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GI-235149-16

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director: 08/13/2015 to present)

World War I: A Centennial Exploration Through the Words of Americans Who Lived It

Implementation of nationwide library programs, a traveling exhibition, a website, and a publication of an anthology exploring how World War I reshaped American lives.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$550,000 (approved)
$550,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2018


GI-50416-12

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director: 08/22/2011 to present)

Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It

Implementation of a multiformat project that would encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through the words of a wide variety of first-hand participants.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$625,000 (approved)
$625,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $500,000
Supplement (2013) $125,000


HC-50017-12

Digital Public Library of America, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2857)
Maura Marx (Project Director: 07/10/2012 to 05/15/2013)
John Palfrey (Project Director: 05/16/2013 to 10/25/2013)
Daniel Cohen (Project Director: 10/25/2013 to present)

Digital Public Library of America Digital Hubs Pilot

The incorporation and launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a groundbreaking project that seeks to digitize and bring together the contents of our nation's libraries and archives, and make them freely available to all online. Project activities to be completed during the grant period will include the creation of four state or regional "service hubs," each responsible for developing a standard set of services to local organizations, and meetings with both service hubs and existing large-scale "content hubs" to formulate content provider agreements.

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Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$1,250,000 (approved)
$1,250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 9/30/2016

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $1,000,000
Supplement (2015) $250,000


GI-50059-09

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director: 08/05/2008 to present)

Lincoln in American Memory

Implementation of a book, a public programming resource, and a website, all designed to encourage exploration of the ongoing meaning and uses of Abraham Lincoln's legacy in American history, society, and culture.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$299,750 (approved)
$299,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009


LI-50001-06

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 09/13/2005 to present)

Early American Writing in The Library of America

The publication of four volumes of textually authoritative, moderately priced works from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history and literature intended to foster greater understanding and appreciation of America's earliest literary heritage.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Libraries Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2006 – 2/29/2008


GL-50234-03

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director: 02/06/2003 to present)

Assimilating America: The Life and Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Implementation of two museum exhibitions, a website, and a year of public programs at 50 libraries nationwide examining the work of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer and the immigrant literary tradition in America.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$299,850 (approved)
$299,850 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2003 – 3/31/2005


GL-21621-00

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 07/06/2000 to present)

Millennium Project for Public Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$840,550 (approved)
$840,550 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2000 – 6/30/2002


GL-21449-98

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Geoffrey O'Brien (Project Director: 12/06/1996 to present)

American Poetry in the 20th Century: A Comprehensive, Authoritative Anthology to be Published in The Lib. of Amer.

To support the publication of a comprehensive, textually authoritative anthology of American poetry in the 20th century, including more than 1,000 poems by nearly 200 poets.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$245,000 (approved)
$245,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1997 – 6/30/2000


GL-20992-91

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 09/25/1989 to present)

American Poetry and Verse to 1900: A Proposal to Publish a Two-Volume Anthology in the Library of America

To support the publication of a comprehensive anthology of American poetry and verse to 1900.

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$90,000 (approved)
$90,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1990 – 12/31/1993


GL-20934-89

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 01/13/1989 to present)

THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN LIVES A proposal for a new series of autobiographical & biographical writings

To support development of an editorial process, including selection criteria, textual authority, and production standards, for a series of American autobiographical and biographical writings.

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$72,200 (approved)
$72,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1989 – 11/30/1990


GL-20717-86

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Daniel Aaron (Project Director: 03/24/1986 to present)

The Complete Plays of Eugene O'Neill: A Proposal to Publish a Three-Volume Complete Edition in the Library of America

To support the scholarly and editorial expenses for the first complete and authoritative edition of the plays of Eugene O'Neill. The three-volume set willconform to the textual, editorial, and manufacturing standards established for all Library of America publications.

Project fields:
American Literature; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$160,000 (approved)
$160,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1986 – 12/31/1988


GP-21038-83

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 03/22/1983 to present)

The Library of America: Henry James Criticism & Henry Adams History of the U.S.

To support the development costs for five volumes in the Library of America, tobe published over the next two years. Included are a two-volume set of Henry James's Criticism and a three-volume set of Henry Adams's History.

Project fields:
American Literature; History, General

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$210,000 (approved)
$210,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 7/31/1986


GD-*0110-79

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Daniel Aaron (Project Director: 06/01/1978 to present)

Planning for the Literary Classics of the United States Series

To publish a durable paperback edition of American classics.

To pubish a durable paperbook edition of American classics.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Public Programs Special Projects (GD)

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$17,500 (approved)
$17,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1978 – 5/31/1979


GD-*1238-79

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director: 11/01/1978 to present)

Production of a Series of Books to Represent the Literary Classics of the United States

To produce a series of books containing U.S. literary classics which are out ofprint.

To make American literature available to the widest possible readership. To produce a uniform series of volumes, ultimately to include the central texts of American literature. The series will be offered to the public at a subsidized price.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Public Programs Special Projects (GD)

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$1,200,000 (approved)
$1,200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1979 – 6/30/1983