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1947 Partition Archive, The (Berkeley, CA 94703-2715)
Guneeta Singh Bhalla (Project Director: April 2020 to October 2021)

Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)
Digital Humanities

$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020

Preserving collections and adapting to cloud based digital archiving techniques during the COVID19 pandemic

The preservation of two full-time jobs by creating digital workflows for oral history collections.

The 1947 Partition Archive seeks NEH CARES funding to retain its humanities staff during this time of reduced revenues from community events, and engage in adapting its office-based digital archiving techniques into a cloud-based system not confined to any particular geography. On implementing this change, The Archive will produce an open-access white paper to support continuity of activities in other larger and small-scale heritage institutions affected by the lockdowns. As an Asian American Heritage organization, The Archive advances the relevance of a humanistic understanding of traumatic histories of migration around 1947. Inspired by the work of and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, it offers the world’s largest oral history repository on eye-witness accounts of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. [edited by staff]