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FZ-280031-21

Miriam Udel
Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
Children's Literature and Modern Jewish Culture

Writing a book examining Jewish identity as constructed in Yiddish-language children’s literature. 

“Umbrella Sky: Children’s Literature and Modern Jewish Worldmaking” takes the aesthetically rich and historically indispensable corpus of nearly a thousand extant Yiddish children's books as a novel vantage point from which to observe key movements—political and geospatial—of Eastern European Jewry during the tumultuous early decades of the twentieth century. I extend theoretical reframings of childhood into the Yiddish-speaking sphere, foregrounding the role of children’s literature in the intertwined cultural renaissance and quest for social justice that animated secularist, interwar Jewish life. This project integrates a range of concerns, including a changing understanding of gender norms, child psychology, class consciousness and struggle, and the pursuit of racial justice. Focusing on broadly resonant motifs, themes, and nodes, this accessible book probes how writers and cultural leaders negotiated the tensions between traditional and emerging forms of Jewish identity.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature; Jewish Studies; Literature, Other

Program:
Public Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022


AH-274439-20

Prime Time Family Reading (New Orleans, LA 70113-1024)
Sarah DeBacher (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
PRIME TIME:Bringing Humanities-Based Education Home

Funding of four positions to enhance a family reading and discussion program, develop a new digital delivery model, and produce and broadcast a humanities-based podcast.

Since 1991, PRIME TIME, Inc., has provided humanities-based literacy programming to thousands of educationally and economically vulnerable families in Louisiana. Taking the lessons learned from nearly 30 years of implementing in-person programs, PRIME TIME proposes to meet its target audience where they are already and safely at: online and at home. Through developing a new book series exploring humanities themes relevant to times of crisis, distributing the new series along with humanities-based activities in kits statewide, and producing a podcast focused on discovering the humanities in children's books, the proposed project will bring the humanities directly into homes of 800 Louisiana families. As a result, families will gain access to high-quality children's literature and engaging humanities-based programming online and on the radio, and parents will come away feeling more comfortable in their role as their child's primary educator.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$269,988 (approved)
$269,987 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 4/30/2021


FEL-257990-18

Elizabeth Massa Hoiem
University of Illinois (Champaign, IL 61801-3620)
Mechanical Literacy in British Culture, 1762-1860

Research and writing of a book on the history of experiential learning in England during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Education of Things: Mechanical Literacy in British Culture, 1762-1860 examines how writers represent education as an embodied experience, in which children learn directly from the physical world through “object learning” or “the education of things.” I propose the term “mechanical literacy”—a fusion of reading and writing with manual tinkering and scientific observation—to describe the multiple literacies of the industrial era. Mechanical literacy prefigures the digital literacies of today by promising social mobility while reinscribing social hierarchies. I examine children’s literature, autobiographies, science textbooks, automata displays, and education treatises, to reveal the hidden class politics of learning with things, arguing that objects are far from ideologically neutral alternatives to texts.

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Project fields:
British Literature; History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Fellowships

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019


FT-259697-18

Sarah A. Curtis
San Francisco State University Foundation Inc. (San Francisco, CA 94132-1722)
The Culture of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century France

Research for a book-length study on the history and culture of childhood in 19th-century France.

This book-length project examines the culture of childhood in France from approximately 1850 until the eve of World War I. In mid- to late-19th-century France, changing attitudes towards children as well as the rise of consumer culture both reflected and shaped a new focus on children as economic actors, social beings, and cultural icons. Through an examination of children's literature, material objects, publicity materials, memoirs, and contemporary criticism, this project will show how a new culture of childhood developed in a society undergoing social, economic, and demographic transformation, political democratization, imperial expansion, and Catholic-anticlerical conflict. It argues that both consumerism and anxiety about the future of the nation shaped children’s cultural experiences as well as adult expectations for them during a period when children were critical to the future of the French nation and republic.

Project fields:
Cultural History; European History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 7/31/2018


ZH-258380-18

Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. (Lexington, KY 40508-2613)
Kathleen S. Pool (Project Director: May 2017 to present)
Prime Time Family Reading Time Kentucky Expansion into Public Schools

Forty Prime Time Family Reading programs in public schools across Kentucky over two years.

The Kentucky Humanities Council requests $100,000 in funding for 20 six-week Prime Time Family Reading Time programs that will take place in public schools in each of the next two years for a total of 40 programs. This is an expansion of Prime Time in Kentucky from public libraries into public schools. KHC commits to raise $100,000 between May 2017 and May 2019 to match the grant funds used to expand Prime Time to schools. Prime Time is an award-winning, humanities-based program that creates the precondition for future learning among economically and educationally vulnerable families-historically underserved or never-served populations. Prime Time is a 6-week program that offers a proven methodology and program model that introduces reading and learning as a family activity and often a new family tradition. The core elements of the Prime Time methodology are humanities focused content, quality children's literature, open-ended questioning and techniques, and collective learning.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Access Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (offered)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 7/31/2021


PG-52192-14

University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA 30118-0001)
Suzanne Durham (Project Director: May 2013 to January 2014)
Blynne Olivieri (Project Director: January 2014 to June 2015)
Printed Materials in the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections

A preservation assessment of 3,000 printed items in the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections at the State University of West Georgia. Materials include published books and serials as well as maps and ephemera that touch on topics spanning agriculture, education, music, religion, politics, and other aspects of local and regional history. Highlights include songbooks and ephemera from Sacred Harp shape-note singing societies from across the southeastern United States, the Ingram Collection of historical children's literature and illustration, and manuscripts and personal libraries from notable faculty scholars. The collections have been used in courses in literature, history, psychology, and music at the university, as well as by scholars and the public.

The NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions will fund a preservation assessment of approximately 3,000 printed items in the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections. These items, dating from the sixteenth century to the 1970s, consist of monographs, serials, maps, and ephemera. Content strengths are in regional and state history and culture; particularly the fields of agriculture, education, music, religion, and politics, including the unique musical traditions of Sacred Harp and shape note singing. The materials also include several personal libraries of former faculty and nationally known scholars. The assessment will be conducted by a professional preservation consultant based at Etherington Conservation Services in Greensboro, North Carolina. The consultant will evaluate the physical condition of the materials; provide guidelines for stabilization and housing by format and condition; review environmental conditions; and then make conservation recommendations.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015


PG-51924-13

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Diane DeCesare Ross (Project Director: May 2012 to November 2014)
Mississippi Digital Library Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of more than 70,000 digital objects drawn from fourteen libraries and archives from throughout Mississippi. They include digital surrogates of documents, photographs, museum objects, oral history recordings, and public records related to the civil rights movement and other topics in the history of the state, region, and nation. Some of the resources represented in the project include The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (Mississippi State University), Blues Photographs (University of Mississippi), and the De Grummond Children's Literature Collection (University of Southern Mississippi). The statewide collaboration has led to free access to these resources by scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The planned workshop on best practices for sustaining digital collections would be open to persons from across the state. Other participating institutions include Jackson State University, Gulf Park College for Women, Hinds County Community College, Delta State University, and Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries is seeking support to address digital preservation needs of the Mississippi Digital Library, which is the cooperative digital library program for the state. Funding will be used to hire two consultants to conduct a preservation needs assessment for the Mississippi Digital Library. The consultants will assess current policies, practices, and conditions, prepare a report summarizing their findings, suggest needed training, and help draft a long-range plan for the care and preservation of these digital collections. Funding will also be used to provide a one-day workshop on evaluating digital preservation risks, standards for digital preservation, and best practices for sustaining digital collections. The ultimate goal of this project is to gain the knowledge needed for the statewide digital library program to adequately address digital preservation concerns.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2013 – 7/31/2014


PG-51170-11

Goucher College (Baltimore, MD 21204-2780)
Melissa Straw (Project Director: May 2010 to September 2012)
Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program for Collections

The purchase and installation of environmental monitoring equipment for the college's library collections storage areas based on recommendations from a previous preservation assessment. The circulating collection includes some 350,000 volumes, serials, and microforms, while the special collections and archives hold a rare book collection with titles in antebellum slavery, history of dance and costume, children's literature, and Baltimoreana, as well as historical travel guides and works by major American and English writers.

As part of an ongoing commitment for the stewardship of its circulating collections as well as that of the Special Collections and Archives, Goucher College Library would like to establish an environmental monitoring program for the various collection storage areas within its building. Goucher College Library has recently completed a move into a new facility and hired its first Director of Library Preservation. The next step in establishing appropriate preservation practices for the future is to understand the impact of the environment on the library's collections. The activities of the grant will cover a twelve-month period in order to purchase the equipment necessary to track the temperature and relative humidity of collection storage areas. After a year of comprehensive data, new policies can be developed regarding heating and cooling systems made with the cooperation of college Facilities and Management Services.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$3,686 (approved)
$3,686 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012


GI-50185-10

Prime Time Family Reading (New Orleans, LA 70113-1024)
Miranda Restovic (Project Director: August 2009 to February 2012)
Prime Time Family Reading: Multicultural Outreach

Reading and discussion programs for underserved families at libraries in five states, exploring humanities themes through children's literature.

PRIME TIME supports intergenerational literacy and offers opportunities for rigorous humanities experiences to low-income, low-literacy children and their parents/guardians. This unique 6 week humanities-based program of reading, discussion, and storytelling uses award-winning children's literature and trains scholars and storytellers to facilitate rich, provocative discussions. The goals of PRIME TIME are to: promote the humanities among at-risk populations; enable families to bond through reading and learning together; convert families into active readers, library users and life-long learners. To achieve these goals, help librarians reach out to underserved populations, engage immigrant populations in a meaningful cultural exchange, and build the necessary infrastructure to sustain the program PRIME TIME, Inc., in partnership with the American Library Association, will launch a multicultural syllabus called Common Ground by implementing 20 programs in 5 states.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2010 – 6/30/2011


FT-57781-10

Lee Allen Talley
Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ 08028-1702)
"Operation Pied Piper": The Evacuation and Children's Literature

"'Operation Pied Piper': The Evacuation and Children's Literature" is designed to be the definitive critical study of the World War II evacuation of British children and of the children's literature it inspired. I argue that this sub-genre of WWII literature forms a significant and unique canon in its own right that has shaped--and continues to inform--how we imagine childhood. Juxtaposing child narratives (children's letters and diaries from the war) with children's literature, I analyze the ideological and cultural implications of the evacuation on constructions of childhood and adulthood, the city and country, men and women, and the upper and lower classes. My project focuses especially on the unique collaborations between children and adults--in life and literature--that enabled them to forge new relationships, comprehend this extraordinary event and, most importantly, challenge a number of potent ideological constructions of childhood.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010


HD-50932-10

Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA 16802-1503)
Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (Project Director: October 2009 to April 2014)
Learning as Playing: An Animated, Interactive Archive of 17th-19th Century Narrative Media For and By Children

Development of an animated, interactive, web-based archive of selected 17th -19th century moveable flap books by and for children on the theme of transformation.

