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RA-269816-20

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Donald Bradford Hunt (Project Director: August 2019 to September 2020)
Keelin Burke (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library

48 months of stipend support (5 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

Grants from the NEH’s Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) have generously allowed the Newberry Library to invite outstanding scholars to pursue ground-breaking research using our extensive collections. In this application, the Newberry requests $382,500 over three years in direct FPIRI grants to provide 24 months per year of long-term fellowship stipends for carefully-selected researchers in the humanities. Further, the Newberry requests $180,000 over three years in matching FPIRI grants to offer an additional 24 months per year of long-term fellowship stipends (12 months funded by FPIRI grants; 12 months matched by the Newberry). A FPIRI grant and additional matching funds would allow the Newberry to begin to address high demand for scholarly use of our collections, enrich humanistic inquiry, and benefit the institution long after fellowship residencies.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$562,500 (approved)
$382,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2021 – 6/30/2024


GG-271459-20

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Karen Christianson (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
¡Vivan las Revoluciones!: Forming More Perfect Unions Across the Americas

A series of public programs celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States and its role in similar events in Latin American nations.

The Newberry Library seeks an NEH Humanities Discussions grant to support “¡Vivan las Revoluciones!: Forming More Perfect Unions Across the Americas.” In a series of twelve public programs, scholars, writers, artists, and community members will explore the complex histories and ongoing legacies of the Age of Revolutions across the Americas, inaugurated by the revolution of 1776. The confluence of the approaching 250th anniversary of the United States’ founding with the bicentennial commemorations in the early 2020s of independence for many Latin American nations provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate the vibrant, complex shared histories of the freedom struggles of the peoples of the Americas.

Project fields:
Comparative Politics; Latin American History; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Discussions

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$150,000 (approved)
$147,337 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 6/30/2022


GE-271463-20

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Crossings: Mapping, Migration, and Tourism in the United States. An Exhibition at the Newberry Library

Planning of an exhibition that illustrates how mapping and the shared experience of travel has shaped the American identity.

The Newberry Library requests $39,950 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support planning of the exhibition, Crossings: Mapping, Migration, and Tourism in the United States. Using maps, guidebooks, and travel accounts, Crossings will present a historical and geographic panorama of Americans “on the road” and illustrate how mapping and the shared experience of travel on four enduring pathways, or “crossings,” has shaped their American identity. The exhibition will be on view at the library in Spring 2022. NEH funding will provide partial support for planning the exhibition, associated publications and web resources, public programs, and programs for K-12 educators and students. This planning grant will enable the curator to engage three consulting scholars and two educational consultants; finalize the exhibition checklist; draft the exhibition script; work with exhibition designers; and plan for producing a gallery guide, web resources, and curricular materials.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$39,950 (approved)
$39,950 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021


EH-272453-20

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Lia Markey (Co Project Director: August 2020 to present)
Mapping the Early Modern World

A four-week institute for 25 higher education faculty to study early modern cartography. 

The Newberry Library requests $218,363.49 to support a Level I summer institute for higher education faculty titled “Mapping the Early Modern World.” The four-week institute will be co-organized by James Akerman, Director of the Newberry’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, and Lia Markey, director of the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies. The institute’s 25 participants will pursue a program of seminars and workshops, discussion, and research exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the study of maps in connection with the global intellectual, cultural, and geographical transformations of the world between 1400 and 1700. The course of reading and discussion will consider five major “theaters” in which the production, use, and interpretation of maps operated: the world, the city, the land, the sea, and the skies.

Project fields:
Geography; History, General; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$218,363 (approved)
$218,363 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2020 – 12/31/2021


FV-267158-19

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Kathleen A. Brosnan (Co Project Director: July 2019 to present)
Mapping Nature across the Americas

A four-week seminar for 16 K-12 teachers to study mapping as a lens for understanding the history of the Americas.

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks funding for a four-week summer seminar for sixteen schoolteachers in 2020 that traces the interplay between mapping and environmental knowledge across Pan-American history. Mapping Nature across the Americas, led by James Akerman and Kathleen Brosnan, will emphasize how map study can provide insights into the complicated, contradictory, and contested ways in which humans conceived their place in nature through history. The seminar will be distinctive in its use of maps as the core texts for this exploration, emphasizing the development of teachers’ skills in the use of maps in their classroom teaching as they consider how mapping has represented and transformed human conceptions of nature over time. This seminar builds on our experience leading a summer institute on the same topic for college and university faculty in 2014.

Project fields:
Geography; History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$124,989 (approved)
$124,261 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2021


RJ-269490-19

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Donald Bradford Hunt (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Assessing and Improving Fellowship Programs: A Meeting of Fellowship Leaders at the Newberry Library

A focused, two-day meeting of senior leaders of fellowship programs in the humanities in Chicago from October 16-17, 2019, to both discuss shared challenges and best practices related to support of individual researchers and produce a white paper summarizing the conclusions of the meeting.

Project fields:

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Research)

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,361 (approved)
$20,361 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2019 – 10/31/2020


GW-261139-18

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Donald Bradford Hunt (Project Director: January 2018 to September 2018)
Karen Christianson (Project Director: September 2018 to present)
Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots

No project description available

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Project fields:
African American History; American Literature; Urban Studies

Program:
Community Conversations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$199,944 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 3/31/2020


EH-261605-18

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Liesl Marie Olson (Project Director: February 2018 to present)
Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893–1955

A four-week institute for 25 college and university teachers to study modernist literary and artistic expression through the collections of the Newberry Library and sites in Chicago.

The Newberry Library proposes a summer institute for college and university faculty that will explore Chicago’s contribution to the modernist movement. The institute will begin by considering the cultural resonances of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and will end with an exploration of work by artists and writers of the Chicago Black Renaissance. It will be led by renowned scholars in the fields of literature, history, art history, print culture, and African-American studies. Four themes will be emphasized: 1) the geographic centrality of Chicago both locally and internationally; 2) modernism’s distinctive reception history in Chicago; 3) the women in Chicago who served as key cultural arbiters; 4) and the connections between the Chicago Renaissance and the Chicago Black Renaissance. Making Modernism will provide summer scholars with a special opportunity to explore Chicago through both the Newberry’s vast collections on this topic and the experience of the city itself.

Project fields:
African American History; American Literature; Art History and Criticism

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$197,738 (approved)
$197,738 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 12/31/2019


FS-261658-18

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: February 2018 to present)
Peter Nekola (Co Project Director: August 2018 to present)
Material Maps in the Digital Age, a Summer Seminar for College and University Faculty at the Newberry Library

No project description available

Project fields:
Geography; History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$124,941 (approved)
$124,941 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 9/30/2019


RA-254161-17

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Donald Bradford Hunt (Project Director: August 2016 to September 2020)
Keelin Burke (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library

48 months of stipend support (4-12 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

Grants from the NEH’s Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) have generously allowed the Newberry Library to invite outstanding scholars to pursue ground-breaking research using our extensive collections. A FPIRI grant and additional matching funds would allow the Newberry to begin to address high demand for scholarly use of our collections, enrich humanistic inquiry, and benefit the institution long after fellowship residencies. (edited by NEH staff)

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Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Literature, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$477,732 (approved)
$477,732 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2021


FV-256827-17

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: February 2017 to present)
Peter Nekola (Co Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Reading Material Maps in the Digital Age

A four-week summer seminar for sixteen school teachers on learning to interpret historical and contemporary maps.

The Newberry Library's Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks NEH support for a four-week summer seminar for school teachers in 2018 that will consider how maps not only reproduced geographical facts and understandings, but also reflected and shaped their social and cultural contexts. The seminar will be especially mindful of how map literacy, and more specifically, the reading and use of historic map documents in the classroom and in scholarship has been affected by the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution. Co-directed by James Akerman and Peter Nekola, “Reading Material Maps in the Digital Age,” will provide sixteen K-12 educators with the opportunity to develop critical map reading skills in the presence of a great archive of five centuries of material cartography. The four-week program of seminar sessions, workshops, field trips, and personal research elements is designed to help teachers read and use maps and digital resources effectively.

Project fields:
Geography; History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$134,826 (approved)
$134,826 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018


EH-256849-17

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Liesl Marie Olson (Project Director: February 2017 to present)
Art and Public Culture in Chicago

A three-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty to explore the role of the arts in urban life, using Chicago as a case study.

The Newberry Library proposes a 3-week summer 2018 institute for college and university faculty that will explore the role of the arts in the civic life of Chicago. Art and Public Culture in Chicago will look closely at the arts, their reception, and their civic import in Chicago from the 1893 World’s Fair through the present moment. We are particularly interested in artistic communities, small-scale venues, and vernacular expressions that developed against or alongside Chicago’s mainstream cultural institutions. We seek to understand how audiences are created out of cultural activity, and what kinds of civic participation the arts call into being. The institute will be led by experts in art history, literature, American studies, African American studies, and creative arts, and will include site visits to Chicago neighborhoods, arts organizations, museums, and archives. Participants will also engage with a rich array of primary sources in the Newberry’s collection.

Project fields:
American Studies; Arts, General; Urban Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$168,768 (approved)
$168,768 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 12/31/2018


FS-250766-16

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Benjamin Heber Johnson (Project Director: February 2016 to May 2018)
Bridging National Borders in North America

A four-week summer seminar for college and university faculty on the historical development of territorial boundaries and national borders in North America.

This application proposes an NEH Summer Seminar for faculty on the history of borderlands in North America, to be held at the Newberry Library from July 10, 2017 to August 4, 2017. Borderlands studies have emerged from their conceptual cradle, New Spain’s northern frontier, to serve as an analytic concept for illuminating contact zones across the wider North American continent and beyond. The seminar’s organizing theme is the process of border-making. We will examine three aspects of this theme: how nation-states claiming exclusive territorial sovereignty re-drew the continent’s map; the intersection and sometimes collision of these efforts with other ways of organizing space and people; and the social and political consequences of the enforcement of national territoriality. The seminar’s format, readings, and guest scholars have been selected with the goal of bringing together participants with diverse scholarly agendas into a common conversation about these developments.

Project fields:
Latino History; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$134,242 (approved)
$133,851 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2017


EH-250819-16

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Liesl Marie Olson (Project Director: February 2016 to December 2019)
Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955

A four-week institute for college and university teachers to study modernist literary and artistic expression through the collections of the Newberry Library and various sites in Chicago.

The Newberry proposes a 4-week NEH summer institute that will explore Chicago’s contribution to the modernist movement, with particular attention given to literature. The institute will begin with the persistent cultural resonances of the 1893 World’s Fair and will end with mid-century representations of African-American experiences in literature and the visual arts. The institute aims for an inclusive and expansive history of modernist literature and art in Chicago across racial lines. Four themes will be emphasized: the geographic uniqueness of Chicago as both a Midwestern and international hub; the historically overlooked women in Chicago who built the city’s literary and cultural infrastructure; the connections between the “literary renaissance” of the 1910s and early 1920s and the Chicago Black Renaissance; and modernism’s distinctive production and reception history in Chicago. Participants will engage the Newberry’s vast collections and the experience of the city itself.

