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This crowdsourcing tool will be tested on the Papers of the War Department and collections at the Independence Seaport Museum and the Minnesota Historical Society. The collections contain 60,000 images of important 20th century political figures, historical events taking place in Washington, DC, and scenes of American life.(DS50017-10) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA ,750 to arrange, describe, and preserve the photographs of Oliver F. (RP50047-10) Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA ,994 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board, including outreach programs on preserving Virginia's documentary heritage.
(PT50001) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 0,700 for the Archives of the New Dominion, to work with the African American, women's activist, gay and lesbian, and Hispanic communities to determine the historic value of their work and to encourage them to make their documentary history available to repositories.(93-004) Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA ,608 to support the travel and meeting expenses of the board, including the development of a statewide strategic plan addressing archives and manuscripts programming in Virginia.(92-116) County of Shenandoah, Woodstock, VA ,755 to arrange and prepare for microfilming the county's circuit court case files and loose court papers.(RH100301-18) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA ,224 to support "Mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era: A Crowdsourced Digital Archive," a project to use a variety of primary sources to build a website through which college and high school students, Civil War enthusiasts, and the general public can analyze and discuss how different regions celebrated the Fourth of July during the Civil War.