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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Blood in Topeka

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Chronicling America Dispatches: Topeka: Blood in the Newspapers

While working on the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas, an interesting story of violence, intrigue, and…newspaper editors was uncovered.  It shows how hidden gems of historical significance can be found in old newspapers.  And now, thanks to the NDNP and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a little bit of digging can reveal a wealth of information.

Posted: July 17, 2014
German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer.

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Chronicling America’s Historic German Newspapers and the Growth of the American Ethnic Press

This article is the first in a series about the history of the ethnic and foreign language content of “Chronicling America,” a database of historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922 supported by NEH and the Library of Congress.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Digitization at the Walters Art Museum

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Does NEH Still Support Digitization? Why, Of Course!

This is an article we wouldn’t have thought necessary.  But curiously, misunderstandings seem to be circulating in some of the domains we serve that NEH no longer funds digitizing col

Posted: May 14, 2014
Participants building skills at a workshop on arsenic testing in Minnesota.

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Preservation Week 2014: Education and Training

Every year, Preservation Week is a wonderful opportunity for agencies, cultural heritage institutions, and the public to come together.

Posted: April 28, 2014
Grand Army of the Republic Post, Cazenovia, NY, c. 1900

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Preservation and Access: Military History

From colonial times, through the Revolution and Civil War, into the tumultuous 20th century, and right up to the present, wars have shaped the history of our nation in many ways.&

Posted: April 9, 2014
Photograph of a man plowing a field in Colorado

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Agricultural Literature and Rural Life

“Agriculture . . . is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness” —Thomas Jefferson

Posted: March 16, 2014
Sonia Reznik and Liza Petrunenko in Tomashpil, Ukraine 2003.

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Voices from the Shtetl: The Yiddish Memories Project

Beginning in 2002, scholars, librarians, and archivists at Indiana University, Bloomington, embarked on a systematic effort to document the Yiddish language as it is spoken in its Eastern European heartland.

Posted: January 29, 2014
Dictionary of American Regional English

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The Dictionary of American Regional English: Recent Developments

2013 was an annus mirabilis for the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), a major reference resource widely used by scholars and members of the general public.

Posted: January 13, 2014