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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides $4,415,000 to support CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices

CLIR has announced the latest phase of its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, called Amplifying Unheard Voices, supported by a $4,415,000 investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources, has announced the latest phase of its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grants program, called Amplifying Unheard Voices, with the goal of digitizing materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.

This new grant program is supported by a $4,415,000 investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A review panel that assembles U.S. and Canadian scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines, will evaluate proposals and select award recipients during a two-part review process. Funding decisions will be announced in April 2022.

With its shift in scope, some adjustments will be made to the CLIR program’s guidelines and operations. The details of these changes are still in development and will be finalized and posted to the program website on March 1, 2021, in coordination with the open call for initial applications that will be due April 30. CLIR will host an informational webinar for applicants on March 17 at 3:00 pm ET, and a Q&A webinar on March 30 at 3:00 pm ET. Advance registration is required. 

If you need a partner organization to assist with digitization, metadata, identities management, preservation microfilm, or on-site services for any of this work, please contact us.

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