BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – In October, Southern University’s library received funding to digitize several archival collections.

The John B. Cade Library received a $182,199 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, according to an official Southern University press release. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965 and is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the country.

The grant will allow the library to digitize, catalog and distribute archival collections, including the contributions of Black people to the state in the 1960s and 1970s.

The principal investigator is Library Dean Dawn Kight. Archivist Angela Proctor and Maya Banks, a librarian, are serving as co-principal investigators.