Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Historical Collections & Archives receives Edwards Lifesciences Fund award

We are proud to announce that Historical Collections & Archives has received an award from the Edwards Lifesciences Fund to complete a public history project on M. Lowell Edwards, co-inventor of the Starr-Edwards heart valve.

Funding will support a six-month project that will include the development of a Web presentation of the library's collections related to Lowell Edwards, providing longevity for our current exhibition, educating the public about M. Lowell Edwards, and providing online access to selected materials in our collections. Historical Collections & Archives staff will collaborate with staff in the library's Content Management & Systems department to complete this project. The award will also fund the production of a booklet to publicize the library's resources on M. Lowell Edwards, and the preservation of the Jeri L. Dobbs Collection of heart valve prototypes.

This news came on the heels of the announcement of a grant from LSTA to fund the Isabel McDonald Library's digitization project, which HC&A will also support. All of us in HC&A are looking forward to not one but two exciting grant projects in 2012!

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