Historical Preservation and Digitization Award Recipients Announced
The NN/LM SCR is happy to announce two recipients of the Historical Preservation and Digitization Award.
Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Library – New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Project Title: Digitization of the Aristides Agramonte Collection on Yellow Fever
Principal Investigators: Deborah Sibley & Molly Knapp
Summary: This project aims to digitize 149 rare books and journals identified as the first materials acquired for the LSU medical school library. The books belonged to Dr. Aristides Agramonte, a prominent pathologist and department chair at LSU during the 1900’s. He served in the US Army with Dr. Walter Reed during the Yellow Fever expedition to Cuba. His collection includes a large number of early publications on yellow fever.
Institution: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library, Dallas, TX
Project Title: Dallas Medical History, 1890-1975: A Digital Collection
Principal Investigator: Matthew Zimmerman
Summary: The goals of this project include enhancing availability of information about Dallas’ medical history, improving public awareness of historical resources available online and preserving original images. This project will create a digital repository for over 500 images illustrating the history of medicine in Dallas. A web exhibit featuring high interest images will also be created.
Congratulations to both institutions. These projects will begin soon, we look forward to utilizing these online collections in the future.