"Learning as Playing" is a digital planning/discovery project proposed by The Pennsylvania State University (Curriculum & Instruction, Art Education, University Libraries, and Information Technology Services/ITS) and the Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University. The goal is to develop an animated, interactive, web-based archive of selected 17th-19th century movable books by and for children on the theme of transformation, with a start-up project on flap books. These rare, fragile, little documented artifacts combine aspects of book, print and toy, and contain movable parts. The digital innovation will enable a viewer to simulate the experience of playing with these texts by "virtual touch," preserving the originals. This project will change how the history of children's literature is understood to move from "instruction to delight" by showing how texts "of play" have been produced since the earliest manufacture. It will be a scholarly and teaching resource.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$48,672 (approved)
$45,653 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 12/31/2013


PG-50988-10

Millersville University (Millersville, PA 17551-1800)
Marilyn McKinley Parrish (Project Director: May 2009 to August 2013)
Renovation of the Ganser Library: A New Space for the Preservation of Millersville University's Humanities Collections

Funding supports a preservation needs assessment, which will result in recommendations for care of the collection in the current space and while in interim storage during renovation, as well as recommendations for improving environmental conditions and collection storage.

This grant will support a preservation needs assessment of Special Collections at Millersville University. This assessment will provide essential information in order to complete a long range plan for the care of rare and valuable materials housed in the area, and to prepare for a major library building renovation project. 1. A consultant will assist in developing plans for improving storage and environmental issues before, during, and after the planned library building renovation project. 2. The consultant will recommend furniture and storage materials needed to properly house the collections in our renovated space, as well as make detailed recommendations to assist architects in planning for the renovation.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,400 (approved)
$5,341 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2010 – 8/31/2011


FT-57319-09

Amanda Ann Gailey
University of Georgia (Athens, GA 30602-0001)
Race and Children's Literature of the Gilded Age

Race and Children's Literature of the Gilded Age is a digital archive that will present texts that show how constructions of racial identity and childhood intersected during the late nineteenth century. It will provide page scans, rigorously edited transcriptions, searchable images, and commentary on books and other popular culture materials that 1) were first published in the US between 1865 and 1911, 2) were intended to be read by children, and 3) feature characters of different races. It will include works by several principal Northern and Southern American authors, such as Mark Twain, Joel Chandler Harris, Annie Fellows Johnston, Thomas Nelson Page, and L. Frank Baum. Popular culture materials will include selections from Uncle Remus Magazine, St. Nicholas, and Windsor McKay's Little Nemo stories.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 7/31/2009


PG-50696-09

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc. (De Smet, SD 57231-0426)
Rachel Clendenin (Project Director: May 2008 to December 2009)
Cheryl Palmlund (Project Director: December 2009 to December 2010)
First School of De Smet Blackboard Preservation Project

Hiring a conservator to conduct a preservation assessment of a 19th-century blackboard built into the wall of a 19th-century school house. The blackboard will be used in public programming to demonstrate education and social history in 19th- and 20th-century South Dakota.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society (LIWMS), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational corporation, requests grant funding to support bringing Donna Haberman, Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC), to De Smet, South Dakota, the home of revered American Children's Author Laura Ingalls Wilder, to examine and consult on the preservation of an original blackboard in the First School of De Smet in order to develop a plan of action to preserve this iconic artifact of American History. This early school building was the original classroom of Laura and her sister, Carrie, from 1881 through 1885 and is a focal point in several of her books that have become classics in American Children's Literature and 19th-century American History.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$4,557 (approved)
$4,557 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2009 – 8/31/2010


PC-50042-07

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
Rita J. Smith (Project Director: July 2006 to August 2009)
Cataloging and Creating Digital Access to American and British Children's Literature, 1890 to 1910

Cataloging 7,500 American and British titles in children's literature published between 1890 and 1910 and providing online access to 2,500 titles containing color illustrations.

This two year project (July 2007-June 2009) will catalogue and digitize titles from the University of Florida's Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature published from 1890 through 1910. The Baldwin Library is one of the largest collections of English-language children's literature in the world. It contains approximately 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States between 1656 and 2006. Of the 7,500 books to be cataloged in the selected date range, about half will be original records, indicating that the Baldwin Library holds the only known copy. The digitization portion will make over 2,500 of these historical books available to a wide audience of researchers, students, teachers, home schoolers and other people interested in children's literature via the internet.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$285,000 (approved)
$284,288 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 6/30/2009


PA-51811-06

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Jennifer Suzanne Brannock (Project Director: May 2005 to September 2007)
Preservation Assessment and Purchase of Monitoring Equipment

