking integration of both analog and born-digital materials. A processing and preservation project is therefore an efficient option informed by key intellectual intersections. The grant project will take 1.5 years to complete. At the end of the project, we will have processed 230 linear feet of mixed materials, reformatted all the audio and video elements, captured and processed born-digital material (0.5 terabytes or 1.5 million files).

Project fields: Arts, General, Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Peter Der Manuelian (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51569-14
The Giza Project: Consolidated Archaeological Reference Database

To support: The creation of an integrated database of archaeological data from excavations at the Egyptian site of Giza, distributed across ten institutions in the United States, Europe, and Egypt, representing some 170,000 digital files.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Carol Ransom (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51580-14
The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts: A Research Tool for Tracking the Current and Historic Locations of Manuscripts

To support: Development of an online collaborative catalog for researching the historic and current locations of manuscript books produced before 1600.

The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts: A Research Tool for Tracking the Current & Historic Locations of Manuscripts is a three-year project to redevelop the current Schoenberg Database into an online, collaborative tool for researching the historic & current locations of the world's manuscripts produced before the age of print. This project will result in a simple, innovative solution to a historic problem & a global task. Starting with existing data from the current version, the new Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts will be an online, user-driven, collaborative tool for creating a "meta-catalogue" for indexing & finding the world's manuscripts. The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts will employ numerous strategies to build, maintain & encourage a vibrant & proactive user-community & will seek partnerships with other similar, online resources to strengthen the content of the database as well as our partners' content by allowing cross-searching capabilities across platforms.

Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Helen Veit (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51583-14
What America Ate: U.S. Foodways of the Great Depression

To support: The digitization of primary sources about the history of food in the United States from 1930 to 1942, including surviving materials created by the Works Progress Administration, 200 community cookbooks, and a selection of commercial food advertising and packaging. These written materials, photographs, and recipes will be made openly accessible through "What America Ate," a digital archive on American eating and foodways during the Great Depression.

Michigan State University (MSU), in cooperation with two other university libraries and three state archives, will create a digital archive on the history of American eating during the Great Depression. The What America Ate archive will feature a range of digitized culinary sources from 1930 to early 1942, including papers from the original Works Progress Administration America Eats project, housed at the U.S. Library of Congress, Montana State University Library, and the state archives of New York, North Dakota, and Kentucky, and 200 community cookbooks produced around the country during the Depression, held in the MSU Library's Special Collections and the University of Michigan Library's Janice Bluestein Longone's Culinary Archive. The digital archive will also include over 700 rare advertisements, food packaging materials, and commercial cookbooks produced by food companies in the 1930s from MSU's Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Ephemera Collection.

Project fields: Cultural History, U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $299,994 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
James Nye (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51584-14
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia: Scholarly Resources for the Advanced Study of the Subcontinent

To support: The completion of monolingual dictionaries for inclusion in the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia project for the following eight languages: Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Panjabi, Prakrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, and Telugu. In addition, access tools for these resources would be developed, including improved search and display capacities for the online interface, new analytical tools, complete content delivery and access for mobile devices, and the addition of audio pronunciation examples for two of the languages.

The University of Chicago proposes a two-year project to convert and disseminate monolingual and etymological dictionaries as electronic resources. This will extend the coverage of the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia (DDSA) and support humanities research and advanced language learning in Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Panjabi, Prakrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, and Telugu. Additionally, the dictionaries currently available from DDSA will be enhanced through improved facilities for searching and displaying data, content delivery to mobile devices, and other improvements. This project addresses the significant lack of authoritative on-line lexical resources for several major South Asian languages. The scholarly importance of these dictionaries ensures their wide usage by both academicians and the general public.

Project fields: Asian Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation (Carson, CA 90747)
Gregory Williams (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51585-14
California State University Japanese American Digitization Planning Grant

To support: Planning and implementation of a pilot project to digitize archival sources at six California State University (CSU) system schools dealing with Japanese American internment during World War II.

A consortium of California State University archives requests support for a Foundations project to plan for the digitization of documents concerning the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The goal of the proposal is to identify Japanese American collections and unite those collections digitally through a website.

Project fields: Asian American Studies, Immigration History, U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $39,956 (approved); $39,956 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

Academy Foundation (Los Angeles, CA 90211-1907)
Teague Schneiter (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51595-14
Academy Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive - Planning Project

To support: A strategic planning effort for and initial development of the Academy Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive, a repository that would include more than one thousand oral history interviews with screen and radio actors, directors, writers, composers, cinematographers, editors, and other production staff, which have been collected from 1947 to the present.

To support the development of a comprehensive strategic plan to create the Academy Motion Picture Oral History Digital Archive, the first industry-wide collection of motion picture-related oral and visual histories. With interviews recorded in 1947 through the present, the Archive will bring together the oral and visual history collections of a founding consortium of the Academy, Art Directors Guild, Film Music Foundation, International Cinematographers Guild, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and Writers Guild Foundation.

Project fields: Film History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR 00931-3300)
Flavia Marichal-Lugo (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51606-14
Digitizing the Puerto Rican Poster Collection of the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art at the University of Puerto Rico

To support: Cataloging and digitization of 4,000 art posters dating from the 20th and 21st centuries that illuminate many aspects of Puerto Rico's social, political, and cultural life.

