The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program funded by Arcadia.
We aim to digitize and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including print, photographic, film, audio, ephemeral, and born digital objects.
MEAP is dedicated to:
Providing open access to cultural and historical materials from around the world as a challenge to politicized and nationalized historical narratives that minimize or silence multiple voices and perspectives.
Enabling digital preservation of at-risk cultural heritage from parts of the world with limited resources for archival preservation.
- Expanding the capacity for digital preservation around the world and building a culture of open access.
Funding for Cohort 5 confirmed!
A new Call for Applications (2022-23) will open in September 2022.
- Hold the Date - Open Webinar for all Applicants: Thursday, Oct 13, 2022
- Preliminary Applications Due: Monday, Nov 14, 2022
- Explore Applicant Resources for more information
- Find more details about Available Funding and How to Apply
Explore MEAP Funded Projects and Digital Collections
In the News
"UCLA Library funds 29 international cultural preservation projects," October 7, 2021 | UCLA Newsroom
"UCLA Library Program Announces New Projects to Digitize and Document Activism, Political Expression and Communal Memory Around the World," August 18, 2020 | UCLA Library News
"Modern Endangered Archives Program Announces First Global Roster of Digitization Projects," December 10, 2019 | UCLA Library News
"UCLA Library Granting Program Announces New Call for Applications," September 26, 2019 | UCLA Library News
"UCLA Library launches international initiative to save at-risk cultural heritage materials," October 9, 2018 | UCLA News
Modern Endangered Archives Program was formerly Documenting Global Voices. All funds will be distributed under Modern Endangered Archives Program.
Modern Endangered Archives Program is funded by Arcadia - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.