Preserving Culture

Written by: 
Heather Noel
Photography by: 
Ahna Hubnik
Ana Roeschley, Morgan Gieringer and Brady Lund
Univeristy of North Texas Willis LIbrary hosts the Special Collections room. Ana Roeschley, Morgan Gieringer and Brady Lund have been awarded a grant to study MSI collections and resources on college campuses.

A UNT project was one of only seven selected for funding by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its Research and Development Grant Program and its special initiative, "American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present and Future." With the grant, researchers from the UNT College of Information and UNT Libraries are examining the landscape of Minority-Serving Institution archives and special collections, to better understand what resources are available and needed as well as the current status of digitization efforts. "We hope this research can lead to a new information system that would provide centralized resources and repositories to MSIs to store and share these unique resources with the broader public," says Brady Lund, principal investigator and assistant professor of information science.

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