NEH in the News
Flagler College in Florida will host a talk by professor Efrain Barradas on "What is Latino Art?" thanks to NEH support through the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" grant program, from the St. Augustine Record.
Chairman William Adams is on a multi-day visit to Michigan, including stops at Henry Ford's estate for a reception celebrating the NEH's 50th anniversary, a dinner at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Motor City's downtown, a visit to Wayne State University, and meetings with representatives of Michigan State and the University of Michigan, from the Washington Times.
Students at Angelo State University in Texas are helping to collect and preserve the stories of America's veterans by participating in the ASU History Department's "War Stories Project," a digital archive of veterans' stories, photos, and documents supported by a three-year NEH grant, from the San Angelo Standard Times.
The Jewish Museum of Florida's current exhibit -- "Discovery and Recovery: preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage" -- features documents from the Iraqi Jewish Archive, a repository of religious texts dating back to the 1500s discovered in 2003 in the basement of a secret police headquarters abandoned after the fall of Saddam Hussein and preserved with assistance from the NEH and the National Archives, from the Miami Herald.
The Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina has received a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support the creation of a permanent African American Collections and Outreach Archivist position at the library's Southern Historical Collection. UNC has until summer 2020 to raise $1.5 million in matching funds to meet the Challenge Grant requirements for funding, from the Daily Tarheel.