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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew Gibson (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - present)
PW-51071-12
Digitizing and Creating Access to Archival Collections Related to the African American Experience in Virginia, 1861 to 1902

To support: 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.

"Encyclopedia Virginia," a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, in partnership with the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, a project of the Library of Virginia, seeks support from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create more than 300 entries and a comparable number of transcribed primary sources for the encyclopedia's newest section, Freedom to Disfranchisement: The African American Experience in Virginia, 1861 to 1902, which traces the story of African Americans in Virginia from the ending of slavery and the beginnings of freedom and citizenship to the legislated 1902 reversal of those civil rights.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 5/31/2015

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Matthew Gibson (Project Director, 08/04/2008 - present)
PW-50312-09
Encyclopedia Virginia

To support: Development of the Encyclopedia Virginia, an online reference work of comprehensive, peer reviewed, and digitally born content that focuses on Virginia's people, history, government, economy, and culture.

Encyclopedia Virginia (EV), a multi-year online publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), is a publicly accessible reference work of comprehensive, peer-reviewed, and digitally-born content that focuses on Virginia's people, history, government, economy, and culture. With this proposal, EV seeks funds to develop sections of entries that explore the facts, complexities, and interpretations of pre-colonial and colonial Virginia history and to use this content as a proving ground to demonstrate to similar projects the benefits of robust markup and open technology standards. This project is important not only because of the content we are building, but also because of how we are building it: with a deliberate eye towards longevity and adaptability.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $279,914 (approved); $279,914 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 10/31/2011

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629)
Wyndham Blanton (Project Director, 01/05/2001 - 07/25/2001); Richard Wilson (Project Director, 07/25/2001 - 06/13/2003); Elizabeth Young (Project Director, 06/13/2003 - present)
PA-23853-01
An Online Encyclopedia for the State of Virginia: Planning

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Project fields: U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2001 – 12/31/2003

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