Anderson, Ton, and Wilson Receive a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Bethany Anderson, Mary Ton, and Kristen Wilson received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of a portal of women in science. Anderson, Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist at the University of Illinois Archives, serves as the project director alongside co-project directors Mary Ton, Digital Humanities Librarian, and Kristen Wilson, Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator. Their project, “No Longer at the Margins: A Digital Project to Amplify Access to the Archives of Women in Science,” received one of thirty-three Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants awarded nationwide. The grant supports institutions’ preservation and accessibility efforts of collections essential to scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. “No Longer at the Margins” was also selected to receive funding from the NEH’s special initiative, American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present, and Future, which is awarded for humanities projects that address “contemporary social challenges, including strengthening our democracy, advancing equity for all, and addressing our changing climate.”

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JJ Pionke Receives Grant Through Campus Research Board

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Applied Heath Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor JJ Pionke of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, has been awarded a $20,805 grant from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Campus Research Board. This grant is for the collection and documentation of oral histories from presidents of the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA).  

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Peg Burnette to Serve as Project Coordinator for CARLI Illinois SCOER Grant Award

Peg Burnette, Associate Professor and Biomedicine Librarian, will serve as Project Manager for a grant awarded by CARLI Illinois Support for Creation of Open Education Resources (SCOER) initiative to a group of educators from the University Library, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and Knox College in Galesburg. This team of educators will create an open education resource (OER) with a primary focus on women’s reproductive health.

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Anderson, Prom, and Davis Awarded Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives: Revitalization and Community Building Grant

Image conveys the University ArchivesAt the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bethany Anderson (Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist, University Library), in collaboration with Christopher J. Prom (Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University Library) and Jenny Davis (Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology and Chancellor’s Fellow of Indigenous Research and Ethics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences), have been awarded the Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives: Revitalization and Community Building Grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

This two-year grant of $196,000 will support the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project, in which the University of Illinois Archives will digitize and enhance access to its Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives. Furthermore, this project hopes to build and strengthen respectful relationships between the project personnel, the university, the University Archives, and the Native Nations documented in the Doris Duke Oral History Program Archives. The University of Illinois is one of seven institutions participating in The Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project.

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