10 May 2018

Documentary Heritage Communities Program Awards 2018-19

Library and Archives Canada launched the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) in June 2015, with a five year-renewal period and a mandate to award $1.5M each year to eligible organizations. Three funding cycles are complete with $4.5M in funding awarded to approximately 140 projects.

LAC announced the recipients for 2018-19 on Thursday, 10 May, 2018 at the McCord Museum in Montreal. The 39 projects funded, including nine that previously received multi-year funding, are:

British Columbia:

At Risk: Preserving our most vulnerable fonds (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre), Burnaby, $67,196;
Blitzing the Backlog (Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society), Mansons Landing, $14,856;
Indigenous and Community Capacity Building: Archives Regional Training and Development Clinics (Archives Association of British Columbia), Port Coquitlam, $41,098;
North Pacific Cannery Archival Collection Improvement Project 2018 (Port Edward Historical Society), Port Edward, $14,920;
Collections Accessibility Project - Stage 2 (Bulkley Valley Historical and Museum Society), Smithers, $16,940;
Archives Accessibility Project (Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia), Vancouver, $14,922;
Mugshot Mayhem (Vancouver Police Historical Society), Vancouver, $14,478.

Western Canada and Yukon:

Photo Negative Digitization and Online Access (Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $33,560;
Description and digitization of photographs from the 100 Nons fonds (La Société historique de Saint-Boniface), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $12,215;
Break on Through the Backlog: Processing Records of the United Church of Canada Archives (The United Church of Canada Archives), Winnipeg, Manitoba, $14,982;
Classification and training for Fransaskois community organizations (Société historique de la Saskatchewan), Regina, Saskatchewan, $12,905;
Geraldine and Douglas Moodie Collection (Glenbow-Alberta Institute), Calgary, Alberta, $20,000;
JHSSA Archival Collections Accessibility Project - Phase 2 (Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta), Calgary, Alberta, $15,815;
CYFN Archives Arrangement and Description Project (Council of Yukon First Nations), Whitehorse, Yukon, $96,432.


The Brittain Archives: Digitization, Spatial Referencing & Preservation (Oil, Gas & Salt Resources Library), London, $22,110;
Digitization of Lost Villages Residents Interviews 1977–1978 (The Lost Villages Historical Society), Long Sault, $3,200;
The WI Historical Documents: A Legacy to Canada (Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario), Stoney Creek, $100,000;
Digitizing the Formative Years of the Stratford Festival (Stratford Festival Archives Trust), Stratford, $80,916;
Increasing Access to Finnish Language Archives (Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society), Thunder Bay, $11,600;
CLGA Backlog Reduction - Part 2 (Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives), Toronto, $40,696;
Increasing access to irreplaceable records of our histories of migration and ethnicity (Multicultural History Society of Ontario), Toronto, $97,677;
Weston Historical Society Digitization Project (Weston Historical Society), Toronto, $28,608;
Virtual Exhibits of Sarnia-Lambton’s Italian-Canadian Community Narratives - Phase 1 (Italian-Canadian Archives Project), Toronto, $11,980.


Archival processing project of photographs from the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais fonds (Centre régional d'archives de l'Outaouais), Gatineau, $26,183;
Computerization of holdings and collections and transfer of archival operations to management software and servers for a better service offering (Centre d'archives régional des Îles), Îles-de-la-Madeleine, $86,020;
Preservation and Digitization of Brome County Historical Society Great War Collection (Brome County Historical Society), Knowlton, $12,412;
Preservation through technology transfer and development of the Lanaudière archives multimedia collection (Corporation du centre régional d'archives de Lanaudière), L’Assomption, $82,554;
Retrospective digitization of the magazine Documentation et bibliothèques, from 1973 to 1988 (Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation – ASTED), Montréal, $14,051;
Canadian Architectural Fonds Processing Initiative (Canadian Centre for Architecture), Montréal, $56,792;
Digitizing and Preserving the V. Taboika Panoramic Photograph Collection (Canadian Centre for the Great War), Montréal, $8,714;
Showcasing works on paper from the Inuit Art Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), Montréal, $70,843;
Shared Sensitivities (McCord Stewart Museum), Montréal, $71,983;
Investing in Eeyou Istchee Archival Heritage (Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute), Oujé-Bougoumou, $82,979;
Contributions of religious communities to the Diocese of Sherbrooke (Regroupement des archives du Séminaire de Sherbrooke et de l'Archidiocèse de Sherbrooke), Sherbrooke, $44,771;
Bilingual audio guide for the King mine historic centre (Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines), Thetford Mines, $89,693.


Loomcrofters Studio Archives and Library (Queens County Heritage), Gagetown, New Brunswick, $9,911;
St. Peter’s Cathedral: Processing and Providing Access to 150 Years of Archives (St. Peter's Cathedral Archives), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, $99,558;
Mahone Bay Area Business, School, and Church Related Archival Project (Mahone Bay Museum), Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, $19,118;
Labrador Image Identification and Dissemination Initiative – Phase 2 (Them Days Incorporated), Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, $28,999.

A consolidated list is at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/Funding-history-2018-2019.aspx

Comment: As a member of the external advisory committee that reviewed the projects I have agreed not to reveal any information that came to me in that capacity. The allocation of funds by province is notable.

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