Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
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Cushman Project Information

Planning

Grant Proposal
Our successful grant proposal funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Slide Preservation Report (PDF file)
A report outlining recommendations for preserving the original slides in the Cushman collection.

Press

Papers & Presentations
Papers and presentations that have been given about various aspects of this exciting project.

The Gift of History
Cushman site featured in the IU Foundation's Winter 2004 issue of New Ground.

Yahoo! Pick
November 17, 2003.

Web Site Launched
Americana Revealed in Colorful Images, November 10, 2003.

Internet Scout Report
November 7, 2003.

IMLS Grant Received
IU's Digital Library Program receives federal grant to digitize half a century of America in color slides, November 9, 2000.

Behind the Scenes

Cataloging Information
Overview of how the photographs in the Cushman collection were cataloged.

Digitization Process
A brief summary of the specifications for digital images in the Cushman collection.

Digitization Proposal (PDF file)
The Request for Proposals (RFP) we used for the slide digitization process.

Color Restoration
An overview of the high-tech process by which approximately 250 of the faded slides in the Cushman collection were digitally restored by the Abteilung für Wissenschaftliche Photographie at the University of Basel.

Technical Implementation
The technologies used to make the online Cushman collection run.

People

Project Personnel
A long list of people who helped create and organize the online Cushman collection.

Acknowledgements
Special thanks to all those who took the time to help us made this online collection possible.