The San José State University Special Collections & Archives (SJSU), Martin Luther King Jr. Library has been awarded a Basic Processing grant of $151,704 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to make accessible all the permanent archival collections. The grant will support a full-time archivist to survey, catalog and encode the collection inventories of 80 manuscript and university record collections. The finding aids will be published on the On-line Archives of California. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/
We anticipate on hiring an project archivist in the next motnh, and hope to have the project underway by the end of August 2008. This grant will help us move forward in making our collections more accessible and will result in new discovery tools! We will post updates on the progress of this grant project once we get underway!