A preservation assessment of the McCain Library and Archives building and the special collections housed therein: University Archives, Historical Manuscripts, Mississippiana, and Children's Literature; and the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment on the recommendation of the consultant.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 6/30/2007


GL-50634-05

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (New Orleans, LA 70113-1027)
Dianne Brady (Project Director: February 2005 to February 2007)
Prime Time Family Reading Time: National Outreach

Implementation of 20 scholar-led reading and discussion programs for adult new readers and their families based on selected children's literature at libraries in five states.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$283,000 (approved)
$283,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2005 – 12/31/2006

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $268,000
Supplement (2006) $15,000


PA-50680-04

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
John E. Ingram (Project Director: July 2003 to March 2008)
Cataloging and Creating Access to American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889

The cataloging and creation of online digital access to American and British children's literature, published from 1870 to 1889, when color printing first became common.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$295,507 (approved)
$295,507 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 9/30/2007


ES-50018-03

Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
James S. Kelly (Project Director: March 2003 to May 2005)
Taking the Humanities Seriously: Mining for Meaning in Children's Literature

A four-week institute for 25 elementary school teachers on children's literature, humanistic thinking, the development of reason, and the preparation for engaging in civic life.

Project fields:
Education; Philosophy, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$103,614 (approved)
$103,614 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2003 – 12/31/2004


FT-51800-03

Philip Nel
Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS 66506-0100)
Theodore Geisel and American Children's Literature

I am writing a book designed to be the definitive critical study of Dr. Seuss. In it, I analyze the ideological, cultural, and artistic implications of Dr. Seuss through six defining features: his verse, his politics, his art, the vast creative output beyond his best-selling children's books, the marketing of his work, and his place in the American public imagination. I also include an annotated listing of literary criticism and interviews, and the first complete bibliography of Seuss's works, which include paintings, screenplays, essays, verse, forty short stories, over sixty books, and several thousand cartoons. My book re-evaluates Seuss's known works and brings to light Seuss's largely unknown contributions to the Humanities.

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Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2003 – 7/31/2003


HI-20906-01

University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Keith Polette (Project Director: June 2000 to April 2008)
The Southwestern Children's Literature Project

Faculty development seminars, enhance humanities curricula for pre-service and in-service teachers, and establish a resource center of children's literature of the Southwest at this Hispanic-serving institution.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Presidentially Designated Institutions

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,452 (approved)
$25,452 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 12/31/2004


PA-23815-01

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Dolores B. Jones (Project Director: July 2000 to February 2004)
Arranging and Describing the Papers of Authors and Illustrators of Children's Literature

The arrangement and description of 500 cubic feet of papers of seventy-seven authors and illustrators of children's literature that include manuscripts, production materials, personal papers, and correspondence.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$229,677 (approved)
$229,677 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2001 – 9/30/2003


PA-23536-00

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
John E. Ingram (Project Director: July 1999 to September 2003)
Preservation Microfilming and Cataloging of American and British Children's Literature, 1850-1869

The microfilming and cataloging of 8,600 volumes of American and British children's literature published from 1850-1869 and the digitizing of color and black-and-white images.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$381,220 (approved)
$381,220 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 4/30/2003


ED-21950-00

Rochelle Lee Fund (Chicago, IL 60640)
Michelle R. Rosenthal (Project Director: April 2000 to March 2002)
Developing Readers: Teachers and their Students II

A series of eight reading and discussion sessions for twenty Chicago public school teachers built around selected adult and children's literature and the theme, "The Journey."

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$21,822 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 9/30/2001


PA-23207-98

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Karen N. Hoyle (Project Director: July 1997 to March 2001)
Arrangement, Description, and Cataloging of the Children's Literature Research Collection

To support the arrangement and description of 100 collections of personal papers and graphics and the cataloging of 3,871 printed books by authors and illustrators of children's literature.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$99,352 (approved)
$99,352 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1998 – 9/30/2000


PA-23049-97

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Dolores B. Jones (Project Director: July 1996 to June 1999)
Arranging and Describing Manuscript Collections in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

To support the arrangement, description, and cataloging of the papers and publications of 150 women authors and illustrators of 19th- and 20th-century children's literature.

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Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$206,352 (approved)
$206,352 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1997 – 2/28/1999


GL-21450-97

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (New Orleans, LA 70113-1027)
Dianne Brady (Project Director: December 1996 to April 2001)
Prime Time - Family Reading Time

To support an eight-part reading and discussion series focusing on themes found in selected children's literature at 30 libraries in three states (Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi) for newly literate adults and their families.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$205,972 (approved)
$205,972 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1997 – 12/31/2000


ED-20926-97

Rochelle Lee Fund (Chicago, IL 60640)
Margaret M. Donovan (Project Director: April 1997 to January 1999)
Developing Life-Long Readers: Elementary Teachers and their Students Explore Literature

To support a series of seminars on children's literature for elementary school teachers from Chicago public schools.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$24,819 (approved)
$18,980 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1997 – 9/30/1998


ED-20193-96

Holy Family School (Mobile, AL 33618)
Teresa K. Schaefer (Project Director: January 1996 to May 1997)
Citizenship, Public Virtue, Classic Literature, and Social Studies

To support a workshop on the themes of public virtue in Homer's ODYSSEY, Plato's REPUBLIC, Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, and classic texts in children's literature for elementary school teachers.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$23,683 (approved)
$22,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1996 – 12/31/1996


