Congratulations to all ASA Members receiving NEH Grants for their projects! The full press release from the NHA and a list of ASA grant winners appear below.

The NHA Commends Newest NEH Grantees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement today from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the March announcement of $18.6 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support nearly 200 humanities projects nationwide:

“The most recent round of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help to document endangered languages across the country, provide spaces for veterans to discuss their experiences with their communities, and preserve our nation’s cultural heritage. Collectively, NEH grants bridge partisan divides by providing access to the humanities in every state and territory.

“The NEH’s investments generate public-private partnerships, cutting-edge research, promote teaching and provide lifelong learning opportunities. They create jobs and community hubs in rural and urban areas alike. After years of flat funding, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have affirmed their support for the NEH, despite the president’s proposal to eliminate the agency.

“We are immensely proud of the NEH’s impact across the U.S. and will continue advocating for increased federal support for future grants in 2019 and beyond.” 


ASA NEH Grant Recipients:

University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
Project Director: Deborah Baldwin
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Mapping Renewal Pilot Project
Project Description: The development of a pilot database with online access to archival collections, 1940-1970, focusing on urban renewal, desegregation, and civil rights era history in Little Rock, Arkansas. The project will provide online access to maps, architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival materials.
Outright: 50000 Match: 0

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Project Director: Suzanne Eckert
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Implementing a Consolidated Collections Information System
Project Description: The continued development and completion of a single, searchable public database for the Arizona State Museum's ethnographic and archaeological collections, which document 13,000 years of cultural heritage in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The database, which contains more than 360,000 entries, will include links to archival records of original excavation notes and reports.
Outright: 298000 Match: 0

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Project Director: Amy Fountain
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation]
Project Title: Collaborative Research: The COLRC 2.0: A Coeur d’Alene Grassroots Community-Based Digital Documentation and Preservation Proj
Project Description: Technical enhancements and inclusion of additional language resources to the digital repository, Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center, for Coeur d'Alene, an endangered language of the Salish family, spoken in northern Idaho by a few native speakers and an increasing number of second-language learners. The project includes training for tribal members and others in the development and maintenance of language resources.
Outright: 98025 Match: 0

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Project Director: Julia Bryan-Wilson
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: The Works of American Sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899–1988)
Project Description:
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Project Director: Lawrence Rinder
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Saving Top Value Television: Alternative Documentation of American Cultural History and Politics
Project Description: The digitization and preservation of 254 hours of video footage and documentaries and related archival materials, created by Top Value Television, an independent collective of video and media artists and documentarians who captured American cultural events and political campaigns in the 1970s.
Outright: 220537 Match: 0

California State University, Fullerton Foundation
Fullerton, CA
Project Director: Timothy P. Henry
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships]
Project Title: Mitsqanaqa'n Ventureno-English Dictionary
Project Description: Research and analysis to complete a bidirectional dictionary of Ventureño, a dormant language of the Chumash family of central and southern coastal California, and English.
Outright: 25200 Match: 0

Regents of the University of California
Irvine, CA
Project Director: Cecile Whiting
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Global War and the New American Landscape, 1939–48
Project Description: Research and preparation of a book on U.S. landscape painting during and after World War II.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Academy Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Doris Berger
[Exhibitions: Planning]
Project Title: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900–1970
Project Description: Development of a traveling exhibition, digital and educational content, and public programs exploring the role of African Americans in the American film industry.
Outright: 75000 Match: 0

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Susan Luftschein
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project
Project Description: Digitization of approximately 17,000 items including paper materials, historic photographs, video recordings, and cultural objects from collections held by six community archives in the L.A. as Subject research alliance.
Outright: 270000 Match: 0

Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Redwood City, CA
Project Director: Elaine Yau
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: The Paintings of Clementine Hunter (1887–1988), a Folk Artist of Rural Louisiana
Project Description: Research and preparation for a book on the self-taught Louisiana painter Clementine Hunter (1887-1988).
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Project Director: Stephen Sohn
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: The Korean War (1950–53) in Poetry by Korean Americans
Project Description: Research leading to an article and book on the impact of the Korean War on the literature of Korean-American poets, such as Myung Mi Kim, Don Mee Choi, and Sun Young Shin.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Citizen Film, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Project Director: Sam Ball
[Community Conversations]
Project Title: The American Creed Community Conversations Initiative
Project Description: Implementation of a public screening and discussion program on shared American ideals as addressed in the PBS documentary film American Creed.
Outright: 245000 Match: 0