Project fields:
American Literature; Art History and Criticism; Urban Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$196,839 (approved)
$190,906 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


FS-231220-15

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: February 2015 to May 2017)
Mapping, Text, and Travel

A five-week seminar for sixteen college and university faculty to explore the scholarly connections between mapping, texts, and travel.

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks funding for a five-week summer seminar for college and university faculty in 2016 that will examine the interplay between mapping and the history and literary culture of travel from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. "Mapping, Text, and Travel," led by James Akerman (The Newberry Library) and Jordana Dym (Skidmore College) will discuss the relationship between mapping, wayfinding, describing, and narrating the experience of travel as manifested in separately published maps, atlases, guidebooks, travel narratives, and travel fiction. Drawing on the Newberry's rich holdings of cartography, travel accounts, and guidebooks, the seminar will offer 16 participants an opportunity to cross disciplinary, regional, and chronological boundaries to reflect on the ways in which mapping has shaped travelers’ imagination and the experience of place and landscape, of identity and history, and of time and space.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$160,169 (approved)
$158,936 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016


RA-50132-14

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: August 2013 to March 2014)
Diane Dillon (Project Director: March 2014 to October 2015)
Donald Bradford Hunt (Project Director: October 2015 to December 2019)
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library

24 months of fellowship stipend support per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The Newberry Library requests funding for three years (36 months per year) of fellowship support to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over many decades this program has generated a rich harvest of humanities scholarship while also serving as a catalyst for creating a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. This proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicizing the program, selecting the fellows, and fostering their scholarly activities.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$323,400 (approved)
$323,395 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 6/30/2018


EH-50378-13

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2013 to April 2015)
Mapping Nature Across the Americas

A five-week institute for twenty college and university faculty to explore connections between mapping and environmental knowledge in the Americas from the contact period to the twenty-first century.

The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks NEH support for a five-week summer institute for college and university faculty 2014 that traces the interplay between mapping and environmental knowledge across the Americas from the transatlantic encounter into the twenty-first century. The institute, Mapping Nature across the Americas, led by James Akerman and Kathleen Brosnan, will examine in a Pan-American context the complicated, contradictory, and contested ways in which humans mapped and conceived their place in nature through history. The institute will be distinctive in its use of maps as the core texts for this intellectual exploration, and for the ways it will consider how mapping has both captured and transformed human conceptions of nature over time. It will feature six guest faculty members, specialists in the history of cartography, environmental history, geography, US history, and Latin American history.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$200,190 (approved)
$200,190 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 12/31/2014


FS-50340-13

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Benjamin Heber Johnson (Project Director: March 2013 to December 2014)
Bridging National Borders in North America

A four-week summer seminar for sixteen college and university faculty, focusing on the history of borderlands in North America.

Proposes a seminar on the history of borderlands in North America, to be held at the Newberry Library from June 2 to June 27, 2014. Borderlands studies have emerged from their conceptual cradle, New Spain's northern frontier, to serve as an analytic concept for illuminating contact zones across the wider North American continent and beyond. The seminar's organizing theme is the process of border-making. We will examine three aspects of this theme: how nation-states claiming exclusive territorial sovereignty re-drew the continent's map; the intersection and sometimes collision of these efforts with other ways of organizing space and people; and the social and political consequences of the enforcement of national territoriality. The seminar's format, readings, and guest scholars have been selected with the goal of bringing together participants with diverse scholarly agendas into a common conversation about these developments.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$140,005 (approved)
$140,005 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014


ME-50001-12

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: August 2011 to November 2014)
Christopher D. Cantwell (Co Project Director: February 2012 to November 2014)
Out of Many - Religious Pluralism in America: An NEH Bridging Cultures Project

A cooperative agreement for a multi-year professional and curriculum development project for faculty and administrators from five community colleges on religious pluralism in America.

The Newberry Library requests funding for a Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges project entitled “Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America.” The project’s objective is to provide community college faculty with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve instruction on American religious pluralism, thus contributing to the goals of the NEH’s “Bridging Cultures” initiative. Under this program, Newberry staff in the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture will convene multi-day summer seminars in 2012 and 2013 that will bring together twenty community college faculty to explore American religious pluralism through discussions with scholars in the field, public programs, and collaborative research focused on curriculum development.

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Project fields:
History of Religion

Program:
Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$326,803 (approved)
$326,803 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2012 – 6/30/2014


EH-50305-12

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Liesl Marie Olson (Project Director: March 2012 to November 2014)
Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955

A four-week institute for twenty-five college and university teachers on modernism in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century.

The Newberry Library proposes a 4-week summer 2013 institute for college and university faculty that will explore Chicago’s literary and cultural centrality in the twentieth century. The institute will begin by considering the cultural resonances of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and end by analyzing mid-century literary representations of African-American experience. It will be led by renowned scholars in the fields of literature, history, art history, print culture, and African-American studies. Four themes will be emphasized: the geographic centrality of Chicago both locally and internationally; modernism’s distinctive reception history in Chicago; the women in Chicago who served as key cultural arbiters; and the connections between the Chicago Renaissance and the Chicago Black Renaissance. Participants will engage with Newberry collections in order to understand the hidden networks that contributed to the explosion of cultural styles associated with the modernist period.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$201,296 (approved)
$201,296 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $189,359
Supplement (2013) $11,937


EH-50319-12

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: March 2012 to November 2014)
Music and Travel in Europe and the Americas, 1500-1800

A four-week institute for twenty-two higher education faculty to explore the intersections of the history of music and the history of travel.

This interdisciplinary institute for college and university teachers will break new ground in the humanities by exploring intersections between the history of music and the history of travel in early modern Europe and the colonial Americas. The institute will consider how the application of “travel,” as a category of analysis, enhances our understanding of music history from 1500 to 1800. It will also engage with the expanding field of the cultural history of travel by drawing attention to a topic--music--not usually considered by specialists in travel studies. Our goal is to listen--literally and metaphorically--to travel, focusing on two major circuits of activity: the circulation of European music and musicians within Europe, and travel westward from Europe to the Americas. Readings, lectures, and discussions will suggest ways in which scholar-teachers might integrate these interrelated topics into a variety of undergraduate courses, using primary source materials.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$199,738 (approved)
$199,738 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


FB-55474-11

Liesl Marie Olson
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Chicago Makes Modernism

My book places Chicago at the center of a new modernist geography. Based upon archival research, my book focuses on writers, artists, institutions, and cultural advocates during the early twentieth century when Chicago was a center for the production of modernist art and literature. I examine key publications launched in Chicago like Harriet Monroe's POETRY magazine and Margaret Anderson's LITTLE REVIEW and I also take account of equally important yet overlooked figures, many of them women, who helped expose modernism to a wide public audience. These figures (among many) include Alice Roullier, a curator who coolly negotiated radical and challenging exhibits, and Fanny Butcher, the longtime literary editor of the Chicago Tribune. I consider why Chicago's "middlebrow" readers embraced the most experimental writers and artists of the era. I show how Chicago has always maximized connections between art and industry, becoming a city where lines of track merged to meet and make modernism.

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Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2011


PW-50757-11

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs (Project Director: July 2010 to March 2015)
"Everywhere West": Preserving and Enhancing Access to the Records of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company

The arrangement and description of the records of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad comprising 2,760 linear feet of primary sources for the years 1840-1965, documenting the history of the company and several of its subsidiaries.

The Newberry Library proposes to reappraise, arrange, preserve, describe, and make electronically accessible the records (2,760 linear feet) of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), 1847-1965. The CB&Q was one of the largest and most significant railroads in the country, controlling transportation over much of the nation between the Mississippi River and the Rockies, and the firm's records are an important resource for scholarship in a wide variety of disciplines. This project will make the CB&Q records physically accessible, and will employ current descriptive standards and exploit the capabilities of Encoded Archival Description to improve intellectual access and attract a diverse community of users.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 3/31/2015


RA-50105-11

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David Spadafora (Project Director: August 2010 to October 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: October 2011 to March 2014)
Diane Dillon (Project Director: March 2014 to June 2016)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

The equivalent of three twelve-month residential fellowships a year for three years.

The Newberry Library requests funding for three years of fellowship support to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over three decades this program has generated a rich harvest of humanities scholarship while also serving as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. This proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicizing the program, selecting the fellows, and fostering their scholarly activities.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$480,600 (approved)
$480,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2012 – 6/30/2015


ES-50410-11

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Scott Manning Stevens (Project Director: March 2011 to September 2013)
Frank Valadez (Co Project Director: September 2011 to September 2013)
The Early Republic and Indian Country: 1812-1833

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the interactions between Native Americans and European Americans in the early nineteenth century.

The Early Republic and Indian Country is a four-week, professional development summer institute for teachers, which will be hosted by the Newberry Library. This institute will bridge the divide between Native American history and traditional narratives of U.S. history by exploring the borderland history of the trans-Appalachian west. Twenty-five teachers from across the country will meet in Chicago to read about, research, and discuss the ways that Native Americans and Euro-Americans interacted between 1795, after the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, and 1833, at the signing of the Treaty of Chicago. Participants will read the latest scholarship in the field and have the opportunity to visit libraries, archives, and museums in the Chicago area with rich collections related to the topic. Dr. Scott Manning Stevens (Newberry Library) and Frank Valadez (Chicago Metro History Education Center) will serve as co-directors. Professor Ann Durkin Keating will serve as Lead Scholars.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$199,994 (approved)
$184,023 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012


PW-50535-10

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: July 2009 to April 2016)
Online Archive and Guide for Transportation, Travel, and Wayfinding Cartography in American History and Culture

Creation of an online archive of 250 historic maps and a guide for the study of American travel, transportation, and wayfinding mapping.

The Newberry Library seeks to create an online archive and guide for the study, interpretation, and educational use of American travel, transportation, and wayfinding mapping. Building on the collections and curatorial strength of the library, this resource, titled "Mapping Movement in American History and Culture," will familiarize researchers, students, and the general public with the historic value of American maps of movement by providing an archive of high resolution images together with a set of interpretive frameworks, improving access to these maps through the creation of complementary research tools. The initial phase of this project will produce three elements: (1) an archive of 250 high resolution images of historic maps of movement; (2) 25 interpretive essays providing guidance to the study and interpretation of these maps; and (3) a guide to collections of historic transportation maps, finding aids, and online resources in historic transportation mapping.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$349,825 (approved)
$338,077 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 12/31/2015


AP-50021-10

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Rachel Rooney (Project Director: October 2009 to August 2011)
Interpreting the American Landscape

One two-day conference for fifty-four high school teachers in the Midwest during summer 2010 to strengthen the use of Picturing America images in core subjects.

