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Helmke Library receives digitization grant

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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 5:50 pm, Tue Mar 12, 2013.

The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Walter E. Helmke Library received a nearly $24,000 Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) digitization grant from the Indiana State Library. The grant will fund the project, “Thirteen Millennia: Native American Life in Northeastern Indiana,” which will augment the publicly accessible digital record of the first inhabitants of Indiana and their descendants found on the Mastodon Digital Object Network (mDON).

The project...

The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Walter E. Helmke Library received a nearly $24,000 Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) digitization grant from the Indiana State Library. The grant will fund the project, “Thirteen Millennia: Native American Life in Northeastern Indiana,” which will augment the publicly accessible digital record of the first inhabitants of Indiana and their descendants found on the Mastodon Digital Object Network (mDON).

The project is intended to deepen public understanding of Native American prehistory and contemporary experiences through records ranging in format from archival documents, maps, photographs, and paintings, to lithic or pottery artifacts, historic markers, and video recordings. The grant will also support the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society’s efforts to digitize portions of its archival collections related to local Native American history and culture, including the Miami Indians and other indigenous peoples of the region.

The library's partners under the grant include the IPFW Archaeological Survey, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, and the “We Shall Remain” community coalition, with representatives from the Miami Indian Alliance, the Allen County Public Library, Science Central, and the IPFW Three Rivers Language Center.

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