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Project Director: David Seubert
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: The American Discography Project: Edison Disc Recording Access Initiative
Project Description: The completion of discographic entries for the complete output of Edison Diamond Discs, Thomas Edison's recording company, in the Discography of American Historical Recordings. The project will make available information about 14,000 discs recorded and released between 1912 to1929 and digitize 9,000 selections for public streaming through the National Jukebox.
Outright: 315000 Match: 0

George Washington University
Washington, DC
Project Director: Phillip Troutman
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: The Radical Visual Rhetoric of American Abolition in the 1830s
Project Description: The completion of two chapters of a book on images in abolitionist publications during the 1830s.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Women in Film & Video, Inc.
Washington, DC
Project Director: Leola Calzolai-Stewart
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: Changing State: Black Diplomats, Civil Rights, and the Cold War
Project Description: Production of a one-hour documentary about three African-American men who broke the color line at the U.S. State Department in the years following World War II.
Outright: 450000 Match: 0

University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
Athens, GA
Project Director: Claudio Saunt
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Mapping the People of Early America
Project Description: Completion of a database and web platform mapping the settlement and movement of African, Native, and European populations in North America between 1500 and 1790.
Outright: 185176 Match: 0

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Fred Yalouris
[Historic Places: Planning]
Project Title: Once Divided, Reunited: Atlanta BeltLine Transforms Historic Railroad Barriers to Modern-Day Connectors
Project Description: Planning for historic site interpretation of Atlanta's railroad corridor, including exhibitions, public programs, and trail signage.
Outright: 52532 Match: 0

State University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Project Director: Patrick Erben
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: German Pietism and American Literature of the Late 18th and 19th Centuries
Project Description: Research leading to an article and book on the influence of German Pietism on late 18th- and 19th-century American literature.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Mercer University
Macon, GA
Project Director: Sarah Gardner
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Reading During the American Civil War, 1861–1865
Project Description: Research and writing of a book on reading practices and literary interpretation during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Project Director: Jennifer Sherer
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Indexing the Iowa Labor History Oral Project
Project Description: Transcription of 363 oral history interviews from the Iowa Labor History Oral Project and completion of a comprehensive digital index.
Outright: 195000 Match: 0

Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Project Director: Amy Moorman
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Implementation Project: Archives of Iowa Broadcasting Creation of Online Media Library
Project Description: Improved public access for the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting through the cataloging of 28,000 items and digitization of over 2,000 broadcast tapes from KWWL-TV, a flagship public news station in eastern Iowa. The collection documents the history and development of community radio and television in the state from 1922 to 2007.
Outright: 165276 Match: 0

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Project Director:  
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships]
Project Title: Wadateka'a Nadeguyengana: Harney Valley Paiute Stories
Project Description: Research and analysis in preparation of a book of Northern Paiute folktales and autobiographical narratives that document the language and history of the Wadateka'a in Harney Valley, Oregon.
Outright: 25200 Match: 0

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Project Director: Janet Gallimore
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Idaho: The Land and Its People
Project Description: Implementation of a permanent exhibition on the role of Native Americans in the history and culture of Idaho.
Outright: 0 Match: 400000

Chicago Horticultural Society
Glencoe, IL
Project Director: Leora Siegel
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Conserving, Digitizing, and Disseminating Rare and Fragile Horticultural Records
Project Description: Conservation and digitization of 62 rare and unique volumes of "language of flowers" literature published in the United States and Europe during the 19th century, to be made publicly available via the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Outright: 202000 Match: 0

Indiana University, Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Project Director: Shannon Bischoff
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation]
Project Title: Collaborative Research: The COLRC 2.0: A Coeur d’Alene Grassroots Community-Based Digital Documentation and Preservation Proj
Project Description: Technical enhancements and ingest of additional language resources to the digital repository, Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center. Coeur d'Alene, an endangered language of the Salish family, is spoken in northern Idaho by a few native speakers and an increasing number of second-language learners. Tribal members and others will also receive training in developing and maintaining language resources.
Outright: 116116 Match: 0

Trustees of Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
Project Director: Jonathan Eller
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Preserving the World of Ray Bradbury
Project Description: A planning project to preserve and process a collection of papers and memorabilia associated with the writer Ray Bradbury.
Outright: 50000 Match: 0

Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Project Director: Nicole Etcheson
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Suffrage in the Post-Civil War United States
Project Description: A book on disputes over suffrage for women, African Americans, and ex-Confederates in the post-Civil War era.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Lexington, KY
Project Director: Deirdre Scaggs
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Revealing 200 Years of the American Mosaic through the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters
Project Description: Arrangement and description of 355 cubic feet of letters, diaries, and other personal papers from the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which chronicle various aspects of the American experience from 1750 to 1960. Fifty cubic feet of material will be digitized, resulting in over 2,000 finding aids and 80,000 digitized documents.
Outright: 199148 Match: 0

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, LA
Project Director: Laura Thomson
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: African American Land Ownership in the South: Increasing Access to the Records of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and
Project Description: A planning project to organize the records of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and the Emergency Land Fund relating to African-American land ownership and agriculture in the rural South from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Outright: 50000 Match: 0

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
Project Director: Traci Parker
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights: The Racial Integration of American Department Stores from the 1950s to 1980s
Project Description: Research and writing of a monograph on the economic consequences of the integration of American department stores, from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

American Congregational Association
Boston, MA
Project Director: Margaret Bendroth
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: New England's Hidden Histories: Providing Access to Founding Documents of American Democracy
Project Description: The addition of at least 18,000 pages, finding aids, and select transcriptions to the New England's Hidden Histories collection of early New England church records.
Outright: 308000 Match: 0

University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, MA
Project Director: Christa Beranek
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Digitizing Plimoth Plantation’s 17th-Century Historical Archaeology Collections
Project Description: Cataloging, digitization, and creation of access to the archaeological collections connected to the early colonists of Plimoth Plantation. The project encompasses field notes, plans, drawings, and photos associated with the excavations of four key sites. Materials will be made accessible to the public, teachers, students, and scholars via an online database and finding aids.
Outright: 181000 Match: 0

American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA
Project Director: Alan Degutis
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: North American Imprints Program
Project Description: The production and enhancement of cataloging data for 11,269 imprints published in North America before 1841, along with creation of links in catalog records to 17,796 digital reproductions of imprints available through online repositories and content providers.
Outright: 315000 Match: 0

St. John's College, Main Campus
Annapolis, MD
Project Director: Zena Hitz
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Intellectual Life: What It Is and Why It Matters
Project Description: Completion of a book on the importance of intellectual life, addressing historical and contemporary examples of social withdrawal, contemplation, and scientific reflection.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Project Director: Gregory Britton
[Humanities Open Book Program]
Project Title: Humanities Open Book Program
Project Description: The digitization and creation of freely-accessible e-books for 200 classic humanities texts from Johns Hopkins University Press in the areas of American history, European history, literary criticism, and philosophy.
Outright: 200000 Match: 0

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Project Director: Stephanie Sapienza
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public Radio Collection
Project Description: The creation of an online research environment for up to 3,300 hours of digital audio files from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) and approximately 120,000 digitized images of the NAEB's historical records.
Outright: 217000 Match: 0

Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor, ME
Project Director: Julia Gray
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Access to Native American Collections at the Abbe Museum
Project Description: The Abbe Museum holds 70,000 objects documenting the 12,000-year history of the five Wabanaki Nation tribes that inhabit northern New England, Maritime Canada, and Quebec. The project will develop a pilot program to work with local tribal leaders to digitize these artifacts, collect information about their history, and share the collections with the public in a way that respects tribal customs.
Outright: 50000 Match: 0

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Project Director: Heidi Morse
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Black Women and the Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome in 19th-Century America
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a book on how African-American women used classical Greco-Roman traditions of rhetoric and art to promote racial equality in 19th-century America.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Project Director: John Leary
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: A Cultural History of the Concept of Innovation, from the 17th Century to the Present
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a book exploring the cultural history of the concept of innovation.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS
Project Director: Shelley Ritter
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Delta Blues Museum: The Story of America's Music
Project Description: Implementation of a 9,000-square-foot exhibition, public programs, and curriculum materials exploring the history and influence of American Blues music and its connection to the Mississippi Delta.
Outright: 360000 Match: 100000

University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Project Director: Irene Applelbaum
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships]
Project Title: Completing Phase I of Making Kutenai Tales Accessible: Searchable Text, Interlinearized Narratives, and Audio Recordings
Project Description: An annotated edition, in digital and audio form, of nine folktales in the endangered Kutenai language, spoken in the northwestern United States and southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
Outright: 50400 Match: 0

