December 4, 2008

Library Wins Grant to Catalog Special Collections Items

Bright Bookplate

 The Julia Rogers Library has been selected to receive a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to support the project Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College.  The project was one of only 15 selected from a total of 118 applications, and at nearly $200,000 is the largest grant ever awarded to the library.

See the college press release.

Some of the most valuable items in the Special Collections will be cataloged and information about each made available in the library's catalog. These  materials include 18th and 19th century items from Goucher's James Wilson Bright Collection, selections from the college's Manuscripts and Archives Collection relating to womens' studies, Jane Austen, education, and history. Other materials included in the grant project are the notebooks of John Mitchell Kemble, Anglo-Saxonist and art historian,  the papers of 20th century writer H.L. Mencken and his wife, writer and Goucher alum Sara Haardt Mencken, and the Chrystelle Trump Bond Dance and Music Collection.  These materials cover a historical range from 1701-2000.

Congratulations to Special Collections Librarian and College Archivist Tara Olivero and her grant team: Professor of English Arnie Sanders, Librarians Nancy Magnuson, Cindy Ogden, Barbara Snead, and student Cassie Brand.