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“Band Instrument Capital of the World,” Elkhart County, Indiana.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Guidelines Available!

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to apply to the NEH's Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Guidelines are available for the next deadline of May 5, 2015, and now is...

NEH Preservation & Access

NEH and the Preservation and Access of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage

This presentation addresses the significance of audiovisual heritage, NEH grant programming that supports the preservation and access of audiovisual humanities collections, and a brief summary of the crisis of audiovisual preservation and access.

Researchers at Work

Presenting NEH's Revised Research and Development Grant Program

NEH is proud to announce the Division of Preservation and Access’ revised Research and Development grant program, which addresses major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.

W. E. B. Du Bois, son Burghardt, wife Nina, 1898.

W.E.B. Du Bois in Cyberspace

W.E.B. Du Bois stands as one of the twentieth century's deepest thinkers and greatest writers, whose extraordinary gifts as a scholar helped shape modern sociology, and whose social conscience shaped the global movement for civil rights.

Andie Tucher Speaking at the National Digital Newspaper Program Annual Meeting

Going to the Source: A Q&A with Professor Andie Tucher

How important is the “truth” in newspaper reporting?  How do attitudes toward objectivity in today’s journalism differ from those of the past?  These are some of the questions we had for Professor Andie Tucher, a Columbia University historian and journalist and Director of the Columbia Journalism School’s Communications PhD program.

Kenneth Boydston and Gregory Heyworth make adjustments to the stand.

Columbus Sailed Here! Multi-Spectral Imaging of an Important 15th Century World Map

In August 2014, an interdisciplinary team of imaging scientists and scholars gathered at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to undertake exciting work on a map that in all probability influenced Christopher Columbus’s conception of world geography.

Newspaper Covers from Chronicling America

NEH Releases National Digital Newspaper Program Impact Study

New Impact Study begins to measure the success of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a joint project from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to digitize America's historic newspapers.

Abbe Museum entrance, Bar Harbor in winter

Greening Maine’s Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum is one of a growing number of cultural institutions implementing sustainable strategies for preserving their collections.

Posted: July 28, 2014

Nevada and South Dakota Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

NEH is pleased to welcome two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program this year!  Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. 

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: December 16, 2014

NEH Program Officer Sarah Lepinski to Attend 2015 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies

Sarah Lepinski, 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 Society for Classical Studies (New Orleans, Jan. 8-11, 2015).

Posted: September 17, 2014

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting

Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting

Posted: August 11, 2014

NEH Preservation and Access at the Society of American Archivisits Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Drop by the Networking Café during the Society of American Archivists annual meeting to visit with program officers from CLIR, IMLS, NEH, and NHPRC.

Posted: June 6, 2014

NEH Information Session at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, June 12, Palm Springs, CA

Program Officer Jesse Johnston will present at the meeting of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, June 10–12 in Palm Springs, California.

Posted: May 15, 2014

Program Officers Mary Downs and Laura Word at American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Seattle. WA, May 18-21

NEH Program Officers Mary Downs and Laura Word will be attending the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Alliance of Museums in Seattle.

Posted: April 15, 2014

Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2014 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs will be attending the upcoming 2014 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Austin, TX, April 23-26, and is available to meet with those interested in learning

Posted: February 21, 2014

Program Officer Jesse Johnston at the 2014 Music Library Association Conference, February 26 - March 2, Atlanta, GA

Program Officer Jesse Johnston will be in attendance at the upcoming 2014 Music Library Association Conference.

screenshot of video presentation

Program Officers Joel Wurl and Mary Downs consider how the history of science can serve as an especially accommodating bridge between the humanities and scientific disciplines. 

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 funded through this program!

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

Walters Digitization Project, thumb

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.