Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Invitation to the Harvest Festival Dinner Dance, 1917
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Standing Together at Home: World War I and World War II Ephemera at the Museum of the City of New York

Why did a group of New York City lawyers get together to create a garden that produced enough food to feed a small town? This is just one question provoked by the rich Ephemera Collections at the Museum of the City of New York.

Posted: June 8, 2015
Meeting to develop a pilot project to digitize archival sources.
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Establishing a Firm “Foundation” for Preservation and Access Projects

It’s no secret that effective planning is essential in undertaking cultural heritage preservation and access work.  In 2012, NEH introduced a funding opportunity to support the developmental stages of many kinds of preservation and access projects through its HCRR Foundations grants.

Posted: May 27, 2015
Advertisement for the White House, Mens and Ladies Fashions.
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New Mexico, New Spain, Old Cultures: Historic Spanish-Language Newspapers in Chronicling America

Open one of the dozens of Spanish-language newspapers published in the United States today and you can keep up with local, national, and international news, and read about politics, entertainment, health, advice, reviews, and advertisements.  Much the same can be said for the flourishing Spanish-language press of the 19th- and early 20th-century United States.  NEH and the Library of Congress’s online newspaper database Chronicling America now contains 36 Spanish-language and bilingual newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922, totaling 71,404 pages.

Posted: May 13, 2015
WESTPAS workshop
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Training Cultural Heritage Workers for Disaster Preparedness and Response

NEH’s Preservation and Access Education and Training program has provided support to cultural heritage institutions to increase awareness about disaster preparedness. In this feature, Preservation and Access staff speaks with WESTPAS about efforts to develop disaster response plans in the Pacific Islands.

Posted: April 30, 2015
“Band Instrument Capital of the World,” Elkhart County, Indiana.
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Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Guidelines Available!

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to apply to the NEH's Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Guidelines are available for the next deadline of May 5, 2015, and now is the right time to be planning if you want to submit an application this year.

Posted: March 11, 2015
NEH Preservation & Access
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NEH and the Preservation and Access of Audiovisual Cultural Heritage

This presentation addresses the significance of audiovisual heritage, NEH grant programming that supports the preservation and access of audiovisual humanities collections, and a brief summary of the crisis of audiovisual preservation and access.

Posted: March 9, 2015
Researchers at Work
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Presenting NEH's Revised Research and Development Grant Program

NEH is proud to announce the Division of Preservation and Access’ revised Research and Development grant program, which addresses major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.

Posted: February 25, 2015
W. E. B. Du Bois, son Burghardt, wife Nina, 1898.
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W.E.B. Du Bois in Cyberspace

W.E.B. Du Bois stands as one of the twentieth century's deepest thinkers and greatest writers, whose extraordinary gifts as a scholar helped shape modern sociology, and whose social conscience shaped the global movement for civil rights.

Posted: February 12, 2015
Andie Tucher Speaking at the National Digital Newspaper Program Annual Meeting
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Going to the Source: A Q&A with Professor Andie Tucher

How important is the “truth” in newspaper reporting?  How do attitudes toward objectivity in today’s journalism differ from those of the past?  These are some of the questions we had for Professor Andie Tucher, a Columbia University historian and journalist and Director of the Columbia Journalism School’s Communications PhD program.

Posted: October 27, 2014
Kenneth Boydston and Gregory Heyworth make adjustments to the stand.
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Columbus Sailed Here! Multi-Spectral Imaging of an Important 15th Century World Map

In August 2014, an interdisciplinary team of imaging scientists and scholars gathered at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to undertake exciting work on a map that in all probability influenced Christopher Columbus’s conception of world geography.

Posted: October 6, 2014