NEH in the News
The Manatee County Public Library System in Florida extended its display of the NEH-funded traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” with a live musical performance of Civil War-era songs and displays of artifacts and items typically carried by Union Army soldiers during the occupation of the South, from the Bradenton Herald.
The correspondence of Willa Cather, author of My Antonia and O Pioneers, will be digitized and uploaded into a digital archive run by the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research thanks to a $272,000 NEH grant. The project is expected to be done by January 2018, from the Omaha World Herald.
An NEH grant is assisting the effort by staff at the University of Kansas Libraries to digitally scan 6,000 drawings, watercolors and manuscripts of birds by naturalist John Gould, from the Topeka Capital-Journal.
The University of Maryland has received a $290,000 NEH grant to digitize historic Maryland newspapers. This is the second National Digital Newspaper Program grant received by the university, which has two years to digitize another 100,000 pages of newspapers published in Maryland between 1836 to 1922, from The Diamondback.
Report on the brand new Luciernagas reading program being hosted at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library in Columbus, MS; Luciernagas is a special bilingual reading program devised by the Mississippi Humanities Council with funding from NEH. Its goals are to teach literacy in English and Spanish in a family-centric environment, from The Dispatch.