The proposed Digitizing the Puerto Rican Poster Collection of the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus is a three-year project that will digitize 4,000 posters of the 20th and 21st centuries. Digitizing this collection will preserve the collection and enable the transfer of information about them from a manual record into a computerized collections management system, and will make the museum's unique holdings accessible globally.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $220,000 (approved); $220,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 4/30/2017

University of South Carolina, Columbia (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Colin Wilder (Co Project Director, 07/07/2014 - present); Henry Fulmer (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51607-14
Plants and Planter: Henry William Ravenel and the Convergence of Science and Agriculture in the Nineteenth-Century South

To support: The digitization and reunification of over 6,200 plant specimens and nearly 5,000 pages of documents collected or created by South Carolinian naturalist Henry William Ravenel (1814-1887). The resulting digital collection will allow full-text searching and browsing by subject heading for archival materials and provide a map to browse the locations where botanical specimens were collected.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $84,870 (approved); $84,870 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
Christine Walley (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51624-14
Preparing to Preserve, Digitize, and Catalog the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum Collection

To support: Producing detailed plans for cataloging and digitization of the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum's collection on the history of Chicago.

The proposed project will complete detailed plans for preserving, digitizing, and cataloguing a portion of the incredible wealth of multi-media materials collected by the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum. This will be the first step in making the collection accessible to scholars as well as the general public via a searchable, interactive website. The Southeast Chicago Historical Museum emerged in the early 1980s as the regional steel industry was collapsing and became a central repository for area residents to collect and preserve artifacts relating to the industrial as well as social, cultural, and environmental history of this once vibrant region. The proposed work includes: 1) assessing the condition of the collection; 2)developing criteria for prioritizing content for preservation and digitization; 3)creating a metadata scheme that supports exploration and analysis;4)developing technical standards for preserving assets; and 5)structuring a preservation & digitization work plan.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $39,610 (approved); $39,610 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Charles Faulhaber (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51633-14
PhiloBiblon: Primary Sources for the Study of the Literature and Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

To support: Updating PhiloBiblon, a bio-bibliographical database of texts written in the vernacular Romance languages of medieval and early modern Iberia-Portuguese, Castilian, Catalan, and Galician. The project would enhance the project's software and would incorporate 7,000 15th-century Spanish lyrics.

The goal of this eighteen-month project is to take steps to provide for the sustainability of PhiloBiblon, which serves as a vehicle for four major bio-bibliographical databases on the Romance vernacular cultures (Castilian, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan) of medieval and early modern Iberia (containing a total of almost 315,000 records). Succession planning is under way for staff and host institutions, but we must also ensure that both the database application software and the web-hosting software will remain viable vehicles for the dissemination of materials critical for the study of medieval and early modern Iberia, and, more importantly, that the data themselves remain available for the foreseeable future.

Project fields: Medieval History, Medieval Studies, Spanish Literature
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2014 – 11/30/2015

University of Southern Maine (Portland, ME 04103-4864)
Ian Fowler (Project Director, 12/15/2014 - present); Yolanda Theunnissen (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 12/14/2014)
PW-51635-14
Thinking Globally: Conservation of an Historic Globe Collection and Creation of an Online Resource on Geographic Education

To support: Conservation and digitization, through 3D imaging, of 21 historic globes, dating from the 17th to the 19th century, that document the history of cartography and exploration; and the creation of an online resource with digital access to 30 globe manuals and 300 instructional texts from the same period.

Project fields: Cultural History, Geography, History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Candace Keller-Claytor (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51639-14
MSU Archive of Malian Photography

To support: The cataloging and digitization of 100,000 prints and negatives from the archives of five Malian professional photographers who have been active from the 1940s to the present. These works document traditional cultural and religious practices, the history of dress, gender, and status, and colonialism and modernization in southern Mali.

The MSU Archive of Malian Photography will digitize, catalog, preserve, and render freely accessible to a worldwide audience 100,000 rare images from the original archives of five professional photographers in Mali. Created by prominent African practitioners whose work was commissioned by private patrons as well as State governments, these images document traditional cultural and religious practices, rural festivals, early colonial developments, and processes of modernization in Ségu, Mopti, and Bamako, as the latter transitioned from a small agrarian trading village into an urban center and national capital. Recording local practices from African perspectives, these visual materials contain important twentieth century representations of local aesthetics, methods of identity construction and preservation, and documentary strategies.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $299,989 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899)
Eric Pumroy (Project Director, 04/01/2014 - present); Jennifer Redmond (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - 03/31/2014)
PW-51645-14
History of Women's Education Open Access Portal Project

To support: A Foundations-level project to plan and conduct pilot work for an online portal to archival sources pertaining to the history of women's higher education in the United States.

Bryn Mawr College, in collaboration with Barnard College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, and the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, seeks support for a Foundations project to develop a shared approach to cataloging and providing access to the letters, diaries, and scrapbooks from the first generations of women to attend college. The seven colleges, once known as the Seven Sisters and regarded as the equivalent of the Ivy League before those institutions admitted women, contain extensive holdings of student personal writings dating back to the late-nineteenth century, an unparalleled and only partially tapped resource for the study of a wide range of women's history issues over the last century and a half. The seven institutions propose to make their collections more widely accessible through the development of a common search portal and shared standards for metadata and thematic vocabulary.

