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MH-00-19-0024-19

Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$140,078.00
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University will continue to digitize its collections to support research, access, and preservation. The centerpiece of the project will be the creation of the Archives of African American Architects Digital Collection, which will highlight the drawings and blueprints created by three African American architects: Albert Cassell, Hilyard Robinson, and Robert Nash. The center will continue to digitize oversize documents in its collection as part of the project. The center will also purchase a new scanner, eliminating its dependence on shared equipment and enabling faster completion of the work. Two students will assist with the project, gaining skills in document handling and digitization, and knowledge of industry standards for digitization and digital preservation.