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ST-248579-OMS-20

Hampton University
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$249,898.00
City: 
Hampton
State: 
VA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Save America's Treasures

Hampton University Archives will use the funds to conserve and digitize the letter books of Samuel Chapman Armstrong, a Union Army general who served as the first president of the school, as well as two on-site workshops to assist in developing a plan for digital preservation. The letter books provide insight into educational experiences of African Americans and Native Americans during Reconstruction and include Chapman's handwritten and typed correspondence regarding the establishment of Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, as it was known in 1868, its educational design, and administration. The project will be matched with $249,898 in non-federal share.