FB-33948-96

Laura C. Stevenson
Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT 05344-9888)
The Pastoral and Its Context in the Golden Age of Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1996 – 8/31/1997


GL-21399-96

Howard County Library (Columbia, MD 21044-3411)
Patricia Bates (Project Director: July 1995 to June 1999)
A Regional Humanities Project for Libraries, Senior Sites, and the Workplace

To support reading and discussion programs on twenty-six topics, such as American poetry, ethics, children's literature, and the modern Middle East, at 50 sites in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$80,850 (approved)
$80,850 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1996 – 3/31/1999


GS-20127-95

Connecticut College (New London, CT 06320-4150)
Catherine M. Stock (Project Director: April 1995 to October 1996)
Conversations with American Children

To support five workshops for families using children's literature to stimulatediscussions of diverse and shared identities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Enterprise Awards Pre-2001

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$18,578 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1995 – 6/30/1996


GL-21344-95

Children's Literature Hawaii (Honolulu, HI 96822)
Medellin Stephens (Project Director: September 1994 to October 1997)
Eighth Biennial Program on Literature and Hawaii's Children

To support a conference and reading and discussion programs in libraries on allof the Hawaiian Islands about tradition, story, values, and language found in children's literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$165,000 (approved)
$165,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1995 – 3/31/1997


GL-21348-95

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (New Orleans, LA 70113-1027)
Dianne Brady (Project Director: September 1994 to April 1999)
Prime Time Family Literacy Project

To support reading and discussion programs focusing on children's literature and designed for newly literate adults and their families at ten libraries throughout Louisiana.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$160,000 (approved)
$160,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1995 – 12/31/1998


ES-22596-94

Opera Theatre of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63119)
Jamie A. Stern (Project Director: April 1993 to March 1995)
Children's Classics as Literature and Opera

To support a masterwork study project on children's literature and opera for 11 elementary and middle school teachers in the St. Louis area.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$20,532 (approved)
$20,532 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1993 – 6/30/1994


FS-22844-94

Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH 03755-1808)
John D. Seelye (Project Director: March 1994 to July 1996)
Strategies of Socialization in Children's Literature of the Golden Age

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$90,667 (approved)
$88,812 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 9/30/1995


GL-21300-94

Crusade Against Crime (St. Louis, MO 63118)
Linda J. Riekes (Project Director: March 1994 to March 1997)
Parents As Teachers of the Humanities

To support workshops for parents and programs for children that use the themes of mercy and justice, inequity, alienation, fear, and forgiveness to explore and analyze children's literature.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$85,000 (approved)
$84,903 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 9/30/1996


EF-20142-93

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Stillwater, OK 74078-0001)
Nadine F. Olson (Project Director: March 1992 to July 1996)
Folkloric and Children's Literature: Sources of Language and Cultural Awareness

To support a two-year project for 30 Oklahoma elementary school teachers on the Spanish language and children's and folkloric literature.

Project fields:
Spanish Language

Program:
Special Opportunity in Foreign Language Education

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$336,000 (approved)
$314,022 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1992 – 4/30/1996


ES-22602-93

San Diego State University Foundation (San Diego, CA 92182-1931)
Jerome J. Griswold (Project Director: April 1993 to December 1995)
Institute for Year-Round K-8 Educators: Understanding Fantasy

To support a three-week institute on children's literature and literary criticism for 25 California teachers from elementary schools on year-round schedules.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$126,500 (approved)
$126,248 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1993 – 6/30/1995


ES-22421-93

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami, FL 33176)
Diane F. Mauch (Project Director: April 1992 to June 1993)
Children's Classics as Literature and Opera

To support a project on children's literature and opera for 12 Miami elementary and middle school teachers.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$23,541 (approved)
$23,265 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1992 – 6/30/1993


GL-21227-93

Hawaii Library Association (Honolulu, HI 96812)
Medellin Stephens (Project Director: March 1993 to March 1995)
The Seventh Biennial Program on Literature and Hawaii's Children

To support two conferences plus library reading and discussion programs about the transmission through children's literature of values and traditions from many cultures.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$115,000 (approved)
$115,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 11/30/1994


GL-21247-93

Vermont Center for the Book (Chester, VT 05143)
Sally C. Anderson (Project Director: March 1993 to March 1996)
Justice and Journeys: Reading and Discussion Programs

To support library reading and discussion programs based on children's literature for adult new readers in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$145,000 (approved)
$145,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 9/30/1995


GL-21172-92

St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis, MO 63103)
Leslie Edmonds (Project Director: March 1992 to October 1995)
Exploring Children's Parents as Teachers of the Humanities: (PATH) Literature

To support planning for conferences for parents on children's literature about the themes of mercy and justice.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$20,922 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1994


FE-27133-92

Zlata F. Phillips
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Bio-Bibliography of German Children's Literature in Exile, 1933-53

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1992 – 5/31/1993


ER-21207-91

Yvonne C. Sundberg
Secondary School
American Romanticism in Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
NEH Teacher-Scholar Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$28,500 (approved)
$28,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1991 – 6/30/1992


ER-20805-90

June K. Smith
Secondary School
The Study and Analysis of Classic Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Education

Program:
NEH Teacher-Scholar Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$28,500 (approved)
$28,498 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1990 – 6/30/1991


GN-23913-90

WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Brigid Sullivan (Project Director: September 1989 to September 1992)
Adaptations of Landmark Children's Tales for Long Ago and Far Away

To support the production and acquisition of films drawn from classical children's literature for a third season of the television series, "Long Ago and Far Away."

