How are MNA's Library & Archives being utilized? Below are some examples of projects or organizations we are partnering with, providing research assistance for, or supporting with our archival holdings. Also see references to the Library & Archives in the news and press.
The Onward Project - A Legendary Expedition Comes to Life
The Onward Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together and sharing with the public the tremendous breadth of material associated with this historic 1930s expedition. Via multiple U.S. museum exhibitions, digital archives, educational resources—and utilizing the latest interactive technologies—they will offer a dynamic lens to explore the multi-faceted histories of this legendary land and its diverse peoples. The project will serve as a model for future virtual presentations about fragile and/or sacred sites around the globe.
The Lost Files Project is an attempt to bring together thousands of documents, photographs, relics, and other materials of Ansel F. Hall, the first Chief Naturalist for the national parks and pioneer of nonprofit fundraising and corporate sponsorships to support national park projects. These documents are archived in more than 40 colleges, universities, and museums across the United States and provide a fascinating look into the early days of the National Park Service.
Dr. Dale Nations (MS-380) developed three geologic story maps for the Arizona Geologic Survey. These available for viewing on the Arizona Geologic Survey website.
In the Press
This feature is part of a series called “50 States of Preservation,” in which the National Endowment for the Humanities is touring small and mid-sized museums, libraries, historical societies, and other repositories across the country to show how they are helping to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage.