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Moving Forward! A second-phase project to digitize anniversary issues of the legendary American Jewish newspaper, the Fo...
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Title: Moving Forward! A second-phase project to digitize anniversary issues of the legendary American Jewish newspaper, the Forverts ( Jewish Daily Forward ) : a special sub-collection within the Price Library of Judaica Anniversary Collection ( A Mini Grant Proposal )
Physical Description: Mini Grant
Creator: Jefferson, Rebecca J. W.
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: October 3, 2011
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Abstract: A second round of mini-grant funding is being requested to facilitate the next phase of the Judaica anniversary project which will focus on the legendary Forverts newspaper. This project will fund the preservation digitization of 22 anniversary issues of the Forverts from 1917-1967. The Forverts newspaper has been chosen as the focus of the second phase for a good number of reasons. Most importantly, these unique anniversary issues of the Forverts are all in a very poor state of preservation and deteriorating rapidly; digitizing them will preserve their content. The Forverts is America’s leading Jewish newspaper and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Current issues of the Forverts and its English counterpart, The Jewish Daily Forward, went online in 1990; however, at present, there are no digital issues of the Forverts available before 2003 and access to the microfilm is limited; thus, these anniversary issues will serve as a superb research tool for those interested in this paper’s history. This digital collection will compliment the Judaica’s library recent acquisition of the Forverts (1910-1947) on microfilm. It is hoped that the Forverts’ international renown will also help bring in a good deal of publicity for the Price Library of Judaica Anniversary Collection which may result in attracting further funding to finish the digitization of the remaining 140 newspapers in the collection as well as funding to help purchase the complete set of microfilm. Last, but not least, the digitization of the anniversary issues of the Forverts will coincide with the Forverts’ own 115th year!
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Kirtana Mohan Rajan.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: IR00000778:00001

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