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Museum of the City of New York, Inc. (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Lindsay Turley (Project Director: July 2017 to present)
Eyes on America: Processing and Cataloging the LOOK Collection

Processing a collection of approximately 170,000 photographic negatives from LOOK magazine, including cataloging, copyright research, evaluation, and creation of 8,500 reference scans.

This eighteen-month project is part of an ongoing endeavor to provide access to the LOOK Collection, which includes photographs for 2,242 stories from 41 different photographers made between 1938 and 1968 for LOOK magazine, and vividly documents the cultural transformation of the nation from World War II through the Cold War era. Rather than continuing to focus efforts solely on digitization, the Museum determined that the next phase of this project should be to process the collection as a unit. This project will continue our progress toward increased public access to photographs from the LOOK Collection through processing, assignment level cataloging, copyright research, and evaluation.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

$96,618 (approved)
$96,618 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 10/31/2020