The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the
Humanities has awarded grants to seven projects that will employ EAD.  For a
list of all FY2000 P&A awards (including amount of awards and links to
institutional web sites), see .

The Division of Preservation and Access has a single annual deadline of July
1.  Guidelines and application instructions may be downloaded from  Program officers will be
happy to provide sample grant applications and other assistance in preparing
a proposal.

Duke University, Durham, NC
Arranging, describing, preserving, and enhancing intellectual access to 11
collections comprising 531 linear feet of records related to outdoor
advertising. (24 months)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The cataloging and creation of electronic records for 1,650 oral interviews
documenting American political, social, and cultural history from World War
I to the 1990s. The project would create an online index to the collection
and a finding aid using Encoded Archival Description. (24 months)

National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK
The reformatting of 4,002 glass plate negatives that document the history of
American rodeos from 1910 to 1955. Digital copies of the images will be made
accessible via encoded finding aids on the institution's website and will
also be distributed on a CD-ROM. (12 months)

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC
The arrangement and description of 133 cubic feet of records, and the
reformatting of 102 audiotapes and 4,500 color slides relating to Black
Mountain College, a unique arts-related institution in Black Mountain, North
Carolina, which existed between 1933 and 1956. The project would also create
electronic finding aids to be mounted on the Internet. (12 months)

Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
The arrangement, description, and rehousing of the Mary Lou Williams
Collection, comprising 170 cubic feet of personal papers, photographs,
scores and arrangements, videotapes, sound recordings, and scrapbooks. (24

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
The preservation and cataloging of 132 reels of film created from 1927 to
1965, comprising 56,600 feet of raw and produced documentary footage on
Alaska native peoples, activities, and settings, created by explorers,
anthropologists, missionaries, and Alaska natives. (24 months)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The creation of a union database of finding aids to archival collections in
Virginia. The finding aids will be tagged according to the conventions of
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and mounted on the Internet. The
participating institutions are: the College of William and Mary, George
Mason University, the Library of Virginia, Old Dominion University, the
University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia
Historical Society, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute, Virginia State University, and Washington and Lee University. (24

Barbara A. Paulson
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation & Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20506
(202) 606-8577