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Project Director: Peter L'Official
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a book on post-1960 photographic, literary, and cinematic representations of urban ruin in the South Bronx, New York.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Project Director: Julie May
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Portal to the Past: Creating Brooklyn Historical Society's Digital Map Collection
Project Description: The cataloging, conservation, and digitization of 1,600 flat and folded maps of Brooklyn, from the Revolutionary War era to 2015, concentrating on the early development of the city (and, eventually, borough of New York City) in the 19th century.
Outright: 110000 Match: 25000

Radio Diaries
Brooklyn, NY
Project Director: Joe Richman
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: The History of Now
Project Description: The production of eighteen radio documentaries, for broadcast and online distribution, exploring a wide range of events in U.S. history.
Outright: 250000 Match: 100000

Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, N.Y.
New Paltz, NY
Project Director: Josephine Bloodgood
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Preserving and Enhancing Access for the Historic Documents of New Paltz, New York
Project Description: A collaborative planning and pilot project to assess and selectively digitize archival records held at four cultural heritage institutions in New Paltz, New York, pertaining to the history and culture of the mid-Hudson Valley region during the 17th and 19th centuries, including the experiences of Native-American, African-American, and Dutch-Reformed communities.
Outright: 59996 Match: 0

American Foundation for the Blind Inc.
New York, NY
Project Director: Helen Selsdon
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Digitization and Metadata Creation for the Helen Keller Archive Press Clippings and Scrapbooks
Project Description: The digitization of scrapbooks and news clippings, totaling 34,000 digital images, from the personal papers of Helen Keller, completing the comprehensive digitization and free online access of Keller's archive, including for users with visual and hearing disabilities.
Outright: 295000 Match: 0

Library of America
New York, NY
Project Director: Max Rudin
[Community Conversations]
Project Title: Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters Today
Project Description: Production of an anthology of African-American poetry and an accompanying series of reading and discussion programs.
Outright: 369000 Match: 0

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Project Director: Morgen Stevens-Garmon
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Conservation and Digitization of the  Museum of the City of New York’s Theatrical Broadsides
Project Description: The preservation and digitization of 700 early, one-sheet playbills from New York theaters from 1785 to the 1880s. The Museum of the City of New York would complete the conservation, description, and digitization of its Collection of Theatrical Broadsides, ensuring the survival of documents important for the study of early American performing arts.
Outright: 143804 Match: 0

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Project Director: Lindsay Turley
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Eyes on America: Processing and Cataloging the LOOK Collection
Project Description: Processing a collection of approximately 170,000 photographic negatives from LOOK magazine, including cataloging, copyright research, evaluation, and creation of 8,500 reference scans.
Outright: 96618 Match: 0

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Project Director: Henry Raine
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Digitization of the New-York Historical Society's Subway Construction Photograph Collection
Project Description: The digitization of 66,000 photographs produced by the New York City Board of Transportation before and during construction of the New York subway system from 1900 to 1950, documenting people, buildings, streetscapes, and the construction process throughout the subway network across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Outright: 87310 Match: 0

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Project Director: Marci Reaven
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
Project Description: Implementation of a national touring exhibition, educational programing, and a website exploring citizenship and Jim Crow laws in the post-emancipation era.
Outright: 400000 Match: 0

WNET
New York, NY
Project Director: Michael Kantor
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: American Masters—Mae West: I'm No Angel
Project Description: Production of a documentary film about the writer and actress Mae West (1893–1980).
Outright: 500000 Match: 0

Queens College
Queens, NY
Project Director: Matthew Crain
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: The Rise of Surveillance Advertising in America, from the 1990s to the 2000s
Project Description: Research and writing of a book on the history of advertising and the surveillance of consumer activity on the Internet.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Strong Museum
Rochester, NY
Project Director: Jon-Paul Dyson
[Exhibitions: Planning]
Project Title: The History and Cultural Impact of Video Games: A New Gallery at The Strong
Project Description: Planning of a permanent gallery exploring the history and impact of video games on popular culture, learning, and American leisure.
Outright: 75000 Match: 0

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Project Director: Sascha Scott
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Interpreting Early 20th-Century Paintings by Pueblo Artists of the American Southwest
Project Description: Research and preparation of a book on paintings by 20th-century Pueblo artists of the southwestern United States.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Jefferson Community College
Watertown, NY
Project Director: Ronald Palmer
[Dialogues on the Experience of War]
Project Title: Dialogues of Honor and Sacrifice: Soldiers’ Experiences in the Civil War and the Vietnam War
Project Description: A one-week preparatory program, and a 15-week undergraduate course including a field trip to Gettysburg, PA, and Washington, DC.
Outright: 95090 Match: 0