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$300,424 (approved)
$300,424 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1990 – 4/30/1992


RC-21822-90

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Terry S. Latour (Project Director: September 1989 to June 1993)
de Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection Manuscript Processing and Access Project

To support the arrangement and description of the personal papers of authors and illustrators of children's literature and the preparation of cataloguing records for entry into a national bibliographic database.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$110,000 (approved)
$109,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1990 – 1/31/1993


ER-20186-89

Matt L. Berman
Secondary School
Philosophy and Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
NEH Teacher-Scholar Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$28,500 (approved)
$25,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1989 – 6/30/1990


ES-21656-89

Texas State University - San Marcos (San Marcos, TX 78666-4684)
Marion M. Tangum (Project Director: May 1988 to May 1991)
From Tales of the Tongue to Tales of the Pen: An Organic Approach to Children's Literature

To support a four-week institute on myth and folklore for 30 Texas elementary school teachers.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$169,996 (approved)
$156,167 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1989 – 7/31/1990


SO-20870-88

Vermont Humanities Council (Montpelier, VT 05602-3021)
Mary Ann Chaffee (Project Director: February 1988 to November 1991)
The Family Reading Project

To support a reading and discussion series on children's literature, primarily for recently literate adults, in ten libraries throughout the state.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$34,300 (approved)
$34,300 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1988 – 6/30/1990


FE-21798-88

Dennis B. Quinn
University of Kansas, Lawrence (Lawrence, KS 66045-7505)
Wonder in Children's Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1987 – 5/31/1988


GL-20788-87

CUNY Research Foundation, City College (New York, NY 10031-9101)
Betty L. Jenkins (Project Director: March 1987 to July 1989)
We Wish to Plead Our Own Cause: Black-Owned Book Publishing In the United States, 1817-1987

To support a keynote address, an exhibition, lectures, a book fair, a one-day conference on the history and current state of black book publishing in the United States, and a conference on publishing black children's literature.

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1987 – 3/31/1989


FB-23890-86

Beverly Lyon Clark
Wheaton College (Norton, MA 02766-2322)
Reading and Writing as Themes in Children's Literature

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$27,500 (approved)
$27,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 6/30/1987


ES-21151-85

East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN 37614-1710)
Dorothy Baird Carpenter (Project Director: May 1984 to October 1990)
Teachers Institute on Children's Fantasy Literature

To support a summer institute and follow-up activities on the teaching of children's literature for elementary-school teachers.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$80,000 (approved)
$79,930 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1985 – 5/31/1986


RY-21739-85

Ruth R. Kath
Luther College (Decorah, IA 52101-1041)
Critical Environmental Issues in Contemporary German Children's Literature

To support research on concepts of man and nature in contemporary German children's literature.

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/83 - 5/85

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$500 (approved)
$500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1985 – 7/31/1985


RC-20978-85

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Elizabeth L. Johnson (Project Director: June 1984 to October 1990)
Cataloguing the Elisabeth Ball Collection of Children's Literature

To support cataloguing of a leading collection of early children's literature. The Lilly Library holdings of 18th- and 19th-century British and Euro- pean works complement the major children's literature collections of the Amer- ican Antiquarian Society and the Pierpont Morgan Library.

Project fields:
Library Science; Literature, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$153,640 (approved)
$153,640 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1985 – 12/31/1986


RC-21047-85

American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA 01609-1634)
Nancy Burkett (Project Director: June 1984 to August 1989)
Catalogue of American Children's Books, 1821-60

To support the cataloguing of 6,000 works of fiction and travel accounts for children published in America, 1821-60. The project will make available to scholars a substantial portion of the nation's preeminent early American children's literature collection.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$178,566 (approved)
$178,566 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1985 – 4/30/1989


RC-20706-84

Linnea Hendrickson
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Children's Literature Explication

To support the completion of a bibliography of criticism of children's literature published in English and read in the 20th century.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$19,313 (approved)
$19,313 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1984 – 12/31/1986


EH-20454-84

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT 06269-9000)
Francelia M. Butler (Project Director: January 1984 to October 1990)
A Humanistic Approach to Children's Literature

To support an eight-week institute for 30 college and university teachers on the classical and medieval roots of children's literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$150,063 (approved)
$150,063 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1984 – 12/31/1985


GL-20561-84

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Ellin Greene (Project Director: August 1983 to October 1990)
The Illustrator as Storyteller

To support a project examining the importance of illustrations in children's books through a conference and an interpretative exhibition and works by classic illustrators of children's literature. Major papers, essays, and bibliographies presented at the conference will subsequently be published.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Library Science

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$63,940 (approved)
$63,940 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1984 – 6/30/1985


GN-22079-84

Lancit Media Visions, Inc. (New York, NY 10025-7251)
Twila C. Liggett (Project Director: February 1984 to October 1990)
Fantastic Voyages: Explorations in Children's Literature (Planning: TV Drama)

