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Akron, Ohio -- Just a few days after Pirelli announced it has put its archived collection of documents online, Goodyear is doing the same. Goodyear donated its photograph and image collection, which is valued at more than $1.1 million, to the University of Akron in 2008. The University now has won a grant to digitise the around a tenth of the 250 000 images in the collection.
The University of Akron's Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, has received a two-year, $303,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to scan and catalogue about 22,500 Goodyear images - many of which are at risk of degrading over time. The grant also will fund inventorying the entire collection (1912-84) and the organization and preservation of the images from the earliest years of the collection (1912-51), to ensure that they are available for generations to come.
â€œThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company photograph collection is truly a national historic treasure, and this major grant from NEH affirms the collection's significance and the importance of preserving it and making it accessible to researchers,â€ says Cheryl Kern-Simirenko, dean of University Libraries.
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Press release from University of Akron