Finding Aid Project - History Center Archives
The National Historical Public Records Commission, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration, announced the award of a Public Engagement with Historic Records Grant in support of HistoryForge. HistoryForge is a dynamic web environment that combines digitized census records with historic map and building records. This grant will augment the platform with user-generated content, and integration of other archival materials into the platform.
Project Examples: Completion of 1940 census transcription for City of Ithaca
HNY CARES Emergency Relief Grant
Humanities New York awards $10,000 in HNY CARES Emergency Relief Grant funds to THC. Funds used for ongoing archival work and developing new methods for engaging the public with archival materials.
Grant Period: July 2020-June 2021
CARES - Youth Program Resiliency, and Community Archives & Exhibits
The National Endowment for the Humanities awards Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant to THC. Grant funds provide support for a selection of fall (2020) humanities programs, ongoing archival work, and the creation of supplemental digital content for the Exhibit Hall.
Grant Period: June 2020-December 2020
Technology & Digitization Grant - HistoryForge Project
Grant Period: 2019-2020 - Completed August 2021
South Central Regional Library Council awarded a $3,000 Technology & Digitization Grant to The History Center in Tompkins County to digitize historical photographs, maps, and Ithaca City Directories from the History Center's collection in support of HistoryForge.
- Example building listing on HistoryForge: Southside Community Center 305 S. Plain St
Telling Histories: Women’s Oral History Project
Grant Period: 2019
The City Federation of Women's Organizations Women Building Community grant awarded funds to The History Center to support young women ages 14-19 in exploring and uncovering hidden or untold histories about girls and women in Tompkins County. The participants will explore themes and question what matters to them in their communities, be trained on how to conduct oral history interviews, and each will interview an adult woman in the community related to their personal interests. They will transcribe their interviews and create an archival copy of the audio interviews.
Project Result: HERSTORY: Generation to Generation Women's Oral History Project