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1871 plan of the borough of Downingtown.

50 States of Preservation: Chester County Archives and Records Services in West Chester, PA

The Chester County Archives and Records Services contains extensive records on the history of the region around West Chester, PA.

Mary Cassatt, In the Opera Box #3, 1880, Aquatint Etching on paper, 7.75 x 7 in.

50 States of Preservation: The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH

This feature is part of a series we call “50 States of Preservation,” in which we are touring small and mid-sized

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), 2401 Central Avenue, Kearney, Nebraska.

50 States of Preservation: Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska

The Museum of Nebraska Art maintains its collection of over 6,000 objects that tell the story of Nebraska from the early 19th century to the present day, and includes photographs by Nebraska native Wright Morris, the recipient of three Guggenheim Fellowships for photography, and works by Harlem Renaissance painter Aaron Douglas, who graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1922.

A memorial to an Rock Island, Illinois, soldier who died in World War I

NEH Data Challenge Winner: America's Public Bible

America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Lincoln Mullen, shows how thousands of biblical verses were used over nearly a century in the 56 billion words of text in Chronicling America.

Students and teacher enjoy curriculum-based program in One-room Schoolhouse.

50 States of Preservation: The Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston, MT

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum maintains a collection of 50,000 artifacts, photographs, archival materials, and oral histories all related to the history of the region of Livingston, Montana and surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

Tim Honztas of Johnny’s, Birmingham, Alabama.

50 States of Preservation: Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi preserve oral histories, documentaries, and archives showing the changing cultures of the American South.

Fair Collections of The Piedmont Interstate Fair.

50 States of Preservation: Spartanburg County Public Libraries, Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg County Public Libraries is a leader in the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of historical documents in the region and, as such, plays an important part in preserving its history.

AP U.S. History students at Sunapee Middle High School Library

NEH Data Challenge Winner: Digital APUSH

Teacher Ray Palin and AP U.S. History Students at Sunapee Middle High School in New Hampshire used the big data in Chronicling America to explore American History and created the site Digital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America.

Posted: July 28, 2014

Nevada and South Dakota Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

NEH is pleased to welcome two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program this year!  Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. 

Posted: February 6, 2013

Preservation and Access Education and Training 2013 Guidelines Now Available

The 2013 guidelines for Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are now available.

Posted: May 17, 2012

In the News: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art's project to digitize the collections of eight prominent American photographers was featured on Dallas Art News.

Posted: May 17, 2012

Foundations: New Funding Category for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant Program

NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access has introduced a new funding opportunity for 2012: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources “Foundations” grants.

Posted: April 25, 2012

SNAC Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Social Netwroks and Archival Context Project, featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, creates a unique and comprehensive way to research important historical figures.

Posted: January 6, 2016

Webinar on Documenting Endangered Languages Program at NSF on January 19th

A free and accessible webinar is scheduled for January 19, 2016 at 3 pm EST for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, which is a joint U.S.

Posted: April 2, 2015

Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs will be attending the upcoming 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities.

Posted: December 16, 2014

NEH Program Officer Sarah Lepinski to Attend 2015 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies

Sarah Lepinski, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (New Orleans, Jan. 8-11, 2015).

Posted: September 17, 2014

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting

Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting

Posted: August 11, 2014

NEH Preservation and Access at the Society of American Archivisits Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Drop by the Networking Café during the Society of American Archivists annual meeting to visit with program officers from CLIR, IMLS, NEH, and NHPRC.

Posted: March 8, 2017

Common Heritage Awardee Webinar

Common Heritage Awardee webinar title screen.

Senior Program Officer Jesse Johnston introduces NEH’s community archiving grant program, Common Heritage, then discusses basic requirements for administering project awards for new awardees.

screenshot of video presentation

Program Officers Joel Wurl and Mary Downs consider how the history of science can serve as an especially accommodating bridge between the humanities and scientific disciplines. 

Screen capture of Preservation and Access Grants Map

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to know more about the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.  Take a look at the map of projects across the country funded through this program!

Sample image of Vermont Watchman & State Journal newspaper

This video presents lectures from several scholars of historical digital research delivered at the National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference in September 2013.

Posted: November 12, 2013

Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Iraqi Jewish Archive Exhibit, behind the scenes preservation

In May, 2003, Coalition forces searching the flooded basement of Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Baghdad discovered startling evidence of Iraq’s once-vibrant Jewish community.  More than 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents – wet and moldy – were removed and laid in the sun to dry.

Bdote/Prime Time/Lit & Med/Warrior Scholars, thumb

Want to learn about the Native American history of Minnesota? This video presentation introduces the Bdote Memory Map, an oral history resource on places of importance to the Dakota people.

Posted: May 22, 2013

Making Medieval Modern

Walters Digitization Project, thumb

How is a richly-colored, hand-crafted manuscript from the 9th century transferred to a digital museum catalogue?

The answer can be found at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where the NEH is funding the digitization of the museum's manuscripts.