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External Grants to the Library

  • Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) collaborative grant of $680,395 (2019-2021) to support a residency and training program. This grant, a partnership among CSUN, USC and CSU Dominguez Hills, will educate and mentor recent MLIS graduates to become archivists who will then take leading roles in building community-based digital collections.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, $315,000 for digitizing the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center Richard Cross Photographic Collection, 2018-2021.
  • Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) funded CSUN's Oviatt Library and other institutions with a "Digitizing Hidden Collections" grant focused on Southern California's water infrastructure in the amount of $333,574 (2017-2020).
  • 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).
  • International Guitar Research Archive: Processing of the Vahdah Olcott Bickford Collection, $44,988 funded by the Augustine Foundation, 2010-2011.
  • The Mulholland Family Papers, Part II of the Catherine Mulholland Collection, $20,000 funded by the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, 2010-2011.
  • Preservation and Archiving of the Catherine Mulholland Collection," $25,000 funded by the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, 2009-2010.
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant Project
  • Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant (San Fernando Valley History Digital Library)