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Featured Projects: Preservation and Access

Cover of Puck, November 25, 1903
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Holiday Foodways

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to family and food.

Posted: December 21, 2016
1928 map of Portland Maine and Some Places Thereabout.
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Historical Atlas of Maine Wins Major Awards!

Opening the pages of the Historical Atlas of Maine one can’t but marvel at the state’s rich history – at once integral to the growth of the United States as a nation, at the same time uniquely local, a rugged and remote land that evokes a powerful sense of place and that has supported diverse populations throughout its history.

Posted: October 28, 2016
Leanne Hinton works with Havasupai consultants in 1965.
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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The audiovisual preservation community designates October 27 to recognize the preservation challenges that face the preservation of sound and moving image media. Learn more about NEH support for audiovisual preservation.

Posted: October 26, 2016
The main buildings of the Monhegan Museum and Light House
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Sustainability in Practice: Preventive Conservation at the Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum

The Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum demonstrates how site and collections specific risk assessment, funded through the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program (guidelines now available!) can benefit cultural institutions of all sizes.

Posted: October 19, 2016
Portrait montage
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Tune In Tuesdays: StoryCorps

Sixty-seven thousand interviews, spanning 44,000 hours, containing over 100,000 voices – and counting.  These are among the raw estimates for one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded memories, StoryCorps.

Posted: September 27, 2016
Integration at Ole Miss
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Tune In Tuesdays: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, founded in 1971, collects oral histories documenting Mississippi’s history of slavery, disfranchisement, white supremacy, segregation, and violence, and the development of black activism.

Posted: September 20, 2016
Leo Sarkisian recording in Ghana, ca. 1966
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Tune In Tuesdays: Music Time in Africa

Recordings from the VOA radio program “Music Time in Africa” (MTiA), the oldest and longest-running English-language radio program devoted to African music.

Posted: September 13, 2016
Portrait, Clara Bow, undated. Gift of Frederika Tuttle Hastings and Helen Tuttle
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Tune In Tuesdays: Silent Film Era Collection

Supported by a 2008 NEH grant, the Museum of the Moving Image, located in New York City, has digitized thousands of artifacts dating from 1894 to 1931 related to silent films.

Posted: September 6, 2016
New Roots/Nuevas Raíces is an ongoing oral history research initiative.
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Tune In Tuesdays: New Roots: Latino Oral Histories

New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte, based at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was launched in 2006 and aims to document Latino migration to North Carolina.

Posted: August 30, 2016
Reverend C. L. Franklin (1915-1984)
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Tune In Tuesdays: Preserving the American Black Journal

In 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) received a grant from the NEH to preserve and provide access to the historic videotape collection of the long-standing series American Black Journal.

Posted: August 23, 2016