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Project Director: Minnita Daniel-Cox
[Humanities Connections Planning Grants]
Project Title: The Life, Works, and Legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development
Project Description: A one-year curricular planning grant to revise courses in computer science, sociology, history, and music using the life and work of Paul Laurence Dunbar to examine significant themes in American history and culture.
Outright: 35000 Match: 0

Kent State University Main Campus
Kent, OH
Project Director: Kevin Adams
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Civil Rights and Anti-Chinese Violence in Seattle During the 1880s
Project Description: Work on a book-length examination of anti-Chinese violence in late 19th-century Seattle and its implications for post-Reconstruction federal civil rights policy.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Miami University, Oxford
Oxford, OH
Project Director: Denise McCoskey
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Eugenics and Classical Scholarship in Early 20th-Century America
Project Description: Research and writing of a scholarly article about the role of eugenics in American classical scholarship prior to World War II.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Pawnee Nation College
Pawnee, OK
Project Director: Michael Burgess
[Humanities Connections Planning Grants]
Project Title: Enhancing Tribal Sovereignty through Humanities-Science Connections
Project Description: A one-year planning grant to integrate Pawnee language, history and culture into the natural science curriculum.
Outright: 35000 Match: 0

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Project Director: Michael Dwyer
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Tinsel and Rust: Hollywood Film and Postindustrial Cities in the United States
Project Description: Preparation for publication of a book-length study of the relationship between postindustrial cities and film in the United States from the 1970s to the present.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Presbyterian Historical Society
Philadelphia, PA
Project Director: Beth Hessel
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Digitizing the Religious News Service Photographs: A Planning Project
Project Description: A planning project to place online 68,000 photographs taken by the Religious News Service; 500 high-priority images will be selected for digitization.
Outright: 44135 Match: 0

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Project Director: Sarah Igo
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Nine Digits: a Biography of a Number and a Nation
Project Description: Research toward writing a history of the Social Security number, examining modern U.S. attitudes toward citizenship, governance, and civic feeling.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Project Director: Mary Cunningham-Kruppa
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Unlocking Sound Stories: Preserving and Accessing the Harry Ransom Center's Audio Collections
Project Description: The digitization and preservation of 2,862 sound recordings in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The recordings include interviews with 20th-century literary and public figures, such as Julia Alvarez, Ben Bradlee, Norman Mailer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, David O. Selznick, Anne Sexton, Gloria Swanson, William Faulkner, and others.
Outright: 195141 Match: 0

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA
Project Director: Jillian Galle
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: The Origins of a Slave Society: Digitizing Flowerdew Hundred
Project Description: Cataloging and digitization of archaeological collections from the Flowerdew Hundred site, a major 17th-century plantation in the Virginia Tidewater region. Artifacts, site records, maps, and photographs will be integrated into the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, where they will be available along with materials from approximately 80 other slavery sites in the Atlantic and Caribbean region.
Outright: 315000 Match: 0

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA
Project Director: Emilie Johnson
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Project Description: Implementation of traveling and panel exhibitions exploring the complicated role of slavery in our national founding and the experiences of enslaved people at Monticello.
Outright: 300000 Match: 0

Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Seattle, WA
Project Director: Sally R. Anderson
[Documenting Endangered Languages - Fellowships]
Project Title: Documentation of the Contemporary Cahto Language
Project Description: Fieldwork and documentation of Contemporary Cahto, a modern adaptation of a dormant Native American language of north-central California, with lexical data to be incorporated into the applicant's Cahto dictionary and reference grammar.
Outright: 50400 Match: 0

Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
Project Director: Emily Clark
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Jesuit Missions and Native Communities in the Northwest, 1840–1940
Project Description: Research and writing of a chapter in a history of Jesuit missions to Native Americans in the American Northwest and Alaska from 1840 to 1940.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Project Director: Emily Callaci
[Summer Stipends]
Project Title: Planning the African Family in the 1960s and 1970s
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a book on family planning in Africa during the 1960s and 1970s.
Outright: 6000 Match: 0

Wisconsin Library Services
Madison, WI
Project Director: Emily Pfotenhauer
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Title: Listening to War: Digitizing Wisconsin's Wartime Oral Histories
Project Description: The digitization of 1,100 oral history interviews, comprising 1,299 hours of sound recordings and 330 hours of moving images, pertaining to Wisconsin's experience in wartime during the 20th century.
Outright: 135000 Match: 0

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Post date: April 9, 2018