May 24, 2022

Projects: LSTA Grant Funds Digitization of Library Company of Philadelphia’s African Americana Graphics Collection

From the Delaware Valley Archivists Group (DVAG):

Through the generous support of a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, over 800 prints, photographs, and pieces of ephemera documenting the African American experience will be digitized and added to the Library Company’s digital collections catalog ImPAC.

A collection of national importance, the graphics depict African American life, community, work, art, and political and social activism from the early American period to the early 20th century.

The graphic files with full descriptions will be accessible in ImPAC for research onsite and remotely by the summer of 2014.

The material will augment and complement our nearly 50 existing digital collections, including 18th- and 19th-cenutry ephemera, Philadelphia commercial lithographs, and views by early Philadelphia photographers.

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See Also: Follow the Progress of the Digitization Project via Twitter at #lcpprints.

See Also: Browse/Search Digital Collections from the Library Company of Philadelphia

Hat Tip: Matt Weaver

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