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PY-258627-18

Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation (Indianapolis, IN 46208-5732)
Meaghan Fukunaga (Project Director: May 2017 to present)

Everyday Experience: African Americans in Indianapolis

Three digitization events at the Indianapolis Public Library focused on preserving local history materials. Follow-up public outreach events would focus on the area’s African American community, which represents over a quarter of the city’s population, and would highlight such topics as jazz, Negro League baseball, and land ownership. The events would encourage digitization of photographs, family and church records, personal letters, and other documents, with the possibility of digitizing audiovisual materials separately. With donor permission, digitized materials would be made available via Digital Indy, the library’s digital collections and exhibition site.

Everyday Experience: African Americans in Indianapolis will provide opportunities for the digitization of family heritage materials from Indianapolis’ African Americans, while also presenting engaging public programming to both educate and celebrate that heritage with the wider community. The Indianapolis Public Library will hold at least three public scan-a-thons to create a new digital collection focused on the African-American experience. Based on the items digitized, the Library will also host public programming to explore and provide context for the materials collected. Programming topics could include Negro League Baseball, Jazz on Indiana Avenue or an exploration of neighborhood segregation. With the correct permissions, the digitized materials will become part of the Library’s digital collections, available to the public, researchers and more. The project dovetails with the Library’s digitization efforts and creation of a Center for Black Literature and Culture.

Project fields:
African American History

Program:
Common Heritage

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$11,510 (approved)
$11,510 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


PG-252859-17

Withers Collection, Inc. (Memphis, TN 38103-3135)
Carol A McCarley (Project Director: May 2016 to present)

Withers Collection Archive Preservation Project

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and rehousing supplies, as well as online training for museum staff, for the collection of photographs, negatives, letters, and records of photojournalist Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007).  In the 1950s, Withers helped spur the movement for civil rights with a self-published photo pamphlet on the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.  Over the next two decades, Withers formed close personal relationships with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, Ralph David Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and other prominent leaders of the early civil rights movement.  Perhaps the best-known of Withers’s photographs from the civil rights period were those of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike.  He also photographed baseball players Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson, and Willie Mays, as well as W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and Bill Clinton.  Supplies would be used to rehouse the oldest negatives, prioritized for their historical importance.

The Withers Collection, Inc. /dba/ The Withers Collection Museum and Gallery of Memphis, TN seeks NEH grant funding in support of efforts to archive and preserve the million plus items that comprise the Withers Collection. The Withers Collection is the works of Dr. Ernest C. Withers collected over a 60 year span as a photographer and photojournalist. The historic collection of black and white and also color images reflect the African American community in the Deep South from the 40’s to 2007, and has a visual representation of Civil Rights, Sports, Music, Politics and Life Style. The goal of the Withers Collection, Inc. in seeking NEH funding is to purchase environmental monitoring equipment (dataloggers and e-climate notebook), housing materials (sleeves, boxes, dividers) for negatives of all sizes and select 8x10 prints. The rehousing of our oldest materials is the next phase in our long term preservation efforts.

Project fields:
African American History; Journalism

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,973 (approved)
$5,973 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2017 – 7/31/2018


FZ-250439-17

Matthew Avery Sutton
Washington State University (Pullman, WA 99164-0001)

FDR's Army of Faith: Religion and Espionage in World War II

A book on religious activists and missionaries who served as US spies in China, Germany, Italy, and North Africa during World War II.  Sutton's work tells the stories of John Birch in China; Felix Morlion, a Belgian Catholic who spied for the OSS in the Vatican; William Eddy, a missionary's son who organized intelligence in Northern Africa; and Moe Berg, a Jewish professional baseball player sent behind the lines to interrupt work by German scientists. 

FDR drafted ten million people to serve in World War II. And he drafted God. Or at least some of God’s most valuable earthly agents. During the war the US government sent a small but influential group of missionaries and religious activists around the globe to work in covert operations and espionage. Their stories have remained hidden—until now. This analysis of religion and espionage is significant for the following reasons. (1) It illustrates how religious activists’ entwining of faith and patriotic duty made them some of the nation’s best spies, willing to sacrifice everything to execute their missions. (2) It highlights the little-known role that religion played in World War II. FDR pushed Americans to see global religious freedom as fundamental to American security for the first time. (3) It reveals how the government and the work of religious activists facilitated the rise of a new religious nationalism ostensibly grounded in the championing of global freedom of religion.

