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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Fair Collections of The Piedmont Interstate Fair.
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50 States of Preservation: Spartanburg County Public Libraries, Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg County Public Libraries is a leader in the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of historical documents in the region and, as such, plays an important part in preserving its history.

Posted: April 18, 2017
AP U.S. History students at Sunapee Middle High School Library
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NEH Data Challenge Winner: Digital APUSH

Teacher Ray Palin and AP U.S. History Students at Sunapee Middle High School in New Hampshire used the big data in Chronicling America to explore American History and created the site Digital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America.

Posted: April 17, 2017
Snowshoers on Cherry Mountain, NH February 1917.
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50 States of Preservation: The Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, Massachusetts

The Appalachian Mountain Club is the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization, established in 1876 to promote exploration and conservation of nearby wilderness areas and, in particular, the pristine White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Posted: April 13, 2017
A volunteer assists a community member in digitizing a photograph.
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Common Heritage 2017 Guidelines and Applicant Webinar

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces the next competition for the “Common Heritage” program. Awards in this program will bring to light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for the public good.

Posted: April 12, 2017
Star Island Oceanic Hotel 1916
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50 States of Preservation: The Star Island Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps illuminate and protect seacoast collections at the Celia Thaxter Museum and Vaughn Cottage on New Hampshire's Star Island.

Posted: April 6, 2017
Tim Honztas of Johnny’s, Birmingham, Alabama.
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50 States of Preservation: Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi preserve oral histories, documentaries, and archives showing the changing cultures of the American South.

Posted: April 5, 2017
Phi Lambda Archery Competition, Play Day 1938.
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50 States of Preservation: Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helped Valdosta State University build an active digital program saving treasures of Georgia and United States history.

Posted: April 3, 2017
Exterior View of Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver.
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50 States of Preservation: The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, Colorado

The Molly Brown House Museum, in Denver, Colorado, holds a large Fashions Collection--including shoes, handbags, scarves, horse riding gear, and hats, dating to the years of Margaret Brown’s life.

Posted: March 30, 2017
The 1933 women’s basketball team of the State College for Colored Students.
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50 States of Preservation: Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Delaware State University preserve a treasure trove of historic photographs.

Posted: March 27, 2017
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