Second Year UVA student Gideon French has been awarded a $10,000 flash fund grant from the Jefferson Trust, a donor-led initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association
The grant will fund his digital project "Hands-On History: Digitizing, Transcribing, and Curating the Letters of a Civil war Chaplain," which he will undertake with the assistance of the Nau Center and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.
The project will engage a team of undergraduate researchers in the digitization, transcription, and curation of private letters written by the Rev. John W. Alvord, a Civil War Army Chaplain and Freedmen's Bureau Superintendent of Schools and Finance.