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New Roots/Nuevas Raíces is an ongoing oral history research initiative.

Tune In Tuesdays: New Roots: Latino Oral Histories

This post is part of our “Tune In Tuesdays” series, highlighting some of the projects NEH has supported to preserve and provide access to rich audiovisual materials important to

Reverend C. L. Franklin (1915-1984)

Tune In Tuesdays: Preserving the American Black Journal

In 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) received a grant from the NEH to preserve and provide access to the historic videotape collection of the long-standing series American Black Journal.

Arthur B. Church and Kark Koerper at KMBC farm.

Tune in Tuesdays: KMBC Radio Collection

Supported by a 2011 NEH grant, the University of Missouri-Kansas City has preserved nearly two thousand recordings of KMBC broadcasts dating from 1935 to 1950.

Map of NDNP Participants

Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

We are happy to announce the addition of four new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program!

Kurt Vonnegut and Unknown.

Tune In Tuesdays: PEN American Center Digital Archive of Free Expression

Supported by a 2015 NEH grant, PEN American Center is preserving and digitizing more than 1,200 hours of recordings from 800 events previously unavailable to the public.

Maddox Brothers and Rose (Cal, Henry, Rose, Don, and Fred Maddox).

Tune In Tuesdays: From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music

Old-time country musician Mike Seeger once famously remarked that folk music is “all the music that fits between the cracks.”  Supported by NEH grants in 2008 and 2012, the University of North Carolina has digitized over 5,000 hours of audio and 4,500 photographs documenting the region’s traditional music and musicians from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Howard Thurman at Boston University.

Tune In Tuesdays: Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections

Supported by a 2012 NEH grant, Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Research Center has cataloged the Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections and digitized over 1,000 recordings of Civil Rights leader Dr. Thurman’s lectures, classes, sermons, and speeches.

Barbara Sellars and Edda Kriener working in sculpture studio at Wellesley

History Through the Eyes of College Women

The College Women project, currently in its pilot stage, is a searchable collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and photographs from the archives of a select group of the earliest women’s colleges in the United States, the Seven Sisters.

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: January 6, 2016

Webinar on Documenting Endangered Languages Program at NSF on January 19th

A free and accessible webinar is scheduled for January 19, 2016 at 3 pm EST for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, which is a joint U.S.

Posted: April 2, 2015

Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs will be attending the upcoming 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities.

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.

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.