The Newberry Library, in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, proposes to host a regional Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conference, which will provide 54 teachers from the Midwest the opportunity to engage with other, with experts in art history, history, literature, and geography, and to access Chicago's rich local resources in American art. Our conference will take "Interpreting the American Landscape" as a capacious and inclusive organizing theme. Our conference session will explore the role of landscape imagery in shaping national identity, tracing the shift from nineteenth-century emphasis on visions of pristine wilderness and rural landscapes to the twentieth century's urban scenery. The conference will be held at the Newberry Library and the Art Institute of Chicago on August 19 - 20, 2010. The target audience will be secondary-level history, language arts, and art teachers whose schools already have received the Picturing America portfolio.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Picturing America School Collaboration Projects

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$68,132 (approved)
$68,132 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 4/30/2011


FV-50255-10

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2010 to May 2012)
Diane Dillon (Co Project Director: March 2010 to May 2012)
Envisioning America in Maps and Art

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to explore the relationship between art and mapping in the Americas.

The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks NEH support for a four-week summer seminar for school teachers in 2011 that will examine the interplay between art and maps as representations of the Americas from the 15th to the 21st century. "Envisioning America in Maps and Art," led by James Akerman and Diane Dillon, will guide 16 participants through a program exploring the relationship between art and mapping within the broad context of American history. Drawing on the Newberry's rich holdings of cartography, geography, art, history, literature, and the history of printing from the 15th to the 21st centuries, participants in the seminar will explore how maps and art shaped ideas about space, landscape, natural history, culture, and politics in the Americas. The seminar will promote the development of skills and insights relevant to a wide range of subjects embracing social studies, science, mathematics, literature, geography, and art.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$127,324 (approved)
$127,324 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2010 – 9/30/2011


BI-50119-10

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: March 2010 to June 2012)
Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for fifty community college faculty members on the company town of Pullman, Illinois, the Pullman Car porters, and the culture of labor and race from 1880 to 1930.

The Newberry Library proposes to host two Landmarks of American History Workshops for Community College Faculty in Summer 2011 on "Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town." The two workshops will serve a total of fifty (50) community college faculty. These workshops will cast Pullman in a broad narrative of American history, using the neighborhood's history to explore the dramatic tensions of urban life in Chicago and the United States between 1880 and 1930. Teachers will benefit from site visits to Pullman and other Chicago neighborhoods and will have access to the Pullman Company Archives, held at the Newberry. Leading scholars on this history of Chicago, and on race, labor, and urban planning, will teach this workshop. Community college faculty who participate will be provided with digitized copies of the rich primary sources related to Pullman at the Newberry Library. The workshop content will be available through a Web site, administered by Newberry staff.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$143,981 (approved)
$143,981 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2010 – 12/31/2011


PW-50287-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs (Project Director: August 2008 to December 2011)
Preserving and Enhancing Access to Manuscript Collections Centering on Family Life in Chicago and the Midwest

The arrangement, description, and preservation of 56 manuscript collections, comprising 605 linear feet, focusing on families from the Chicago area in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and documenting a wide array of social and cultural history themes.

The Newberry Library proposes to arrange, preserve, and describe to current archival standards 56 underprocessed manuscript collections (604.8 cubic ft.) documenting family life and individual experiences in Chicago, the Midwest, the nation, and the world. These multigenerational collections of wealthy, middle-class, ethnic, and rural families tell the stories of women, children, the elderly, farmers, immigrants, and others who formed the fabric of American society. The collections' wide-ranging subject matter will be surfaced by collection-level catalog records and EAD inventories that will be disseminated widely on the Internet and national bibliographic utilities. With improved access, scholars, genealogists, teachers, and students at all levels will be able to make creative use of these rich, untapped resources to interpret everyday life and experiences from the viewpoint of the participants.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$213,451 (approved)
$213,451 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 8/31/2011


PW-50398-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Douglas W. Knox (Project Director: August 2008 to December 2011)
Jennifer Thom (Project Director: December 2011 to August 2013)
Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey: Digitization for Research and Education

The digitization, encoding, and online delivery of the Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey, a microfilm resource containing translations of selected articles from Chicago's immigrant and ethnic press from the 1860s to the 1930s.

We request funding for the first stage of a project to digitize from 81 reels of microfilm the Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey, a WPA project conducted between 1936 and 1941. The survey consists of approximately 120,000 5-by-8-inch sheets of typescript translating thousands of selected articles published in Chicago's ethnic press between the 1860s and the 1930s, organized into 22 ethnic groups and categorized according to a unique hierarchical subject scheme. The Survey provides researchers without foreign language skills access to primary materials on ethnicity and urban life during an important span of American history. The Survey has been used to good effect in scholarship and teaching, although lack of proper indexes makes it difficult to use in its current format. An electronic version will enable it to reach a much greater number of people and to support new kinds of research. It will fully realize the intellectual work of the WPA project workers for the first time.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 4/30/2013


RA-50079-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: August 2008 to September 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: September 2011 to April 2014)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

The equivalent of three fellowships per year for two years.

The Newberry Library requests funding for three years of publicity and three years of fellowship support to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over three decades this program has generated a rich harvest of humanities scholarship while also serving as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. This proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicizing the program, selecting the fellows,and fostering their scholarly activities.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$314,400 (approved)
$314,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 6/30/2012


GI-50095-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: August 2008 to April 2016)
Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis--An Online and Panel Exhibition

Development of a 60-minute television documentary on the life and work of architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham.

Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis commemorates the centennial of the publication of the Plan of Chicago (1909) by Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett with simultaneous exhibitions, a website, and public programming that will help Americans explore the implications of the Burnham Plan's ideas about urbanism, regionalism, and planning. The Burnham Plan will serve as a lens through which the project explores how people create the places they inhabit. The Newberry Library will develop the exhibitions, which will be presented in approximately 50 public libraries and other venues throughout the Chicago region, and to a national audience through a robust web-based exhibition. These exhibitions and programs will introduce regional and national audiences will explore the /Plan of Chicago/'s historical context, and critically examine its influence on the 20th century landscape of Chicago, its region, and metropolitan America. The project will run from 4/09 to 9/10.

Project fields:
U.S. History

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

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$187,563 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2009 – 9/30/2015


AP-50003-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: October 2008 to March 2011)
"Interpreting the American Landscape" -- Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conferences

Two-day conferences in October 2009 and April 2010, for fifty-four educators each, to strengthen the use of Picturing America images in the teaching of core subjects, primarily in high schools. (Ashbrook)

The Newberry Library proposes to host two Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conferences, which will provide one hundred and eight teachers with access to each other; to experts in art history, history, literature, and geography; and to Chicago's rich local resources in American art. Our conferences will take "Interpreting the American Landscape" as a capacious and inclusive organizing theme. Our conference sessions will explore the role of landscape imagery in shaping national identity, tracing the shift from a nineteenth-century emphasis on visions of pristine wilderness and rural landscapes to the twentieth-century's urban and industrial scenery. The conferences will be held at the Newberry Library on October 23-24, 2009, and April 16-17, 2010. The nationwide target audience will be secondary-level history, language arts, and art teachers whose schools already have received the Picturing America portfolio.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Picturing America School Collaboration Projects

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$317,849 (approved)
$317,849 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2009 – 9/30/2010


EH-50200-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2011)
Mapping and Art in the Americas: An NEH Summer Institute for College Faculty

A five-week college and university teacher institute for twenty-five participants to explore the relationship between art and mapping in the Americas.

The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography seeks NEH support for a 5-week summer institute for college faculty that will scrutinize the interplay between American art and mapping from the Transatlantic Encounter into the 21st century. The institute, led by James Akerman (Dir. of Smith Center) and Diane Dillon (Asst. Dir. of Research & Education) will feature a guest faculty of 14 specialists in art, cartography, geography, philosophy, American history, map librarianship, and literary studies. The institute's program of lectures, seminars, workshops, and research will encourage 25 participants to cross disciplinary boundaries and move beyond regional and chronological specialties to address the complex history of the relationship between art and mapping in and of the Americas. Participants will also pursue their own projects and explore unfamiliar primary materials, including the Newberry's rich holdings in the humanities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$208,394 (approved)
$208,394 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


EH-50205-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Scott Manning Stevens (Project Director: March 2009 to August 2011)
From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America

A four-week college and university faculty member institute for twenty-five participants on the relationships between Native Americans and European colonists from 1675 to 1815.

The Newberry Library's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History seeks NEH support for a summer institute for college and university faculty that will examine the complex and shifting alliances between the various American Indian nations of North America and European colonists competing for land and political ascendancy in the regions east of the Mississippi between the years 1675 and 1815. The institute, led by the Newberry's Scott Stevens (Dir. of McNickle Center), will feature 4 guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff expert in cartography and American Indian materials in the Ayer Collection. The institute will comprise of lectures, discussions, museum visits, and opportunities for primary research in the library's rich humanities archive. The 25 participants will be drawn from across academic disciplines and institutions and encouraged to share their expertise and approaches to pedagogy.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$173,847 (approved)
$173,847 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


GI-50027-08

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Brian Hosmer (Project Director: January 2008 to September 2008)
Scott Manning Stevens (Project Director: September 2008 to December 2012)
The Indians of the Midwest

Implementation of an interactive website on the cultures and history of the Indian tribes of the Midwest and on the changes and issues they have faced over time.

The Indians of the Midwest website is designed as an interactive and content site that will share scholarly research on the history and cultures of American Indians in the Midwest with the general public. It will serve as a resource for members of diverse audiences seeking context for controversial issues involving American Indians, such as conflicts over gaming, the disposition of archaeological sites and objects, fishing rights, or sports mascots. This project is designed to contribute to public discussion on topics relating to Indians of the Midwest by making recent academic research more accessible to the general public, and by providing a vehicle for ongoing conversations between scholars and online communities of users via existing and developing social networking sites. The information on the site is organized around several broad themes that continue to resonate today, but whose roots in the complex history of the region and its people are often misunderstood in public debate.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

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

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$399,990 (approved)
$399,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 8/31/2012


FS-50192-08

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: March 2008 to June 2010)
Music Books in Early Modern Europe: Materiality, Performance, and Social Expression

A four-week seminar for fifteen college and university faculty to examine music books produced in Europe between 1500 and 1700 and their connections with broader cultural and historical patterns.

The Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies proposes to offer a summer seminar for college and university teachers that will explore music books produced in Europe between 1500 and 1700. The seminar will engage with the history of books and readers, and with the social and cultural history of performance. Recent scholarship on the history of the book emphasizes the book object as a space for cultural performance at all levels, from the "how-to" manual to a source for philosophical speculation. Like many book objects, music books are by their nature performative, not only as records of performances (real or imagined), but also as guides or prescriptions for behavior, and as indicators of wider cultural patterns and concerns. Although this seminar will be of special interest to teachers of music history, we seek to attract a diverse group of participants from such academic fields as literature, history, art history, theater, and religious studies.

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$116,699 (approved)
$116,699 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 9/30/2009


FV-50185-08

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2008 to March 2011)
Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps

A three-week summer seminar for fifteen school teachers on learning to "read" historical and contemporary maps.

