State grant to help NWC maintain historical records
Monday, July 24, 2006
“Without the funding it would be difficult to complete several key objectives related to increasing awareness and access to Northwestern’s earliest historical records,” says Daniel Daily, director of Ramaker Library. “Those records have been carefully preserved throughout the years, but there is not a good awareness of them—on campus and elsewhere—because we have limited guides to the collections. Through cataloging, more complete guides will be created, and digitization will help increase awareness.”
The HRDP grant will help catalog and digitize records from the 1850s to the 1930s, which include items related to the founding of Northwestern, historical photographs, and letters and documents from families that settled northwest
Northwestern will collaborate with the Iowa Heritage Digital Collection at the
Daily says the grant will have an impact beyond this specific project because it will provide Northwestern with the opportunity to develop practices and a knowledge base for the cataloging and digitizing of historical records well into the future.