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.


  • Street and Smith Dime Novel Collections
    This project will digitize the approximately 2,700 pre-1930 dime novels
    Department: Children's Literature Research Collections
    Project Sponsor: Caitlin Marineau
  • James Ford Bell Library's Archival Collections
    This project will digitize, in its entirety, all of the archival collections held by the James Ford Bell Library.
    Department: James Ford Bell Library
    Project Sponsor: Marguerite Ragnow
  • Cloquet Forestry Center Historical Photographs
    This project seeks to digitize approximately 650 of photographs documenting the Cloquet Forestry Center from 1910-1970. Images include photographs of directors, center staff, research projects, and Minnesota forest scenes. Of particular note are photographs documenting the devastation of the 1918 Hinckley Fire.
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
  • 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: Jessica Abbazio
  • Historical Maps, pre-1930
    This project will digitize approximately 3,000 maps from the collections of the Borchert Map Library.
    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke


  • Minnesota Daily Newspaper Digitization Project
    This project proposes to digitize the Student paper, The Daily, using the microfilm collection.
    Department: University Archives
    Project Sponsor: Erik Moore
  • History of Caesarean Section, Dr. Robert Patterson Harris
    The Wangensteen purchased an previously unknown collection of Harris correspondence and would like to add it to the already digitized History of Caesarean Section, Dr. Robert Patterson Harris in UMedia.
    Department: Wangensteen Library
    Project Sponsor: Lois Hendrickson
  • Flora & Fauna Illustrata (FFI)
    The Flora and Fauna Illustrata (FFI) is a joint Minnesota Landscape Arboretum-Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL) project. The mission is to build a collection of fine art depicting the plant and animal species that occur at the Arboretum. Artists contribute artwork that is juried into the collection.
    Department: Andersen Horticulural Library
    Project Sponsor: Kathy Allen
  • Fruit Breeding History, with a Focus on Apples
    We want to continue digitizing data from the Horticultural Research Center (HRC). The HRC’s fruit breeding program has been responsible for many successful apple varieties, including Haralson, Zestar, Sweet Tango, and Honeycrisp. Due to the high profile of the apple breeding program, and insight from the researchers, we know that the data in print format is in demand.
    Department: Magrath Library
    Project Sponsor: Julie Kelly