Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2005

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP001
Title of project: Faces and Places in Iran. Iranian photography at the turn of the 19th century
Principal investigator: Dr Alexandru Balesescu
Host institution: Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain
Location of archival material: Iran
Award: £7,800
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP005
Title of project: Tuvalu National Archives preservation pilot project
Principal investigator: Mr Richard Overy
Host institution: Australian National University
Archival partner: Tuvalu National Library and Archives
Location of archival material: Tuvalu
Award: £5,150
Duration: 1 month
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Project Ref: EAP023
Title of project: Preserving Marathi manuscripts and making them accessible
Principal investigator: Professor Anne Feldhaus
Host institution: Arizona State University
Archival partner: Marathi Manuscript Centre, Pune
Location of archival material: India
Award: £11,935
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP026
Title of project: Rescuing Liberian history: a pilot study to preserve and enable access to Liberia's Presidential and National Archives
Principal investigator: Dr Verlon Stone
Host institution: Indiana University
Archival partner: The Center for National Documents and Records/National Archives, Liberia
Location of archival material: Liberia
Award: £19,446
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP030
Title of project: Identification of the potential corpus for a Mapuche special historical collection
Principal investigator: Dr Rolf Foerster
Host institution: University of Chile
Location of archival material: Chile
Award: £9,621
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP046
Title of project: Pilot project to seek, identify, contact, and report on collections of the endangered archives of the states of Maranhão and Pará in the Amazon region of Brazil
Principal investigator: Mr Carlos Liberato de Sousa
Host institution: York University, Canada
Location of archival material: Brazil
Award: £12,991
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP050
Title of project: Making Professor Ade Obayemi's life work available to the world
Principal investigator: Dr Patrick Darling
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £1,830
Duration: 1 month

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP006
Title of project: First Yap State Constitutional Convention audio tapes conversion project
Principal investigator: Ms Cheryl Ann Stanborough
Host institution: Yap State Archives
Archival partner: Yap State Archives
Location of archival material: Federated States of Micronesia
Award: £20,511
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP008
Title of project: Folk Theatre Tales: Preserving images, sounds and voices of rural Tuscany
Principal investigator: Professor Pietro Clemente
Host institution: University of Florence
Archival partner: The National State Archive of Florence
Location of archival material: Italy
Award: £40,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP010
Title of project: Preservation of rare periodical publications in Mongolia
Principal investigator: Ms Ontsor Bayarmaa
Host institution: Press Institute of Mongolia
Archival partner: Press Institute of Mongolia
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £42,148
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP012
Title of project: Salvage and preservation of dongjing archives in Yunnan, China: transcript, score, ritual and performance
Principal investigator: Dr Jian Xu
Host institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Archival partner: University Library, Sun Yat-sen University
Location of archival material: China
Award: £46,530
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP016
Title of project: Digitising the photographic archive of southern Siberian indigenous peoples
Principal investigator: Dr David Anderson
Host institution: University of Aberdeen
Archival partner: Krasnoiarsk Regional Museum of Local Lore
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £42,075
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP022
Title of project: Locating audiovisual ethnographic collections of expressive Andean culture in Peru
Principal investigator: Dr Raul Romero
Host institution: Catholic University of Peru
Archival partner: Audiovisual Archives of the Centre for Andean Ethnomusicology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £41,829
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP025
Title of project: Transfer of Mosseri Genizah Archive from Paris to Cambridge University Library and its digitisation (with metadata), storage and accessibility:Stage 1
Principal investigator: Professor Stefan Reif
Host institution: Cambridge University Library
Archival partner: Mosseri Genizah Archive
Location of archival material: Egypt
Award: £62,275
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP027
Title of project: Rescuing Liberian history: preserving the personal papers of William V. S. Tubman, Liberia's longest serving President
Principal investigator: Dr Verlon Stone
Host institution: Indiana University
Archival partner: The Center for National Documents and Records/National Archives, Liberia
Location of archival material: Liberia
Award: £48,810
Duration: 16 months
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Project Ref: EAP031
Title of project: The Treasures of Danzan Ravjaa
Principal investigator: Professor Caroline Humphrey
Host institution: University of Cambridge
Archival partner: Noyon Hutuktu Danzan Ravjaa Museum
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £38,880
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP032
Title of project: Preserving East Timor's endangered archives
Principal investigator: Dr Geoffrey Robinson
Host institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Archival partner: Post-CAVR Technical Secretariat, East Timor
Location of archival material: East Timor
Award: £45,505
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP038
Title of project: Survey, conservation and archiving of pre-1947 Telugu printed materials and paintings in India
Principal investigator: Professor Murali Atlury
Host institution: Sundarayya Vigna Kendram, India
Archival partner: Sundarayya Vignana Kendram Library, Hyderabad
Location of archival material: India
Award: £34,468
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP039
Title of project: Digital documentation of manuscript collection in Gangtey
Principal investigator: Dr Karma Phuntsho
Host institution: Aris Trust Centre, University of Oxford
Archival partner: National Library & Archive of Bhutan
Location of archival material: Bhutan
Award: £48,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP040
Title of project: Securing of the medieval and early modern archival material (14th to 17th c.) of Brasov/Kronstadt and the Burzenland region (central Romania)
Principal investigator: Mr Thomas Sindilariu
Host institution: University of Heidelburg
Archival partner: Archive and library of the Honterus parish CA in Brasov
Location of archival material: Romania
Award: £29,921
Duration: 13 months
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Project Ref: EAP051
Title of project: Bamum script and archives project: saving Africa's written heritage
Principal investigator: Dr Konrad Tuchscherer
Host institution: St John's University, New York
Archival partner: Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun
Location of archival material: Cameroon
Award: £54,800
Duration: 15 months