Thanks to the generous support of the Gardiner Foundation, the ITPS, and the Ryan Library recently launched a joint initiative: The Gardiner Archival Fellowship program. The program focuses on the inventory, cataloging, and ultimate digital and museum curation of the TPNHA collection. Gardiner Fellows conduct integral research for the four-step curatorial program of the TPNHA collection by building an essential inventory of the archive that will lead directly to a detailed finding aid. An important aspect of this research also involves the TPNHA oral history project, which is done in conjunction with coordinator Gary Berton. Fellows also contribute to the ITPS social media presence, particularly on the series #FellowFinds, and were involved in the planning of the October 2018 conference.
Thanks to the generous support of the Gardiner Foundation, the ITPS and the Ryan Library are spearheading a four-step curatorial program for the TPNHA collection: inventory and cataloguing, finding aid creation, digitization, and exhibition.
Additional information will be shared here as the work progresses, and you can check out some of the highlights so far either in-person at the Ryan Library, or on our twitter page. You can explore items already cataloged and searchable in OCLC.