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 Available for Documenting and Digitizing Endangered Cultural Heritage Material. Apply now at meap.smapply.io >
- Call for Applications available in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili.
- Register now for our live Informational Webinar on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (9am Pacific Time). A recording will be available after the session.
- Learn more about MEAP funding opportunities and how to apply.
COVID-19 Impact Update
MEAP remains committed to the work of preserving cultural heritage and making this content openly accessible online even as the global coronavirus pandemic makes the work more difficult. The UCLA Library anticipates that MEAP projects will have project delays as a result of illness, self-isolation, government closures, or other changes due to the current pandemic and responses to it. Our priority is that all project teams and grant applicants remain safe and healthy.
In the News
"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.