To support planning for 13 30-minute television programs for 8- to 12-year-olds which will focus on the classics in children's literature through literary analysis. The intent is to explore literature, make it exciting, and help children develop the habit of critical reflection.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$24,998 (approved)
$24,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1984 – 4/30/1985


GN-22081-84

Weston Woods Institute (Weston, CT 06883)
Morton Schindel (Project Director: February 1984 to October 1990)
A Story, A Story: Traditions in Storytelling for Children (Production: TV Animation)

To support production of one 30-minute television program for children as a pilot for a series of stories featuring 20th-century children's literature for youngsters 4-to-7-years-old.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$44,000 (approved)
$44,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1984 – 10/31/1985


GN-21706-83

Weston Woods Institute (Weston, CT 06883)
Morton Schindel (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
A Story, A Story: Contemporary Children's Literature (Planning: TV Animation)

To support planning of thirteen 30-minute television programs for children agesthree to seven, using existing animated films of contemporary children's literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Media

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 2/29/1984


FS-21009-83

Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)
Ulrich C. Knoepflmacher (Project Director: February 1983 to October 1990)
The Emergence of Children's Literature: 1840-1920

No project description available

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$73,629 (approved)
$73,629 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 12/31/1984


ES-20805-83

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA 01003-9242)
Masha K. Rudman (Project Director: January 1983 to October 1990)
Summer Institute on Stories and the Child

To support a three-week institute for elementary school teachers, librarians, and administrators on classical and contemporary children's literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$105,706 (approved)
$105,706 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1983 – 5/31/1985


FT-22108-82

Ruth K. MacDonald
Northeastern University (Boston, MA 02115-5005)
The Influence of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrims's Progress" on American Children's Literature

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1982 – 9/30/1982


GY-20533-82

Rebecca A. Burdett
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
The Evolution of Ethical Issues within Children's Literature

To support a study of ethical issues within children's literature using the collection of books, catalogs and correspondence of Louise Bechtel, first children's book editor in America, and through interviews with contemporary children's writers.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,470 (approved)
$1,993 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1982 – 2/28/1983


EH-20212-82

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT 06269-9000)
Francelia M. Butler (Project Director: January 1982 to October 1990)
A Humanities Institute on Children's Literature

To support an eight-week Humanities Institute in 1983 for 30 college faculty members on the teaching of children's literature through historical sources.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature; Comparative Literature

Program:
Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$142,725 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1982 – 12/31/1983


FB-21206-82

Harald C. Bakken
University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Lowell, MA 01854-2827)
Humor in Children's Literature and Changes in American Values

No project description available

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$22,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1982 – 8/31/1983


GZ-*1992-81

Worcester Public Library (Worcester, MA 01608)
Carolyn B. Noah (Project Director: May 1981 to October 1990)
Multicultural Folk Heritage

To support workshops for youth on folk motifs of local minority cultures, including, Irish music, Chinese puppetry, sign language, Afro-American storytelling, Scandinavian crafts, and children's literature. Participants will develop a performance for public agencies.

Project fields:
Ethnic Studies; Folklore and Folklife; Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects for Youth

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1982 – 6/30/1982


FB-*0563-81

Arlene F. Gallagher
College of Our Lady of the Elms (Chicopee, MA 01013-2839)
A Study of the Concept of Justice As Reflected in Children's Literature

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Law and Jurisprudence

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$18,876 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/20/1982 – 1/19/1983


RC-*1034-81

University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001)
Claude E. Fike (Project Director: May 1980 to October 1990)
Processing Children's Literature and Art Collection

To support a consultant's advice in planning the arrangement, processing and cataloging of the Lena Y DeGrummond Collection of Children's Literature manuscripts, illustrations and books.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1981 – 5/31/1981


GZ-*2178-81

Meigs County Public Library (Pomeroy, OH 45769)
Ellen Bell (Project Director: April 1981 to October 1990)
More Than Words Can Say: The Rest of the Story of Books

To support activities that will develop in children an appreciation for and understanding of the contribution of illustrations to children's literature. Participants from rural Appalachian counties will be encouraged to think about how books and their illustrations convey ideas.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects for Youth

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$4,807 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1981 – 11/30/1981


RO-*0218-81

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Karl L. Hutterer (Project Director: May 1980 to October 1990)
Cultural Interaction as Mirrored in Children's Literature

To support research and preparation of a monograph analyzing the cultural impact of literature produced under American influence for Filipino children and writing portraying the Philipines and her people to American youngsters.

Project fields:
Anthropology; Literature, General; Sociology

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,015 (approved)
$20,633 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1980 – 1/31/1983


GL-*0262-80

Leon County Public Library (Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759)
Della L. Giblon (Project Director: August 1979 to October 1990)
Exploring an Appreciation of the Humanistic Aspects of Children's Literature with Adults

To support a project to enable adults to explore humanistic aspects of children's literature by increasing awareness and utilization of existing library resources. Products include programs, audio-visual materials and monographs for local and distant dissemination.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$63,127 (approved)
$62,943 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1980 – 2/28/1982


ES-*0095-79

Simmons University (Boston, MA 02115-5898)
John S. Robinson (Project Director: August 1978 to October 1990)
Children's Literature Community Programs

Children's Literature Community, Outreach Program.

