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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

The Panathenaic Stadium

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The First Modern Olympics

At Chronicling America you can find first-hand journalistic reportage of the first modern Olympic Games from among its nearly 5 million digitized pages of U.S. historical newspapers. 

Posted: August 1, 2012
Paintings at the St. Johnsbury Atheaneum

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The Gilded Frames of St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

From time to time, we will be featuring some of the unique institutions supported by our Preservation Assistance Grants program.

Posted: July 25, 2012
Medical Repository, v. 1 (1810), title page.

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Medicine and the Humanities. Part III: Medical Heritage Library

Historian Charles Rosenberg once wrote that hospitals have “reproduced in microcosm the history of a larger society.”

Posted: June 27, 2012
Dr. Sabin administers oral vaccine.

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Medicine and the Humanities. Part II: Henry R. Winkler Center's Albert B. Sabin Archives

Parts II features the University of Cincinnati’s archive of Dr. Albert Sabin, the scientist who developed the oral polio vaccine that helped eradicate the disease.

Posted: June 21, 2012
Watercolor portrait of an unknown woman. Date unknown.

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Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

“Exploring Communities of Muslim Women,” a forum sponsored by NEH, was presented on May 30th by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Posted: June 7, 2012
Thomas Davis residence, Palm Springs, California, 1957.

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Maynard Parker's Southern California Suburbia

From the sun-drenched patio and outdoor barbeque, to the living rooms of some of Hollywood’s legendary celebrities, photographer Maynard Parker (1900-1976) captured Southern California.

Posted: May 19, 2012
Lewiston, Idaho’s Beuk Aie Temple

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

The Division of Preservation and Access celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month by highlighting projects it has funded that emphasize the cultural contributions of the diverse peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands. 

Posted: May 8, 2012
Front page from Ragtime Review

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From Mozart to Ragtime

The Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals/Répertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM) was established to provide access to 18th- through 20th-century periodical literature dealing with music.

Posted: May 8, 2012
"The Merry Hay-Makers" is from the Euing collection, number 215

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Preservation Week 2012, Day 5: The English Broadside Ballad Archive

Preservation Week, which NEH honors this week, is a time for raising awareness of the important things in our possession—personal and institutional—that connect us to our history.

Posted: April 22, 2012