In October 2011 SCUA began working on an important project: Uncovering Hidden Archives and Manuscript Collections in Special Collections and University Archives. This project is generously supported by a two-year grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The project will create access to hidden historical materials in SCUA by creating electronic, collection-level records (series-level for University Archives collections when appropriate) for 1,128 collections of manuscripts and university records.
The goals of the project are:
- to provide basic, intellectual access to permanent university archives and manuscript collections.
- to create EAD finding aids, deposited into Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA), and MARC records, deposited into the UO library catalog, for 1,128 collections.
- to make reappraisal decisions on collections that may no longer fit the collecting goals of the department.
We will be sharing our progress as well as information about collections made available during the grant here, so stay tuned!