With the completion of a year-long grant project this month, participants in Northwest Digital Archives’ Expanding Access Grant will have exposed almost 500 new collections in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana through NWDA’s database. The database, which offers access to more than 11,500 finding aids for archival collections at thirty-seven institutions, is an efficient means for collection discovery and exposure at a wide variety of institutions and repositories. Many collections in the region are significantly related by creator, correspondent, or subject.
Six institutions hold the regionally and nationally significant collections represented by the new finding aids: Montana State University, Western Oregon University, The Evergreen State College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Eastern Washington University, and Boise State University.
NWDA, a program of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, offers access to more than 11,500 finding aids from 37 Northwest institutions. Other NWDA members are Central Washington University, Concordia University, Eastern Oregon University, Eastern Washington State Historical Society, George Fox University, Idaho State Historical Society, Lane Community College, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Montana Historical Society, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon Historical Society, Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific University, Portland State University, Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle Museum of History & Industry, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Idaho, University of Montana, University of Oregon, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Whitman College, Whitworth University, and Willamette University.
The project was funded with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Program Manager, Northwest Digital Archives
Orbis Cascade Alliance