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CCDI Awardee Indiana University Collaborates with Indigenous Artists to prioritize Indigenous Perspectives  

Posted by: Isabel Brador

Indiana University, one of CCDI’s 2024 Higher Education awardees, is receiving $68,154.48 for their project, “Connecting Collections: Indigenous Identities in Edward Curtis and Joseph Dixon Materials.” The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting their work at CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. Through their project they will work …

CCDI Awardee University of Houston-Downtown creates StoryMaps to Delve into Afro-Latino History

Posted by: Isabel Brador

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Higher Education awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting at the CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. UHD is receiving $69,084.67 for their project, “Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage: A Reflective StoryMap Project to Enhance Student Belongingness and Learning.” Through …

CCDI Awardee Friends of Tijeras Pueblo connects past and present

Posted by: Isabel Brador

Friends of Tijeras Pueblo (FTP) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Libraries, Archives and Museum Awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting about their work at CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. FTP is receiving $61,366.50 for their project, “The Ancestral Tiwa World Connected to the Present: Tijeras …

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2024 Junior Fellows Get to Work

Posted by: Donna Sokol

The Library welcomed 40 undergraduates, graduates and recent graduates to its Junior Fellows program on Monday, May 20. Twenty interns in the 2024 class will work on-site, while the other 20 will connect to the Library remotely. They all came together for the first time during an upbeat and informative orientation session, during which on-site …

CCDI Awardee Hoboken Public Library Explores the Puerto Rican Experience in America

Posted by: Isabel Brador

The Hoboken Public Library (HPL) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Libraries, Archives and Museum Awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting about their work at CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C.  HPL is receiving $69,449.39 for their project, “The Puerto Rican Experience in Hoboken and America,” which explores …

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Catching-up with Community Collections Grant Recipients: Documenting Goombay and Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove, Miami

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This is a guest post by Aarti Mehta-Kroll, co-leader of the 2024 American Folklife Center Community Collections Grant project, Documenting Goombay and Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove. This post is part of the Library of Congress Of the People blog series featuring awardees of the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants program.

Recording of CCDI’s 2023 Awardee Project Celebration Available Online!

Posted by: Isabel Brador

The recording of the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative’s  2023 Awardee Project Celebration is now available online!  CCDI’s Higher Education and Libraries, Archives and Museums awardees wowed audiences with their projects and shared their experiences using and re-mixing the Library’s digital collection collections. Keep reading below for a brief synopsis of each project.   University of …

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AHHA Intern Spotlight: Le’Evelyn Hammett

Posted by: Donna Sokol

We regularly feature the interns whose hard work positively impacts the Library. Today’s interview is with a 2023 participant in the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) internship program, Le’Evelyn Hammett. The Library is accepting applications until April 22, 2024 for the fall cohort. Read more about the internship and how to apply on the …