Harvard Library Open Collections Program Resources Remain Online After Project’s End
From the Harvard Library Staff News:
With initial funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, subject specialists from Harvard’s libraries, archives and museums collaborated with faculty members to create the first open collection, Women Working, 1800–1930, an exploration of women’s roles in the US economy between 1800 and the Great Depression. Following the launch of Women Working, five additional collections were developed and made available online.
“We wanted to push out to the world Harvard’s unique materials,” said Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, University Archivist. “It was the library’s first real experiment in creating a robust web presence that brought together, in a series of discrete projects, a mix of digitized special collections and archives materials from multiple units across the University.”
In addition to Women Working, the collections, which received additional support from Arcadia and from Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, included:
- Islamic Heritage Project (developed in association with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard)
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