NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
21 matches

Key words: 'Library of America' (this phrase)
Sort order: Award year, descending

Save this query
Create a new query
Export results to Excel

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Johnstown, PA 15904-2949)
Barbara Zaborowski (Project Director, 06/09/2015 - present)
PY-234009-16
Families Forever: A Cambria Memory Project

A series of community digitization events focusing on the immigrant history of Cambria County, Pennsylvania, through the collection of family photos, mementos, and artifacts. The Cambria County Historical Society, St. Francis University, the Johnstown Area Historical Association, and the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College would each serve as a scanning location and host cultural programs for the public, to include presentations entitled Healing African Dance, Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges, and Sevdalinka: A Musical Tour of Bosnia. In addition to the cultural heritage programming, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown would offer two workshops on how to handle and preserve family items using simple preservation materials readily available to the public.

Cambria County, Pennsylvania has a rich history of ethnic immigration. Families in the county have amassed historical relics brought from their native countries by grandparents and great-grandparents. In addition, there is a strong sense of family and genealogy. Many ethnic social organizations exist to keep alive the traditions of these various old world countries. This project will focus on capturing family photos, mementos, and artifacts in digital format. The digital images will be uploaded into a statewide repository, PowerLibrary, which will be a part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). In order to generate interest in this project, a combination of social media, traditional print, and outdoor advertising will be used. A comprehensive series of public programs will also be offered to reinforce care and treatment of family heirlooms and the history of immigration. This project will highlight best practices and serve as a model for other organizations.

Project fields: Cultural History; Immigration History
Program: Common Heritage
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,222 (approved); $4,222 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2016 – 6/30/2017

Mead Public Library (Sheboygan, WI 53081-4563)
Debbra Voss (Project Director, 06/24/2015 - present)
PY-234322-16
Preserving the History of Sheboygan Through Digital Images

A series of community digitization events at several cultural heritage organizations in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to preserve personal photographs, letters, memoirs, posters, artwork, and other privately-held sources documenting the history and culture of the region. The materials would be made accessible via “Recollection Wisconsin,” a statewide digital repository that contributes content to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The applicant would also collaborate with the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum to develop an exhibit that would featuring selections from digitized sources and also host a six-part series of public lectures on local history by the director of the Sheboygan Historical Research Center. Finally, the curator of a local historic property, the Wade House, would offer a related set of public events entitled “Restoring the Past,” inviting visitors to participate in hands-on historic restoration activities.

This project offers individuals the opportunity to have digitized their historical photographs, documents, and works of art that have a City of Sheboygan connection. Items previously digitized by any publicly accessible digital archive will be excluded. A series of scanning days will be held throughout the grant period, on-site and off-site, to ensure the greatest opportunity to capture these images. Individuals will be encouraged to sign a Deed of Gift so these images can be included in the Ozaukee & Sheboygan Memories digital database. This database will be harvested by Recollection Wisconsin, which will soon become a hub of the Digital Public Library of America. Collaboration with the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, Sheboygan Museum, and the Wade House will connect the community with its past through presentations and exhibits on how this unique history shaped and influenced not only the lives of current day residents but extended to national and international borders.

Project fields: Cultural History
Program: Common Heritage
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $10,802 (approved); $10,802 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2016 – 6/30/2017

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. (New Bedford, MA 02741-2052)
Laura Orleans (Project Director, 06/24/2015 - present)
PY-234326-16
Salted, Pickled, or Smoked: Preserving and Presenting the Cultural Heritage of New Bedford’s Fishing Community

A day-long digitization event and subsequent follow-up to preserve cultural heritage materials held by members of the New Bedford area fishing community, and attendant public programming. The applicant would partner with the University of Massachusetts, Boston, which has run the “Mass Memories Road Show.” University staff would provide support during the digitization day and would also train volunteers. Images would be stored in the University’s digital collections, as well as at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, the Digital Commonwealth, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Items anticipated for scanning include photographs, documents, and artifacts. Public programming would have three themes: sustaining community, life on shore, and life at sea. Programs would include presentations by members of the fishing community before the digitization day event at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center; a workshop by New Bedford Public Library staff on proper archival storage on the day of the event; and an exhibit of digitized materials after the event.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center proposes to digitize the cultural heritage of the local fishing community. Commercial fishing is often a family activity with skills and knowledge passed from one generation to the next. Consequently, much of this history resides in the photo albums, documents, and artifacts of fishing families. This project will digitize these materials through a day-long public event in combination with “house calls” to digitally document materials from individuals who are unable to attend the event. The project will be bookended by a variety of public programs which will serve to inspire community participation, evoke memories, and provide an interpretive framework for materials that are brought forward. Digitizing these materials, making them publicly available, and using them to tell the story of the fishing community will create a lasting legacy for families who have spent generations working the water in what is one of the nation’s oldest occupations.

