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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz (Project Director: July 2014 to December 2015)
Evan Thornberry (Project Director: December 2015 to present)

Central Web Portal to Maps of the American Revolution

The implementation of a Web portal to deliver 4,000 historic maps covering the Revolutionary War period, with a focus on Boston, the Atlantic region, and North America.

Leventhal Map Center is launching a Central Cartographic Web Portal focused on North America and the West Indies during the American Revolutionary War era, namely the time period from 1750 to 1800. Utilizing sophisticated technological functions, the Portal is curated to include the rarest and most informative printed and manuscript maps from 11 partners in the U.S. and U.K. that hold outstanding works which augment LMCs distinctive holdings from this era. It is a freely available online collection of 4,000 digital images, complete with scholarly references to the items, lesson plans for educators, and technology to create and manipulate maps using historic data; thereby enhancing traditional research in the humanities and enabling the creation of new information. The Portal is a resource for students, scholars, and the general public interested in or studying the historical, geographic, and cultural context of events in North America during the second half of the 18th century.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 4/30/2018