06 September 2022
New online - August 2022
We have another four projects that recently went online to highlight this month, including two from Peru:
- Manuscripts and Documents at the Biblioteca Generale di Terra Santa: the second step [EAP1142]
- The Ancash Community Archive Digitisation (ACAD) Project, Peru [EAP1325]
- Traditional Mongolian Script Newspapers at Sukhbaatar District Library (1928-1935) [EAP1391]
- 19th-century documents from the Peruvian asylum el Manicomio del Cercado [EAP1402]
Manuscripts and Documents at the Biblioteca Generale di Terra Santa: the second step [EAP1142]
This major digitisation project led by Professor Ewa Balicka-Witakowska, followed on from a previous project to digitise manuscripts in the collection of the Biblioteca Generale (BG) at St Saviour Monastery in Old Jerusalem.
The EAP1142 team digitised more than 100,000 pages of manuscripts and documents that date back as far as the 14th century and as recently as the 20th century.
The Ancash Community Archive Digitisation (ACAD) Project, Peru [EAP1325]
Led by Dr Frank Michel Meddens, this pilot project produced a survey of archival material within two communities near the village of Pamparomás, in Peru. In discussions with members of the town council of Pamparomás, three communities with early Spanish colonial foundation settlement (AD 1532-1615) and possible surviving archives were selected for this survey: Chaclancayo, Cosma and Jimbe. Though the latter was considered too remote to investigate in the time available to project members during the 2022 fieldwork season.
The EAP1325 team also digitised a small sample of documents.
Traditional Mongolian Script Newspapers at Sukhbaatar District Library (1928-1935) [EAP1391]
This digitisation project followed on from a previous project to digitise Mongolian newspapers written in traditional Mongolian script. Led by Mr Bayasgalan Bayanbat at the Monsound and Vision Foundation, this latest project digitised the following newspaper titles:
The previous project, also led by Bayasgalan, digitised the following newspapers:
The editions concern a wide range of topics, including politics, economy, science, education, international affairs and home affairs.
It is noteworthy that while the traditional Mongolian script title remains consistent in each edition of the newspaper, the Cyrillic script and Latin script variants of the title differ across the collection. This is a sign of the Sovietisation of Mongolia during the 1930s and 40s, including an alteration to the Mongolian language, with the traditional Mongolian script replaced with Cyrillic.
19th-century documents from the Peruvian asylum el Manicomio del Cercado [EAP1402]
In another Peruvian project, Ms Irène Favier led a major project that digitised a collection of damaged 19th century medical documents from the Cercado asylum. The documents span from 1859-1920 and include:
- Book of General Expenses of the Lima Insane Asylum (1860-1874)
- Book of the General Budget of the Lima Insane Asylum (1860 to 1874 and from 1885 to 1890)
- Copying books of notes and reports and correspondence of the Lima Insane Asylum (1888 to 1919)
- Statistical Book of the general movement of the Lima Insane Asylum (1888-1899)
- Books of the Women's Admission Registers of the Lima Insane Asylum (1859-1908 / 1915-1919)
- Book of the Men's Admission Registers of the Lima Insane Asylum (1915-1920)
- Medical Records of patients of the Lima Insane Asylum (1900-1914)
- Correspondence book of the Lima Asylum (1888-1899)
- Correspondence book of the Lima Asylum (1899-1919)