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Papers of the War Department 1784-1800

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Papers of the War Department 1784-1800

Subject

Grant proposes to continue the work started by Theodore Crackel and his team at East Stroudsburg State University in 1994. The purpose and goal is to make available some 50,000 War Department documents that have been recovered through a multi-year search of hundreds of repositories and to make this archive accessible online and free.

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Title

Papers of the War Department 1784-1800

Description

Grant proposes to continue the work started at by Theodore Crackel and his team at East Stroudsburg State University in 1994. The purpose and goal is to make available some 50,000 War Department documents that have been recovered through a multi-year search of hundreds of repositories and to make this archive accessible online and free.

Start Date

12/01/2006

End Date

06/30/2007

Proposal Co-Authors

Roy Rosenzweig

Director(s)

Chris Hamner
Tom Scheinfeldt

Web Designer(s)

Jim Safley
Stephanie Hurter

Programmers

Jim Safley

Content Experts

Theodore Crackel
Richard H. Kohn
Rosemarie Zagarri
Jane Turner Censer
Daniel Cohen
Brig. Gen. (ret) John S. Brown
Meredith Lair
Randolph Scully
Paul Koda

Affiliates

East Stroudsburg State University
Center for Military History

Deliverables

Deliverables include; transition and building of infrastructure for the project, Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 (Series 1) website with 12,500 documents, including full content search for one quarter of the collection.

(1) Transfer the project to a new home at George Mason University;

(2) Develop the technical infrastructure for delivering the papers online;

(3) Complete the process of locating documents in additional archives and libraries;

(4) Complete the digitization of approximately 7,500 remaining documents;

(5) Enter basic metadata for approximately 11,000 remaining documents and link individual image files to these new records as well as 4,000 others that have not yet been linked;

(6) Provide detailed finding information (including document abstracts) for 6,500 additional documents;

(7) Launch a public, beta test bed for the online papers that would include one-quarter of the entire collection.

Funder

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Funding Amount

$272,000

Technology Used

TIFF
ASCII
MySQL
PHP

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Papers of the War Department 1784-1800,” RRCHNM20, accessed October 21, 2020, https://20.rrchnm.org/items/show/193.

Item Relations

This Item foaf:fundedBy Item: National Historical Publications and Records Commission