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PW-259079-18

Modern Language Association of America (New York, NY 10003-6981)
Barbara Chen (Project Director: July 2017 to present)

The Hidden History of Modern Language: Revitalizing the Archives of the Modern Language Association

The arrangement and description of 42 linear feet of organizational records of the Modern Language Association dating from 1896 to 2010.  These archival materials would also be rehoused and a collection finding aid produced.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) seeks National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant support for a project titled The Hidden History of Modern Language: Revitalizing the Archives of the Modern Language Association. The MLA aims to process, preserve, and catalog materials in its core archival collection, called the General Chronological Series (GCS), 1896–2010. Cataloging will result in both a searchable database and a classic finding aid hosted on the MLA archives Web site. This project will transform a hard-to-access and little-known repository of historical documents into a widely accessible, twenty-first-century digital archives and rich educational resource and will result in the creation of what may be the first publicly accessible archives on the study of modern languages in America as a unified subject.

Project fields:
History, Other; Languages, Other

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$16,635 (approved)
$16,635 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 10/1/2018