Blount County Preservation Assessment
Recipient: Glenn, Jackie (Maryville, TN 37803 USA) in affiliation with Blount County Government
Goal: A preservation assessment of the county's paper-based archival records, along with the purchase of preservation supplies and participation by the project director in online preservation workshops. The county archives, dating to the 18th century, include documentation on the encounter of Tennessee frontier settlers with American Indians as well as the involvement of area Quaker communities in the Underground Railroad.
Description: Blount County Archives preservation assistance grant will be used to provide a general preservation assessment and to evaluate current policies and procedures. The conservator from Lyrasis will assess possible risks to collections from building and environment-related problems, including emergency preparedness. The conservator will also review existing collections maintenance program and provide recommendations for improving storage and handling practices. Grant Administrator will review recommendations from Conservator and use the assessment as a planning guide for short-, medium-, and long-term preservation priorities in the context of our institution. Archivist will make changes as funds are available. Conservation supplies and equipment will be purchased upon recommendation from conservator. Archivist plans to use balance of grant for tuition for on-line preservation classes available from Lyrasis or other Conservation web-sites.
Grant: 199759 / PG-51015-10, Category: Museum Studies or Historic Preservation, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: Preservation Assistance Grants, Year Awarded: 2010
Felix G. Woodward Library Disaster Preparedness
Recipient: Johnson, Sharon (Clarksville, TN 37044 USA) in affiliation with Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN 37040 USA)
Goal: The hiring of a consultant to assist with the development of a disaster preparedness and emergency response plan and to provide training for staff. The library's humanities collections include the papers of several notable authors including Robert Penn Warren, Dorothy Dix, and local agrarian writer, Danforth Ross.
Description: The project will help the library finalize a disaster preparedness plan and provide recovery training to the library staff of the Felix G. Woodward Library of Austin Peay State University which is in a tornado zone. The library houses three humanities special collections and a general humanities collection that is essential for study of and research in the humanities not only by the students, faculty, and staff of the university, but by researchers and the surrounding community.
Grant: 199611 / PG-50867-10, Category: Library Science, Archival Management, and Conservation, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: Preservation Assistance Grants, Year Awarded: 2010
The Papers of Andrew Jackson
Recipient: Feller, Daniel (Knoxville, TN 37996-4065 USA) in affiliation with University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN 37996-0001 USA)
Goal: The completion of work on Volumes 8 and 9 and the beginning of work on Volume 10.
Description: The Papers of Andrew Jackson is a scholarly editing project to collect and make available the extant literary record of the seventh president. The project has conducted an exhaustive worldwide search for documents and produced a comprehensive microfilm with accompanying hardbound guide. It is now publishing a 17-volume printed edition, the heart of which will be the eight annual presidential volumes. This grant will support completion of the second and third presidential volumes, Volumes 8 and 9, covering 1830 and 1831, and the start of work on Volume 10, covering 1832. Including many previously unpublished and even unknown documents, fully annotated and indexed, these volumes will provide an authoritative record of Jackson's presidency and advance scholarship on a broad range of related subjects. The Jackson project began collecting documents in 1971 and publishing volumes in 1980. It aims to produce a volume roughly every two and a half years.
Grant: 196529 / RQ-50360-09, Category: American History, Division: Research Programs, Program: Scholarly Editions, Year Awarded: 2009
Representations of the "Other": Jews in Medieval Christendom
Recipient: Resnick, Irven M (Chattanooga, TN 37403 USA) in affiliation with University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN 37402 USA)
Goal: A five-week institute to be held at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (UK) for twenty-five college and university teachers to examine the evolution of medieval European conceptions of alterity.
Description: This proposal seeks funding to hold a five-week summer institute to be held July 2, 2010 - August 11, 2010. The summer institute will allow participants to gain a better understanding of changes in the legal status, economic conditions, cultural stereotypes and depictions of Jews as the most visible and problematic minority group in medieval Christendom.
Grant: 197410 / EH-50188-09, Category: Medieval Studies, Division: Education Programs, Program: Institutes for College and University Teachers, Year Awarded: 2009
The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861
Recipient: Leone, Janice M (Murfreesboro, TN 37132 USA) in affiliation with Middle Tennessee State University
Goal: Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers at The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, on major themes in nineteenth-century American history.