Project fields:
Cultural History; History of Religion; U.S. History

Program:
Public Scholar Program

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2017 – 7/31/2018


FZ-250386-16

Natalia Molina
University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA 92093-0013)

Place-Makers and Place-Making: The Story of a Los Angeles Community

A history of the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the book will highlight the role of six largely Mexican-owned restaurants and their clientele (including movie stars, baseball players, boxers, activists, musicians, and artists) in building a community for immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s. The book will also address gentrification and the loss of historical memory it often entails. 

For decades, outsiders dismissed Echo Park, a neighborhood in the heart of Los Angeles, as just another barrio, dirty and dangerous. In the last ten years, gentrification has transformed it into a trendy, hipster zone. Neither label captures Echo Park’s unique reality as a crossroads where a variety of communities intersected with the wider cosmopolitan city. "Placemakers" examines a century of change in Echo Park’s diverse history. At the heart of the book is an in-depth look at six Echo Park restaurants during the 1950s and 60s that served to form community and preserve memory. "Placemakers" will open new dialogues focusing on the immigrant, urban, multicultural experience, social relations and political structures. These dialogues are urgently relevant for every American neighborhood struggling to maintain its history and identity in the face of the transformational and history-erasing force of gentrification and displacement.

Project fields:
Immigration History; Latino History; Urban Studies

Program:
Public Scholar Program

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018


FZ-250602-16

Patrick Arden
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Stealing Home: A Tale of Two Yankee Stadiums

A narrative history of New York City as reflected in the old and new Yankee Stadiums. The book traces changes in public finance, ethnic politics, and the business of baseball.

"Stealing Home" (Macmillan) is a narrative history of New York City as reflected in the lives of the old and new Yankee Stadiums. The buildings' stories capture the evolution of New York over the last century as well as the changing business of baseball, public finance, and ethnic politics. The book unfolds as three narrative strands--the stories of the South Bronx, the Yankees, and City Hall--are braided into a saga of modern New York. The last half of the book focuses on the ways the preceding history shaped the city in the decade after 9/11, as it chronicles how the world's most expensive stadium project--built with the largest government subsidy ever for a sports arena--took public parkland from the nation's poorest Congressional district.

Project fields:
American Government; American Studies; Urban History

Program:
Public Scholar Program

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2017


TR-228364-15

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Gaspar Gonzalez (Project Director: August 2014 to present)

A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation

Production of a 90-minute documentary film exploring the long journey towards baseball’s full integration following Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier in major league baseball.

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

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 2/28/2018


PG-52270-14

Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE 19807-2106)
Laura Allean Wahl (Project Director: May 2013 to present)

Rehousing the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection

The purchase of archival shelving and the rehousing of the glass plate negatives, oversize prints and lantern slides of the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection. Originally trained in aerial photography during World War I, Dallin started his own aerial survey company, which photographed the towns, cities, factories, private estates, golf courses, and special events in the Philadelphia metropolitan area from 1924 to 1941. Subjects included Delaware River waterfront industries such as Campbell Soup, Pusey and Jones Shipbuilding, Ford Motor Company, as well as events such as the 1929 baseball World Series at Shibe Park (known later as Connie Mack Stadium) and the burning of the Hindenburg in New Jersey. Besides compiling the first aerial survey map of Philadelphia, Dallin's work charts in detail the growth of the surrounding suburbs and the spatial relationships among different industries, including manufacturing, refineries and food processing, and transport and distribution systems.

