With donated cash in hand from a successful GoFundMe campaign, I was able to hire University of South Carolina doctoral student Laura Clifford to work on the project this semester. Laura's first job is to finish the checking and re-coding of all the records currently in the database. She's working on that now. When that task is complete, we'll make the new database available and she'll move on to the next job: adding new records. That will involve tracking down leads from publications we've already seen as well as finding new sources of data in print publications and online. Eventually I hope to give Laura the the keys to the EWHADP website so that she can write the "What's New" blurbs as she adds new structures, update the maps, and keep the online bibliography up to date.
I would like to keep this project going next semester, but I'm not going to ask for more money until I have some results from this semester to demonstrate success.
I would like to again thank those made a cash contribution to help get the EWHADP out of mothballs and running again: David Cusack, Ken Kosidlo, Josh Wells, and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. In addition to my sincere gratitude, I have (as promised) a limited edition bumper sticker for each of you. And I owe you beers.