Climbing the Rock Formations.

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.

Parlor of Oakleigh House.

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.

Session Announcement for Environmental Sustainability

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.  

Clara Mason Fox Collection: Original watercolor illustrations

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.

Opening of the Judge Thomas M. Reavley Papers, August 23, 2013

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.

Buildings in New Orleans, LA, demolished by Hurricane Katrina

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.

Weston Lions Club advertises their broom sale, March 1955

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.

Historical Agricultural News web site

NEH Data Challenge Winner: Historical Agricultural News

Historical Agricultural News, an NEH Data Challenge-winning site by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, uses the big data in Chronicling America as a gateway into understanding farming communities, organizations, and practices, and family histories.

Posted: July 27, 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 16, 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 16, 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 24, 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.

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.