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MN-245727-OMS-20

Shawnee Tribe
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$52,469.00
City: 
Miami
State: 
OK
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The Sharing History project will transform the largest compilation of Shawnee history into a documented, archivally stored, and publicly accessible archive. Four staff members will enhance their skills by participating in a series of online training courses in collections care, management, and related topics. The project will focus on the collections assembled by historian and Shawnee descendant Randolph Noe, who spent decades compiling more than 4,000 records documenting the Shawnee people from pre-contact through the 20th century. The project team will create an inventory, re-house items in archival materials, transfer approximately two dozen microfilm rolls and various discs to current media, digitize 750 items, and add 550 items to the tribe's online content management system. The project will also include the creation of a collections acquisition plan to guide future collecting for the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center.