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November 2011



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Federal/State Partnership is thankful …

… for our humanities family

the more than 500 people who work at state humanities councils, at the Federation of State Humanities Councils, and at the National Endowment for the Humanities

the almost 1,200 volunteer humanities council board members

the myriad humanities professionals and state and local institutions and organizations with whom state humanities council work

the individual donors, foundations, corporations, and states that support the work of the state humanities councils

the many superb public spirited consultants who have visited the councils along with Federal/State Partnership

the chance to see and talk with so many state humanities council people at the Federation’s National Humanities Conference in St. Petersburg earlier this month

… for our nimble and creative partner humanities councils

that are 56 of the finest organizations in the country, if not the world

that provide humanities programming that touches—and changes—the lives of veterans, young people, teachers, retirees, business people, governments, humanities people, and countless others

that introduce people to books, food ways, cultural traditions, history, and all the fascinating aspects of the humanities

that nudge people to look at the world with different eyes

that create places where civility reigns and voices can be heard

… for lots of communication


on Facebook and Twitter and e-newsletters, on magazines and websites, on all the "hum" groups

on our website,, that is no longer password protected

… for working in an environment that is never at a loss for ideas

National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20506
202.606.8254, main number
202.606.8365, fax

Edie Manza, director [ about ]
Kathleen Mitchell, senior program officer [ about ]
Meg Ferris, program analyst [ about ]
Shirley Newman, program assistant [ about ]

directions to the Federal/State Partnership office

visit to keep up with the
National Endowment for the Humanities

Federal/State Partnership is the liaison between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the nonprofit network of 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils