NEH in the News
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.
Shelly C. Lowe, executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program, will join the National Council on the Humanities alongside Francine Berman of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Patricia Limerick of the University of Colorado, from the Harvard Gazette.
The Lake County Discovery Museum northwest of Chicago will be the only stop in Illinois of the NEH-supported First Folio tour, but it's already inspired local Bard enthusiasts to stage their own self-written plays, art exhibitions, lectures, and parties in anticipation of the exhibit's arrival, from the Chicago Tribune.
The Belk Library and Information Center at Appalachian State University in North Carolina has been awarded an $88,000 Humanities Open Book Program grant from the NEH and Mellon Foundation to turn their collection of Appalachian regional history texts into e-books accessible to the public for free, from the Winston-Salem Journal.