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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

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
Climbing the Rock Formations.
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50 States of Preservation: Uintah County in Vernal, Utah

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Uintah County cultural institutions prepare for emergency care for fossils, textiles, documents, and photographs of Utah and its peoples.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Parlor of Oakleigh House.
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50 States of Preservation: Historic Mobile Preservation Society in Mobile, Alabama

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps the Historic Mobile Preservation Society preserve and provide access to records of the first United States Mardi Gras and a historic home of the Old South.

Posted: February 22, 2017
Session Announcement for Environmental Sustainability
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Environmental Sustainability for Collecting Institutions: Part I

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: February 13, 2017
Clara Mason Fox Collection: Original watercolor illustrations
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50 States of Preservation: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden preserve the natural history and flora of Southern California and the American West.

Posted: February 13, 2017
Opening of the Judge Thomas M. Reavley Papers, August 23, 2013
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50 States of Preservation: Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helped the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University plan for disaster to save irreplaceable books, papers, maps, and other materials documenting East Texas political, business, and social history.

Posted: February 9, 2017
Buildings in New Orleans, LA, demolished by Hurricane Katrina
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50 States of Preservation: Tulane University and the New Orleans Alliance for Response in New Orleans, Louisiana

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helps New Orleans libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies plan to save historical and cultural treasures when disaster strikes.

Posted: February 8, 2017
Weston Lions Club advertises their broom sale, March 1955
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50 States of Preservation: Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants in Horner, West Virginia

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant helped the Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants properly store and preserve the vintage items in their popular Central West Virginia Genealogy and History Library and Museum.

Posted: February 6, 2017