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News from home, 1863. By Edwin Forbes.
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Soldier Newspapers in the Civil War

Whether based in the United States or stationed overseas, an estimated one million soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, along with members of their families, look to Stars and Stripes for information about the world.  But the first newspapers produced by and for members of the U.S. armed forces began many years earlier, during the Civil War.

Posted: May 23, 2016
Records in the Frontera Collection
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New Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Guidelines Available!

NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access welcomes applications for its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) grant program, with a deadline of July 19, 2016.

Posted: May 6, 2016
Photograph of Ernie Carpenter at Augusta Heritage Center
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Keeping Tradition Alive: Taking Steps to Preserve Appalachian Folk Culture

Appalachia has historically been home to natives and immigrants from many backgrounds, their traditions incorporated into a regional culture that has deeply influenced wider American history.  The birthplace of bluegrass music, flat foot mountain dancing, hand-woven mountain coverlets, white oak basket weaving, and other unique forms of folk art and music, Appalachia forms an essential spoke of American history and culture.

Posted: April 11, 2016
View of the Gardens
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Spring Break in Florida: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The home of American businessman James Deering (1859–1925) offers us an interesting lure for some arm-chair traveling.

Posted: March 29, 2016
"Band Instrument Capitol of the World." Elkhart County, Indiana
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Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Guidelines Available!

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to apply to the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.

Posted: March 15, 2016
What's What Clearwater December 1964
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NEH’s First Community Archiving Program is Underway

Learn about our new grant program: Common Heritage.

Posted: March 2, 2016
African American Newspapers
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Chronicling America Dispatches: “Published for the elevation of our race”: Ten historical African American South Carolina newspapers in Chronicling America

Much has been written about the African American experience, but there are few primary resources written from an African American perspective that are as rich in content, and as freely accessible, as the almost fifty historic African American newspapers now available in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

Posted: February 17, 2016
“St. Valentine’s Day.”  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  (Seattle, Washington) F
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Love and Commerce

Is Valentine’s Day just a business opportunity for greeting card companies, as is often complained?  The February 14 holiday has roots in the ancient Roman fertility celebration of Lu

Posted: February 8, 2016
Knickerbocker Theatre in the storm of 1922
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Winter Takes Over the News: The 1922 “Knickerbocker Storm” in Chronicling America

As the Mid-Atlantic continues to dig out from this weekend's massive snowstorm, meteorologists have turned to the record books to see where this event ranks among history’s most extreme winter outbursts.

Posted: January 29, 2016
“Viva La Comune!”  Cronaca Sovversiva.  (Barre, Vermont) March 19, 1910.
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The Anarchist’s Chronicle

Anti-government sentiment and violence loom large in the United States today, but many Americans have never heard of the radicals who sought to overthrow the government using violent means a century ago.

Posted: January 13, 2016