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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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 20, 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 9, 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 9, 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 23, 2012
Front Page from The Washington Times

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Remembering the Titanic (UPDATED)

Experience the original coverage of the construction and sinking of the Titanic through Chronicling America, the online database of digital historic newspapers jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Posted: April 16, 2012
Leaf from medieval manuscript

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Making Medieval Modern

At the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, NEH-supported researchers are involved in the complex digitization of medieval Islamic and Christian manuscripts.

Posted: April 9, 2012
African Americans linking arms and singing

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Eyewitness Reporting of the Civil Rights Movement

NEH funding has contributed to a freely accessible digital archive of The Southern Courier, one of the only newspapers in the Deep South reporting on the events and people involved with the civil rights movement from 1965 to 1968.

Posted: April 9, 2012
Detail from title page of 1590 account of Virginia

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Encyclopedia Virginia

Encyclopedia Virginia is an innovative, interactive, online reference resource that covers the entirety of the Commonwealth’s 400-year political, social, and cultural history.

Posted: April 9, 2012
Front Page from newspaper The Appeal showing model of post office

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NEH's Home, 100 Years Ago

The day may soon come when Donald Trump converts Washington, D.C.’s historic Old Post Office Building into a luxury hotel, but for now, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Natio

Posted: April 9, 2012
Anna Marie Gilbert (Mrs. Richard Duncan Harris) and Clara Magdalene Gibert

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Is There A Portrait In Your Past?

When Helen Clay Frick began amassing material for an art reference library in the 1920s, she had a vision of documenting every work of art in the western world.

Posted: April 9, 2012