Fisk University and Schomburg Center Awarded an NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grant to Plan a Digital Edition of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg’s papers

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The project entitled “Remaking the World of Arturo Schomburg” lays the foundation for ongoing collaboration between Fisk University and the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture. The planning grant will launch a series of digital editions about Schomburg’s writings and correspondence.


Nashville and New York, April 2023 – Fisk University and the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture have received a two-year $120,000 NHPRC-Mellon Planning Grant for Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, 亚裔美国人, 西班牙裔美国人, and Native American 历史 and Ethnic Studies. The collaborative grant program between the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Andrew W. 梅隆基金会 “overarching goal to broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions.”


“Remaking the World of Arturo Schomburg” marks the first partnership between the John Hope and Aurelia E. 富兰克林图书馆 at Fisk University and the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture. 快乐Bivins, 导演 of the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture states, “The Schomburg Center is proud to partner with Fisk University in this significant project which seeks to make more visible the visionary work of Arturo Schomburg, especially during this moment when the legitimacy of Black and Ethnic Studies is under attack. Schomburg’s work remains critical to our understanding of the contributions of Black scholars, 各种各样的, to amend narratives that seek to render people of African descent invisible.“德丽莎·米诺尔·哈里斯, 导演 of 图书馆 Services at Fisk, 增加了, “we are excited about this important partnership that brings together two of the nation’s leading institutions for Black collections and 研究. Arturo Schomburg’s innovative work transformed Fisk’s collections, and the project will ensure all generations know and can appreciate the critical legacy and journey of Arturo Schomburg through the digital edition.”


阿图罗·朔姆伯格(1874-1938), the African diaspora’s most famous bibliophile, immigrated to New York City from Puerto Rico in 1891. 一次解决, he founded the Negro Society for Historical 研究, modeled a diasporic approach to studying Black culture, and seeded two iconic 档案 in the 1920s and 1930s—one at the New York Public 图书馆 and the other at Fisk University. These two institutions are partnering for the first time to unite their records on Schomburg and collaborate with scholars to build an edition that will illuminate the global network of early twentieth-century bibliophiles, 知识分子, 图书馆员, and “street scholars” who founded the field of Black history.


DeLisa Minor Harris, 导演 of the Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. 富兰克林图书馆, 和巴里·布朗, 手稿馆长, Archives and Rare Books at the Schomburg Center, will serve as co-directors of the project. 梅勒妮钱, Assistant 历史学教授 at the University of Rochester (starting Fall 2024), 劳拉·赫尔顿, Assistant Professor in the English and 历史 departments at the University of Delaware, 担任学者编辑.


A project advisory board of more than a dozen scholars, 策展人, 图书馆员, and teachers will participate in shaping the work. The project advisors include: Cheryl Beredo, Associate 导演 of Collections, 研究, 和教育, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript 图书馆, Yale University; Katharine Burnett, Associate 教授兼英语系主任, Fisk University; Jim Casey, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, 历史, 和英语, Pennsylvania State University; Margarita Castromán Soto, 英语助理教授, Rice University; April Collins, AP计算机科学教师, 马丁·路德·金, Jr. 公立中学, Nashville Public Schools; Pero Gaglo Dagbovie, 历史学教授, Associate Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Michigan State University; Brent Hayes Edwards, 英语教授 and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Jacqueline Goldsby, 英语教授 and African American Studies, Yale University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, 历史学教授, Harvard University; Lopez Matthews, District of Columbia State Archivist and former Digital Production Librarian, Howard University Libraries; Meredith L. 麦吉尔, 教授兼英语系主任, Rutgers University; Benjamin Talton, 导演, Moorland-Spingarn 研究 Center, Howard University; Sarah Tanner, Head, 档案研究中心, 伍德乐夫图书馆, Atlanta University Center; Vanessa K. Valdés, Associate Provost for Community Engagement, The City College of New York; Rachel E. 温斯顿, 散居黑人档案保管员, University of Texas at Austin; and Rafia Zafar, 英语教授, 华盛顿大学. 路易.

在内容和概念上, “Remaking the World of Arturo Schomburg” reanimates Schomburg’s vision for a network of 研究ers and repositories committed to preserving Black diasporic thought. 作为项目中心, Fisk University and the Schomburg Center continue the historic role played by Black special collections in scholarly 发布ing.



澳门皇冠赌场平台 the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports a wide range of activities to preserve, 发布, and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States. 欲知详情,请浏览 www.档案.gov /于.


澳门皇冠赌场平台Andrew W. 梅隆基金会

安德鲁·W. 梅隆基金会 is the nation’s largest supporter of the 艺术 and humanities. 自1969年以来, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and 艺术 are essential to human understanding. The Foundation believes that the 艺术 and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, 超越, and freedom that can be found there. 通过我们的资助, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. 欲知详情,请浏览 www.梅隆.org.


澳门皇冠赌场平台 the Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. 富兰克林图书馆

约翰·霍普和奥蕾莉亚·E. 富兰克林图书馆 is an active and vibrant part of the University’s diverse academic community. As the academic hub of the university, the library supports the academic programs by providing books, 电子资源, and other materials and information instruction. Fisk’s Special Collections is a major national resource for the study of the African-American experience. 欲知详情,请浏览



Fisk University is ranked #6 among historically Black universities, according to U.S. 澳门皇冠赌场平台 and World Report, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s international reputation for academic excellence. Its scholars continue to make strides in all areas of industry from Social Justice to the sciences. A Fisk education prepares students to become beacons of service in their community and leaders and scholars in their respective fields. Fisk offers more than 20+ undergraduate and graduate programs in Biology, 化学, 物理, Clinical Psychology with a bridge Masters to Ph.D. programs through a partnership with Vanderbilt University. 欲知详情,请浏览


澳门皇冠赌场平台 the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for 研究 in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the preservation, 研究, 解释, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, 非洲Diasporan, 以及非洲的经历. As a 研究 division of The New York Public 图书馆, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections totaling over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global black history, 艺术, 和文化. 欲知详情,请浏览


澳门皇冠赌场平台 The New York Public 图书馆

超过125年, The New York Public 图书馆 has been a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With over 90 locations—including 研究 and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, 曼哈顿, 和斯塔顿岛, the 图书馆 offers free materials, 计算机访问, 类, 展览, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public 图书馆 receives approximately 16 million visits through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public 图书馆 relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the 图书馆 at




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