NEH in the News
The entire archives of Montana Post, a newspaper published in Virginia City and Helena, MT from 1864-1869, has been digitally added to the NEH-supported Chronicling America website, joining the growing ranks of other Montana newspapers in offering views of conditions and concerns in 19th century America, from the Missoulian
Emily Berquist Stone, former Fulbright Scholar and current faculty member of the History department at CSU-Long Beach, has received a $50,400 NEH research grant to assist her in researching the politics of slavery and abolitionism in the late Spanish Empire, from California State University Long Beach News.
The Delaware Newspaper Project continues to digitize and catalogue newspapers from the First State, with plans in 2015 to focus on completely archiving two newspapers from Lewes, from Delaware Online.
The Yale Indian Papers Project, supported by the NEH and Yale University, has recently uncovered a deathbed manuscript of a Mohegan religious figure dating from 1776 with additional notations made in the 19th century from Fidelia Hoscott Fielding, the last known speaker of the Mohegan Pequot language once native to Connecticut and Rhode Island, from Futurity.
Two New Jerseyan libraries will host programming from the NEH’s Created Equal project, uncluding four film showings, public discussions, and educational events on abolitionists in New Jersey and the state’s role in the Civil War and modern Civil Rights movement, from Suburban News.
The St. Mary’s County Library will be hosting a reading and discussion program for service members as part of the NEH’s Standing Together initiative. The program will meet on the first Saturday of each month from February through June, from Southern Maryland Newspapers.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, CO is accepting applications for its NEH-supported summer institute – “From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Pueblo Identity in the Southwest” – that will run from June 28 to July 18. Participants will study the history of the Southwest and Pueblo cultures, with trips to Mesa Verde National Park and historic Pueblo communities in New Mexico, from the Durango Herald.