Project fields: American Studies, Women's History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $39,650 (approved); $39,650 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 5/31/2015

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (New York, NY 10027-4649)
Naomi Steinberger (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51659-14
Conservation and Digitization of the Cairo Genizah

To support: The conservation and digitization of 6,000 manuscript fragments from the Library's Cairo Genizah collection.

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary proposes to conserve, catalog, and re-house material from its Cairo Genizah collection and, in partnership with The Friedberg Genizah Project, digitize and provide online access to this material for scholars and the public. The Cairo Genizah is a valuable source of information about Jewish and non-Jewish religious, economic, social, and personal life in North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean from the 9th to the 19th century. The Library's Genizah collection is comprised of 43,000 fragments--the second-largest in the world. This project will make approximately 6,000 of these fragments that are currently unreadable or too fragile to be handled and digitized widely available for research for the first time, and complete The Library's part in an ongoing international collaboration.

Project fields: Jewish Studies, Medieval History, Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $231,880 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688)
Andra Darlington (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51670-14
Creating Access to the Knoedler Gallery Archive

To support: The arrangement and description, and partial digitization, of an art gallery archive containing 1,400 linear feet of records documenting the acquisition and sale of European and American art in the United States between 1848 and 1971.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 10/31/2016

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
J. Ritchie Garrison (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51671-14
The Sampler Archive Project: Phase 2

To support: The second phase of development of the Sampler Archive, 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: American Studies, Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA 95211-0110)
Caroline Schroeder (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51672-14
Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Digitizing a Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research in Ancient Egyptian

To support: Planning for the creation of a digitized corpus of Coptic texts of importance to scholarship in biblical studies, early Christian history, and linguistics. The project would develop a pilot text corpus and establish technical standards to ensure interoperability of the corpus with other digital projects on the ancient world.

Coptic, having evolved from the language of the hieroglyphs of the pharaonic era, represents the last phase of the Egyptian language and is pivotal for a wide range of disciplines, such as linguistics, biblical studies, the history of Christianity, Egyptology, and ancient history. The Coptic language has proven essential for the decipherment and continued study of Ancient Egyptian and is of major interest for Afro-Asiatic linguistics and Coptic linguistics in its own right. Coptic manuscripts are sources for biblical and extra-biblical texts and document ancient and Christian history. Coptic SCRIPTORIUM will advance knowledge in these fields by increasing access to now largely inaccessible texts of historical, religious, and linguistic significance. The project designs digital tools and methodologies and applies them to literary texts, creating a rich open-access corpus.

Project fields: Classical Languages, Computational Linguistics, History of Religion
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Henry Raine (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51674-14
Access to the New-York Historical Society's American Historical Manuscripts Collection

To support: The cataloging and conservation of 6,000 manuscript collections documenting the history of New York City and the United States more generally, spanning the 17th to 20th centuries.

The New-York Historical Society respectfully requests funds to support the first two years of a four-year project to catalog and conserve the American Historical Manuscript Collection. This collection consists of 12,000 distinct, small collections, averaging about 40 pages each, and dating from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. The contents, a range of physical formats including account books, baptism records, bills, certificates, date books, deeds, diaries, indentures invoices, leases, letters, receipts, tax records and wills, comprise a powerful amalgam of multiple creators, subject areas, time periods, and geographic locations that offer unprecedented views into the history of New York and the United States. Funds will support the hire of two cataloguers and two cataloging assistants over a two-year period.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (Chicago, IL 60605-2403)
Jodi Lacy (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51687-14
Celestial Cartography Digitization Project

To support: The digitization of 5,300 celestial maps and star charts, works on paper, scientific instruments, and prints from the 15th to 20th centuries, documenting humanity's visual depictions of the cosmos.

The Adler Planetarium seeks NEH support to digitize and make accessible all celestial cartography in the Adler collections. Dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, the Adler's celestial cartography focuses on European astronomy, but also includes significant examples from China and the Islamic world. The intellectual content of the Adler's celestial cartography reaches well beyond the history of astronomy. Researchers use the collection to study subjects related to the history of religion, navigation, technology, art, and printing. From antiquity to the present day, maps of the heavens are tools for understanding human life on Earth. As a result of the celestial cartography digitization project, fragile collections materials will be preserved and available for use in Adler programming. Digitizing celestial cartography and making it freely accessible will open new interdisciplinary research possibilities in art, history, and science.

Project fields: Arts, Other, History of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $109,164 (approved); $109,164 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Louis Kyriakoudes (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51692-14
The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi: Providing Access at the 50th Anniversary

To support: The digitization, indexing, and online publication of 483 oral history interviews documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

The Center for Oral History & Cultural Heritage at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks two years of funding in order to preserve and to make widely available to scholars and the public oral histories related to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Recorded on analog media, these media are currently available only to scholars who can access the collection in person and they are in danger of degradation due to age and media. We ask for funding to support the digitization of these oral histories, compilation of detailed recording logs, and cataloging through the University Libraries. Digital media will then be shared, with complete metadata, to scholars and the public by publishing not only in the Southern Mississippi card catalog, but also through the Mississippi Digital Library (http://www.msdiglib.org) and the Civil Rights Digital Archive.

Project fields: African History, U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Susan Anderson (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present); Matthew Affron (Co Project Director, 06/09/2014 - present)
PW-51697-14
Building a Duchamp Research Portal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

To support: A planning grant for the development of an online research portal for digitized archival materials created by or related to the artist Marcel Duchamp.

