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Date range: 2011-2013
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Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001)
Dale Cockrell
PW-51264-13
American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910

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 amount awarded: $127,956
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines, IA 50312-2099)
Rose Marie Wood
PW-51270-13
Sculpture Conservation Project

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 amount awarded: $80,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Sanskrit Library (Providence, RI 02906-4629)
Peter M. Scharf
PW-51273-13
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Integrating the Houghton Library's Indic Manuscript Collection

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 amount awarded: $195,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Rebecca Anne Welzenbach
PW-51275-13
Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership EEBO-TCP Collections: Navigations

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY 13244-0001)
Sean Quimby
PW-51278-13
Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, 1953-1981

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA 91103-1999)
Robert Phillip Dirig
PW-51281-13
American Innovation: Preserving and Providing Access to 80 Years of Industrial Design History

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 amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR 97520-2749)
Maria DeWeerdt
PW-51283-13
Digitizing and Creating Access to the Audiovisual Collection in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Archives

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY 40506)
Mary H. Molinaro
PW-51288-13
Coal, Camps, and Railroads: Digitizing Primary Sources on Appalachian Economic Development

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 amount awarded: $139,596
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

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

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 amount awarded: $210,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Matthew Loving
PW-51301-13
French Pamphlet Planning Project: An International Collaboration for Improvement of Collection Access

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 amount awarded: $39,246
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $290,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 9/30/2016

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Amanda I. Seligman
PW-51309-13
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

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 amount awarded: $249,997
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 8/31/2015

Society of Architectural Historians (NFP) (Chicago, IL 60610-2144)
Gabrielle Esperdy
PW-51312-13
SAH Archipedia

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.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $226,803
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Niek C. Veldhuis
PW-51319-13
Reading the Signs: Digital Editions of Ancient Cuneiform Sign Lists

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 amount awarded: $194,152
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

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

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 amount awarded: $209,994
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew H. Edney
PW-51325-13
History of Cartography Project

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 amount awarded: $320,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Kate Blanch
PW-51338-13
Access to Art in Encyclopedic Context

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 amount awarded: $39,720
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR 97205)
Donald Urquhart
PW-51339-13
Northwest Art Initiative, Phase II

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 amount awarded: $171,765
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Seth M. Kronemer
PW-51343-13
The J. Clay Smith, Jr., Papers Project

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 amount awarded: $90,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew W. Stolper
PW-51344-13
The Persepolis Fortification Archive Project

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Jo Ann Hackett
PW-51346-13
Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2016

Colorado Humanities (Greenwood Village, CO 80218-2391)
William Wei
PW-51354-13
Colorado Encyclopedia

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

Arhoolie Foundation (El Cerrito, CA 94530-3123)
Tom Diamant
PW-51361-13
Digitizing the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings

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 amount awarded: $102,160
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600)
Tara Zachary Laver
PW-51368-13
Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past

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 amount awarded: $194,152
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $34,213
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

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

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 amount awarded: $229,997
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588)
Adrian Wisnicki
PW-51436-13
The Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project (LEAP)

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2016

University of Nebraska, Omaha (Omaha, NE 68182-0001)
Thomas E. Gouttierre
PW-51452-13
Metadata Construction and Digitizing Maps of Afghanistan and Pakistan

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 amount awarded: $39,684
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Mara R. Wade
PW-51454-13
Emblematica Online II

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 5/31/2015

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60603-6488)
Matthew S. Witkovsky
PW-51465-13
Cataloging, Conservation, and Online Publication at the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Photography

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan H. Hall
PW-51472-13
New Fieldwork for DARE

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 amount awarded: $330,000
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
PW-51478-13
America in the Near East, 1819-2010: Preservation and Access Planning for the American Mission Board (ABM) Collection

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.

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

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO 80205)
Stephen E. Nash (project director)
Rene Payne (co-project director)
PW-51492-13
Enhancing Access to the Humanities Image Archive: Processing, Re-housing, and Digitizing

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2016

Louisiana Museum Foundation (New Orleans, LA 70176)
Greg Lambousy
PW-51494-13
Digitize Louisiana's Colonial Documents

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016

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

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan O. Yarshater
PW-51507-13
Encyclopaedia Iranica Online

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 amount awarded: $150,000
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Tufts University (Medford, MA 02155-5818)
Gregory R. Crane
PW-51511-13
CNR and Perseus Collaboration

No description available.

Project fields: Ancient Languages
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
Lise M. Dobrin
PW-51513-13
Glossing and Archiving Bukiyip Arapesh Texts

No description available.

