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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Are the Stars Really Where We See Them?
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Total Eclipse of the News

We took a look in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic newspapers created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress, to see what Americans through history have thought of solar eclipses.  

Posted: August 18, 2017
Early-20th c. child’s silk and cotton shoe from China.
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50 States of Preservation: The Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN

The Goldstein Museum of Design in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota works to advance the understanding and appreciation of design in fashion and the fiber arts.

Posted: August 16, 2017
Laramie Plains Museum.
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50 States of Preservation: Laramie Plains Museum in Laramie, WY

Located in Laramie, Wyoming, the Laramie Plains Museum (LPM) serves as a repository for the city and region’s cultural heritage.

Posted: August 8, 2017
Entrance to the Muñoz-Marín house.  Entrada a la casa de Muñoz-Marín.
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50 States of Preservation: Fundación Luis Muñoz-Marín in San Juan, Puerto Rico

In 2002, the Fundación Luis Muñoz-Marín obtained a Preservation Assistance Grant to carry out a preservation assessment of the collections in the historic house of Puerto Rico's first democratically elected mayor.

Posted: August 3, 2017
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Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

NEH recently made awards to the Arkansas State Archives and the University of Georgia to digitize their historic newspapers.  

Posted: August 3, 2017
Label for Senate beer, produced by the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.
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50 States of Preservation: Heurich House Museum in Washington, DC

Known as the “Brewmaster’s Castle,” the Heurich House was home to German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich and his family for more than 60 years.

Posted: August 1, 2017
Grant Wood (America, 1891-1942), Tree Planting Group, 1937
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50 States of Preservation: Dubuque Museum of Art in Dubuque, Iowa

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Dubuque Museum of Art preserve art collections focused on the Midwest.

Posted: July 27, 2017
Archives Department Open House on May 19, 2017.
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50 States of Preservation: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Harbor Springs, MI

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

Posted: July 12, 2017
Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop
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50 States of Preservation: Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help the Las Vegas Convention Center preserve thousands of historic images of Las Vegas.

Posted: July 10, 2017
Postcard showing Rockingham County courthouse in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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50 States of Preservation: Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg, VA

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Regional Library's Genealogy and Local History Collection contains nearly 8,000 books, manuscripts, oral histories, files, ephemera, and maps that are frequently used by academic researchers, family historians, and members of the public interested in the history of the region. 

Posted: July 6, 2017