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UCMP awarded three-year grant to catalog our archives

We are pleased to announce the receipt of a grant of $236,200 from the Mellon Foundation to catalog our archives The funds are administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through their "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment" program. In recognition that "libraries, archives, and cultural institutions hold millions of items that have never been adequately described," the CLIR awards grants in order to support innovative and efficient description of material considered to be of "high value to scholars."

The grant will support several semesters and summers of graduate support, funding their work in the collections, and will result in increased access to these extraordinary hidden collections. Special thanks to Mark Goodwin, Judy Scotchmoor and Pat Holroyd who were invaluable in putting the proposal together.