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $13,289
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

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 description available.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $28,500
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Fordham University (Bronx, NY 10458-9993)
Sandra Arnold
PW-51516-13
Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

No description available.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/30/2014

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
M. Patricia Fumerton
PW-50983-12
English Broadside Ballads Archive: Crawford Ballads

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada)
Antonette diPaolo Healey
PW-51001-12
Dictionary of Old English [DOE]

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone
PW-51002-12
Cataloging, Digitizing, and Creating Access to 17th-Century British Book Illustrations

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $270,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Bay Area & Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Barclay W. Ogden
PW-51011-12
California Light and Sound: The California Audiovisual Preservation Project

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 amount awarded: $153,357
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Michelle DiMeo
PW-51014-12
Expanding the Medical Heritage Library: Preserving and Providing Online Access to Historical Medical Periodicals

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD 21201-5185)
Robert Mintz
PW-51019-12
Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts

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 amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Cynthia Anne Ghering
PW-51024-12
Digitizing the records of the MSU Vietnam Advisory Group and Related Collections

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 amount awarded: $264,998
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

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

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.

Harvard University seeks renewed funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue its development of the Women's World in Qajar Iran project, a comprehensive digital archive and website that preserves, links and renders accessible primary source materials related to the social and cultural history of women' worlds during the reign of the Qajar dynasty, 1796 to 1925 in Iran. The dynasty is perhaps most notable for a series of intense interactions with Europe, many of which introduced cultural and political changes that still resonate in the Iran of today. The WWQI project addresses a significant gap in the scholarship related to this important time in the history of Iran by making available writings and other personal documents created by, and reflecting the lives of, women during the Qajar era. Since the project began in 2009 approximately 20,000 digital facsimiles have been created.

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

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

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO 63166-0299)
Trish Rose-Sandler
PW-51041-12
Creating Digital Access to Natural History Illustrations

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 amount awarded: $260,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688)
Andra Darlington
PW-51045-12
Processing and Creating Access to the Szeemann Archive

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 amount awarded: $230,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08544-2001)
Clifford Edward Wulfman
PW-51046-12
The Blue Mountain Project: Digitizing Periodicals of the Avant-Garde

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 amount awarded: $227,054
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510)
Elizabeth Ann Seton Beaudin
PW-51052-12
Digitize and Create Access Collections Related to Religion

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA 02472)
Betsy McGinnity
PW-51055-12
Arranging, Describing, and Creating Access to the Archives at Perkins School for the Blind

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 amount awarded: $98,007
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Daniel Carpenter
PW-51056-12
A Digital Archive of Massachusetts Anti-Slavery and Anti-Segregation Petitions

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 amount awarded: $260,231
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew S. Gibson
PW-51071-12
Digitizing and Creating Access to Archival Collections Related to the African American Experience in Virginia, 1861 to 1902

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Steven M. Weiss
PW-51081-12
From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music

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 amount awarded: $131,765
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $279,099
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

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

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 amount awarded: $265,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

New York City Municipal Archives (New York, NY 10007-1210)
Marcia Kirk
PW-51103-12
New York District Attorney Case Files, 1916-1925, Preservation and Indexing Project

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 amount awarded: $81,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

University of Florida Libraries (Gainesville, FL 32611)
Susan Milbrath
PW-51116-12
Creating an Online Catalog of the Cerros Archaeological Collection

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.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $52,965
Grant period: 6/1/2012 – 5/31/2014

University of Central Florida, Orlando (Orlando, FL 32816-8005)
Mark Kamrath
PW-51124-12
Creating the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive

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 amount awarded: $200,000
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2015

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Jon Miller
PW-51148-12
Enhancing the Online International Mission Photography Archive

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 amount awarded: $280,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $185,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN 37240-0001)
David Allen Michelson
PW-51161-12
The Syriac Reference Portal: New Access to Sources for the History of the Middle East

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.

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra (Boston, MA 02115-4511)
Bridget M. Carr
PW-51179-12
Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives Content Digitization and Accessibility Project, Phase One: Program Books 1888-2011

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 amount awarded: $93,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 8/31/2013

Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
Vita Paladino
PW-51182-12
Creating Electronic Catalog of the Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections

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 amount awarded: $240,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX 76113-2365)
Jana Hill
PW-51201-12
Access to the Artist Archives

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 amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164-0001)
Kimberly Ann Christen
PW-51209-12
Digitize and Create Online Access to Objects of Native American Collections

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 amount awarded: $142,524
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208-4182)
Alba Fernandez-Keys
PW-51217-12
Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House & Garden Collection

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 amount awarded: $190,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

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

No description available.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 2/28/2014

American Heritage Society (Rockville, MD 20850-4122)
Edwin S. Grosvenor
PW-51257-12
Chairman's Grant for National Portal to Historic Collections

No description available.

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

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Susan Brynteson
PW-51259-12
Storage of Electronic Files of the Senatorial Papers of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

No description available.

Project fields: American Government
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Nancy M. Shawcross
PW-50747-11
Digitizing the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Modern, Western Manuscripts, 1601-1800

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 1/31/2014

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627)
James Farrington
PW-50753-11
Digitizing Public Domain Musical Scores and Books from the Sibley Music Library

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 amount awarded: $299,973
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Oregon, Eugene (Eugene, OR 97403)
Deborah A. Carver
PW-50755-11
Northwest Digital Archives: Expanding Access to Northwest Archival Collections

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 amount awarded: $137,756
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs
PW-50757-11
"Everywhere West": Preserving and Enhancing Access to the Records of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 3/31/2015

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Matthew W. Stolper
PW-50767-11
Persepolis Fortification Archive

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Matthew Cohen,
PW-50772-11
Walt Whitman's Annotations

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 amount awarded: $168,519
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Frick Collection (New York, NY 10021)
Inge Reist
PW-50778-11
Digitizing Deteriorating Images of Works of Art Photographed in American Collections

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Kathleen McHugh
PW-50779-11
Making Invisible Histories Visible

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

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Matthew H. Edney
PW-50780-11
History of Cartography

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Saralyn Reece Hardy
PW-50797-11
Photographing and Creating Access to Collections of Global Art and Culture at the Spencer Museum of Art

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 amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA 01262-9800)
Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
PW-50813-11
Reformatting, Processing, and Creating Access to Selected Magnetic Tape Holdings from the Norman Rockwell Archive

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 amount awarded: $85,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012

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

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 amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY 10024-5193)
Paul F. Beelitz
PW-50831-11
Imaging the Mexican Archaeology Collection

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA 23219-8000)
Carl M. C. Childs
PW-50845-11
Digitization of the Petersburg Virginia Chancery Causes, 1803-1912

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 amount awarded: $155,071
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (Frankfort, KY 40601-1931)
Sarah Milligan
PW-50846-11
Pass the Word : The Guide to Oral History in Kentucky

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 amount awarded: $99,120
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Karen S. Cook
PW-50847-11
Exploring the History of 19th-Century Ornithology and Scientific Illustration through the Works of John Gould

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 amount awarded: $70,939
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-1168)
Walter Hawthorne
PW-50851-11
Biographies: The Atlantic Slave Data Network

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 amount awarded: $99,994
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY 10029-5287)
Sarah M. Henry
PW-50861-11
Conserving, Digitizing, and Creating Access to the J. Clarence Davies Collection of Art

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 amount awarded: $222,370
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

University of Missouri Libraries (Kansas City, MO 64110)
Bonnie Sue Postlethwaite
PW-50866-11
KMBC Audio Preservation and Access

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 amount awarded: $127,536
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Ohio State University, Main Campus (Columbus, OH 43210-1307)
Susan L. Huntington
PW-50872-11
Imaging the Buddha

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 amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Ehsan O. Yarshater
PW-50882-11
Encyclopaedia Iranica [EI]

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
J. Ritchie Garrison
PW-50897-11
Sampler Archive Project

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2014

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

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

American Folklore Society (Columbus, OH 43210)
Steve Green
PW-50910-11
National Folklore Archives Initiative

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 amount awarded: $257,819
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

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

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.

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

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

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 amount awarded: $172,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2015

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

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 amount awarded: $160,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
William Weinstein
PW-50931-11
Digitization of the Decorative Arts Collections in Study-Storage

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 amount awarded: $228,080
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10018)
Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger
PW-50939-11
Shelley-Godwin Archive

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

Bessemer Historical Society (Pueblo, CO 81001)
Timorhy Howard Hawkins
PW-50943-11
Colorado Fuel and Iron Archive Minnequa Steel Works and Steelworkers Project

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 amount awarded: $250,000
Grant period: 8/1/2011 – 7/31/2013

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

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 amount awarded: $296,868
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
David Seubert
PW-50959-11
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)

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 amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 5/31/2014

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
David Eltis
PW-51254-11
The Origins of Identities of Africans Entering the Transatlantic Slave Trade

No description available.

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

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