Digitization of Historical Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,603
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1st Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4 (b) (2) Programs
Appropriation Language

$5,525,000 the first year and $6,000,000 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.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,603
Direct expenses
$203,603
Administration costs
$27,749
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.50
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Progress will be measured by the number of catalog records updated, items photographed and published online. Access will be measured by the number of visits to our content on the web.

Recipient Board Members
Officers
Phyllis Rawls Goff, President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
William R. Stoeri, Immediate Past President
William D. Green, Vice President
Kirby M. Law, Treasurer

Executive Council
Eric Ahlness
Kurt BlueDog
Grant Davis
Phyllis Rawls Goff
Martha Kaemmer
Kirby M. Law
Dean M. Nelson
William R. Stoeri
Ben Vander Kooi
Kathleen Blatz
Barbara Burwell
D. Stephen Elliott
William D. Green
Dennis L. Lamkin
Monica Little
Peter Reis
Bo Thao-Urabe
Eleanor Winston
Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Michael Farnell
David R. Hakensen
Jean M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Peter Reyes, Jr.
Karen Wilson Thissen
Warren Zaccaro

Ex-Officio
Mark Dayton, Governor
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Tina Smith, Lieutenant Governor
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Project Overview
Increasing the public's online access to the MNHS permanent collections remains a top priority for the Collections Department. Since the beginning of FY16 (July 1, 2015), over 1,000 artifacts have been digitally photographed and cataloged. (About a third of the artifacts have been published to our online catalog.) This included American Indian material culture (338 items) as well as recent acquisitions and artifacts associated with the Minnesota State Fair (200 items) and popular music in Minnesota (345 items). The digitization of Ojibwe artifacts, World War I military artifacts, and the Hmong textile collection has now been completed. For the remainder of FY16, digitization will continue to focus on recently acquired artifacts, remaining American Indian artifacts, artifacts associated with upcoming History Center exhibitions, and artifacts relating to the topic of exploration and explorers.
Project Manager
First Name
MNHS
Last Name
Legacy
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3105