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External Grants to the Library

  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant Project
  • Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant (San Fernando Valley History Digital Library)
  • IMLS-funded LA as Subject Archives Residency Program (implementation grant). Piloting a post-graduate residency program for recent MLIS graduates in the greater Los Angeles area (2014-2017).
  • NEH-funded CSU-wide Japanese-American Confinement Digitization Project (planning grant.) With 7 or 8 other CSU campuses, CSUN investigated the feasibility of creating a system-wide digital repository focused on resources documenting Japanese-American Confinement during World War II, as well as the Japanese-American community in the western United States (2014-2015).
  • NEH-funded Digital Database of the African American Photography Collection at the Institute for Arts & Media (implementation grant). The IAM (now the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center) and the Oviatt Library have processed and digitized the contents of several collections held by IAM in Sagebrush Hall (2013-2016).
  • The Oviatt Library is part of a group of CSU librarians and archivists that received a $321,000 implementation grant in 2015 from the National Park Service (NPS) for the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project which is working to create an online repository of Japanese American World War II era internment materials, including manuscripts, legal documents, newspapers, letters, and photographs (2015-2017).
  • Along with several other institutions, the Oviatt Library received $260,000 from the NEH for the CSU-wide Japanese-American Confinement Digitization Project (implementation grant.) (2016-2018).
  • The Oviatt Library was awarded a $3000 grant for “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The funding was used in 2015-2016 to support related public programing.
  • Our Digital Collection, “Water Works: Documenting Water History in Los Angeles,” is an important and comprehensive digital collection which was funded by a 2014 $10,000 grant from the Metabolic Studio and contains items documenting the history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct from its conception, to its maintenance, and its continuing impact.
  • Women's Health Resources and Gender Research Differences: Outreach at California State University Northridge.  $50,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (2012-2013).