The J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection arrived in the Pictorial Collections Department at the Hagley Museum and Library in 1970. The collection of more than ten thousand Philadelphia-area aerial images, taken between 1924 and 1941, has become one of Pictorial's most used collections. It documents an important period of urban and suburban growth in the Delaware Valley region. Local and urban historians, genealogists, urban planners, landscape historians, and others make use of the 8,047 unique photographic prints in the collection and the nearly 7,000 scans that are freely available through Hagley's online Digital Archives. The proposed project addresses the collection's 11,785 glass plate negatives, whose images are at risk due to inadequate storage in acidic boxes and rusted flat files. The project shall: a) box the glass plate negatives, b) box the oversize prints and lantern slides, c) rebox the 8x10 prints, and d) replace the treated-wood shelving with steel shelves.

Project fields:
Economic History; U.S. History; Urban History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,560 (approved)
$5,560 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015


GI-50613-13

National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2197)
Josh Perelman (Project Director: January 2013 to present)

Chasing Dreams

Implementation of an artifact-based traveling exhibition, a smaller panel version to be displayed in baseball parks, a catalogue, a website, and related public programs.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Jewish Studies

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

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 10/31/2014


TD-50540-13

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. (Boston, MA 02135-1032)
Gaspar Gonzalez (Project Director: August 2012 to present)

A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation

Development of a two-hour documentary film on the history of pioneering African American baseball players who followed Jackie Robinson and integrated both minor and major league baseball.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Media Makers: Development Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$35,484 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2013 – 8/31/2014


PW-51290-13

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Atlanta, GA 30302-3999)
Joseph A. Hurley (Project Director: July 2012 to present)

Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s

Creation of a digital collection related to the development of Atlanta during the 20th century. It would be comprised of 1,550 georeferenced city planning maps, 235 city planning publications, 300 photographs, 12 new oral histories, and a demographic dataset for 1955 to 2000.

Georgia State University Library proposes to create a new digital collection, Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s, which will consist of 1550 digitized and georeferenced city planning maps, 235 digitized city planning publications, 300 digitized photographs, 12 new oral histories, and a digitized dataset of annual Atlanta demographic data from 1955 to 2000.

[Grant products][Prizes]

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$210,000 (approved)
$186,409 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 8/31/2015


BH-50600-13

Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT 06824-5195)
Laura R. Nash (Project Director: March 2013 to present)

Duke Ellington and American Popular Culture

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on Duke Ellington and his world.

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on Duke Ellington and his world. This workshop illuminates the life and music of Duke Ellington (1899-1974) in cultural and historical context, using eight compositions (including "Mood Indigo" and "Take the 'A' Train") as "anchor works" for the week's study. Under the direction of music professor Laura Nash, participants engage with Ellington's work and his world through lectures, discussions, hands-on musical participation, and two all-day visits to historic and cultural sites in New York City. Taking the A train to Harlem, participants visit the Sugar Hill Historic District, where Ellington lived, and are guided on a private tour of the National Jazz Museum by Executive Director Loren Schoenberg. The second day trip to New York features the resources of Jazz at Lincoln Center with curator Phil Schaap. Participants explore the role of Ellington's radio and television broadcasts at the Paley Media Center with Jim Shanahan (Boston University) and learn about Ellington's long form music at Carnegie Hall, where "Black, Brown, and Beige" premiered in 1943. A jazz show at Birdland Jazz Club and a performance of swing dance music conclude the day visits to New York. In Fairfield, historian and director of Black Studies Yohuru Williams provides relevant grounding in twentieth-century African-American history and addresses intersections of race and popular culture. During the days on campus, music professor and bassist Brian Torff leads a specially assembled live big band in presentations and performances to give participants direct experience with the anchor works and with improvisation, as well as opportunities for discussion with band members. Workshop guest faculty include jazz critic and journalist Gary Giddins; educator and composer David Berger (Juilliard), who transcribed and edited the majority of Ellington's works; and Monsignor John Sanders, trombonist and librarian for the Ellington Orchestra, who shares his first-hand knowledge of playing, working, and traveling with Ellington, and of developing the Ellington archives. Prior to and during the workshop, participants read Ellington's Music is My Mistress; Harvey Cohen's Duke Ellington's America; John Edward Hasse's Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington; and Mark Tucker's The Duke Ellington Reader. They also have access to a password-protected website with Ellington recordings, sheet music, and video clips.

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$177,340 (approved)
$169,165 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 12/31/2014


FT-57486-10

Jacqueline Foertsch
University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)

Sidebar: Covering the Bomb in the African American Press

This chapter will examine coverage of the atom bomb in the African American press between the years 1945 and 1962. Always in search of the relevant angle on topics it covered, the black press hailed Manhattan Project scientists from its own community, exposed discrimination in the atomic workplace, blamed the bomb for too-rapidly ending the war (and the many jobs it had created), and both accepted and protested the atomic vanquishing of Japan. It railed against segregated preparedness policy (including the prospect of whites-only bomb shelters and evacuation plans) and hailed integrated anti-nuclear protest. It drew upon the rhetorical power of atomic imagery whenever suitable -- for instance, the beloved baseball superstar Jackie Robinson had "atomic" impact -- and read the Soviet Union's success with nuclear technology (its first bomb detonation in 1949, its Sputnik launch in 1957) as a necessary corrective to the white West's arrogant, imperialist mindset.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010


LT-50069-09

Greenville County Library System (Greenville, SC 29601)
Robert McLean (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50074-09

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI 54701-4811)
Colleen McFarland Rademaker (Project Director: April 2008 to June 2010)
Kathryn Tvaruzka (Project Director: June 2010 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50090-09

St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis, MO 63103)
Diane Freiermuth (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50065-09

Illinois State University (Normal, IL 61790-3040)
Ted Schwitzner (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2010)
Chad Kahl (Project Director: September 2010 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

[Grant products][Media coverage][Prizes]

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50066-09

Rochester Public Library (Rochester, NY 14604)
Patricia Uttaro (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50067-09

University of Central Florida, Orlando (Orlando, FL 32816-8005)
Carole S. Hinshaw (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50068-09

Augusta State University (Augusta, GA 30904-2200)
Karen L. Aubrey (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50070-09

Aurora Public Library (Aurora, CO 80012-1500)
Patti C. Bateman (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50071-09

Verona Public Library (Verona, WI 53593)
Trudy Kay Lorandos (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50072-09

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, PA 19530-9335)
Krista Prock (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50073-09

Marion Public Library (Marion, IN 46953-1992)
Sue Bratton (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50075-09

Chesterfield County Public Library (Chesterfield, VA 23832)
Thomas Shepley (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2011)
Pam White (Project Director: September 2011 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50076-09

Highland Park Public Library (Highland Park, IL 60035-2690)
Beth Keller (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

[Media coverage]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50077-09

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203)
Sandra Lee (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50078-09

Hills County Library (Tampa, FL 33602-3704)
Renelda Sells (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50079-09

Harper Woods Public Library (Harper Woods, MI 48225)
Bethany Bruns (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50080-09

Des Plaines Valley Public Library District (Lockport, IL 60441-3080)
Scott Eric Pointon (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50081-09

Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR 97205)
Amy Marie Freyer (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50082-09

Elmont Public Library (Elmont, NY 11003-2366)
Frank Marino (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50083-09

University of Oregon (Eugene, OR 97403-5219)
Mark R. Watson (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50084-09

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO 81001-4901)
Jay Trask (Project Director: April 2008 to April 2009)
Julie Fronmueller (Project Director: April 2009 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50085-09

Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library (New Bern, NC 28560)
Joanne Straight (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50087-09

University of Memphis (Memphis, TN 38152-0001)
Ross M. Johnson (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,023 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50088-09

Towson University (Towson, MD 21252-0001)
Deborah A. Nolan (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50089-09

Cleveland Public Library (Cleveland, OH 44114-1271)
Cindy Lombardo (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


LT-50059-08

Ouachita Parish Public Library (Monroe, LA 71201-5728)
Larry Foreman (Project Director: April 2008 to March 2010)
Angela Greer (Project Director: March 2010 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50061-08

Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD 21201-4484)
Judy Cooper (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50062-08

Albion District Library (Albion, MI 49224-2168)
Cynthia Diane Stanczak (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50001-08