In the summer of 2009 The Newberry Library will invite 15 schoolteachers from throughout the U.S. to develop their cartographic literacy and their ability to use maps effectively in their classrooms through a 3 week course of map study, discussion, and research. The seminar, co-directed by James Akerman and Gerry Danzer, will pursue readings of historic and contemporary maps as windows into the worlds from which they emerged. During their residence, seminar participants will follow a program of readings of recent scholarship in the history of cartography, practical workshops, and field trips designed to help participants read and use map documents effectively in personal research and teaching. Most importantly, participants will engage in intensive reading and analysis of original map documents from the Library's renowned collection of historic maps, and pursue research projects that will have a tangible impact on teaching cartographic literacy in their own classrooms.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$103,401 (approved)
$103,401 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 9/30/2010


PM-50066-07

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: July 2006 to December 2011)
Jennifer Thom (Project Director: December 2011 to August 2009)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Digital [ACB]

Completion of the "Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries," illustrating all changes in the boundaries, names, organization, and attachment of every United States county from 1619 to 2000.

This is a proposal to complete a powerful research and reference tool for the humanities. This grant will make it possible to research, compile, digitize, and disseminate every change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of every county or equivalent in Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. Staff also will digitize and disseminate the already-compiled historical boundaries for Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. Finishing all these states will conclude the larger atlas project for all fifty states. Coverage is comprehensive: all counties and equivalents, regardless of location, and all changes from the 1600s to 31 December 2000. There will be two products: downloadable sets of shapefiles for use in a GIS and viewable, interactive maps. Dissemination will be free of charge via the Internet from the project's Web site at the Newberry Library (www.newberry.org/ahcbp), thereby serving the largest possible audience.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$131,514 (approved)
$131,514 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2007 – 4/30/2009


RA-50050-07

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: September 2006 to November 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: November 2011 to March 2011)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

Three fellowships a year for two years.

This proposal requests funding for three years of publicity and three years of fellowships to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over three decades, this program has generated a rich and documented harvest of humanities scholarship while serving as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. The proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the library's procedures for publicity, selection, and orientation of fellows.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$252,000 (approved)
$252,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 8/31/2010


PA-51966-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs (Project Director: July 2005 to December 2009)
Preserving and Enhancing Access to Manuscript Collections that Document Newspaper Journalism in Chicago

The arrangement, description, and preservation of 39 collections (comprising almost 800 cubic feet of personal papers and organizational records) documenting newspaper journalism in Chicago from the late 19th century through the 20th century.

The Newberry Library seeks NEH support to arrange, preserve, and describe to current standards thirty-nine of the most compelling, unknown, and underused collections in its Midwest Manuscript Collection. Comprising 781.1 cubic feet, these collections document over one hundred years of newspaper journalism in Chicago, the city's remarkable social, political, and cultural history, and its connections to the nation and the world. To ensure users full access, finding aids including collection-level catalog records and EAD descriptive inventories will be widely disseminated on the Internet and national bibliographic utilities.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$297,028 (approved)
$297,028 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2009


PA-52072-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Douglas W. Knox (Project Director: July 2005 to August 2009)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Digitizing the Printed Volumes [ACB]

Digitization of 19 printed volumes of the "Atlas of Historical County Boundaries," a reference work designed to provide information about the creation and boundary changes of every county in the United States, from the 1600s to 2000. The project would create Web-based interactive maps as well as distribute the data for integration into a geographic information system (GIS).

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$340,000 (approved)
$340,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2006 – 4/30/2009


BP-50004-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Rachel E. Bohlmann (Project Director: September 2005 to October 2007)
Mending the Metropolis: Democracy and Diversity in Chicago's Settlement Houses and Neighborhoods

Planning educational materials, a website, and programs that would interpret Chicago's late 19th- and early 20th-century settlement houses as a set of historic sites.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Historic Places: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$44,966 (approved)
$44,966 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2006 – 6/30/2007


LP-50004-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Brian Hosmer (Project Director: September 2005 to September 2007)
Indians of the Midwest

Planning of an interactive, multi-media website about the history and cultures of American Indians in the Midwest.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Libraries Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$39,998 (approved)
$39,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2006 – 1/31/2007


RZ-50594-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: November 2005 to November 2010)
Translating a "French Robinson Crusoe" of the Americas: The Memoir of Dumont de Montigny

Preparation of an annotated English translation of the memoir of Dumont de Montigny. (24 months)

The Newberry Library requests funding to support preparation of an English translation of the memoir of a French soldier, Dumont de Montigny, who settled in Louisiana during the first half of the 18th century. This memoir, preserved in a manuscript in the Newberry collections, is a remarkable mixture of a colonial report, an autobiography, a picaresque narrative, a natural history, and an ethnography. It stands out as a seminal work of French colonial Louisiana. The English translation will be a vital new source for scholars and others interested in the history of the first 100 years of colonial settlement in the greater Mississippi Valley, and it will allow the incorporation of this extraordinary text into the American literary heritage.

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Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 6/30/2010


LI-50076-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Riva Feshbach (Project Director: February 2006 to February 2009)
Rachel E. Bohlmann (Project Director: February 2009 to September 2013)
Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: A Traveling Exhibition

Implementation of a photo-panel exhibition, based on the Newberry Library's larger exhibition about the encounters of native peoples with Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, 1804-06, to travel to 23 sites throughout the U.S.

The Newberry Library is applying for an NEH Implementation grant to fund a traveling panel exhibition "Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country: 200 Years of American History" based upon an exhibition of the same name developed by the Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) and on display from September 28, 2005 through January 14, 2006. The traveling exhibition will include photographic reproductions of approximately 60 items from the original exhibition, and travel to 23 libraries nationwide. A comprehensive Site Support Notebook will provide host libraries with resource lists and other tools for developing public programming based on the themes and topics of the exhibition. An extensive website and resource book (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming) will supplement these materials.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Libraries Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$260,000 (approved)
$257,777 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2012


FV-50114-06

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2006 to October 2008)
Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps

A three-week summer seminar for fifteen school teachers to engage in an exploration of historical maps from the Newberry Library's cartographic collection.

On 16 July - 3 August 2007 The Newberry Library will invite 15 schoolteachers from throughout the United States to the Newberry to develop their cartographic literacy and their ability to use maps effectively in their classrooms. The three-week seminar, co-directed by James Akerman and Gerald Danzer, will pursue readings of historic and contemporary maps as windows to the worlds from which they emerged. Participants in "Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps" will follow a program of readings and seminar discussion of recent scholarship in cartography and the history of cartography, practical workshops, and field trips designed to help participants read and use map documents effectively in their personal research and teaching. Most importantly, they will engage in intensive reading and analysis of original documents from the Newberry's renowned collections of historic maps, and pursue individual research projects that will have a tangible impact in their own classrooms.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$93,171 (approved)
$93,171 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007


RA-50025-05

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: September 2004 to November 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: November 2011 to May 2009)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

Three humanities fellowships a year for three years.

This proposal requests funding for three years of publicity and three years of fellowships to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over three decades this program has generated a rich and documented harvest of humanities scholarship while serving as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. The proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicity, selection, and orientation of fellows.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$252,000 (approved)
$252,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 8/31/2008


PA-50825-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: July 2003 to June 2007)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

Compilation of the "Atlas of Historical County Boundaries," which will illustrate all changes in the boundaries, names, organization, and attachment of every United States county from 1619 to 2000.

This is a project to research and compile from primary sources all changes in the boundaries, names, organization, and attachment of every county in the United States from 1619 to 2000. This proposal covers Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. This will be the final stage in the compilation of all fifty states. The results will be disseminated in electronic form as viewable maps from the Web site of the Newberry and other agencies and as cartographic data files (in shapefile format) for use with geographic information systems.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$325,000 (approved)
$325,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2004 – 2/28/2007


EE-50007-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frank Tobias Higbie (Project Director: October 2003 to January 2007)
Douglas W. Knox (Project Director: January 2007 to February 2012)
The North American Midlands Web Site: Resources for Teaching and Learning American History in a Global Perspective

A materials development project to design and initiate a digital archive and website on the history of the Great Lakes region from the 17th through the early 20th centuries.

The project will create a digital archive, interpretive materials, research tools, and downloadable lesson plans based on the collections of the Newberry Library. The materials will support teachers' efforts to place local and regional history in a World History context, focusing on the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada from the 17th to 20th centuries. Teachers and students in grades 8-12 and early college will be able to search the digital image archive, use teacher-written lesson plans, and build their own interpretations.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$199,938 (approved)
$199,938 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2004 – 12/31/2009


RQ-50075-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: November 2003 to April 2008)
The Mémoires of Dumont de Montigny: Empire and Misadventure in Colonial Louisiana, 1715-1747

Preparation of a scholarly edition of the 1747 manuscript of Jean François Benjamin Dumont de Montigny's narrative of colonial Québec and Louisiana.

The Newberry Library requests funding to support preparation of an edition of a mid-18th century French illustrated manuscript in the Newberry collections, the memoir of a colonial adventurer named Dumont de Montigny. In this first-person narrative Dumont recounts his travels in Quebec, Louisiana, and Brittany, from 1715 to 1747. Until now, only portions of the document have been available, in a substantially reworked form, in a 1753 printed edition. Dumont was for Louisiana what John Smith was for Virginia. He wrote at some points with the grand purpose of a history of the colony, at others with an autobiographical aim. His account illuminates the history of colonial Louisiana and of the Native peoples of the Old Southwest.

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Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 3/31/2007


GL-50602-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Riva Feshbach (Project Director: February 2004 to February 2007)
Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country

Implementation of an exhibition of books, manuscripts, maps, art, and photography to explore the encounters of Native Americans with the U.S. Corps of Discovery between 1804 and 1806 and to examine the impact of those encounters during the subsequent two centuries.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006


FV-50036-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2004 to September 2006)
Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps

A three-week summer seminar for school teachers to engage in an exploration of historical maps from the Newberry Library's cartographic collection.

Project fields:
Geography; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$91,216 (approved)
$91,216 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 9/30/2005


FS-50025-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: March 2004 to October 2006)
Travel Writing, Skepticism, and Religious Belief in Renaissance France

A four-week summer seminar for college teachers to examine French Renaissance travel writing and the effect of the encounter with the peoples of the Americas on religious debates in sixteenth-century Europe.

This seminar will examine the intersection between travel writing, skepticism, and religious belief in Renaissance France, so as to reintegrate the religious consequences of early European/Amerindian encounters into our view of the cultural transformations initiated by the Age of Exploration. Attitudes adopted to deal with the religious status of Amerindians assumed a polemical role in the dissensions of the Reformation. Pseudo-travel texts by writers such as Rabelais and Montaigne applied exotic description to French culture, stripping meaning from familiar customs, making readers feel like foreigners at home. The disorientation effected by this literature framed the problem of religious doubt within a larger cross-cultural context.

Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$107,618 (approved)
$107,618 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 9/30/2005


FS-50028-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Jeremy David Popkin (Project Director: March 2004 to October 2008)
Revolution and the Making of Identities: France and Haiti, 1787-1804

A five-week summer seminar for college teachers comparing the changes in identity and behavior that accompanied the revolution of 1789 in France and the slave uprising in Haiti that followed in 1791.

This seminar explores the relationship between the revolutionary process and the transformation of individual and collective identities. To change their society, the people of France and Haiti had to change their notions of who they were; to make that change of identity matter, they had to change their behavior. As the revolutionary processes in France and Haiti were closely linked, comparing them offers original insights into how such crises depend on and cause changes in identity and social practices. We will use these concepts as ways into discussions of current scholarly approaches to the French and Haitian revolutions, and as a means of understanding revolutionary movements in general.

Project fields:
International Studies

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$119,417 (approved)
$119,417 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 3/31/2007


GP-50141-04

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Rachel E. Bohlmann (Project Director: March 2004 to June 2005)
Mending the Metropolis: Social Settlements and Urban Reform in Chicago

Consultation with scholars and library and institutional staff to establish the intellectual framework for the interpretation of Chicago's famous settlement houses.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 2/28/2005


PA-50109-03

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Martha T. Briggs (Project Director: July 2002 to March 2007)
Processing Collections that Document the History of Chicago in the 19th and 20th Centuries

The processing and rehousing of 21 collections (comprising over 600 feet of personal papers and organizational records) that document social, political, and cultural activity in Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Encoded finding aids for these collections and 25 related collections will be mounted on the Internet.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$208,343 (approved)
$208,343 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 8/31/2006


RZ-50063-03

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: September 2002 to September 2006)
History and Geography: Assessing the Role of Geographical Information in Historical Scholarship

A conference, to be held at the Newberry Library, exploring the contributions that geo-spatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) can make to historical scholarship. (12 months)

On 25-27 March 2004, the Newberry Library will convene a conference that will identify the themes, intellectual value, and issues of an emerging branch of historical scholarship that applies geo-spatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) to the geographical questions that are increasingly interesting historians. The conference will bring together leading representatives of the various academic constituencies interested in the application of geo-spatial technologies to historical research: historians working in the traditions of the humanities and the social sciences, historical geographers, GIS experts, earth scientists, and historians of art and cartography. The conference will generate vigorous discussion about the many challenges historians face when attempting to use GIS and other geo-spatial technologies, and help its participants develop a better appreciation of the range and complexity of questions and methods being pursued under the rubrics of "spatial history" and "historical GIS."

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$74,627 (approved)
$74,627 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 6/30/2005


RA-50007-03

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: September 2002 to November 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: November 2011 to April 2008)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

Three fellowships per year for two years.

This proposal requests funding for three years of publicity and three years of fellowships to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over two decades this program has generated a rich and documented harvest of humanities scholarship while serving as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. The proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicity, selection, and orientation of fellows.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$212,000 (approved)
$212,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 8/31/2007


EH-50001-03

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2003 to November 2006)
Reading Popular Cartography

A five-week summer institute for 25 college teachers on popular forms of mapping and their impact on society and culture.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$170,071 (approved)
$170,071 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2003 – 6/30/2006


ED-50262-03

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: April 2003 to May 2008)
Exploration: A Professional and Curriculum Development Program

A collaborative project of the Newberry Library and Walter Payton Preparatory High School to develop materials and teaching strategies that use Newberry Library books, manuscripts, and visual materials to teach the theme of exploration in high school humanities courses.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$24,985 (approved)
$24,985 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 12/31/2005


EH-22347-02

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: March 2002 to June 2004)
The French in the Americas: French Colonial Travel Writing

A five-week institute for 25 college teachers to study travel writing of the French in the Americas from 1500 to 1800.

Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$163,087 (approved)
$163,087 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 12/31/2003


ES-23166-02

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2002 to February 2005)
Teaching with Popular Cartography

A four-week institute for 24 school teachers to explore the relevance of popular cartography to teaching and learning in history, literature, geography, and art.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$140,635 (approved)
$140,635 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 6/30/2004


GL-22135-02

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Riva Feshbach (Project Director: February 2002 to March 2005)
Lewis and Clark in Indian Country

Planning for a major exhibition, a panel exhibition traveling to 40 libraries, a website, and published resource guides on the relationship between the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Indian people whose lands it traversed.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 8/31/2004


ED-22122-01

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Tobias Higbie (Project Director: April 2001 to January 2003)
Work and Community History Workshop

A history workshop on community and work for secondary school teachers and librarians at the Newberry Library's School Center for Community and Family History.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


GL-21644-01

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: February 2001 to June 2004)
Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend

An exhibition at the Newberry Library with associated public programs, website, curricular materials, and planning for and development of a subsequent traveling panel exhibition at libraries throughout the U.S.

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 2/28/2004


GL-21650-01

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Riva Feshbach (Project Director: April 2001 to October 2002)
Lewis and Clark in Indian Country

Consultation with a curatorial team to discuss the goals and objectives, key themes, and possible objects for an exhibition about the expedition of Lewis and Clark from the Native American perspective.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 2/28/2002


PT-20009-01

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Susan Russick (Project Director: March 2000 to June 2012)
Edward D. Ayer American Indian History Collection

No project description available

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

Program:
Save America's Treasures

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$125,000 (approved)
$125,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 10/31/2002


RA-20210-00

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: September 1999 to November 2011)
Daniel Greene (Project Director: November 2011 to March 2005)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

The equivalent of four full fellowships each year for three years.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$270,000 (approved)
$270,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 8/31/2004


GL-21591-00

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: February 2000 to October 2001)
Elizabeth I: The Growth of a Legend

Planning of a gallery exhibition, traveling panel exhibition, and interactive website about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$40,561 (approved)
$40,460 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 1/31/2001


FS-23226-00

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Jeremy David Popkin (Project Director: March 2000 to April 2003)
Revolution and the Making of Identities: France, 1787-1799

A five-week seminar for college teachers on the concept of identity in relation to the French Revolution and revolutionary movements in general.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$92,619 (approved)
$92,619 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 9/30/2001

Funding details:
Original grant (2000) $91,932
Supplement (2002) $687


ED-21820-00

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: October 1999 to April 2004)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

The development of a website with historical and contemporary maps and a coordinated program of teaching materials to strengthen K-12 instruction in United States history and geography.

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Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$243,000 (approved)
$243,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2000 – 12/31/2003


EH-22262-00

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: March 2000 to April 2003)
Popular Cartography and Society

A five-week national institute for 25 college and university teachers on popular mapping practices and their social and cultural contexts.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$175,288 (approved)
$175,288 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 6/30/2002


CH-20585-99

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Charles T. Cullen (Project Director: May 1998 to March 2002)
Securing the Future of Public Humanities Programming at the Newberry Library.

To support endowment for the salary of a Public Programs Director and other staffing and operating costs as well as renovation costs for public humanities programming.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$625,000 (approved)
$625,000 (offered)
$625,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1997 – 7/31/2001


PA-23147-98

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: July 2001 to November 2004)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

Completion of research for a multi-volume atlas of historic county boundaries in the United States, compiling maps indicating changes in county boundaries in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kansas, and Nebraska.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$939,730 (approved)
$939,730 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1998 – 7/31/2004

Funding details:
Original grant (1998) $307,900
Supplement (2002) $631,830


RA-20194-98

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Charles T. Cullen (Project Director: September 1997 to October 2002)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

To support fellowships in the humanities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$230,000 (approved)
$230,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1998 – 12/31/2001


RT-21643-94

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: July 1996 to January 2006)
The Encyclopedia of Chicago History [ECH]

To support the completion of the print and electronic versions of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHICAGO HISTORY and an associated online bibliography.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,050,000 (approved)
$1,050,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1994 – 6/30/2005

Funding details:
Original grant (1997) $200,000
Supplement (1996) $200,000
Supplement (1998) $250,000
Supplement (1999) $50,000
Supplement (2000) $250,000
Supplement (2001) $90,263
Supplement (2002) $9,737


PA-22881-96

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Robert W. Karrow (Project Director: July 1995 to January 2000)
Cataloging and Preservation of Manuscripts, Maps, Photographs and Art Works in the Edward E. Ayer Collection

To support the arrangement, description, rehousing, and cataloging of manuscripts, photographs, and material art relating to the history of the Americas, American Indians, and the Philippine Islands.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1996 – 6/30/1999


FS-23066-96

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: March 1996 to December 1997)
Social Historians Write Biography

No project description available

Project fields:
American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$129,891 (approved)
$126,940 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1996 – 9/30/1997


ED-20628-96

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Craig P. Howe (Project Director: March 1996 to January 2000)
Hypermedia Tribal Histories Summer Institute

To support the preparation and dissemination of a hypermedia history of Cheyenne, Lakota, Crow, and Pawnee Indians.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1996 – 5/31/1999


ES-22882-95

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: March 1995 to March 1998)
Native American Voices in American Literature

To support a six-week national summer institute on Native American literature for 20 secondary school English teachers, school administrators, and tribal community college instructors.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$170,000 (approved)
$170,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1995 – 7/31/1997


EH-21945-95

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Carla Zecher (Project Director: September 1995 to October 2000)
The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies: A Program of Institutes, Seminars, Workshops, and Lectures

No project description available

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1995 – 3/31/1999

Funding details:
Original grant (1995) $210,000
Supplement (1997) $15,000


EH-22075-95

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: April 1995 to November 1997)
Maps for Historians: A Program of Institutes, Conferences and Publications

To support a five-week summer institute for 20 teachers dealing with new developments in the history of cartography and the effective use of maps in theclassroom. A three-day winter conference will follow.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$127,000 (approved)
$125,968 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1995 – 6/30/1997


FB-32786-95

David J. Buisseret
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
The Cartographic Revolution in Early Modern Europe

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$27,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1996 – 6/30/1996


RA-20170-95

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Charles T. Cullen (Project Director: November 1994 to February 2000)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

To support five fellowships in the humanities at the Newberry Library each yearfor three years.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$441,000 (approved)
$441,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1995 – 8/31/1999


RT-21719-95

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: September 1994 to August 1998)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

To support the continued preparation of the ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES, which details changes in U.S. county boundaries before 1990.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$305,000 (approved)
$296,775 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1996 – 4/30/1998


RT-21590-94

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: September 1993 to August 1996)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

To support the production of the ATLAS OF HISTORICAL COUNTY BOUNDARIES that will detail in maps and text all changes in the boundaries of U.S. counties from their origins to 1990.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$160,000 (approved)
$160,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1995 – 3/31/1996


ES-22683-94

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: March 1994 to November 1996)
Native American Voices in American Literature

To support a six-week national summer institute on Native American literature for 20 secondary school English teachers, school administrators, tribal community college teachers, and two regional workshops for another 60 educators.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$168,018 (approved)
$159,018 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 3/31/1996


FS-22755-94

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Dale K. Van Kley (Project Director: March 1994 to February 1996)
Religion, Politics, and the Origins of the French Revolution

No project description available

Project fields:
European History; History of Religion

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$71,503 (approved)
$71,503 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 9/30/1995


FS-22757-94

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mason I. Lowance (Project Director: March 1994 to February 1996)
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN and Antebellum American Culture

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$79,379 (approved)
$79,379 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 9/30/1995


GL-21234-93

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: March 1993 to October 1995)
The Frontier and the American Mind: A Library Exhibition

To support an exhibition with catalogue, public lectures, curricular materials, and teacher workshops about how the imagery and myths of the frontier have influenced national identity and popular culture in the United States.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$212,000 (approved)
$208,868 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 2/28/1995


PS-20728-93

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Cynthia H. Peters (Project Director: December 1992 to August 1996)
Arranging, Describing, and Preserving the Archives of the Pullman Palace Car Company

To support the arrangement and description of the archives of the Pullman Palace Car Company, 1865-1981, which include the personal and financial papers of George M. Pullman and material on the early history of Pullman, Illinois.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$231,222 (approved)
$231,222 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1993 – 4/30/1996


ES-22537-93

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: March 1993 to April 1996)
Native American Literature: Cultural and Historical Contexts

To support a six-week national summer institute on native American literature for 20 secondary school English teachers, school administrators, and tribal community college instructors; and two regional workshops for 50 others.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$170,175 (approved)
$170,175 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 5/31/1995


EH-21679-93

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mary Beth Rose (Project Director: October 1992 to October 1997)
A Three Year Core Program for the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

To support a two-year series at the library of institutes, seminars, workshops, and symposia in various areas of Renaissance studies.

Project fields:
Medieval Studies; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$352,270 (approved)
$352,270 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1993 – 2/28/1997


ES-22387-92

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: March 1992 to November 1994)
Native American Literature: An Introduction to Cultural and Historical Contexts

To support a six-week summer institute on native American literature for 20 high school English teachers, administrators, and tribal community college instructors, and two regional workshops for 40 more people.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$166,227 (approved)
$165,453 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 5/31/1994


EH-21598-92

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Craig P. Howe (Project Director: April 1992 to August 1997)
Indian Voices in the Academy: A Program of Seminars, Fellowships, and Publications

To support a three-year project of nine one-week seminars for 20 participants each on native American history at the library and several of the tribal colleges.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$455,000 (approved)
$455,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1993 – 12/31/1996


RA-20114-92

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: July 1993 to April 1997)
NEH Fellowships at the Newberry Library

To support six to seven fellowships in the humanities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$437,850 (approved)
$429,960 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1992 – 8/31/1996

Funding details:
Original grant (1992) $110,950
Supplement (1993) $145,950
Supplement (1994) $180,950
Supplement (1997) $-7,890


RT-21350-92

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: September 1991 to January 1996)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

To support preparation of ten volumes of a proposed 41-volume historical atlas of all changes in U.S. county boundaries before 1990.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$264,931 (approved)
$264,931 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1993 – 3/31/1995


GL-21124-92

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Grossman (Project Director: August 1991 to October 1993)
The Frontier and the American Mind: Planning a Library Exhibit and Related Activities

To support planning for an exhibition with interpretive catalogue, public programs, and educational materials on historian Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis and its legacy.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$31,000 (approved)
$31,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1992 – 3/31/1993


FS-22377-91

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mason I. Lowance (Project Director: March 1991 to March 1993)
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN and Antebellum American Culture: The Puritan Sermon, the Slave Narrative, the Captivity Narrative

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$89,091 (approved)
$81,166 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


RA-20064-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: March 1991 to November 1993)
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

To support seven postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$391,000 (approved)
$391,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1989 – 6/30/1993

Funding details:
Original grant (1991) $94,800
Supplement (1990) $35,000
Supplement (1991) $130,600
Supplement (1992) $130,600


EH-21371-91

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David J. Buisseret (Project Director: October 1990 to October 1993)
A Guidebook to Resources for Teachers of the Columbian Encounter

To support a one-year project that will identify, annotate, and disseminate teaching materials on topics relating to the Columbian Quincentenary.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$34,878 (approved)
$34,878 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1991 – 12/31/1992


ES-21991-91

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: December 1990 to January 1994)
An Introduction to Native American Literature in its Cultural Historical Contexts

To support a summer institute for 20 and two workshops for 40 high school English teachers, school administrators, and Indian community college instructors on the historical and cultural contexts of native American literature.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$308,294 (approved)
$308,294 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1990 – 6/30/1993

Funding details:
Original grant (1991) $161,294
Supplement (1993) $147,000


FB-28083-90

Frederick Eugene Hoxie
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Transforming Nations: The History of the Crow Indians, 1880-1935

No project description available

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/1990 – 8/31/1991


EH-21179-90

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mary Beth Rose (Project Director: October 1989 to July 1995)
A Three-year Core Program for the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

To support a three-year series of institutes, seminars, workshops, and symposiain various areas of Renaissance studies.

Project fields:
Medieval Studies; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$524,156 (approved)
$524,116 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1990 – 9/30/1994


RT-21173-90

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: September 1989 to May 1993)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

To support preparation of a multivolume historical atlas that will detail in maps and text all changes in the boundaries of United States counties from their origins to 1990.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1990 – 12/31/1992


GL-21035-90

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: March 1990 to March 1993)
America in 1492: An Exhibition of Books and Manuscripts Portraying Amer. Civilization on the Eve of Columbus Voyages

To support an exhibition with a catalogue, a lecture series, teacher workshops, and educational materials about the diversity of Indian cultures in 1492.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$235,000 (approved)
$235,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


GL-20975-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: May 1989 to November 1990)
America in 1492: Planning a Library Exhibit and Related Activities

To support planning for an exhibition of books, manuscripts, and maps that illuminate American Indian cultures and their encounters with Europeans on the eve of the Columbian voyages.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$20,517 (approved)
$19,330 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1989 – 4/30/1990


FS-21947-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Eugene Vance (Project Director: March 1988 to April 1990)
The Poetics of Sign and Discourse in Medieval Literature

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$88,905 (approved)
$83,526 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1988 – 9/30/1989


RE-20813-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Josephine A. Roberts (Project Director: June 1988 to October 1991)
An Edition of Lady Mary Wroth's URANIA

To support the preparation of an edition of Lady Mary Wroth's URANIA.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$110,000 (approved)
$90,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1989 – 5/31/1991


EH-21086-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: April 1989 to November 1993)
Building Blocks for a New American Indian History: Workshops and Related Activities for College Teachers

To support 12 four-day workshops for 180 teachers that will focus on the use of documentary sources -- treaties, oral literature, sacred texts, material objects, autobiographies, and maps -- in the study of Native Indian history.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$285,000 (approved)
$276,777 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1990 – 12/31/1992


EH-21087-89

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Clara Sue Kidwell (Project Director: April 1989 to May 1991)
Myth, Memory and History: Sources for Writing American Indian History

To support a five-week institute for 25 college faculty members who will study American Indian histories from written and oral accounts, art traditions, and time and space concepts in order to develop the undergraduate curriculum.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$119,320 (approved)
$109,344 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1989 – 9/30/1990


EH-20822-88

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mary Beth Rose (Project Director: October 1987 to October 1991)
A Two Year Core Program for the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

To support a two-year series of institutes, workshops, and symposia in various areas of Renaissance studies.

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$349,387 (approved)
$349,387 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1988 – 6/30/1991


CK-20016-88

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Charles T. Cullen (Project Director: May 1987 to September 1992)
Challenge Grant

To support endowment of acquisitions, cataloguing, and three service positions in reader services, preservation, and technical services.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Challenge Grants for Research Libraries

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$1,000,000 (approved)
$1,000,000 (offered)
$1,000,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1987 – 7/31/1992


RO-21689-88

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: October 1987 to May 1993)
American Indian Families, 1880 - 1930

To support the research and writing of a book on the history of the native American family, 1880-1930, and the production of a computerized database on this subject for the use of scholars and the native American community.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$72,026 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1988 – 9/30/1992


RE-20743-88

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Harrison Hayford (Project Director: June 1987 to October 1991)
Completion of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of Melville's WRITINGS

To support the completion of a 15-volume edition of the writings of Herman Melville.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$141,397 (approved)
$141,397 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1988 – 6/30/1991


RT-20859-87

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: November 1986 to November 1990)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [ACB]

To support a historical atlas of the county boundaries of all states east of the Mississippi River from their colonial beginnings to 1980.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$225,000 (approved)
$185,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1988 – 6/30/1990


GL-20764-87

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Ruth E. Hamilton (Project Director: September 1986 to December 1989)
The Many Worlds of King Arthur

To support an exhibition, exhibit publications, and related public programs to explore the relationships between high culture and popular manifestations of the Arthurian legend at several key periods in its history.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$87,552 (approved)
$76,492 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1987 – 5/31/1989


EH-20668-87

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David J. Buisseret (Project Director: December 1986 to May 1991)
TRANSATLANTIC ENCOUNTERS: A Comprehensive Institute Program for the Columbian Quicentennial

To support two summer institutes, fellowships, and occasional publications on the reciprocal effects of the contacts between Europe and America (1400-1650).

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$292,139 (approved)
$292,139 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1987 – 12/31/1990


FS-21662-87

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Jeremy David Popkin (Project Director: March 1986 to October 1990)
Ideology and Revolution in France, 1770-95

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$67,028 (approved)
$66,583 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1986 – 9/30/1987


FA-26511-86

Mary Beth Rose
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
The Expense of Spirit: Love and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama

No project description available

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$17,618 (approved)
$17,618 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1986 – 8/31/1986


EH-20588-86

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mary Beth Rose (Project Director: December 1985 to July 1989)
A Three-Year Core Program for the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

To support a series of institutes, seminars, and workshops in various areas of Renaissance studies.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Renaissance Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$255,089 (approved)
$255,089 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1986 – 12/31/1988


EH-20650-86

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: May 1986 to July 1990)
Education Programs in Indian History: Fellowships, Conferences, and Publications

To support a three-year project to improve scholarship and teaching about American Indians through a fellowship program, three working conferences, and a series of publications for students and teachers on current literature on Indian history.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$300,000 (approved)
$202,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1987 – 11/30/1989


RX-20842-86

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: February 1986 to October 1990)
Towards a Quantitative Approach to American Indian History

To support a conference on introducing quantitative methods to studying the history of American Indians.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/1986 – 6/30/1987


RE-20559-86

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Harrison Hayford (Project Director: October 1985 to March 1989)
Completion of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of THE WRITINGS OF HERMAN MELVILLE

To support the completion of the remaining five volumes of the 15-volume Northwestern-Newberry Edition of THE WRITINGS OF HERMAN MELVILLE.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$78,000 (approved)
$78,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 12/31/1988


RA-20007-86

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: March 1988 to February 1991)
Postdoctoral Fellowships

To support postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$352,500 (approved)
$352,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 6/30/1990

Funding details:
Original grant (1986) $90,000
Supplement (1987) $17,500
Supplement (1988) $215,000
Supplement (1989) $30,000


EH-20580-85

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David J. Buisseret (Project Director: May 1985 to May 1989)
Transatlantic Encounters: A Comprehensive Institute Program for the Columbian Quincentennial

To support two four-week summer institutes and related activities for 30 college and university faculty members on the reciprocal effects of the contact between American and European civilizations during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$257,074 (approved)
$243,197 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1985 – 12/31/1988


RY-20420-84

Harriet L. Lightman
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Law and Political Authority in 17th Century France

To support research on law and political authority in 17th-century France.

