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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.

Poverty Point, aerial photo

Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site

The Poverty Point State Historic Site, located in northeastern Louisiana, was recently named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to its World Heritage List. This is a list of the world’s cultural and natural treasures, properties which are of outstanding value to humanity. Poverty Point is only the 22nd World Heritage site in the United States.

NDNP Partners Map

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. 

Blood in Topeka

Chronicling America Dispatches: Topeka: Blood in the Newspapers

While working on the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas, an interesting story of violence, intrigue, and…newspaper editors was uncovered.  It shows how hidden gems of historical significance can be found in old newspapers.  And now, thanks to the NDNP and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a little bit of digging can reveal a wealth of information.

German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer.

Chronicling America’s Historic German Newspapers and the Growth of the American Ethnic Press

This article is the first in a series about the history of the ethnic and foreign language content of “Chronicling America,” a database of historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922 supported by NEH and the Library of Congress.

Digitization at the Walters Art Museum

Does NEH Still Support Digitization? Why, Of Course!

This is an article we wouldn’t have thought necessary.  But curiously, misunderstandings seem to be circulating in some of the domains we serve that NEH no longer funds digitizing col

Participants building skills at a workshop on arsenic testing in Minnesota.

Preservation Week 2014: Education and Training

Every year, Preservation Week is a wonderful opportunity for agencies, cultural heritage institutions, and the public to come together.

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.&

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: 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.

Posted: February 12, 2014

Program Officer Jesse Johnston to Attend Music Library Association Conference, Feb. 16-18, 2014

Program Officer Jesse Johnston will be in attendance at the upcoming Small Museums Association conference, February 16-18, 2014.

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).

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.