Home to the largest and most significant collection of Marcel Duchamp artwork in the world, as well as an unparalleled collection of Duchamp-related archival materials, the Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a one-year planning grant to pursue the first online research portal for digitized archival and reference materials created by or related to the artist. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with the Association Marcel Duchamp and the Musée National d'Art Moderne and Bibliothèque Kandinsky at Paris's Centre Georges Pompidou. Planning activities include consultation with copyright and technical specialists; collections surveys; and a meeting of an Advisory Board, representing Duchamp scholars, arts institutions, and technology and humanities advisors to formalize plans for designing, creating, and maintaining the Research Portal. A comprehensive white paper will document all planning efforts and guide project implementation.

Project fields: Arts, Other, History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2014 – 3/31/2016

Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Lindsay Turley (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51704-14
Illuminating New York City History: Processing, Cataloging, Digitizing, and Rehousing the Museum's Ephemera Collections

To support: Assessment, processing, cataloging, digitization, and rehousing of the Museum of the City of New York's 7,200-item Ephemera Collections documenting a wide range of topics in the history of New York and the United States.

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a grant of $142,056 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a two-year project to improve stewardship of and increase public access to a major collection of printed and three-dimensional ephemera through archival assessment and processing, cataloging, digitization, and rehousing. This initiative will extend the useful life of these holdings for research, exhibition, and public programming. Containing over 7,200 objects of material culture, the Museum's Ephemera Collections include advertisements, handbills, pamphlets, menus, invitations, medals, pins, buttons, badges, three-dimensional souvenirs, and printed textiles, such as ribbons and sashes. These objects-the minor and transient documents and souvenirs of everyday life-provide visual and material insight into New Yorkers' engagement with the social, creative, civic, political, and physical dynamics of the city, from the Colonial era to the present day.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $125,000 (approved); $125,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-4182)
Chet Van Duzer (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51707-14
Multi-spectral Imaging of the World Map by Henricus Martellus (c. 1491) at the Beinecke Library, Yale University

To support: Multi-spectral imaging and digitization of a 15th-century world map, drawn by Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer who worked in Florence, and documenting knowledge of cartography and the world's geography at the time.

Project fields: History of Science, Renaissance History, Renaissance Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $34,268 (approved); $34,268 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

American Numismatic Society (New York, NY 10032)
Andrew Meadows (Project Director, 07/22/2013 - present)
PW-51711-14
Online Coins of the Roman Empire

To support: Cataloging and digitization of approximately 46,000 Roman Imperial coins in the society's collection, and creation of an online reference database describing Roman imperial coin types, with links to specimens in other major coin collections.

Project fields: Ancient History, Archaeology, Art History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Jillian Galle (Project Director, 08/01/2013 - present)
PW-51724-14
Beyond the Mansion 2.0: Completing a Digital Archive for Thirty Years of Archaeological Research at The Hermitage

To support: Cataloging and digitization of 365,000 artifacts from Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage, located near Nashville, Tennessee, that document socio-cultural relations between the owners and the enslaved population from the late 18th century through emancipation.

Project fields: African American Studies, Archaeology, U.S. History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2017

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Dale Cockrell (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51264-13
American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910

To support: 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 amounts: $127,956 (approved); $127,956 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/2015

Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines, IA 50312-2099)
Rose Wood (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51270-13
Sculpture Conservation Project

To support: 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 amounts: $80,000 (approved); $80,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Sanskrit Library (Providence, RI 02906-4629)
Peter Scharf (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51273-13
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Integrating the Houghton Library's Indic Manuscript Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $195,000 (approved); $195,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Rebecca Welzenbach (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51275-13
Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership EEBO-TCP Collections: Navigations

To support: 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 amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY 13244-0001)
K. Matthew Dames (Project Director, 08/21/2014 - present); Sean Quimby (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - 08/20/2014)
PW-51278-13
Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, 1953-1981

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA 91103-1999)
Robert Dirig (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51281-13
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American Innovation: Preserving and Providing Access to 80 Years of Industrial Design History

To support: 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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-2749)
Maria DeWeerdt (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51283-13
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Audiovisual Collection in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY 40506)
Deirdre Scaggs (Project Director, 06/16/2014 - present); Mary Molinaro (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - 06/15/2014)
PW-51288-13
Coal, Camps, and Railroads: Digitizing Primary Sources on Appalachian Economic Development

To support: 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 amounts: $139,596 (approved); $139,596 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30303)
Joseph Hurley (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51290-13
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s

To support: 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 amounts: $210,000 (approved); $210,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Laurie Taylor (Project Director, 07/17/2014 - present); Matthew Loving (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - 07/16/2014)
PW-51301-13
French Pamphlet Planning Project: An International Collaboration for Improvement of Collection Access

To support: 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 amounts: $39,246 (approved); $39,246 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

California State University, Northridge, University Corporation (Northridge, CA 91330-8316)
Kent Kirkton (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51305-13
A Digital Archive of the African American Photography Collection of the Institute for Arts & Media

To support: 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 amounts: $290,000 (approved); $290,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 9/30/2016

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Amanda Seligman (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51309-13
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

To support: 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 amounts: $250,000 (approved); $249,997 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

Society of Architectural Historians (NFP) (Chicago, IL 60610-2144)
Gabrielle Esperdy (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51312-13
SAH Archipedia

To support: 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.

