Documenting African American Accomplishments in STEM Fields

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

The Amistad Research Center will hire a project archivist to process 15 archival collections highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professions. An inventory of the collections will be created and selected materials emphasizing multigenerational African American achievement in STEM professions will be digitized to improve public access. Highlights of the collection will be shared through social media and Amistad’s blog. The project supports the Amistad Research Center’s role as a repository of collections documenting African Americans in STEM professions while providing an emerging archivist valuable experience in the evaluation, organization, preservation, and description of complex archival collections.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Laura Thompson, Project Manager, Amistad Research Center


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Award Number: MH-00-14-0007-14
Funding Amount: $98,318


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media