Project fields:
American Literature; British Literature

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$198,000 (approved)
$198,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1979 – 12/31/1982


GP-10457-78

State Library of Ohio (Columbus, OH 43215-4131)
Sian Steward (Project Director: May 1978 to present)
Humanities and the Public Libraries of Ohio

Statewide program of outreach to the public libraries offering 6 main program themes (e.g., "Ohio authors," "value clarification through children's literature," "ethnic/racial foundations," "technology and human values") which will demonstrate the importance of humanities resources. A Resource Guide and a Program Guide will be developed. 50-100 libraries are expected to initiate specific programs for the adult public.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$173,965 (approved)
$173,965 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1978 – 10/31/1979


ES-10471-76

Simmons University (Boston, MA 02115-5898)
John S. Robinson (Project Director: January 1977 to present)
Center for the Study of Children's Literature

To construct a Center for the Study of Children's Literature in order to elevate the stature of children's literature as a necessary and legitimate area of academic pursuit and to refine the quality of the literary experience children receive in school and society.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$104,088 (approved)
$104,088 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 12/31/1978


FA-11314-76

Frances Ferguson
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Literary Egalitarianism: A Study of the Relationship Between "Popular" and "High" Literature in the Romantic Period

To study the relationship between "popular" literature and "high" literature in the Romantic period. The book which this study will lead to will study the sentimental novel of the 18th century, thus opening the question of the importance of the epistolary novel as a didactic form which was to teach and to appeal to an expanding reading public. Children's literature--moralized verses and primers--will also be a major concern. Major poets, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, attempted in some of their poetry and prose to examine and imagine the processes of education. This work is intended to test the ways in which the Romantics define literature-the degree of literacy necessary for literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$15,285 (approved)
$15,285 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1977


FT-12072-74

Kathleen A. Blake
University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98105-6613)
Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and Toys, Games, and Sports

To research children's literature and toys, games, and sports of 19th century England; in order to contribute to a deeper understanding of the Victorian Era.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974


RO-11959-73

Regents of the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Ravenna M. Helson (Project Director: July 1973 to present)
The Psychology of the Critic and Gate-Keeper in Children's Literature

To study the personality, background, and professional style of 50 contemparary editors, reviewers and critics of children's books over the past several decades; to compare the psychology of critics and authors; and to formulate the effects of "gate-keepers" in the interplay of literary production and social change.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism; Psychology

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$32,790 (approved)
$32,790 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1973 – 10/31/1975


FT-11512-73

Jeanette A. De Priest
Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ 85202-4866)
Relationship Between Literature and Human Behavior...

...Specifically Children's Literature and the Development of Children's Attitudes/Values To study the relationship of children's literature and human behavior at its roots. To bring an important stream of literature into the humanistic focus with related aesthetics, criticism and illumination of people, of life.

Project fields:
American Literature; Psychology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973


FA-10342-71

Viola H. Winner
Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Mid-Victorian Illustrated Children's Literature in Context of Period and Relation to Contemporary Adult Fiction

No project description available

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$15,500 (approved)
$15,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1971 – 8/31/1972


RO-10571-70

Regents of the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Donald MacKinnon (Project Director: March 1970 to present)
Changing Patterns in Works of Fantasy for Children

Works of fantasy written for children from 1850-1910 compared with similar works written since 1930. ABSTRACT: Works of fantasy writen for children from 1850-1910 compared with similar works written since 1930. Will combine statistical analysis and interpretation demonstrating similarities and differences between contemporary and older works with historical perspective of social, psychological and literary factors. Will provide broad, systematic framework and humanistic method for analysis and idea development. Works of fantasy considered similar to Rorschach tests in describing significant relations between ego and inner world. While fantasy reflects social change less than realistic fiction, main archetypal figures (e.g. wizard, magical woman) are response to deficiencies in ego's relation to outer world. Attempt to relate relevance of archetype at given time; and differences in patterning of style and theme to social pressures and cultural conditions of that era may reflect increase in ego vigilance, change in sex roles, increased impersonalization of social life and psychological reactions to massive aggression. Resulting project two papers, one for psychological journal and one for humanists, each development different aspects of study, but both contributing to preparation of book on authors and themes in children's literature. Significant study of social and psychological context of arts and use of literary imagination. May help understand impoverishment of imaginative experience of child in classroom. Funds for salaries, statistician, supplies, computer time for statistical evaluation.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,211 (approved)
$10,211 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1970 – 6/30/1971


FT-10876-70

Peter Meinke
Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4700)
Independent Programmed Courses in Children's Literature

Broad study of children's literature: 1) to set up independent programs of study in children's literature which could be distributed to colleges; 2) to work particularly on a program of race-related children's literature--to result in an article or phamplet as well as a programmed course. Broad study of children's literature: 1) to set up various independent programs of study in children's literature which would be distributed to colleges, especially small colleges which typically do not have a specialist in this field. Programmed courses could then be filed in the libraries, along with catalogues of bibliographies, suggested paper topics, questions for discussion, etc.; the student would only need a sponsoring professor to check his work. 2) to work particularly on a program of race-related children's literature with discussions of older works, list of newer works, introductions to Negro writers of children's books, etc., to result in an article or pamphlet as well as a programmed course. Fellow is author of The Legend of Larry the Lizard (John Knox Press, 1968) and Very Seldom Animals (Possum Press, 1969), both children's books in verse.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970