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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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
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