I am delighted to announce that the Jane Addams Papers Project has been awarded a grant by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation! We are extremely grateful to the Foundation for their support of our work and their support for humanities research.
The award for Making the Jane Addams Papers Accessible to the Public
will support the work of undergraduate student assistants who are currently entering Addams documents in 1924 into our system. Our students analyze the digitized texts, creating descriptive metadata that makes them easier to locate and understand, and transcribe the texts. This makes text searches possible and helps readers unfamiliar or unable to read cursive. The Delmas grant will also fund the work of a student to help us create educational materials for high school AP and honors curriculum.
The grant will also be matched by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A win-win!
If you are able to help support the work of the Jane Addams Papers Project, please click on the donate link to keep our student workers typing away!