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Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Niek Veldhuis (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51319-13
Reading the Signs: Digital Editions of Ancient Cuneiform Sign Lists

To support: 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 amounts: $194,152 (approved); $194,152 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
David Kohn (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51320-13
Foundations of Darwin's Science: A Digital Manuscripts Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $210,000 (approved); $209,994 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew Edney (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51325-13
History of Cartography Project

To support: 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 amounts: $320,000 (approved); $320,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet Spitz (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51334-13
Planning a Central Cartographic Web Portal for the Revolutionary War Era, 1750-1800

To support: 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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Kate Blanch (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51338-13
Access to Art in Encyclopedic Context

To support: 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 amounts: $39,720 (approved); $39,720 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR 97205)
Donald Urquhart (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51339-13
Northwest Art Initiative, Phase II

To support: 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 amounts: $171,765 (approved); $171,765 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Seth Kronemer (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51343-13
The J. Clay Smith, Jr., Papers Project

To support: 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 amounts: $90,000 (approved); $90,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew Stolper (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51344-13
The Persepolis Fortification Archive Project

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Jo Hackett (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51346-13
Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

Colorado Humanities (Greenwood Village, CO 80218-2391)
William Wei (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51354-13
Colorado Encyclopedia

To support: 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 amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Arhoolie Foundation (El Cerrito, CA 94530-3123)
Tom Diamant (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51361-13
Digitizing the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings

To support: 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 amounts: $204,320 (approved); $204,320 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600)
Tara Laver (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51368-13
Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past

To support: 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 amounts: $194,152 (approved); $194,152 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Barnum Museum (Bridgeport, CT 06604-4912)
Adrienne Saint Pierre (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51397-13
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Planning for "The Greatest Digitization Project on Earth" with the P. T. Barnum Collections of The Barnum Museum Foundation

To support: 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 amounts: $34,213 (approved); $34,213 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Fayetteville, AR 72701)
Jesse Casana (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51419-13
The CORONA Atlas Project: Correction and distribution of declassified satellite imagery for archaeological research.

To support: 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 amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

University of South Carolina Research Foundation (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Heather Heckman (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51427-13
Fox Movietone News Digitization Project, Phase I

To support: 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 amounts: $230,000 (approved); $229,997 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2016

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588)
Adrian Wisnicki (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51436-13
The Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP)

To support: 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 amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016

University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE 68182-0001)
Thomas Gouttierre (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51452-13
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Metadata Construction and Digitizing Maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan

To support: 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 amounts: $39,684 (approved); $39,684 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Mara Wade (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51454-13
Emblematica Online II

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 11/30/2015

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60603-6488)
Matthew Witkovsky (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51465-13
Cataloging, Conservation, and Online Publication at the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Photography

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51472-13
New Fieldwork for DARE

To support: 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 amounts: $330,000 (approved); $330,000 (awarded)
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 (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51478-13
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America in the Near East, 1819-2010: Preservation and Access Planning for the American Mission Board (ABM) Collection

To support: 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.

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

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO 80205)
Stephen Nash (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present); Rene Payne (Co Project Director, 09/03/2013 - present)
PW-51492-13
Enhancing Access to the Humanities Image Archive: Processing, Re-housing, and Digitizing

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana Museum Foundation (New Orleans, LA 70176)
Greg Lambousy (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51494-13
Digitize Louisiana's Colonial Documents

To support: 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 amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Country Music Foundation, Inc. (Nashville, TN 37203-4206)
Lee Boulie (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51496-13
Preservation and Access: Digitizing Rare and Fragile Components of the Country Music Foundation Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan Yarshater (Project Director, 07/26/2012 - present)
PW-51507-13
Encyclopaedia Iranica Online

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Tufts University (Medford, MA 02155-5818)
Gregory Crane (Project Director, 11/05/2012 - present)
PW-51511-13
CNR and Perseus Collaboration

No statement available.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
Lise Dobrin (Project Director, 02/11/2013 - present)
PW-51513-13
Glossing and Archiving Bukiyip Arapesh Texts

No statement available.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $13,289 (approved); $13,289 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

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 statement available.

Project fields: Architecture, Urban History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $28,500 (approved); $28,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Fordham University (Bronx, NY 10458-9993)
Sandra Arnold (Project Director, 05/15/2013 - present)
PW-51516-13
Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

No statement available.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
Patricia Fumerton (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-50983-12
English Broadside Ballads Archive: Crawford Ballads

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette Healey (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51001-12
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone (Project Director, 02/14/2014 - present); Daniel De Simone (Project Director, 02/14/2014 - present); Stephen Enniss (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 02/13/2014)
PW-51002-12
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Creating Access to 17th-Century British Book Illustrations

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Grant Frame (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51004-12
Preserving and Providing Access to the Official Inscriptions of the Kings of Assyria, 744 to 669 B.C.

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK 74104-9700)
Sean Latham (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51010-12
The Modernist Journals Project: American Periodicals 1901-1922

To support: 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 amounts: $270,000 (approved); $270,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Bay Area & Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Barclay Ogden (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51011-12
California Light and Sound: The California Audiovisual Preservation Project

To support: 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 amounts: $153,357 (approved); $153,357 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Michelle DiMeo (Project Director, 09/10/2013 - present); Maura Marx (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 09/09/2013)
PW-51014-12
Expanding the Medical Heritage Library: Preserving and Providing Online Access to Historical Medical Periodicals

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Robert Mintz (Project Director, 03/26/2013 - present); William Noel (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 03/25/2013)
PW-51019-12
Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts

To support: 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 amounts: $265,000 (approved); $265,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Cynthia Ghering (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51024-12
Digitizing the records of the MSU Vietnam Advisory Group and Related Collections

To support: 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 amounts: $265,000 (approved); $264,998 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Afsaneh Najmabadi (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51027-12
Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran: A Digital Archive and Website

To support: 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.

