SPEC Kit 347: Community-based Collections · 21
US Navy Japanese Language School Collection
Archives, University of Colorado at Boulder
This composite collection consists of materials drawn together from numerous sources, university records, Who’s Who, the web,
Worldcat, and other sources to provide information on many of the 1650 attendees of the US Navy Japanese Language School
during WWII. Archival staff compiled this information into a collection. The collection consists of 9 linear feet of individual files,
restricted transcripts, and general files. The collection supplements the other 200 collections we hold on that topic.
Germans from Russia
Archives &Special Collections, Colorado State University Libraries
This collection originally emerged to support research conducted as part of the Germans from Russia in Colorado Study
Project, which was active at Colorado State University under Dr. Heitman’s direction in the late 1970s. It includes a full range of
secondary resources and many original documents dealing with the migration of Germans to Russia’s open lands of the lower
Volga River beginning in the 1760s, plus sources detailing their Russian sojourn and subsequent move to the United States over
one hundred years later. Specialized information on local settlements in the United States and specific accounts of Germans
from Russia in Colorado make this collection unique. The collection documents early migration to Colorado settlements,
religious and family matters, occupations, and social mobility. There is considerable material on the early sugar beet industry
and the role of the Germans from Russia in its early growth, plus a general view of the history of Colorado from the perspective
of this ethnic group. The story of the assimilation and influence of Germans from Russia in Colorado makes this collection an
important resource for the understanding of the history and development of the state. Formats include books, journal articles,
theses, dissertations, oral history tapes and transcripts, photographs, manuscripts, and government publications. Most of
the collection is in English, but some German language materials are included. In addition to academic study, the collection is
occasionally used for genealogical research.
National Park Service Employees Collection
Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive, Colorado State University Libraries
This collection consists of publications, brochures, work documents, letters, photographs, audio and video files, artifacts, and
other memorabilia related to the experiences of National Park Service employees. Gathered over a period of more than 50 years,
the collection has two major contributors as well as more than 20 current and retired NPS employees who sent their materials
to Ken Mabery, NPS Superintendent of Scottsbluff National Monument. With the consent of the other donors, Ken donated the
collection to CSU Libraries in 2012.
Cornell Hip Hop Collection
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to collect and make accessible the historical artifacts of Hip Hop
culture and to ensure their preservation for future generations. Established in 2007 with the gift of a private collection, it has
since grown into the largest archive in the world dedicated to collecting the origins and spread of Hip Hop, from the 1970s to
the present.
Panama Canal Museum Collection
Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
The collection is comprised of over 18,000 items, including photographs, books, artworks, manuscripts, oral histories, and
artifacts relating to the more than 100 year history of the Canal and focusing on the American Era. Though it no longer
functions as a museum, the collection is open for research and a significant portion is freely available online.
Westside Community Alliance
Archives &Records Management Department, Georgia Tech
It is a group started in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. They work with other Georgia Tech groups and neighborhoods to
build and sustain relationships with communities on the Westside of Atlanta.
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