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A new online platform from the Indiana State Archives connects genealogists and researchers to millions of digital records. The Indiana State Digital Archives simplifies the process of searching the State Archives' holdings by enabling patrons to instantly locate records from their own computer, saving them time and money.
The Digital Archives differs from Indiana Memory because it is record-based. It provides individual listings of vital records available in the State Archives' collections as opposed to Indiana memory, which is document/manuscript-based and provides a digital copy of original Indiana newspapers, historic documents and state publications, among others. The Digital Archives provides listings of commonly sought-after materials such as death, prison, military, and naturalization records. However, it also contains many rare indices like slave and adoption records, and registries such as negro and mulattos by county, the Indiana School for the Deaf, and the Soldiers and Sailors Children's home.
Please visit www.digitalarchives.in.gov often as its online platform is continually updated with new indices and resources. If you or a patron cannot locate a desired record and believe it may be found at the State Archives, feel free to contact a collection specialist at (317) 591-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a unique new grant program as part of the NEH’s We the People campaign. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf. The theme for the 2009-2010 Bookshelf is "A More Perfect Union" and will provide public and school libraries a set of classic hardcover books for young readers that includes 16 books for reading levels from kindergarten through 12th grade. Libraries also will receive supplementary materials for programming, including bookplates, bookmarks, and posters.
All public libraries and school libraries, including public, private, parochial, and charter schools, are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply for the We the People Bookshelf grant program is Jan. 29, 2010. A total of 4,000 public and school (K-12) libraries will be selected to receive the "A More Perfect Union" Bookshelf. Awards will be announced in April 2010.
About the We the People Bookshelf
The Indiana State Library recently announced the 2010 LSTA sub-grants for Indiana libraries and historical organizations. Grant guidelines and more information about 2010 LSTA sub-grant opportunities are now available on the State Library's LSTA homepage.
Ongoing Grant Opportunities
Please direct any questions or comments about the 2010 LSTA sub-grant opportunities to Virginia Vought, LSTA Grant Consultant, at email@example.com or (317) 234-6550.