2012 CRL Primary Source Awards

Spring 2012 | Volume 31, Number 3 | Download PDF

2012 CRL Primary Source Awards

In This Issue

Comments from CRL President Bernard Reilly

CRL Primary Source Awards

A brief overview of the program.

Award for Access

Dan Reboussin, Head, African Studies Collections, University of Florida
Nominated by: Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Florida
For developing access to the Jean-Marie Derscheid Collection, a rich set of manuscripts documenting pre-colonial and colonial events in Burundi, Eastern Congo, and Rwanda.

Award for Research

Amy Brady, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Used primary sources at the Library of Congress to research how radical avant-garde artists created political contradictions via the New Deal Federal Theatre Project.

Award for Teaching

Dr. Sayre Greenfield, Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg campus)
Nominated by: Amanda Folk, Reference/Public Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Required students in a History of the English Language course to produce a research paper that tracks the changes in meaning and usage over the centuries of a single word (of their choosing) using primary sources.

University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student Amy Brady received the 2012 CRL Primary Source Award for Research for her project that created hyperspectral digital images of Federal Theatre Project documents to reveal typed-over text and handwritten revisions that had faded with time. Learn more about this project and the other awardees in the Spring issue of FOCUS on Global Resources. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.