Project fields: Cultural Anthropology; Folklore and Folklife; Labor History
Program: Common Heritage
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $12,000 (approved); $12,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2016 – 2/28/2017

Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc. (Kansas City, MO 64108-1644)
Glenn North (Project Director, 06/25/2015 - present)
PY-234453-16
Kansas City Digital Encyclopedia Project: Jazz Age and the Great Depression, 1918 - 1941

The digitization of community photographs, letters, employment records, artworks, and artifacts pertaining to the African American experience in Kansas City, Missouri, during the early 20th century. The applicant would collaborate with the Kansas City Public Library, which would make the sources accessible via its Kansas City Digital Encyclopedia Project. The Library would also ensure that digital items could be found through the WorldCat bibliographic network as well as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). In cooperation with the American Jazz Museum of Kansas City, the applicant would also offer public lectures by area scholars and musicians about the history of Kansas City in the Jazz Age and Great Depression and would sponsor screenings of films held by the Jazz Museum, including the documentary “Women in Jazz.”

The Black Archives of Mid-America is an institution that showcases Kansas City’s rich socio-cultural history through the preservation of valuable documents, photographs and objects. Through a strategic alliance with the award-winning Kansas City Public Library, it has increased its ability to present insightful scholarly and artistic programming to the Midwest region of the United States and beyond. This exciting partnership calls for the Black Archives of Mid-America to support the Kansas City Public Library in the “Kansas City Digital Encyclopedia Project.” The next planned series will highlight the period of 1918-1941, with a specialized focus on the Jazz Age and the Great Depression, and will be supported through community digitization events and associated programming. This project exposes community members to important historical information and allows participants to protect the integrity of artifacts through digitization, while further developing a sense of belonging.

Project fields: Cultural History; U.S. History
Program: Common Heritage
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $12,000 (approved); $12,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2016

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Kris Kiesling (Project Director, 07/17/2014 - present)
PW-228182-15
Guthrie Theater Archives (1963-Present): The 21st Century Collection

The arrangement and description of 800 cubic feet of archival material documenting the history of the Guthrie Theater from 1963 to the present.

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks $137,020 in NEH funding to support an 18-month project to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the nationally-recognized Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org) to current archival standards. Additionally, we will actively work with the Guthrie Theater leadership and staff to review and revise the current records management plan in order to address institutional changes and to create a sustainable plan for future accruals that includes born digital records. The work of gaining adequate intellectual and physical control of the collection is the necessary first step in making these materials publicly available through digitization, which is being planned for 2016. In the course of arranging and describing the materials, we will identify and flag materials that can be digitized at this later stage for thematic inclusion in national digital aggregation initiatives, such as the Digital Public Library of America.

Project fields: History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Theater History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $100,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Erika Lee (Project Director, 02/12/2015 - present); Elizabeth Venditto (Co Project Director, 07/16/2015 - present)
HK-230916-15
Immigrant Stories

Expansion of a project that engages recent immigrant and refugee communities as they create and share digital video narratives about their lives and experiences. During the implementation phase, the applicant would collaborate with national stakeholders to develop an easy-to-use, web-based framework to produce these digital stories, which would be publicly available via the Minnesota Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.

The Immigration History Research Center's Immigrant Stories project fosters humanities research and public dialogue around immigration by empowering recent immigrants with the tools to document, preserve, and share their experiences with the wider American public. It helps first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees create digital stories about their experiences--short personal videos with images, text, music, and audio--that are preserved and made publicly available through the IHRC Archives, the Minnesota Digital Library, and the Digital Public Library of America. Immigrant Stories uses immigrant-centered digital tools and training to expand participation in the digital humanities regardless of education, English proficiency, and access to technology. Its archive makes valuable content on contemporary immigration accessible to both humanities scholars and the broader public.