Description: "The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America 1801-1861" will examine the growing body of humanities scholarship on the early nineteenth century. Each workshop will combine classroom and field studies, including archaeology. Participants will use as primary source evidence a variety of documents from the 1801-1861 time period, the objects in The Hermitage's collections, the books the Jackson family owned, the archaeological remains left behind by the enslaved black families, the architecture, and the cultural landscape to examine six interpretive themes:-Growing Democracy-Cotton Economy and Slavery-Indians and Westward Expansion-Reform and Religion-Women's Lives in a Changing America-Developing a Distinct American Material Culture
Grant: 197493 / BH-50309-09, Category: American History, Division: Education Programs, Program: Landmarks of American History, Year Awarded: 2009
"Ask of me spiritual things. Ask of me myself:" The Autobiographies of Perpetua and Augustine
Recipient: Heffernan, Thomas John (Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA) in affiliation with University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN 37996-0001 USA)
Goal: A five-week college and university teachers seminar for sixteen participants to study the two great autobiographies of late Antiquity, the Prison Diary of Perpetua of Carthage and the Confessions of Saint Augustine.
Description: The seminar will study the two great autobiographies of late Antiquity, the Prison Diary of Perpetua of Carthage, hereafter called the Passion, and the Confessions of Saint Augustine. These works will be read against the backdrop of the city of Carthage which was crucial to our subjects' emotional and intellectual growth and to the composition of their narratives. Written by a female and a male respectively, and although separated from one another by almost two centuries -- the first written in times of persecution and the latter inside a church triumphant -- the two share a number of thematic characteristics which the seminar shall explore as we investigate questions concerning the political, theological and domestic issues which shaped such original and nuanced works of self exploration. Both books provided the foundation which allowed the west to begin its exploration of human psychology and they announced new voices where before there was only silence.
Grant: 197358 / FS-50224-09, Category: Religion, Division: Education Programs, Program: Seminars for College Teachers, Year Awarded: 2009
Incorporating the themes of "We the People" into the Programming of Humanities Tennessee, 2009
Recipient: Cheatham, Robert (Nashville, TN 37201 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Tennessee
Goal: The development of sessions at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books; assessment of the needs of cultural organizations in the state; planning for the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibit, "Journey Stories;" and the launch of the Tennessee Virtual Center for the Book.
Description: Humanities Tennessee???s 2009 ???We the People??? project will support: at least ten sessions on American history and culture at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books; assessments of cultural organizations to enable them to improve their abilities to document and present the histories of their communities; program planning for the ???Journey Stories??? Museum on Main Street tour; grants that examine state and local history; and the launching of the Tennessee Virtual Center for the Book.
Grant: 197611 / BC-50476-09, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: Grants for State Humanities Councils, Year Awarded: 2009
Leadership for a New Century
Recipient: Davis, Terry (Nashville, TN 37203 USA) in affiliation with American Association for State and Local History (Nashville, TN 37203-2991 USA)
Goal: Endowment for 1.5 additional humanities staff positions.
Description: For nearly seventy years, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has been working to provide humanities programming for and with America's history organizations. Now, as the field of state and local history struggles to increase its capacity to preserve, present, and interpret America's heritage, AASLH has embarked upon a campaign to substantially increase its endowment and hire an additional 1.5 humanities program staff members so the association can offer direct humanities programming for the field as well as professional development services to help address targeted issues, and at the same time continue in its important role to help bridge the gap between humanities scholarship, history organizations, and the public.
Grant: 193694 / CH-50594-09, Category: American History, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants, Year Awarded: 2009
Uptown Downtown Digital Interpretation Planning Project
Recipient: Causey, Adera (Chattanooga, TN 37403 USA) in affiliation with Hunter Museum of American Art
Goal: Development of a digital interpretation plan for the Hunter Museum of Art's Uptown Downtown gallery.
Description: The Hunter seeks to develop a humanities-based, digital interpretation plan for the Museum???s Uptown Downtown Gallery. This gallery, comprised of early twentieth century paintings and works on paper, focuses on the theme of immigration and its many ramifications on that period. The Uptown Downtown Digital Interpretation Planning Project will allow the Hunter to gather, organize and classify in-depth, multi-media information using the stories and history illustrated by the works in this gallery. Advisors will assist the Hunter in identifying and gathering appropriate scholarship and determining the best way to present this information to visitors in an interactive digital format. It will also build institutional capacity by allowing the Hunter Museum to establish a foundation for an ongoing digital archive and a framework for the interpretation of other galleries.
Grant: 196967 / GE-50164-09, Category: Art History and Criticism, Division: Public Programs, Program: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning, Year Awarded: 2009
Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers' Project - Library Outreach Programs
Recipient: Thompson, Jerianne (Murfreesboro, TN 37130 USA) in affiliation with Linebaugh Public Library
Description: ???Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers' Project??? will assist libraries in presenting public humanities programs that explore the works of the Works Progress Administration Writers' Project, such as the American Guide series of state and regional travel and culture guides, regional cultural studies, oral history, films and photographs, and the works of important authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Saul Bellow, who got their start in the Writers' Project. Libraries will present five programs representing the broad scope of the Writers' Project and encourage scholar-led discussion of major project themes. Library programs will take place in Spring 2009 to complement the national broadcast of a major Spark Media television documentary, ???Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers' Project.???
