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AB-50061-09Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesJackson State UniversityCollaboration for Digital Access for Margaret Walker Archives7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013$100,000.00Robert Luckett   Jackson State UniversityJacksonMS39217-0001USA2009African American StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesEducation Programs100000097087.090

A project to digitize and provide intellectual context for the papers of African-American writer Margaret Walker Alexander (1915-1998), which are housed in the university's Sampson Library.

The Jackson State University Alexander Research Center (the Center) and the H. T. Sampson Library (the Library) request a two-year $100,000 grant to implement training acquired during Ford Foundation workshops on digitizing the Walker archives for greater access by students, researchers, and teachers. It is the largest single archive of a twentieth-century African American woman writer, Margaret Walker (Alexander) [1915-1998]. The Center has a 110- linear-foot Walker literary archives and the Library has a 22-linear-foot Walker administrative archives. Walker was an award-winning poet, novelist, and influential educator. NEH funding will help digitize 40 percent of the Walker archives and use CONTENTdm to store and manage them. Three humanities scholars and two high school teachers will annotate the archives and write a ten-page essay, a five-page curriculum guide, and a print and online brochure to supplement class room instruction in secondary and post secondary education.