Project fields: Immigration History; Public History
Program: Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Division: Digital Humanities
Total amounts: $324,121 (approved); $324,121 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2017

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
FT-60963-13
The Days of H. L. Mencken: Trilogy and Accompanying Notes

No project description available

[Grant products]
Project fields: American Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 8/31/2013

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
GI-50416-12
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: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $625,000 (approved); $625,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2015

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

Digital Public Library of America, Inc. (Boston, MA 02116-2857)
Maura Marx (Project Director, 07/10/2012 - 05/15/2013); John Palfrey (Project Director, 05/16/2013 - 10/25/2013); Daniel Cohen (Project Director, 10/25/2013 - present)
HC-50017-12
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.

[Grant products]
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 (2015) $1,000,000
Supplement (2015) $250,000

Open Knowledge Commons (Cambridge, MA 02138-2735)
Maura Marx (Project Director, 04/20/2011 - present)
HC-50008-11
Digital Public Library of America Technical Workshop

The first official meeting of the Digital Public Library of America's technical workstream group.

The first official meeting of DPLA's technical workstream would explore the requirements for indexing large-scale U.S. digital libraries and begin to make recommendations for the overall technical architecture of a DPLA. It would also incorporate a meeting of the Steering Committee to plan for a Fall 2011 plenary meeting.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)
Division: Digital Humanities
Total amounts: $29,858 (approved); $29,858 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 8/31/2011

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Max Rudin (Project Director, 08/05/2008 - present)
GI-50059-09
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: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $299,750 (approved); $299,750 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

Brad D. Gooch
William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ 07470-2152)
FB-52943-07
A Biography of Flannery O'Connor

No project description available

[Grant products]
Project fields: American Literature
Program: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Division: Research Programs
Total amounts: $24,000 (approved); $24,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 6/30/2007

National Book Foundation (New York, NY 10016)
Harold Augenbraum (Project Director, 09/14/2006 - present)
LP-50014-07
Rumors of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: The Life and Work of Mark Twain

Planning of reading and discussion and other programs to be held at 100 library or other community sites around the nation along with a traveling exhibition and an extensive website about Twain and his lasting cultural influence.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Libraries Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $39,972 (approved); $39,972 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2007 – 8/31/2008

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director, 09/13/2005 - present)
LI-50001-06
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

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Charles Howell (Project Director, 07/15/2002 - present)
PA-50164-03
Preserving and Improving Access to the Collections of the Library of American Broadcasting

The arrangement and description of 140.5 linear feet of correspondence and manuscripts, 1,500 photographs, and 48 scrapbooks in 18 collections held in the Library of American Broadcasting that focus on women in the broadcasting industry from 1920 into the1980s. A finding aid to the collections would be mounted on the Internet.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $98,585 (approved); $97,462 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2003 – 4/30/2005

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director, 09/25/1989 - present)
GL-20992-91
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

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director, 01/13/1989 - present)
GL-20934-89
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

Tucson Public Library (Tucson, AZ 85726)
Rolly Kent (Project Director, 09/10/1985 - present)
GL-20669-86
America: A Reading

To support a series of reading and discussion programs using works in the Library of America series and other selected American literature as the centraltexts. Participants will consider the themes found in the works of these major American writers.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $206,605 (approved); $205,364 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/1986 – 6/30/1988

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Daniel Aaron (Project Director, 03/24/1986 - present)
GL-20717-86
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

Tucson Public Library (Tucson, AZ 85726)
Rolly Kent (Project Director, 08/08/1984 - present)
GL-20599-85
Solitary Music: American Literary Classics

To support a series of programs using themes in American literature as the sub-ject for lectures and book discussions. Works in the Library of America serieswill be used as the central texts for the programs.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $15,000 (approved); $15,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/1985 – 3/31/1986

Library of America (New York, NY 10023-7129)
Cheryl Hurley (Project Director, 03/22/1983 - present)
GP-21038-83
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

Create a new query