Prisoner Express Archive
Collecting and preserving the creative output of 4,000+ incarcerated individuals throughout the country
Prisoner Express — operated through the Durland Alternatives Library — provides incarcerated men and women an environment to share and collaborate on creative ventures, including art, fiction, poetry, journaling and more. Receiving new material daily, the program needs a long-term plan to archive and preserve the unique voices of America’s incarcerated.
This grant supports a new Prisoner Express Archive, a digital and physical records management plan that will increase the availability of inmate-created art and writing on the Prisoner Express website, work with the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections to properly store materials on campus and train student volunteers in archival practice and management.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History; Law, Government and Policy
Caitlin Holton, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection
Cornell University Library
- Community partner: Prisoner Express
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.