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Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson, MS 39205-0571)
Forrest Galey (Project Director: July 2018 to present)
Sharing the Literary and Photographic Legacy of Eudora Welty

The preservation and availability of the papers of American author Eudora Welty (1909-2001), including conservation treatment of 60 items; digitization of selected manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings; and the creation of catalog records to facilitate discovery of the materials.

In the proposed project staff will: ensure the long-term preservation of the Eudora Welty Collection by performing necessary in-house measures and by sending sixty pieces for treatment by a professional conservator; digitize, inspect, and compile metadata for over 13,200 selected pieces (approx. 19,800 scans); and prepare electronic records descriptions for accessing the Welty Collection, three complementary collections, and nine (9) sound recordings from the Department’s Audiovisual Collection, thus creating a digital repository of Welty materials available to scholars, teachers and other researchers throughout the world.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

$217,982 (approved)
$217,982 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 9/30/2022