Digitization of Historical Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.
Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$394,935
Direct expenses
$394,935
Number of full time equivalents funded
5.00
Project Overview

The Minnesota Historical Society will continue to increase access to its collections by making historical resources available online for the general public. This year, there will be a greater focus on posting collections items relating to the U.S.--Dakota War of 1862 and the Civil War as part of the Society's wider commemoration of both events. Society staff is photographing 3D objects in the collections and completing corresponding descriptions to be published online, allowing website visitors to access an increasing volume of historical information.

Project Details
The Minnesota Historical Society will continue to increase access to its collections by making information and images of historical resources available online for the general public. This year, there will be a greater focus on posting collections items relating to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and the Civil War as part of the Society's wider commemoration of both events. The Society is photographing 3D objects in the collections and completing corresponding descriptions to be published online, allowing web site visitors to access an increasing volume of historical information.
Project Manager
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-797-4109