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

  • GAZE Magazine and TV show
    This project would digitize a 10 year run of a local GLBT newspaper and several years worth of the companion television show.

    Department: Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
    Project Sponsor: Lisa Vecoli

  • Control Data Corporation Audio, Film and Video
    This project will support the digitization of a large portion of the rich media collection of the Control Data Corporation.

    Department: Charles Babbage Institute
    Project Sponsor: Arvid Nelson

  • Minnesota Historical Transportation Maps
    This project highlights the beginnings and expansion of transportation options in Minnesota. Maps included date between 1854 and 1947. This project includes railroad maps, trunk highway maps, trunk highway condition maps, and federal aid highway progress maps.

    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke

  • 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 Highway Atlas 1936
    This project highlights a unique cartographic resource -- a complete set of Minnesota County Highway maps from 1936.

    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke

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 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

  • 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

  • Rare European Atlases
    This project will digitize rare atlases from our collection that are otherwise not very accessible. Atlases cover England, France, Spain, Germany, and Sweden. The thematic content includes overview maps, historical maps, and city maps.


    Department: Borchert Map Library
    Project Sponsor: Ryan Mattke

  • 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 Grove Plans – Architectural Drawings
    The University Grove Plans collection is comprised of approximately 100 plan sets for the residential area known as University Grove in Falcon Heights. The houses were designed by well-known Twin Cities architects, most of whose papers are housed in NAA.

    Department: Northwest Architectural Archives
    Project Sponsor: Cheryll Fong

  • 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

Completed