The Strategic Digitization Program's selection committee has supported funding the following projects. Digital Library Services staff are currently working with the project sponsors on establishing a timeline for digitization.

In-progress

  • Local Book Digitization Pilot Project The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks to digitize upwards of 1,500 volumes from its general collections. These volumes represent areas of particular collection strength for the libraries and as such, we seek the opportunity to share these works more broadly to users. Materials will be paper-based, primarily textual materials such as books, pamphlets, and other bound volumes from the University's circulating and closed stacks collections. All materials within the scope of this project were published prior to 1923.
     
  • IHRC Archives Fragile Newspapers The IHRCA are in desperate need of having our fragile newspaper section digitized to provide access to on-site and off-site researchers before they decay irreversibly. There are approximately 180 titles in 134 newspaper boxes. The majority of the newspapers are in languages like Italian, Ukrainian, Polish, Hungarian, Latvian, Slovak, Russian and Finnish.
    Department: Immigration History Research Center Archives Project Sponsor: Sara Wakefield
     
  • Records of the YWCA of Minneapolis Project would scan selected scrapbooks, minutes, photographs and program files from the YWCA of Minneapolis Records.
    Department: Social Welfare History Archive Project Sponsor: Linnea Anderson
     
  • YMCA International Work in Palestine/Israel YMCA International Work in Palestine/Israel, 21 cubic feet (27 boxes); 1885, 1905-2003 (bulk 1920-1999)
    Department: Kautz Family YMCA Archives Project Sponsor: Lara Friedman Shedlov
     
  • Minnesota Seed & Nursery Catalogs, pre-1923 publications These items--mostly catalogs (some ephemera are also included)--represent Minnesota nurseries
    Department: Andersen Horticultural Library Project Sponsor: Kathy Allen
     

Approved

  • 1888 Twin Cities Map This map shows property owners for the Twin Cities area in 1888.
    Department: John Borchert Map Library Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke
     
  • CURA Publications 2,200 publications produced by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota
    Department: University Archives Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • Richard Maurice Elliott papers Personal, professional, and administrative papers of Richard Maurice Elliott, faculty and chair of the Department of Psychology. Elliott served as departmental chair from 1919-1951.
    Department: University Archives Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • Rabbi Harold H. Gordon papers Photographs from the scrapbooks of the Rabbi Harold H. Gordon papers. Rabbi Gordon served as a military chaplain for the U.S. Army Air Force, first joining in 1942 and serving throughout World War II. After the war he was offered a new assignment as Circuit Chaplain for the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport command; during this period he earned his nickname ""Flying Jewish Chaplain."" During this period he logged over 200,000 miles of flying to bring spiritual guidance to members of the Armed Forces.
    Department: Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Project Sponsor: Kate Dietrich
     
  • Don Harley Papers – Automotive Drawings The Don Harley papers are a unique collection of innovative, forward thinking inventions. This project would focus on the automotive section of this collection; approximately 400 drawings.
    Department: Northwest Architectural Archives Project Sponsor: Cheryll Fong
     
  • Henry Street Music School photographs and scrapbooks Photographs, programs and clippings of children's and adult's classes, musical groups and productions at the Henry Street Settlement Music School, which was located on the Lower East Side of New York. Most date from the 1930s-1950s.
    Department: Social Welfare History Archive Project Sponsor: Linnea Anderson
     
  • Kirschner Collection Historical Cookbooks, pre-1923 publications Photographs, programs and clippings of children's and adult's classes, musical groups and productions at the Henry Street Settlement Music School, which was located on the Lower East Side of New York. Most date from the 1930s-1950s.
    Department: Magrath Library, Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection Project Sponsor: Megan Kocher
     
  • Met Council Oversized Maps These maps were the basis for the 1969 report "An Ecological Study of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area," which provided a framework for land use planning throughout the metro area.
    Department: John Borchert Map Library Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke
     
  • Minnesota Animal Nutrition Conference (title varies) 60th (1999) - 73rd (2012) conference proceedings. Proceeding is sponsored by Extension Service and CFANS, Dept. of Animal Science.
    Department: Magrath Library Project Sponsor: Marlys McGuire
     
  • Minnesota Farmers Institutes, Annual Digitize the annual volumes from no.1-39,1887 - 1926. These volumes are packed with history of agriculture, including "History of the Horticultural Society," "Bees on the Farm," and "Buttermaking as a Fine Art."
    Department: Magrath Library Project Sponsor: Marlys McGuire
     
  • Music Library Historical Hymnal and Tune Book Collection This project will digitize the entire pre-1923 collection of historic hymnals and tune books.
    Department: Music Library Project Sponsor: Tim Maloney
     
  • Nurserymen's Plate-books AHL's collection of nurserymen's plate-books is one of the largest in the country with approximately 100 items. Also included in the collection are another 100 loose plates or plates in small groups of 6 or less. The collection is a distinct subset of AHL's Historic Seed & Nursery Catalog Collection. Plate-books were marketing tools for the nurserymen of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. They contained color images of fruits, roses, etc. that reflected a nursery’s current inventory available for sale.
    Department: Andersen Horticultural Library Project Sponsor: Kathy Allen
     
  • Stock Plan Books The collection in the Northwest Architectural Archives covers an incredibly diverse variety of publishers, styles and eras. We have selected titles that represent this diversity and have included all qualifying volumes (by date) that were published by local (MN) architects, authors or companies. A total of 70 volumes have been included in this project.
    Department: Northwest Architectural Archives Project Sponsor: Cheryll Fong
     
  • United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. Scrapbooks 30 scrapbooks that formed the early record filing system of the United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc (UNH), a federation of New York City settlement houses.
    Department: Social Welfare History Archive Project Sponsor: Linnea Anderson
     
  • University High School “Bisbila” and “Campus Breeze” publications Two publications documenting student life and activities of the University High School. “Bisbila” the student yearbook. Volumes from 1915 to 1969 and “Campus Breeze” the student magazine and newspaper. Issues from October 1918 (Vol. 1, No. 1) to May 1968 (final issue before merger with Marshall High) are available.
    Department: University Archives Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • University Schools of Agriculture Student Publications Publications documenting student life and activities from several of the University's Schools of Agriculture, including School of Agriculture Records, 1885-1961; The Senior and The Agrarian, student yearbook, 1910 to 1960; News of the School of Agriculture and Agreview, student newsletter/newspaper, 1924 to 1960; Southern School of Agriculture Records, 1946-1989; Corn Tassel, student yearbook, 1953-1973; The Aggie Cultural, student newsletter/newspaper, 1957 to 1971; Northwest Experiment Station and School Records, 1910-2000; Red River Aggie and Aggie, student yearbook, 1918 to 1968
    Department: University Archives Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
     
  • William French Furniture Company Collection – Stock Drawings he stock series in the William French Furniture Company Collection are drawings on oversized architectural sheets that provide both the design and the measurements for the furnishings created by the company from 1924-1931.
    Department: Northwest Architectural Archives Project Sponsor: Cheryll Fong
     

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