May 17, 2022

Center for Research Libraries Announces Recipients of 2014 Primary Source Awards

The Primary Source Awards have been presented by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) since 2009. Three awards are presented annually in the following categories:

  • Access Promoting use of primary source materials.2014-04-22_10-41-02
  • Research Innovative use of primary source materials in research projects.
  • Teaching Employing primary source materials in the classroom.

The 2014 Awards

From Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. President, CRL

The projects featured here were selected from a competitive pool nominated by faculty and librarians at CRL institutions. CRL’s Collections and Services Policy Committee, chaired by Dan Hazen of Harvard University, reviewed all submissions and identified the top projects in three areas: access, research, and teaching. The projects recognized this year illustrate a variety of approaches to mining the primary evidence of history.

2014 Award for Access
“Civil War Day by Day” Project

Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Public Programming Archivist, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
Nominated by: Doug Diesenhaus, Administrative Projects Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2014 Award for Research
Sonnet contributions to the centennial commemoration of the Los Angeles aqueduct system

Christian Reed, Center for Primary Research & Training Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
Nominated by: Jasmine Jones, Project Manager, Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform, University of California, Los Angeles

2014 Award for Teaching
“Lessons” section of the America in Class website by the National Humanities Center

Richard Schramm, Vice President for Education Programs,National Humanities Center
Nominated by: Brooke Andrade, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, National Humanities Center

Source: Focus on Global Resources
Center for Research Libraries Spring 2014 (Volume 33, Number 3)

See Also: Learn About Previous CRL Primary Source Award Winners/Projects
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
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