Program

Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Period of Performance

6/1/2019 - 5/31/2025

Funding Totals

$449,899.00 (approved)
$449,899.00 (awarded)


Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

FAIN: PW-264207-19

University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE 68503-2427)
Margaret Davis Jacobs (Project Director: July 2018 to present)

The digitization, cataloging, and transcription of approximately 410 pages of historical records, 10,000 pages of government documents, 200 photographs, and 50 oral histories documenting the history of Indian boarding schools and the experience of Native Americans who attended the Genoa Indian Boarding School in Genoa, Nebraska.

The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project seeks a three-year, $350,000 Humanities Collections & Reference Resources Implementation Grant to digitize, contextualize, and make available materials related to the Genoa U.S. Industrial Indian School. The project is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation, working with a Community Advisors Council of tribal representatives. An HCRR grant from the NEH would enable the Project to complete the second phase of the project: the preservation and transcription of approximately 50 hours of oral histories of Genoa school attendees and the digitization and description of approximately 410 pages of records for Cheyenne and Arapaho children located at the Oklahoma State Historical Society, about 6,300 pages of U.S. government documents located in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and 200 photographic images at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.





Associated Products

Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project website (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project website
Author: Margaret Jacobs
Author: Elizabeth Lorang
Author: Susana Geliga
Author: Nicole Gray
Author: Judi Gaiashkibos, James Riding In, Larry Wright, Jr., Stuart Redwing, Everett Baxter, Ben Crawford
Abstract: The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project website provides a portal through which descendants of Genoa School attendees can access records about their family members and students, teachers, scholars, and other members of the general public can learn about an Indian boarding school through primary documents.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://genoaindianschool.org/home
Primary URL Description: Home page of the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project website with logo and welcome and icons that enable users to browse by topic.
Secondary URL: https://genoaindianschool.org/about-genoa-indian-boarding-schools
Secondary URL Description: "About Genoa" page of the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project website that provides the history of the school with archival and current photos.
Access Model: Open access with potential for community input and feedback through Mukurtu.