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Project fields: Near and Middle Eastern History
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $197,650 (approved); $196,623 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2014

University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Nicolette Bromberg (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51038-12
Vision of the Mountains: Preserving and Creating Access to Films of Mountaineering in the West

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO 63166-0299)
Trish Rose-Sandler (Project Director, 11/28/2012 - present); Christopher Freeland (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 11/27/2012)
PW-51041-12
Creating Digital Access to Natural History Illustrations

To support: 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 amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688)
Andra Darlington (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51045-12
Processing and Creating Access to the Szeemann Archive

To support: 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.

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

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08544-2001)
Jeffrey Friedland (Co Project Director, 01/08/2015 - present); Clifford Wulfman (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51046-12
The Blue Mountain Project: Digitizing Periodicals of the Avant-Garde

To support: 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 amounts: $227,054 (approved); $227,054 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510)
Elizabeth Beaudin (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51052-12
Digitize and Create Access Collections Related to Religion

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA 02472)
Betsy McGinnity (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51055-12
Arranging, Describing, and Creating Access to the Archives at Perkins School for the Blind

To support: 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 amounts: $98,007 (approved); $98,007 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Daniel Carpenter (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51056-12
A Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions

To support: 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 amounts: $260,231 (approved); $260,231 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Thomas Caswell (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51064-12
Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage: An Interactive Digital Collection for the Nation's Oldest City

To support: 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 amounts: $265,000 (approved); $265,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew Gibson (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51071-12
Digitizing and Creating Access to Archival Collections Related to the African American Experience in Virginia, 1861 to 1902

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Steven Weiss (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51081-12
From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music

To support: 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 amounts: $131,765 (approved); $131,765 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of Nebraska, Board of Regents (Lincoln, NE 68588-0430)
Kenneth Price (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51082-12
An Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman's Literary Manuscripts

To support: 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 amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Ewa Barczyk (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51087-12
Saving and Sharing the AGS Library's Historic Film Collections II: Acetate Negatives and Motion Picture Film

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $279,099 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51088-12
Compilation of the Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale, 1900 to 1950 (RIPM)

To support: 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 amounts: $265,000 (approved); $265,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

New York City Municipal Archives (New York, NY 10007-1210)
Marcia Kirk (Project Director, 03/26/2014 - present); Leonora Gidlund (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 03/25/2014)
PW-51103-12
New York District Attorney Case Files, 1916-1925, Preservation and Indexing Project

To support: 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 amounts: $81,000 (approved); $81,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Susan Milbrath (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51116-12
Creating an Online Catalog of the Cerros Archaeological Collection

To support: 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.

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Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $52,965 (approved); $52,965 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

University of Central Florida, Orlando (Orlando, FL 32816-8005)
Mark Kamrath (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51124-12
Creating the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2015

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Jon Miller (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51148-12
Enhancing the Online International Mission Photography Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $280,000 (approved); $280,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Chon Noriega (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51155-12
Documenting and Preserving the Post World War II Generation of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles

To support: 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 amounts: $185,000 (approved); $185,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN 37240-0001)
David Michelson (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51161-12
The Syriac Reference Portal: New Access to Sources for the History of the Middle East

To support: 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.

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc. (Boston, MA 02115-4557)
Bridget Carr (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51179-12
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Content Digitization and Accessibility Project, Phase One: Program Books 1888-2011

To support: 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 amounts: $93,000 (approved); $93,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 8/31/2013

Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
Vita Paladino (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51182-12
Creating Electronic Catalog of the Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections

To support: 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 amounts: $240,000 (approved); $240,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX 76113-2365)
Jana Hill (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51201-12
Access to the Artist Archives

To support: 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 amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164-0001)
Kimberly Christen Withey (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51209-12
Digitize and Create Online Access to Objects of Native American Collections

To support: 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 amounts: $142,524 (approved); $142,524 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208-4182)
Alba Fernandez-Keys (Project Director, 02/10/2014 - present); Jennifer Whitlock (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 02/09/2014)
PW-51217-12
Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House & Garden Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $190,000 (approved); $190,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of Arkansas, Little Rock (Little Rock, AR 72204-1000)
Brad Cushman (Project Director, 01/10/2012 - present)
PW-51255-12
Chairman's Grant for Joe Jones: The Struggle of the South

No statement available.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 2/28/2016

American Heritage Society (Rockville, MD 20850-4122)
Edwin Grosvenor (Project Director, 02/03/2012 - present)
PW-51257-12
Chairman's Grant for National Portal to Historic Collections

No statement available.

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

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Susan Brynteson (Project Director, 02/29/2012 - present)
PW-51259-12
Storage of Electronic Files of the Senatorial Papers of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

No statement available.

