The Bradford Washburn Collection is currently housed at the Henry S. Hall, Jr. American Alpine Club Library in Golden, Colorado. This collection consists of 20 file boxes (30 linear feet), 5 flat oversized boxes, and 20+ rolled maps that need to be processed into the collection. The materials are currently not accessible to the general public and need to be processed to allow researchers, mountaineers, and other Bradford Washburn enthusiasts access to these valuable records and photographs. This project would not only create access for local patrons of the AAC, but through digital resources and the online catalog, a portion of the materials would be accessible online. To make all of this possible, the American Alpine Club Library is in need of outside resources for one Library and Information Science graduate student from the University of Denver and supplies to rehouse the materials in the collection and digitize a portion of the records.
Update: The project has gotten started thanks to a donation from the Inge Foundation. Numerous photos with tissue-paper overlays with hand-written notes, correspondence about expeditions and personal notes, maps with hand-drawn routes - all kinds of interesting items are being uncovered and sorted.
Start Date: October 1, 2010
End Date: March 30, 2011
Total Expenses related to this project are $7,000