Colorado State University was awarded $350,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to further develop the Colorado Encyclopedia, an online resource concerning all things Colorado.
The grant money extends through May 2022, when the project is expected to be finished. The grant will be administered through the Morgan Library and CSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs who will oversee the project schedule and spending.
“The enhanced Colorado Encyclopedia seeks to become increasingly known, used and recognized as an authoritative, comprehensive resource on the history, life and culture of the state among teachers, students and the public, both here and beyond,” wrote Dawn Paschal, associate dean for Research, Digital Library, and Data Services and managing editor of the Colorado Encyclopedia, in an email to The Collegian.
The encyclopedia is in its second phase of development and with the grant money, will be expanded to include 300 new articles, 75 of which will be directed towards fourth, eighth and 10th grade readers.
These 75 articles will be accompanied by resource sets for teachers and 50 new “inquiry cards,” which are given out to encourage readers to continue exploring the encyclopedia and for marketing purposes.