Edward J.K. Gitre, an assistant professor in the Department of History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Implementation Grant for his digital humanities project titled “The American Soldier in World War II.”

The project creates an online collection of more than 65,000 handwritten survey responses containing the personal comments of American soldiers in World War II; it seeks to transcribe the narrative responses and reunite them with quantitative data from the respondents, adding contextual information to facilitate access by multiple user groups. The project builds on work begun by Gitre and his team with an NEH startup grant.

The NEH Implementation Grant, a total of $350,000, provides two years of funding.