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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1946.
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Preservation Week 2013: Digital Preservation

For Preservation Week, the Division of Preservation and Access would like to share recent efforts in advancing digital preservation and to announce a new, ongoing series of features on our Web site highlighting our multifaceted support.

Posted: April 22, 2013
El Fronterizo
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New Release of Chronicling America

Chronicling America is now bigger, easier to use on tablets and mobile devices, and includes Spanish and French newspaper content.

Posted: March 27, 2013
Screenshot from The Godless Girl
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From Disaster Response to the Lab: The Art and Science of Film Preservation

Recognizing that film constitutes an unrivaled resource for the study of the history and culture of the last century, the National Endowment for the Humanities has also lent its support to film preservation efforts.

Posted: March 26, 2013
Etudes de Fleurs et de Fruits
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Chicago Botanic Garden Brings Rare Botanical Volumes to Life

With the help of the NEH, the Chicago Botanic Garden is cataloging, conserving, and creating online access to its historic collection of botanical volumes--nearly 4,000 rare books, journals, and manuscripts, some dating to the 16th and 17th centuries--that were rescued from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MHS).

Posted: March 22, 2013
Leadbeater’s Cockatoo
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Exploring the History of 19th-Century Ornithology and Scientific Illustration through the Works of John Gould

The NEH celebrates the arrival of spring, a season of rebirth and abundance, by highlighting two projects in the Division of Preservation and Access that connect the human with the natural world and that bring to light humanities resources.

Posted: March 20, 2013
Berichter Anzeiger Masthead
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Uncovering Historic Newspapers In the Unlikeliest of Places

The hunt to locate issues of a long-lost historic newspaper, especially in a state as large as Pennsylvania, can lead to the unlikeliest of places.

Posted: March 12, 2013
Shreveport Children
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Celebrating Black History Month Part III: Documenting the Civil Rights Era—From Famous Figures to Everyday Life

NEH grants have recently supported efforts to preserve and make available important materials from this period, ranging from spiritual influences on civil rights movement leaders to popular culture and community life.

Posted: February 25, 2013
The Story of a Valentine Post Card
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An American Tradition: The Valentine's Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day from the Division of Preservation and Access!

Posted: February 14, 2013
Maggie Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Luke
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Celebrating Black History Month, Part II: Reconstruction

The struggles and triumphs of African Americans from the late 19th and early 20th century can be captured by the inspiring biographies of individuals who courageously took up the early fight for civil rights, established a local press, or started new businesses.

Posted: February 14, 2013
Frederick Douglass ca. 1847
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Celebrating Black History Month, Part I: Slavery and Abolition

In honor of Black History Month, we will highlight, in a series of articles, recent projects in the Division of Preservation and Access dealing with various aspects of African American history.

Posted: February 4, 2013