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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Students and native speakers outside Seminole Nation's Pumvhakv School
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Native Students Help in Seminole Language Documentation

Since 2004, the  National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities have teamed up to address the rapid loss of languages worldwide through the grant program, Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL).

Posted: March 23, 2017
The 1908 Buick displayed in the lobby of the Fort Smith Museum of History
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50 States of Preservation: Fort Smith Museum of History in Fort Smith, Arkansas

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Fort Smith Museum of History preserve treasured artifacts of the town's past for thousands of visitors each year.

Posted: March 22, 2017
A summer visitor with a stereoviewer learning about 19th-century 3-D.
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50 States of Preservation: Edmond Historical Society and Museum in Edmond, Oklahoma

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants have helped Oklahoma's Edmond Historical Society & Museum preserve photographs, farm equipment, furniture, and artifacts documenting Edmond from its pioneer roots to the present.

Posted: March 20, 2017
Hunters explaining how harpoon heads function. Photographer: Raymond Yakoubian.
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50 States of Preservation: Kawerak, Inc., in Nome, Alaska

the Katirvik Cultural Center maintains an ethnographic collection of materials from the Inupiat, Yupik, and St. Lawrence Island Yupik peoples of Alaska.

Posted: March 16, 2017
Rachel Tirrell, Rockingham Free Public Library Intern
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50 States of Preservation: Rockingham Free Public Library in Rockingham, Vermont

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helped Rockingham Free Public Library preserve photographs showing the town's history.

Posted: March 13, 2017
Visitors viewing the vintage scoreboard used for Kirksville High School games.
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50 States of Preservation: Adair County Historical Society in Kirksville, Missouri

This feature is part of a series we call “50 States of Preservation,” in which we are touring small and mid-sized museums, libraries, historical societies, and other repositories

Posted: March 9, 2017
Session Announcement for Environmental Sustainability
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Environmental Sustainability for Collecting Institutions: Part II

This two-part feature will recap the discussion during a special panel on environmental sustainability at the annual meeting of the Alliance of American Museums (AAM) in May 2016.

Posted: March 7, 2017
Navajo Dinosaur pictorial rug
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50 States of Preservation: Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help Museum of Northern Arizona preserve 650,000 items telling the story of the Colorado Plateau's people and natural environment.

Posted: March 6, 2017
Stowe House Exterior Front
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50 States of Preservation: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut

Stowe’s work was significant for its breadth and its influence on public opinion, an unusual feat for a woman of her time.

Posted: March 2, 2017
"Students in an Entryway" (circa 1960). James P. Brawley Collection.
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Spreading the Word on the History of African American Religion

Through their "Spreading the Word" project, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library has made several collections, including photographs and audio recordings, related to the history of African American religion from the late 19th to early 21st century available online to researchers and the general public.

Posted: February 28, 2017