Project fields: American Government, Political Science, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy Shawcross (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50747-11
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Modern, Western Manuscripts, 1601-1800

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627)
James Farrington (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50753-11
Digitizing Public Domain Musical Scores and Books from the Sibley Music Library

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $299,973 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Oregon, Eugene (Eugene, OR 97403)
Deborah Carver (Project Director, 07/25/2011 - present); Jodi Allison-Bunnell (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - 07/24/2011)
PW-50755-11
Northwest Digital Archives: Expanding Access to Northwest Archival Collections

To support: 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 amounts: $137,756 (approved); $137,756 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha Briggs (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50757-11
"Everywhere West": Preserving and Enhancing Access to the Records of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 3/31/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew Stolper (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50767-11
Persepolis Fortification Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Matthew Cohen (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50772-11
Walt Whitman's Annotations

To support: 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 amounts: $168,519 (approved); $168,519 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Frick Collection (New York, NY 10021)
Inge Reist (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50778-11
Digitizing Deteriorating Images of Works of Art Photographed in American Collections

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Kathleen McHugh (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50779-11
Making Invisible Histories Visible

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

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew Edney (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50780-11
History of Cartography

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Saralyn Hardy (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50797-11
Photographing and Creating Access to Collections of Global Art and Culture at the Spencer Museum of Art

To support: 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 amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge (Stockbridge, MA 01262-9702)
Stephanie Plunkett (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50813-11
Reformatting, Processing, and Creating Access to Selected Magnetic Tape Holdings from the Norman Rockwell Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $85,000 (approved); $85,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012

American Institute of Physics (College Park, MD 20740-3841)
R. Joseph Anderson (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50820-11
Making Accessible Oral History Interviews in the History of Physics, Astronomy, and Allied Fields

To support: 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 amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
Paul Beelitz (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50831-11
Imaging the Mexican Archaeology Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Carl Childs (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50845-11
Digitization of the Petersburg Virginia Chancery Causes, 1803-1912

To support: 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 amounts: $155,071 (approved); $155,071 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (Frankfort, KY 40601-1931)
Sarah Milligan (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50846-11
Pass the Word : The Guide to Oral History in Kentucky

To support: 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 amounts: $100,000 (approved); $99,120 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Karen Cook (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50847-11
Exploring the History of 19th-Century Ornithology and Scientific Illustration through the Works of John Gould

To support: 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 amounts: $70,939 (approved); $70,939 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Walter Hawthorne (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50851-11
Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network

To support: 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 amounts: $100,000 (approved); $99,994 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Sarah Henry (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50861-11
Conserving, Digitizing, and Creating Access to the J. Clarence Davies Collection of Art

To support: 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 amounts: $222,370 (approved); $222,370 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

University of Missouri Libraries (Kansas City, MO 64110)
Bonnie Postlethwaite (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50866-11
KMBC Audio Preservation and Access

To support: 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 amounts: $127,536 (approved); $127,536 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Ohio State University, Main Campus (Columbus, OH 43210-1307)
Susan Huntington (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50872-11
Imaging the Buddha

To support: 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 amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2016

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan Yarshater (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50882-11
Encyclopaedia Iranica [EI]

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
J. Ritchie Garrison (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50897-11
Sampler Archive Project

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2014

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Marguerite Ragnow (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50904-11
Revealing Maps: Preserving and Creating Access to the Bound Maps in the James Ford Bell Library Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 11/30/2015

American Folklore Society (Columbus, OH 43210)
Steve Green (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50910-11
National Folklore Archives Initiative

To support: 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 amounts: $257,819 (approved); $257,819 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY 10458)
Susan Fraser (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50913-11
Cataloging and Digitizing the LuEsther T. Mertz Library's Nursery and Trade Catalog Collection

To support: 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.

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

Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe, IL 60022)
Leora Siegel (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50915-11
Conserving and Creating Digital Access to Rare Botanical Volumes Dating from the 16th to the 20th Century

To support: 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 amounts: $172,000 (approved); $172,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2015

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699)
Matthew Lyons (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50928-11
Processing, Conserving, and Digitizing Ethnic History Collections for the Digital Center for Americana

To support: 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 amounts: $160,000 (approved); $160,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
William Weinstein (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50931-11
Digitization of the Decorative Arts Collections in Study-Storage

To support: 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 amounts: $228,080 (approved); $228,080 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10018)
Elizabeth Denlinger (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50939-11
Shelley-Godwin Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2015

Bessemer Historical Society (Pueblo, CO 81001)
Timorhy Hawkins (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50943-11
Colorado Fuel and Iron Archive Minnequa Steel Works and Steelworkers Project

To support: 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 amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Dace Taube (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50952-11
Invisible L.A.: Documenting the Early 20th Century in the Dick Whittington Photographic Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $296,868 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert (Project Director, 07/19/2010 - present)
PW-50959-11
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

To support: 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 amounts: $300,000 (approved); $300,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis (Project Director, 09/23/2011 - present)
PW-51254-11
The Origins of Identities of Africans Entering the Transatlantic Slave Trade

No statement available.

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

National Film Preservation Foundation (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Annette Melville (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50498-10
Treasures V: The West, 1897-1935

To support: 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 amounts: $305,000 (approved); $305,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette Healey (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50500-10
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

To support: 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 amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Grant Frame (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50501-10
Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

To support: 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 amounts: $240,655 (approved); $240,654 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY 10016-4309)
John Graziano (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50513-10
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene, 1862-1875, from Selected Printed Sources

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $314,257 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Robert Scholes (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50516-10
The Modernist Journals Project: The Crisis, The Egoist, The Little Review, Others

To support: 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 amounts: $144,801 (approved); $144,801 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Robert Mintz (Project Director, 09/21/2012 - present); William Noel (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - 09/20/2012)
PW-50518-10
Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $315,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387)
Martin Levitt (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50520-10
Cataloging and Contextualizing the World's Largest Known Collection of Printed Works by Charles Darwin

To support: 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 amounts: $146,321 (approved); $146,321 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives (West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Joseph Hawkins (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50526-10
ONE Archives Cataloging Project: Founders and Pioneers

To support: 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 amounts: $272,086 (approved); $272,086 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet Spitz (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50528-10
Preservation and Access for Historic Maps and Atlases from Europe's Exploration and Colonization in the Americas, 1500-1800

To support: 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 amounts: $275,367 (approved); $275,367 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 5/31/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone (Project Director, 02/14/2014 - present); Stephen Enniss (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - 02/13/2014)
PW-50530-10
Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $315,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2016

Smith College (Northampton, MA 01063-0001)
Maida Goodwin (Project Director, 10/12/2012 - present); Sherrill Redmon (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - 10/11/2012)
PW-50534-10
Uncovering Women's Work for Equality Across the 20th Century: An Archival Processing Project of the Sophia Smith Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $265,000 (approved); $265,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James Akerman (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50535-10
Online Archive and Guide for Transportation, Travel, and Wayfinding Cartography in American History and Culture

To support: 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 amounts: $349,825 (approved); $349,825 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2015

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Karen Cariani (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50539-10
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age Digital Library Project

To support: 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 amounts: $259,725 (approved); $259,725 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 7/31/2014

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
Kara McClurken (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50540-10
Lens into Mid-20th Century America

To support: 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 amounts: $254,600 (approved); $254,600 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50551-10
Dictionary of American Regional English

To support: 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.

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Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45221-0001)
Stephen Marine (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50552-10
Digitizing the Correspondence and Photographs of Albert Sabin

To support: 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 amounts: $314,258 (approved); $314,258 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

CUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY 11210-2850)
Anthony Cucchiara (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50556-10
Beyond the Ring: Arranging and Describing the Hank Kaplan Boxing Archive, 1812-2007.

To support: 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 amounts: $311,064 (approved); $311,064 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Thomas Elliott (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50557-10
Pleiades: Content and Community for Ancient Geography

To support: 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 amounts: $298,457 (approved); $298,457 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Alexandra Stern (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50559-10
The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia

To support: 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 amounts: $314,688 (approved); $314,688 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Jeffrey Quilter (Project Director, 06/19/2012 - present); William Fash (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - 09/14/2011); David Pilbeam (Project Director, 09/15/2011 - 06/18/2012)
PW-50560-10
Digitizing, Re-housing, Cataloging, and Creating Online Access to the Peabody Museum's Photograph Collection

To support: 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 amounts: $215,099 (approved); $215,099 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 11/30/2012

Massillon Public Library (Massillon, OH 44646-8488)
Sherie Brown (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50564-10
Digitization of the Thomas and Charity Rotch Documents

To support: 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 amounts: $22,657 (approved); $22,657 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI 53212)
Christopher Baruth (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50572-10
Saving and Sharing the American Geographical Society Library's Historic Nitrate Negative Images

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $315,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Arhoolie Foundation (El Cerrito, CA 94530-3123)
Tom Diamant (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50578-10
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Strachwitz-Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings

To support: 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 amounts: $264,658 (approved); $264,658 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 7/31/2013

New York City Municipal Archives (New York, NY 10007-1210)
Leonora Gidlund (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50579-10
New York City Felony Indictment Records, 1878-1893, Microfilming and Digitizing Project

To support: 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 amounts: $180,374 (approved); $180,374 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

University of Akron, Main Campus (Akron, OH 44325-0001)
S. Fleischer (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50583-10
Processing, Conserving, and Digitizing the Photographic Archives of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1912-1951

To support: 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 amounts: $303,204 (approved); $303,204 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
Patricia Fumerton (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50602-10
English Broadside Ballad Archive

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $315,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

Society of Architectural Historians (NFP) (Chicago, IL 60610-2144)
Pauline Saliga (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50603-10
Buildings of the United States Online

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

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Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $262,881 (approved); $262,881 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5679)
James Green (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50619-10
Access to Uncataloged 18th- and 19th-Century Ephemera in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia

To support: 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 amounts: $235,354 (approved); $235,354 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2012

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203)
Cathy Hartman (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50625-10
Mapping the Southwest

To support: 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 amounts: $314,688 (approved); $310,490 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

Washington State Historical Society (Tacoma, WA 98402-3109)
Shanna Stevenson (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50631-10
Washington Women's History

To support: 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 amounts: $215,000 (approved); $214,421 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 5/31/2013

Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA 90013-1821)
Clement Hanami (Project Director, 04/06/2012 - present); Lisa Sasaki (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - 04/05/2012)
PW-50638-10
Miné Okubo: Preserving the Views from Within

To support: 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 amounts: $65,055 (approved); $65,055 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 10/31/2012

RIPM Consortium Ltd. (Baltimore, MD 21211)
H. Robert Cohen (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50646-10
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals [RIPM]

To support: 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 amounts: $315,000 (approved); $315,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

New York Public Radio (New York, NY 10007-1602)
Andy Lanset (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50662-10
The WNYC Radio Audio Preservation and Access Project

To support: 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.