Library Receives Prestigious NHPRC Grant
Special Collections has received a $112,693 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for an ambitious two-year project that will eliminate the backlog of the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection and provide students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers with access to these collections. Grant funds will primarily be used to fund the Project Archives Assistant position, which was filled by Trevor McKenzie in November 2012.
This blog will track the progress of this project as well as highlight items from the collections as they are processed and become available. Among the collections to be processed are the papers of Kelly Bennett, who was instrumental in the development of America’s national parks; the papers of social activist and documentarian John Gaventa; Appalachian photographer Jack Jeffers’ collection of prints and digital images; and the papers and musical scores of composer Tui St. George Tucker.