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Grand Army of the Republic Post, Cazenovia, NY, c. 1900

Preservation and Access: Military History

From colonial times, through the Revolution and Civil War, into the tumultuous 20th century, and right up to the present, wars have shaped the history of our nation in many ways.&

David Livingstone, by Frederick Havill

The Lost Diary of David Livingstone

PBS documentary reveals the fruits of NEH-supported digitization and research

Photograph of a man plowing a field in Colorado

Agricultural Literature and Rural Life

“Agriculture . . . is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness” —Thomas Jefferson

Screen capture of Preservation and Access Grants Map

Preservation Assistance Grants Help Small Institutions Across the Country!

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to know more about the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.  Take a look at the map of projects across the country funded through this program!

Unidos: Charlas de libros para niños y padres, program participants.

The Latino Experience

NEH-supported projects on Latino history, culture, and language.

The Panathenaic Stadium

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. 

Frederick Douglass ca. 1847

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 6, 2013

Preservation and Access Education and Training 2013 Guidelines Now Available

The 2013 guidelines for Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are now available.

Posted: May 17, 2012

In the News: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art's project to digitize the collections of eight prominent American photographers was featured on Dallas Art News.

Posted: May 17, 2012

Foundations: New Funding Category for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant Program

NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access has introduced a new funding opportunity for 2012: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources “Foundations” grants.

Posted: April 25, 2012

SNAC Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Social Netwroks and Archival Context Project, featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, creates a unique and comprehensive way to research important historical figures.

Posted: April 17, 2012

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources 2012 Guidelines Now Available

The 2012 guidelines for Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants are now available.  The deadline for applications is July 19, 2012.

Posted: December 20, 2013

Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2014 AIA/APA Annual Meeting

Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association (Chicago, Jan. 2-5, 2014).

Posted: October 31, 2013

NEH Program Officer Joshua Sternfeld to Attend 2013 ASIS&T Conference

National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Program Officer Joshua Sternfeld will be in attendance at the upcoming 2013 ASIS&T Meeting and available to meet with those interested in learnin

Posted: May 17, 2013

Mary Downs and Laura Word to Present at American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

Program Officers Mary Downs and Laura Word will be presenting at the American Alliance

Screen capture of Preservation and Access Grants Map

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to know more about the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.  Take a look at the map of projects across the country...

Sample image of Vermont Watchman & State Journal newspaper

This video presents lectures from several scholars of historical digital research delivered at the National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference in September 2013.

Posted: November 12, 2013

Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Iraqi Jewish Archive Exhibit, behind the scenes preservation

In May, 2003, Coalition forces searching the flooded basement of Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Baghdad discovered startling evidence of Iraq’s once-vibrant Jewish community.  More than 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents – wet and moldy – were removed and laid in the sun to dry.

Bdote/Prime Time/Lit & Med/Warrior Scholars, thumb

Want to learn about the Native American history of Minnesota? This video presentation introduces the Bdote Memory Map, an oral history resource on places of importance to the Dakota people.

Posted: May 22, 2013

Making Medieval Modern

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How is a richly-colored, hand-crafted manuscript from the 9th century transferred to a digital museum catalogue?

The answer can be found at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where the NEH is funding the digitization of the museum's manuscripts.