Detroit Public Library (Detroit, MI 48202-4093)
Mark Patrick (Project Director: April 2008 to February 2011)
Mark Bowden (Project Director: February 2011 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50005-08

Holly Springs Branch Library (Holly Springs, NC 27540)
Elena M. Owens (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50006-08

Fort Scott Community College Endowment Association (Fort Scott, KS 66701-3141)
Susan Messer (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50009-08

Louisville Free Public Library Foundation (Louisville, KY 40203-2257)
Debra Oberhausen (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50014-08

DeKalb Library Foundation (Decatur, GA 30030-3413)
Alison L. Weissinger (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50018-08

Natrona County Public Library (Casper, WY 82601)
Kate Mutch (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50022-08

Daytona Beach Community College (Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2800)
Yvonne Newcomb-Doty (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2009)
Dustin Weeks (Project Director: September 2009 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50025-08

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA 01003-9242)
Brian D. Bunk (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50030-08

Lone Star College System (The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399)
Michael D. Stafford (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50031-08

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (Huntsville, AL 35804)
Sophie Wen-Ling Young (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50035-08

Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309)
Paula Kiely (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50036-08

Omaha Public Library (Omaha, NE 68102-1601)
Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50037-08

Ocean County Library (Toms River, NJ 08753)
Carol Anne Zsiga (Project Director: April 2008 to November 2012)
Karla Ivarson (Project Director: November 2012 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50039-08

Poughkeepsie Public Library District (Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4029)
Lauren Muffs (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50040-08

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus (University Park, PA 16802-7000)
Gregory A. Crawford (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50041-08

New York Public Library (New York, NY 10016-0133)
Robert McBrien (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50046-08

Bladen County Public Library (Elizabethtown, NC 28337)
Shamella Cromartie (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50052-08

City of San Jose, Library Department (San Jose, CA 95112-3580)
Sandra Stewart (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2008)
Molly Westmoreland (Project Director: September 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50054-08

Spartanburg County Public Libraries (Spartanburg, SC 29306-3241)
Patricia M. Brown (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50056-08

Oak Park Public Library (Oak Park, IL 60301)
James Madigan (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50058-08

Public Library of Des Moines (Des Moines, IA 50308)
Carolyn Greufe (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LT-50064-08

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library (St. Joseph, MO 64506-2201)
Martin D. Canchola (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LI-50365-07

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611-2729)
Susan E. Brandehoff (Project Director: January 2007 to present)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience

Implementation of a traveling exhibition that would tour to 20 libraries, examining African Americans' participation in organized baseball from the Civil War to the present.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Libraries Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$480,311 (approved)
$467,659 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2013

Funding details:
Original grant (2007) $300,223
Supplement (2009) $180,088


CH-50421-07

American Musicological Society (New York, NY 10012-1502)
Anne W. Robertson (Project Director: May 2006 to present)

Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

[Grant products][Media coverage][Prizes]

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Total amount offered:
$240,000

Grant period:
12/1/2005 – 7/31/2011


LC-50004-06

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611-2729)
Susan E. Brandehoff (Project Director: September 2005 to present)

Baseball and American Culture

Consultation with scholars, curators, and librarians to plan an exhibition, reading and film discussion programs, educational materials, and an interactive website about baseball as a reflection of American culture.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Libraries Consultation

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2006 – 4/30/2007


FB-51699-05

Daniel A. Nathan
Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1698)

The Story of the Baltimore Black Sox and the 1929 American Negro League Pennant

My project is a history of the Baltimore Black Sox and its 1929 pennant-winning season. Although interest in Negro league baseball has steadily increased for the last thirty years, teams like the Black Sox have largely faded from memory and been ignored by history. This project, a microhistory and a meditation on cultural memory and our ability to know the past, retells the stories of forgotten men who were simultaneously ordinary and remarkable. It uses a specific event to illustrate and reflect on African-American cultural history, local race relations, politics, business practices, and social life, and the ways in which the past can be reconstructed.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


PA-24326-02

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,Inc (Cooperstown, NY 13326)
Susan L. MacKay (Project Director: April 2002 to present)

Baseball Preservation Project

The purchase of supplies to preserve 6,200 historically significant baseballs dating from the 1830s to the present that mark important events and individuals in the history of "America's National Pastime."

