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Introducing the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative

Posted by: Kate Zwaard

You may have seen the news about the Library’s exciting new program Of the People, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will allow us to do more to connect our collections, staff, and services to the experiences of underserved Americans. I’m excited to share more details about the portion that my team, the …

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Community Collections Fellowships Offer Support for Homegrown Documentation of Culture

Posted by: John Fenn

The American Folklife Center is excited to be involved with “Of the People: Widening the Path,” an initiative at the Library of Congress funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A general overview announcing the initiative is here, and in this post we’ll provide background and details about the Community Collections Fellowship program that the …

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Library Enriches America’s Story by Connecting with Minority Communities, Funded by $15M Mellon Grant

Posted by: Brett Zongker

The Library today announced a new, multiyear initiative to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable storytelling and offering more internship and fellowship opportunities, supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.