Past and Present Grants

Description

Digital Content and Collections is and has been involved in a number of grants. This page briefly describes these, and will be added to over time. To request further information on any of these, please contact Kat Hagedorn at khage@umich.edu.

Thomas Gage Papers Grant

  • Granting agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • Timeline: 2021-2024
  • Collaborators: William L. Clements Library and Digital Content & Collections
  • Description: Digitize the papers of British General Thomas Gage (1718/19-1787). Thomas Gage was a career military officer, who served in North America during the Seven Years' War, as military governor of Montreal (1760-1763), as commander in chief of the British Army in North America (1763-1775), and as governor of Massachusetts Bay (1774-1775). General Gage's extensive papers comprise approximately 23,010 letters, documents, financial papers, maps, and broadsides, largely dating from his service in North America between 1763 and 1775. The resulting digital collection will include approximately 95,445 images and will be freely available to anyone with an Internet connection.
  • Materials available: (Grant not completed.)

Digitizing Natural History Materials from University of Michigan’s Special Collections

  • Granting agency: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Timeline: 2020-2022
  • Collaborators: HS-STEM and Digital Content & Collections
  • Description: Digitize 1,300 rare, previously-unavailable-online works from the U-M Museums of Zoology, Paleontology, and Anthropological Archaeology, as well as the University Herbarium and U-M Library's special collections and make those works available to the biodiversity research community in the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).
  • Materials available: (Grant not completed.)

The Edison Collection of American Sheet Music, 1800-1870

  • Granting agency: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Timeline: 2016-2018
  • Collaborators: U-M Library Music Library and Digital Content & Collections
  • Description: Digitize approximately 37,000 pieces of late 19th and early 20th CCE sheet music collected by Thomas Edison and make the sheet music available in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • Materials available: HathiTrust Digital Library collection at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=293249306

Flora and Fauna of the Great Lakes

Submitted by khage on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:18
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04/08/2021