NEH in the News
In the 16th and 17th centuries, news was often delivered in the form of ballads sung to the tune of popular and common songs; thanks to an NEH grant of $260,000, the English Broadside Ballad Archive at UC Santa Barbara is adding to its collection of 7,000 ballads and 5,000 recordings documenting the history of this unique news delivery system, from KCLU.
On Friday, May 27, the NEH hosted a panel discussion regarding funded grant projects -- including the Warrior-Scholar Project, Literature and Medicine, and the Aquila Theatre's Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives program -- that focus on improving the lives of military veterans, from the Associated Press.
The NEH has made a $300,000 Challenge Grant to the Mid-Continent Public Library system in Independence, Missouri to support the development of the library's Elbridge Arnold home into The Story Center, a dedicated space for specialized programs and exhibits on the art of oral, written and digital storytelling.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center in Massachusetts has recently netted an NEH grant of $12,000 and a National Park Service grant of $20,000; the NEH grant will be used to develop a digital library for the Center that will open in June while the Park Service grant will be used to produce an orientation film for visitors, from South Coast Today.