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Archives Department Open House on May 19, 2017.

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

Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop

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.

Burns, OR Post Office

50 States of Preservation: Harney County Library in Burns, OR

The Harney County Library in Burns, Oregon serves the residents of this remote and sparsely populated part of southeastern Oregon and is best known for its extensive collection of regional and local history materials housed in the Claire McGill Luce Western History Room.

Postcard showing Rockingham County courthouse in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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. 

What Shall We Do With the Fourth?

Bonfires, Greased Pig Races, Pickle Contests, and More: Historic Fourth of July Celebrations from Chronicling America

When was the last time you celebrated the Fourth of July by participating in a greased pig competition, a velocipede race, or a pickle contest? The historic newspapers in Chronicling America reveal that over time, Americans have interpreted this celebration in very different ways.

View of the Nordic Orientation gallery in the new Nordic Heritage Museum.

50 States of Preservation: Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA

Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum maintains a collection of some 77,000 works of art and historical objects related to the history of Scandinavia and its peoples.

American University of Beirut. Al-Abhath.

JSTOR’s Arabic-Language Digitization Project

JSTOR, the leading global not-for-profit digital library, will undertake an investigative project aimed at addressing the special challenges facing the preservation of Arabic-language texts.

World War I veterans in class in the first forge shop, Idaho Technical Institute

50 States of Preservation: Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID

The Special Collections of the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University includes a unique set of materials dating from the mid-19th century to the present--a treasure trove for researchers interested in Idaho and the American West.

Posted: July 28, 2014

Nevada and South Dakota Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

NEH is pleased to welcome two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program this year!  Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. 

Posted: February 6, 2013

Preservation and Access Education and Training 2013 Guidelines Now Available

The 2013 guidelines for Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are now available.

Posted: May 17, 2012

In the News: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art's project to digitize the collections of eight prominent American photographers was featured on Dallas Art News.

Posted: May 17, 2012

Foundations: New Funding Category for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant Program

NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access has introduced a new funding opportunity for 2012: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources “Foundations” grants.

Posted: April 25, 2012

SNAC Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Social Netwroks and Archival Context Project, featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, creates a unique and comprehensive way to research important historical figures.

Posted: January 6, 2016

Webinar on Documenting Endangered Languages Program at NSF on January 19th

A free and accessible webinar is scheduled for January 19, 2016 at 3 pm EST for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, which is a joint U.S.

Posted: April 2, 2015

Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs will be attending the upcoming 2015 Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 15-19, and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities.

Posted: December 16, 2014

NEH Program Officer Sarah Lepinski to Attend 2015 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies

Sarah Lepinski, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (New Orleans, Jan. 8-11, 2015).

Posted: September 17, 2014

NEH Program Officer Mary Downs to Attend 2014 AASLH Annual Meeting

Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting

Posted: August 11, 2014

NEH Preservation and Access at the Society of American Archivisits Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Drop by the Networking Café during the Society of American Archivists annual meeting to visit with program officers from CLIR, IMLS, NEH, and NHPRC.

Posted: March 8, 2017

Common Heritage Awardee Webinar

Common Heritage Awardee webinar title screen.

Senior Program Officer Jesse Johnston introduces NEH’s community archiving grant program, Common Heritage, then discusses basic requirements for administering project awards for new awardees.

screenshot of video presentation

Program Officers Joel Wurl and Mary Downs consider how the history of science can serve as an especially accommodating bridge between the humanities and scientific disciplines. 

Screen capture of Preservation and Access Grants Map

Are you a small institution with a significant humanities collection?  Then you may want to know more about the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions.  Take a look at the map of projects across the country funded through this program!

Sample image of Vermont Watchman & State Journal newspaper

This video presents lectures from several scholars of historical digital research delivered at the National Digital Newspaper Program Awardee Conference in September 2013.

Posted: November 12, 2013

Preserving the Iraqi Jewish Archive

Iraqi Jewish Archive Exhibit, behind the scenes preservation

In May, 2003, Coalition forces searching the flooded basement of Iraqi intelligence headquarters in Baghdad discovered startling evidence of Iraq’s once-vibrant Jewish community.  More than 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents – wet and moldy – were removed and laid in the sun to dry.

Bdote/Prime Time/Lit & Med/Warrior Scholars, thumb

Want to learn about the Native American history of Minnesota? This video presentation introduces the Bdote Memory Map, an oral history resource on places of importance to the Dakota people.

Posted: May 22, 2013

Making Medieval Modern

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How is a richly-colored, hand-crafted manuscript from the 9th century transferred to a digital museum catalogue?

The answer can be found at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where the NEH is funding the digitization of the museum's manuscripts.