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Feeding America Project History

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Feeding America was made possible with funds from a 2001 IMLS National Leadership Grant. The project began September 1, 2001 and was completed on August 31, 2003. The original project website is archived by the Library of Congress. The content and functionality of the original Feeding America site is being migrated to MSU Libraries' digital repository platform to ensure continued access to this important resource, as well as to provide new ways to search and browse the collection.

This page contains historical information from the original 2001-2003 project. Some information may be out of date. Please contact the digital repository team for inquiries about the current site.

Feeding America Grant Project Staff (2001-2003)

Project directors

  • Peter Berg, Head, Special Collections Division, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Michael Seadle, Assistant Director for Systems and Digital Services, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Project manager

Ruth Ann Jones, Assistant Head, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Introductory essays and supplementary material

Jan Longone, Curator of American Culinary History, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Author biographies

Ann-Marie Rachman, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Selection of museum artifacts

  • Val Berryman, Curator of History, MSU Museum, Michigan State University
  • Yvonne Lockwood, Curator of Folklife, MSU Museum, Michigan State University
  • Pearl Wong, Photography, MSU Museum, Michigan State University

Production supervisor

Stephanie Bour, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Production manager

Elizabeth Bollinger, Systems Librarian, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Training and workflow management for text encoding

Amy Vance, Systems Librarian, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Programming

  • David Bryson, Systems, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Rodrigo Cardenas, Graduate Assistant (Department of Anthropology), Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Web and graphic design

Andrea McVittie, Digital and Multimedia Center, Michigan State University Libraries

Feeding America Project Partners

In addition to the project staff, the Feeding America Project was made possible by many additional groups and organizations who deserve thanks and recognition.

Press Coverage of Original Site

After launching, the original Feeding America site received positive press coverage from cookery and news sites. Listed here is a selection of some of the press coverage that Feeding America received.

  • Prospect Books includes Feeding America in its list of "Other Food Sites."
  • Chef Michel Nischan mentions Feeding America as a source of inspiration in the November 2010 issue of Delta Airline's SKY Magazine, pg. 94.
  • Feeding America was featured in the February 2005 issue of Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living, pg. 44.
  • Detroit Free Press - October 9, 2001 feature article by columnist Heather Newman
  • Review in the Internet Scout Report, December 13, 2002
  • Featured as a Site of the Day on refdesk.com, February 3, 2003.
  • Chosen as a "Featured Site of the Month" by the New York State Library, December 2003.

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