Project fields:
European History

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

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 7/31/1984


ES-21015-84

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawana L. Trout (Project Director: January 1986 to May 1991)
A Collaborative Program for Secondary School & Indian Comm. College Teachers: Conferences, Institutes & a Network.

To support two regional two-day conferences in 1987 for 30 educators and for two six-week summer institutes, each for 20 participants, in 1988 and 1989. Theconferences and institutes are designed to improve teachers' understanding of native American tribal history and its link to currents in national history.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$510,000 (approved)
$499,986 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 8/31/1990

Funding details:
Original grant (1984) $249,986
Supplement (1986) $250,000


EH-20382-84

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David J. Buisseret (Project Director: July 1983 to October 1990)
A Manual of Map-Use for History Teaching and Research

To support the production of a manual explaining the use of North American mapsin teaching and research.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$12,077 (approved)
$12,077 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1984 – 9/30/1985


EH-20390-84

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Frederick Eugene Hoxie (Project Director: July 1983 to October 1990)
Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian

To support three conferences for the teachers of the U.S. history survey; a modest series of publications; fellowships for Indian and non-Indian teachers and scholars; and the continuation of the Center itself as a promoter of teach-ing, inquiry and dialogue.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$513,785 (approved)
$496,035 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1984 – 8/31/1987


FC-20055-84

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: March 1985 to October 1990)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships at the Newberry Library

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals (outright + matching):
$231,075 (approved)
$203,575 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1984 – 8/31/1987


RL-20592-84

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John B. Jentz (Project Director: July 1983 to October 1990)
Chicago's German Workers: Their History and Culture

To support translation and annotation of over 160 German-language documents on the history and culture of Chicago's German workers, from 1850 to 1920.

Project fields:
Ethnic Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$13,753 (approved)
$13,753 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1984 – 6/30/1985


RS-20393-83

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John B. Jentz (Project Director: February 1983 to October 1990)
The Industrial Working Class in Gilded-Age Chicago

To support research for a social history of Chicago's industrial working class from 1850 to 1873.

Project fields:
Labor Relations

Program:
State and Local and Regional Studies

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$88,000 (approved)
$88,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 7/31/1985


FC-20032-83

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships at the Newberry Library

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals (outright + matching):
$102,400 (approved)
$102,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1983 – 8/31/1985


CZ-20011-83

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Charles T. Cullen (Project Director: August 1982 to October 1990)
Campaign For The Newberry Library

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General; Literature, General

Program:
Special Initiatives

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$750,000 (approved)
$750,000 (offered)
$750,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1982 – 7/31/1985


RX-20428-83

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Henry F. Dobyns (Project Director: February 1983 to October 1990)
Historic Epidemiology Project

To support a conference of historic demographers to analyze Native American epidemiology and population changes.

Project fields:
History, General; Native American Studies

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$9,970 (approved)
$9,970 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 9/30/1984


RS-20376-83

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Caroline B. Brettell (Project Director: February 1983 to November 1986)
Chiniquy and the French Canadian Settlements in Central Illinois, 1850 to the Present

To support research on three French-Canadian communities in Central Illinois established in the mid-nineteenth century.

Project fields:
Anthropology; History, General; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
State and Local and Regional Studies

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$75,811 (approved)
$71,065 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1984 – 7/31/1986


EH-20187-82

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David J. Buisseret (Project Director: July 1981 to October 1990)
Summer Institute in Cartography

To support a four-week summer institute in cartography for college teachers of history and social science and university map librarians. The twenty participants will learn to make more effective use of maps in their teaching. A curriculum guide will be published.

Project fields:
Geography

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$112,000 (approved)
$110,130 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1981 – 12/31/1982


RO-20291-82

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Janice L. Reiff (Project Director: April 1981 to October 1990)
Work and the Social Division of Labor

To support a study of the social division of labor by analyzing employment files of some 2500 workers in a suburban Chicago facility of the Pullman Company between 1895 and 1967. This data will be combined with other records and interviews to determine what kinds of persons held which kinds of jobs.

Project fields:
Labor Relations; Sociology; U.S. History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$74,717 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1982 – 8/31/1984


RO-*2039-81

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Henry F. Dobyns (Project Director: April 1980 to October 1990)
Historic Population Trends among Tribal Peoples of the United States

To support research for a book, including maps and tables, on the size of Native American tribal populations at the time of European contact and the subsequent demographic history of these peoples on a tribe-by-tribe basis.

Project fields:
Anthropology; History, General; Native American Studies

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$100,000 (approved)
$94,046 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1981 – 3/30/1984


RX-*1704-81

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Jacqueline Peterson (Project Director: December 1980 to October 1990)
The Metis in North America

To support an international, interdisciplinary conference in Native American studies, focusing on the history of a neglected New World population -- the Metis, persons of mixed Indian and White ancestry -- from the 16th century to the present.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1981 – 11/30/1981


RT-*1613-80

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Robert W. Karrow (Project Director: December 1979 to October 1990)
Subject, Author, and Title Index to the Midwest Map Catalogue

To support preparation of a subject, author, and title index of 130,000 entries to be used as a companion volume to the "Midwest Map Catalogue."

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$33,000 (approved)
$32,738 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1981 – 9/30/1982


FC-*1673-80

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: February 1980 to October 1990)
Fellowship Program for Advanced Humanities Scholars

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General; Literature, General; Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals (outright + matching):
$210,000 (approved)
$207,390 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1981 – 8/31/1984


RC-*1876-80

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Paul H. Saenger (Project Director: December 1979 to October 1990)
Catalogue of Pre-1500 Manuscripts

To support revision of the "Census of Medieval Manuscripts in the U.S. and Canada".

Project fields:
History, General; Literature, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$35,985 (approved)
$31,918 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1981 – 9/1/1982


EH-*0239-80

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David Woodward (Project Director: August 1979 to October 1990)
Summer Institute in Cartography

A three-week institute on the principles, history, use and making of maps in humanistic and social science research and teaching, and in library training and practice.

Project fields:
Geography; History, General; Library Science

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$84,487 (approved)
$76,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1980 – 12/31/1980


EH-*0359-80

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Herbert T. Hoover (Project Director: August 1979 to October 1990)
Center for the History of the American Indian

To support activities of the national center for the study and teaching of American Indian history, which trains Indian and non-Indian teachers at post-secondary and secondary levels, reconceptualizing American history.

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

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$505,613 (approved)
$39,113 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1980 – 2/29/1984


E0-*1411-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John A. Tedeschi (Project Director: February 1979 to October 1990)
Institutes in Renaissance Studies

An 8-week summer institute in Renaissance paleography, intensive training in archival sciences and curriculum workshops for advanced graduate and post-doctoral students under the direction of eminent scholars.

To establish a Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in conjunction with a group of participating universities, designed to improve teaching and scholarship in a critical area of curriculum. Training in Archival Sciences will also be stressed.

Project fields:
European History; Library Science; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Humanities Institutes Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$317,894 (approved)
$317,894 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1979 – 8/31/1983


E0-*1425-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard Jensen (Project Director: November 1978 to October 1990)
Teaching New Social History

Fifteen regional workshops and 3 Summer institutes in demography, quantification and other new skills research to enable college teachers at smaller institutions to learn the research and pedagogic methods of the new social history.

To hold regional workshops, national conferences, and summer institutes on new social history and on teaching new social history. To provide fellowships for 65 historians to publish regional history magazines.

Project fields:
History, General; Social Sciences, General; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Institutes Program

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$384,320 (approved)
$384,320 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1979 – 8/31/1982


EH-*0818-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard Jensen (Project Director: February 1976 to October 1990)
College Teaching of State History Project

To promote exchange of teaching, curricular and research innovations. To promote inter-state and inter-institutional cooperation in state & local teaching in the area.

To encourage college teaching of state and community history; promote exchange of teaching, curricular and research innovations; promote inter-state and inter-institutional cooperation in this area. Three annual national conferences of teachers and specialists in state and community history, a fellowship program for teaching, a survey of teaching practices in area at all U.S. colleges and a collection of innovative curricular and research materials for fellows and conferees are proposed.

Project fields:
American Studies; Education; History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$448,770 (approved)
$448,770 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 9/30/1979


FC-*1227-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: May 1979 to October 1990)
Fellowship Program

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1980 – 8/31/1981


RT-*0943-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: February 1979 to October 1990)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: West North Central States [ACB]

To compile a machine-readable, historical, cartographic database and a series of state boundary-history atlases.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1979 – 3/31/1982


RX-*0008-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James J. Murphy (Project Director: May 1978 to October 1990)
Renaissance Rhetoric Conference

Renaissance Rhetoric Conference, fostering international cooperation and research.

To gather an international group of scholars to discuss the state of the discipline, desiderata, and areas for new cooperative and independent undertakings.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$14,193 (approved)
$14,193 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1978 – 6/30/1979


FA-003679-79

Edith Couturier
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
The Reglas of Mexico: A Family History 1730-1878

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$17,757 (approved)
$17,757 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/7/1979 – 6/30/1980


EH-077876-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Francis P. Jennings (Project Director: September 1977 to present)
Center for the History of the American Indian

To continue support for scholarship of American Indian history and Indian-White relations and for efforts to encourage secondary school, college and university teachers to develop new teaching and library resources.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$192,600 (approved)
$192,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1981


RC-119379-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
L. W. Towner (Project Director: July 1976 to present)
Library Operations Grant

To help meet the Library's immediate financial crises occasioned by declining endowment income and inflating operating costs as well as to help the Library develop new sources of support that will continue after the period of the grant.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$330,823 (approved)
$330,823 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1979


RT-094379-79

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John Lone (Project Director: October 1979 to present)
Historical Boundary Data File: West North Central States

To compile all changes in the international, territorial, state, and county bouldaries, plus locations of government seats and pertinent names, for the area of the West North Central States.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$130,000 (approved)
$130,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1979 – 9/30/1981


SO-11139-78

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawrence W. Towner (Project Director: December 1977 to present)
The Great American People Show

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$22,812 (approved)
$22,812 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1977 – 11/30/1978


RT-*1378-78

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John A. Tedeschi (Project Director: May 1978 to October 1990)
International Bibliography of Renaissance Studies

To support work on the International Bibliography of Renaissance Studies. Grant will permit computerization, tightening of editorial reins and development of programs that will provide low-cost editorial assistance.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$86,442 (approved)
$70,345 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1978 – 11/30/1981


RS-*0505-78

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Francis P. Jennings (Project Director: November 1977 to October 1990)
Documentary History of the Iroquois

To research, and publish in microform, a documentary political history of the League of the Iroquois and its tributary tribes. The proposed documents are treaties of the Iroquois "nations" and their tributaries with the state-form governments of empires and their colonies, and with the U.S. and its states. Currently, no single body of the documents relevant to the Iroquois' history exists: Under this project, the documents will be annotated by a historian and an ethnologist, and an interpretive guide will be written by the editors for letterpress publication.

Project fields:

Program:
State and Local and Regional Studies

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$268,207 (approved)
$268,207 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 8/31/1981


RT-*1183-77

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
John H. Long (Project Director: May 1977 to October 1990)
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: Old Northwest Historical Boundary Data File [ACB]

To compile a machine-readable data file of all changes in the international, territorial, state, county and Congressional district boundaries, plus locations of governmental seats and pertinent names of the states of the Northwest (Ill., Ind., Mich., Ohio, Wis.) between 1788 and 1970. The data file format provides a product more economical, flexible and versatile than printed maps and atlases. Researchers will be able to make various uses of the file from overlays for modern maps to bases for historical maps and atlases.

Project fields:

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$97,540 (approved)
$97,540 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1977 – 3/31/1980


RT-*0465-77

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David Woodward (Project Director: November 1976 to October 1990)
Catalogue of Maps of the West North Central States Printed Before 1900

To prepare for publication a definitive catalogue of approximately 7,000 pre-1900 printed maps, atlases, and city plans of six states; Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Bibliography will improve access of maps to researchers in many areas of the humanities.

Project fields:

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$149,930 (approved)
$144,771 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1977 – 3/31/1980


GP-*0274-77

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mark W. Friedberger (Project Director: November 1976 to October 1990)
Workshops in Community History

No project description available

Project fields:

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$71,286 (approved)
$71,286 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 5/31/1979


CR-*0696-77

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Joel L. Samuels (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)
Challenge Grant

For building construction and renovation, augmenting endowment, and meeting operating costs.

Project fields:

Program:
Research Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$797,000 (approved)
$797,000 (offered)
$797,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1976 – 6/30/1980


EH-*0778-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Francis P. Jennings (Project Director: February 1976 to October 1990)
Center for the History of the American Indian

To continue the center's work which is devoted to finding new knowledge for scholars and teachers in the field and developing new teaching and library materials.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Education; Library Science; Native American Studies

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$492,723 (approved)
$492,722 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1981


FC-*1174-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: May 1976 to October 1990)
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

To support the humanities fellowship program of the Newberry Library.

Project fields:

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals (outright + matching):
$147,063 (approved)
$147,063 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 8/31/1980


RC-*1193-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawrence W. Towner (Project Director: November 1975 to October 1990)
Library Operations Grant

To help meet the Library's immediate financial crises occasioned by declining endowment income and inflating operating costs as well as to help the Library develop new sources of support that will continue after the period of the grant.

Project fields:

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$300,000 (approved)
$249,587 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 9/30/1979


RT-*0773-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Helen H. Tanner (Project Director: February 1976 to October 1990)
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History

To prepare for publication an Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History from 1615 to 1871 consisting of about 40 newly researched thematic maps and accompanying texts well as interpretation of important factors in Indian history and Indian-white relations in the area:

Project fields:

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$309,692 (approved)
$309,692 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 8/31/1980


RT-10172-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lester J. Cappon (Project Director: April 1976 to present)
Atlas of Early American History

To plan and execute a program to bring the publication of The Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era: 1760-1790 to the attention of the American public at every level.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$16,016 (approved)
$16,016 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1976 – 12/31/1976


RO-12311-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Peter J. Powell (Project Director: January 1975 to present)
The Writing of Three Volumes Concerning Cheyenne Indian Ethnology, Art and Bibliography

To complete the writing of 3 volumes concerning: 1) Southern Cheyenne Warrior Heraldry; 2) A Bibliography of Northern Cheyenne Ledger Book Art; 3) A Bibliography of Books and Manuscripts concerning the Cheyenne Indians. Publication of these volumes will deepen scholarly comprehension of Cheyenne Indian culture in 3 areas; History, Ethnology and Art.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$21,563 (approved)
$21,563 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 12/31/1975


FC-10059-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: September 1976 to present)
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

To support 3 fellowships for study at the Newberry Library.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals (outright + matching):
$54,000 (approved)
$54,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 10/31/1977


GP-10229-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Mark W. Friedberger (Project Director: December 1975 to present)
Local History Institute

The project will bring academic historians non-professionals concerned with local history together through a series of eight one-week institutes. The institutes will acquaint participants with the sources, the different approaches, and the presentation of both written and oral history. The project is designed for historical society members, librarians, archivists, journalists, writers, and those engaged in Bicentennial Commissions and NEH funded programs from 12 midwestern states .

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$49,887 (approved)
$49,887 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1975 – 3/31/1977


PM-10320-76

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
L. W. Towner (Project Director: July 1976 to present)
Library Operations Grant

To help meet the Library's immediate financial crises occasioned by declining endowment income and inflating operating costs as well as to help the Library develop new sources of support that will continue after the period of the grant.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Reference Materials

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$49,639 (approved)
$49,639 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 6/30/1979


RT-10048-75

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David Woodward (Project Director: January 1975 to present)
A Catalogue of Maps of the Middle West Printed Before 1900

To prepare for publication a definitive and consistent catalogue of approximately 13,000 pre-1900 printed maps, atlases and city plans of seven Midwestern states (Ill., Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Ohio, and Wisconsin). The maps included in the project are an important but hitherto largely ignored part of the cultural heritage of the nation. Through this project these maps will be made more accessible to users in a wide variety of fields.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$130,000 (approved)
$130,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 2/28/1977


RT-10238-75

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
David Woodward (Project Director: November 1975 to present)
Pilot Project to Determin the Concept, Method and Utility of the Proposed United States Historical County Boundary Data File

A pilot project to provide a machine-readable data file of the locations of county and other administrative boundary changes as they developed in the U.S. from 1790-1970. Pilot will deal with two states applying modern technology to traditional historical and geographical data never before accurately recorded. Data will be recorded on a series of magnetic tapes and card decks and be made widely available.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$125,000 (approved)
$125,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1975 – 8/31/1977


SO-10417-75

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawrence W. Towner (Project Director: April 1975 to present)
Breaking Barriers: Individual and Governmental Responsibility

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$521,032 (approved)
$521,032 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1975 – 3/31/1976


FC-10009-75

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard H. Brown (Project Director: April 1975 to present)
Fellowship Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships at Centers for Advanced Study

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$49,500 (approved)
$49,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1975 – 8/31/1976


EH-*0683-75

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Richard Jensen (Project Director: November 1974 to October 1990)
Training Institute in Social and Political Historiography

To upgrade the teaching and research skills of scholars in the new social and political history by offering 3 intensive summer institutes in statistics, computerized data analysis, historical demography, political history, teaching methods and research design.

Project fields:
Education; History, General; Social Sciences, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$251,382 (approved)
$251,382 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 12/31/1978


RO-11859-73

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Peter J. Powell (Project Director: January 1973 to present)
The Writing of Two Volumes Concerning the Role of the Chiefs and Miliatry Societies in Northern Cheyenne Life and Art

Purpose: completion of the writing of two volumes concerning the role of the Chiefs and military societies in Northern Cheyenne life and art, 1830-1970. Significance: this is the first major study of this aspect of Cheyenne life in over forty years. It is the first major study of the miliatry societies of the Northern Cheyenne ever made.

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

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$48,360 (approved)
$48,360 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1973 – 12/31/1974


RT-10033-73

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lester J. Cappon (Project Director: November 1973 to present)
The Atlas of Early American History

To bring to completion the cartographic preparation of maps for publication in the Atlas of Early American History.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$448,850 (approved)
$448,850 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1973 – 6/30/1976


RB-10112-73

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lester J. Cappon (Project Director: November 1973 to present)
The Atlas of Early American History

To continue work on the Atlas of Early American History, the first volume of which will be published in time for the American Bicentennial. The first volume will be the American Revolutionary Era, 1760-1790, comprised of newly researched and newly drawn maps covering economic social, intellectual, and political subjects as well as military events of the Revolution.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Bicentennial Histories

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$170,000 (approved)
$170,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1973 – 10/31/1975


GY-10169-73

Carolyn Ashbaugh
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lucy E. Parsons, A Study in American Radicalism

To produce a biography of Lucy E. Parsons (1853-1942), delineating her career in a number of radical movements, including the socialsit and anarchist movements of the 1870s and 1880s, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the Socialist and Communist Party.

Project fields:
U.S. History; Women's History

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

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$4,371 (approved)
$4,371 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1973 – 6/30/1974


EH-10836-72

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
D'Arcy McNickle (Project Director: September 1972 to present)
Center or the History of the American Indian

Development of a Center for the History of the American Indian to engage in research and hold seminars in the field of American Indian history. In addition, three bibliographies will be prepared which will serve as the basis for 3 "libraries" made in cooperation with Micro Photo, a subsidiary of Bee and Howell and will be available for distribution to interested groups.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$306,525 (approved)
$306,525 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1972 – 8/31/1977


RO-11765-72

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lester J. Cappon (Project Director: November 1971 to present)
Atlas of Early American History

To continue support of the compilation of the Atlas of Early American History which is being sponsored by the Newberry Library and the Institute of Early American History and Culture. The Atlas will be a two-volume work.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$201,678 (approved)
$201,678 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1971 – 2/28/1974


AO-10061-70

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawrence W. Towner (Project Director: May 1970 to present)
Acquiring English Recusant Literature: Acquisition of 16th Century Materials on English Religious History

Funds to the Newberry Library to purchase collection of 16th and 17th century books and pamphlets written by English Recusants (Roman Catholics who refused to recognize the authority of the Church of England).

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Program Development/Planning Grants

Division:
Agency-wide Projects

Totals (outright + matching):
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1970 – 3/31/1971


EO-10601-70

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lawrence W. Towner (Project Director: July 1969 to present)
Newberry Library Seminar in the Humanities Project

To bring together distinguished professors, faculty from the ACM colleges, university graduate students at the dissertation level, and undergraduates from the ACM colleges at the Newberry Library as a community of research scholars in the humanities.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1969 – 6/30/1973


RO-10455-70

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
Lester J. Cappon (Project Director: February 1970 to present)
Historical Atlas of Early American History Project

Project to prepare and publish Atlas of Early American history, based on modern scientific and scholarly principles, original materials and source data. ABSTRACT: Two-stage, five-year program to prepare and publish Atlas of Early American history, based on modern scientific principles, orignal materials and source data. Will combine maps, newly drawn for project, with some classic examples of contemporary map, and illustrate political, economic, social, cultural and military history of US to 1830. First phase will be devoted to assembling materials covering period from the American Revolution to adoption of the Constitution (1776-1789) and laying groundwork for work on colonial period to the Revolution. Second phase will complete the Atlas and documentary section to 1830 and prepare Atlas for publication before the Bicentennial. Phase I funded under this grant. Designed as reference tool for both layman and professional, Atlas will clarify many significant aspects of nation's early stages of development and serve as primary resource for scholarly inquest. Important Bicentennial project. Fund for personnel, office and research expenses, cartography.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$37,740 (approved)
$37,740 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1970 – 3/31/1972