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 8/31/2003


EX-20075-02

Ron F. Briley
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Forging the Twentieth-Century Urban Identity in Detroit: Cinematic Representation and the National Pastime

A project to write and present at school teacher conferences two scholarly articles on Detroit, focusing on film and baseball.

Project fields:
Urban Studies

Program:
Humanities Teacher Leadership Program

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 4/30/2003


FI-27842-95

Christian G. Patton
Secondary School

Baseball's Socialist Experiment: The Players League of 1890 and the American Labor Movement

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Total amounts:
$2,100 (approved)
$2,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 8/31/1995


FI-27852-95

Stephen D. Wollman
Secondary School

Ethnicity and Social Class in American Baseball, 1880-1920

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Total amounts:
$2,100 (approved)
$2,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1995 – 8/31/1995


GP-21911-94

Galveston College (Galveston, TX 77550-7496)
Michael P. Berberich (Project Director: September 1993 to present)

Baseball and the Meaning of America

To support forums, readings and discussions, and exhibitions about baseball's impact on American popular culture.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$71,712 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1994 – 12/31/1994


GM-24880-93

Missouri Historical Society (St. Louis, MO 63112)
Marsha Bray (Project Director: June 1992 to present)

St. Louis in the Gilded Age

To support a long-term exhibition, a catalog, and public programs on St. Louis from the end of the Civil War to the 1890s.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$325,000 (approved)
$325,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1993 – 12/31/1994


GN-24365-92

GWETA, Inc. (Arlington, VA 22206-3440)
Ken Burns (Project Director: March 1994 to present)

Baseball

To support the production of a nine-part 20-hour series on the history of baseball.

[Grant products][Prizes]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000,200 (approved)
$500,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1991 – 12/31/1994

Funding details:
Original grant (1992) $1,500,200
Supplement (1994) $500,000


FE-21878-88

Charles P. Korr
University of Missouri, St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63121-4401)

The Major League Baseball Players Association and the Culture of Professional Sports in America

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

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

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

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

Grant period:
12/1/1987 – 5/31/1988


GN-23540-88

Community Heritage Film Group (Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-0411)
Jennifer A. Boyd (Project Director: March 1988 to present)

Billy Sunday, the Baseball Evangelist

To support planning for a one-hour documentary film biography of Billy Sunday, the baseball player turned evangelist, who was one of the leading voices of theevangelical churches in the United States from 1895 to 1935.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1988 – 4/30/1989


FT-29573-87

Rob L. Ruck
Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA 15229-1232)

Sport, Culture, and Society in the Caribbean Basin

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Latin American History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1987 – 9/30/1987


FT-*1333-81

Joseph T. Moore
Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ 07043-1624)

Race and Baseball: The Biography of Larry Doby

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1981 – 9/30/1981


RS-*0319-80

David Montgomery
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)

More Than a Minstrel Show: Baseball in the Black Community

To support a study which examines the role of sports in the Black community in relation to cultural, social, and political spheres. The study will focus on baseball in Pittsburgh in the 30's and 40's and The National Negro League.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
State and Local and Regional Studies

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$16,708 (approved)
$16,708 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1980 – 3/31/1981


FT-*0848-80

Jules Tygiel
San Francisco State University Foundation Inc. (San Francisco, CA 94132-1722)

The Imperfect Game: Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


FT-006279-79

Steven Gelber
Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001)

Origins of Baseball's Popularity in the 19th Century

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/1979 – 9/15/1979


FT-12978-76

Robert Alan Stebbins, PhD
University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington, TX 76019-9800)

The Role of Amateur Activities in the Lives of Amateurs in Baseball, Theater, and Archaeology

To interview and observe 30 amateurs in each of three areas, baseball, theater, and archaeology. The method is that of exploration. The intent is to discover through comparison, new empirically validated categories and dimensions of social life, personal meaning, and personal identity and to develop theory from this base.

Project fields:
Sociology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 7/31/1976