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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Southwest view of Old Swedes Church
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Graveyards, Haunted Halls, and What Remains

Three historic institutions rumored to be haunted, recently received Preservation Assistance Grants from the NEH.

Posted: October 25, 2012
Science of Self Defense (1867)
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Find it in the Archives!

October is American Archives Month, a national effort to raise awareness of the value of archives and archivists.

Posted: October 22, 2012
Angier's Petroleum Emulsion
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Alert the Social Media! Chronicling America brings history to virtual life

The headlines in Chronicling America may be old news, but thanks to online access and social media, they are virtually hot off the presses again.

Posted: October 4, 2012
Wet Materials Exercise
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Joining Forces: The Alliance for Response Pittsburgh Disaster Preparedness Cache

Part of a good preservation plan is being prepared for natural and man-made disasters.  However, many institutions do not have the resources, monetary or physical, to store disaster response supplies.

Posted: October 2, 2012
The Hula Dance Expreses Romance
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Hula on the Mainland United States

In the 1800s and 1900s, the Hula 'Auana, the westernized hula, developed for mainland audiences at world's fairs and Hollywood films, with melodic songs, string instrument accompaniment, and sensual gestures.

Posted: September 19, 2012
Ebenezer Ball
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Turning the Page on the U.S. Newspaper Program (1982-2011), Part II: Virginia

The Virginia Newspaper Project was led by the Library of Virginia (LVA) from 1993 until 2007 and involved the collaboration of some 100 state institutions with newspaper collections, newspaper publishers, and individual collectors.  About 7,000 newspapers, including 3,500 Virginia titles, were cataloged and some 12,000 holdings records were created.

Posted: September 11, 2012
Collage of Early 20th Century Newspaper Front Pages
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Turning the Page on the U.S. Newspaper Program (1982-2011)

In 1982 NEH created the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), a nearly 30-year cooperative national effort to locate and catalog all extant American newspapers.

Posted: August 14, 2012
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