About the Project


Our Americas Archive Partnership (OAAP) aims to foster new research that examines American literatures and histories from a hemispheric perspective, to develop curricular models and teaching materials that embody a hemispheric approach to the study of the early Americas, and to generate professional and intellectual exchanges among scholars from various fields. The project will help users search, browse, analyze and share content from various online collections.

Project Goals

• Build a digital collection of scholarly source materials to serve the interdisciplinary field of American Studies, focusing on a hemispheric view of the Americas

• Develop a technical infrastructure to federate multiple repositories using Web 2.0 technologies, enabling scholars to find and share digital resources residing at different locations on the Web

• Create new ways to search source materials to facilitate research that spans national boundaries


Fondren Library & The Center for Digital Scholarship

• Geneva Henry, Executive Director of the CDS & Principal Investigator

• Sid Byrd, Systems Developer

• Andrew Damico, Preservation Librarian

• Robert Estep, Cataloger

• Amanda Focke, Assistant Head Special Collections

• Jeff Koffler, Graphic Designer

• Jiun Kuo, Head of Cataloging

• Philip Montgomery, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

• Alice Rhoades, Cataloger

• Monica Rivero, Project Manager

• Dr. Lisa Spiro, Director of the Digital Media Center

• Melissa Torres, Metadata Librarian

• Max Starkenburg, programming support

• Daniel Glaser, usability assessment specialist

• Student project assistants (scanning)

Humanities Research Center

• Dr. Caroline Levander, Director of the HRC, Carlson Professor in Humanities, Professor of English, & Co-Principal Investigator

• Carolyn Adams, Center Coordinator

• Dr. Melissa Bailar, Associate Director and Professor in the Practice of Humanities

• Lorena Gauthereau-Bryson, Americas Studies Researcher (Translations and Research)

• Cory Ledoux, Graduate Student Researcher

• Dr. Moramay López-Alonso, Assistant Professor of History

• Robin Sager, Graduate Student Researcher

• AnaMaria Seglie, Graduate Student Researcher

• Undergraduate student assistants: Lorette Tara Blagg, Grace Chang, Allison Elliott, Kay Fukui, Camille George, Roxana Loza, Lily McKeage, Luz Pimental, Lorena Villarreal, Jocelyn Asa Wright

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

• Dr. Neil Fraistat, Director of MITH and Co-Principal Investigator

• Dr. Doug Reside, Associate Director

• Dave Lester, Assistant Director

• Dr. Carl Stahmer, Research Associate

• Ketan Patil, Web Developer

• Greg Lord, Web Programmer

• Elisabeth Kvernen, Web Designer

• Arik Lubkin, Program Associate

Instituto Mora

• Dr. Luis Jáuregui Frías, Director, Instituto de Investigaciones José María Luis Mora

• Carlos Arellano, Library Coordinator

• Magdaleno Azotla, Fondo Antiguo Coordinator

Advisory Board

• Ralph Bauer, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Maryland, founder and general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive

• Matt Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Duke University and editor at the Walt Whitman Archive

• Gregory Crane, Editor-in-Chief, Perseus Project, Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Classics, Tufts University

• Cathy Davidson, Co-Founder of the Humanities Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC); Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; & Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University

• Norman Fiering, Director and Librarian Emeritus of the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

• Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources

• Luis Jáuregui Frías, Director, Instituto de Investigaciones José María Luis Mora (Mexico)

• Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Comparative Literature, Rosina Pierotti Professor of Italian Literature, & Director of The Stanford Humanities Laboratory, Stanford University