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BH-267123-19

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Michelle LeBlanc (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Elisabeth Nevins (Co Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th-Century New England

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on cultural interactions and conflict in seventeenth-century New England.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library proposes a 2020 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for teachers focused on the early colonial period in New England (1600-1700), with an emphasis on the role of geography and place. This workshop is designed to immerse 3rd–12th grade teachers in the history and landscape of 1600s New England. This workshop was previously funded in 2017. Participants will engage deeply with the region by visiting and learning at major historical landmarks such as the site of the Plymouth colony, the city of Boston and museums and libraries that together house collections and exhibitions that bring to life this complex story of land, power, identity and community. Teachers will be learning from scholars and with primary source materials, such as period maps, letters, land deeds and narratives that are grounded in their geographic location.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$184,719 (approved)
$182,345 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


BH-250858-16

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Michelle LeBlanc (Project Director: February 2016 to December 2019)
Mapping A New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in Seventeenth-Century New England

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two school teachers on cultural interactions and conflict in seventeenth-century New England.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library proposes a 2017 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for grades 3-12 teachers focused on the early colonial period in New England (1600-1700), with an emphasis on the role of geography and place. Participants will engage with maps and other primary sources, explore the colonial New England landscape and learn from scholars at a variety of historic sites, universities, and archival collections. These materials and places illuminate how English settlers and multifaceted Native communities viewed the New England region in different ways and with different perspectives.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$159,779 (approved)
$159,779 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


PW-228127-15

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz (Project Director: July 2014 to December 2015)
Evan Thornberry (Project Director: December 2015 to June 2019)
Central Web Portal to Maps of the American Revolution

The implementation of a Web portal to deliver 4,000 historic maps covering the Revolutionary War period, with a focus on Boston, the Atlantic region, and North America.
 

Leventhal Map Center is launching a Central Cartographic Web Portal focused on North America and the West Indies during the American Revolutionary War era, namely the time period from 1750 to 1800. Utilizing sophisticated technological functions, the Portal is curated to include the rarest and most informative printed and manuscript maps from 11 partners in the U.S. and U.K. that hold outstanding works which augment LMCs distinctive holdings from this era. It is a freely available online collection of 4,000 digital images, complete with scholarly references to the items, lesson plans for educators, and technology to create and manipulate maps using historic data; thereby enhancing traditional research in the humanities and enabling the creation of new information. The Portal is a resource for students, scholars, and the general public interested in or studying the historical, geographic, and cultural context of events in North America during the second half of the 18th century.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 4/30/2018


PW-51334-13

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz (Project Director: July 2012 to June 2015)
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.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 3/31/2015


PW-50528-10

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2813)
Janet H. Spitz (Project Director: July 2009 to July 2013)
Preservation and Access for Historic Maps and Atlases from Europe's Exploration and Colonization in the Americas, 1500-1800

The conservation, cataloging, and digitization of 300 rare maps and 22 atlases published between the late 15th and early 19th centuries documenting Europe's exploration of the New World.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library (NBLMC/BPL) requests a grant for a three-year project that will conserve, catalog, and digitize approximately 300 rare historic maps and 22 atlases (containing another 1,900 maps) published between the late 15th and early 19th century. The maps and atlases of the project collection encompass rare examples that illustrate Europe's exploration of the New World during the Great Age of Discovery as well as Europe's subsequent settlement of the Americas and its colonial dominance. For humanities scholars and the general public, these maps and atlases are the single most straight forward record of the explorations in the time of their creation. They are essential humanities documents necessary to academic scholarship and curious wonder about the history of the world and will be made available on our website maps.bpl.org.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$275,367 (approved)
$275,367 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2010 – 5/31/2013


PT-50045-07

Boston Public Library (Boston, MA 02116-2857)
Roni Pick (Project Director: May 2006 to December 2008)
Ronald E Grim (Project Director: December 2008 to October 2009)
Americana Collection of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Conservation treatment of 750 maps, including 500 "bird's eye view" maps, and 50 atlases from the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the Boston area. The maps would receive conservation treatment--cleaning, repairing tears, etc.--and be rehoused in appropriate containers and enclosures. The maps would also be digitized and made available on the Internet.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Save America's Treasures

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$135,000 (approved)
$135,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2007 – 6/30/2009