Grant: 194252 / LR-50018-09, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Small Grants to Libraries: Soul of a People, Year Awarded: 2009
Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries
Recipient: Johnson, Ross M (Memphis, TN 38152 USA) in affiliation with University of Memphis
Description: The 1,000-square-foot panel exhibition examines baseball as a reflection of race relations in the United States, asking how baseball has shaped, and been shaped by, national identity and culture. Photographs, broadsides, team rosters, scorecards, and other baseball memorabilia would tell the story of black participation in baseball, from the integrated amateur leagues of the nineteenth century and the creation of segregated Negro Leagues in the Jim Crow era to Jackie Robinson's now-famous breaking of the color barrier in 1947.
Grant: 196848 / LT-50087-09, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion, Year Awarded: 2009
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries
Recipient: Alfrey, Adam (Knoxville, TN 37902 USA) in affiliation with Knox County Government
Description: Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, the 1,000-squear-foot panel exhibition offers a perspective on Abraham Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war--the secession of the Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Reproductions of significant documents signed by Lincoln, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment, and the Order to Blockade the Southern Ports--the official start of the Civil War--are included in the exhibition.
Grant: 197277 / LL-50057-09, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Small Grants to Libraries: Lincoln, Constitution and Civil W, Year Awarded: 2009
NEH on the Road: Wrapped in Pride
Recipient: Masler, Steve (Memphis, TN 38103 USA) in affiliation with Memphis Museums, Inc. (Memphis, TN 38111 USA)
Grant: 196821 / MR-50048-09, Category: Humanities, Division: Public Programs, Program: NEH on the Road, Year Awarded: 2009
NEH on the Road: Farm Life
Recipient: Hutsell, Diane (Athens, TN 37303 USA) in affiliation with McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Description: Funding for this grant will be used to support shipping costs of the NEH exhibit.
Grant: 197618 / MR-50052-09, Category: Museum Studies or Historic Preservation, Division: Public Programs, Program: NEH on the Road, Year Awarded: 2009
Rev. L.O. Taylor Collection
Recipient: Peiser, Judith L (Memphis, TN 38103 USA) in affiliation with Center for Southern Folklore (Memphis, TN 38104 USA)
Goal: Preservation and rehousing of 7,500 photographs, 30,000 feet of film, and 100 78-rpm disks related to African American history and culture from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Grant: 189449 / PT-50086-08, Category: Archival Management and Conservation, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: Save America's Treasures, Year Awarded: 2008
Traveller's Rest, Occupied Nashville, and the Civil War and Emancipation in the Upper South
Recipient: Hunt, Robert (Murfreesboro, TN 37132 USA) in affiliation with Middle Tennessee State University
Description: The workshops created by this grant will allow participants to explore the complex history of the slave system in the upper South, along with the relationship between Northern invasion and emancipation during the Civil War. Participants will be able to learn through visitation of historic sites. These include Traveller's Rest Plantation (the institutional base for the workshop); Fort Negley historic site and museum--the remains of a fort built by the Union military, and the site of a large camp of contraband labor; Stones River National Battlefield (Murfreesboro), home not only to battle site, but to the National Cemetery and the remains of a black community; a Tullahoma campaign landscape tour; and Chickamauga National Battlefield. In addition to these sites, nationally renowned historians Chandra Manning and Loren Schweninger will act as presenters, along with several local faculty and historians connected to area colleges, universities, and historic sites.
Grant: 192078 / BH-50267-08, Category: American History, Division: Education Programs, Program: Landmarks of American History, Year Awarded: 2008
We the People of Tennessee -- 2008
Recipient: Cheatham, Robert (Nashville, TN 37201 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Tennessee
Goal: The 2008 Southern Festival of Books, the statewide tour of the exhibition, "Journey Stories," a grant program, and the development of a web-based Tennessee Virtual Center for the Book.
Description: Humanities Tennessee's 2008 "We the People" project will support: ten or more sessions on American history and culture at the 2008 Southern Festival of Books; organizational assessments, companion exhibits, and a speakers bureau for organizations hosting Museum on Main Street tours; grants that examine local or state history in the context of American history; a marketing plan for Picturing America; and new web content addressing the themes of "We the People."
Grant: 192170 / BC-50423-08, Category: American History, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: Grants for State Humanities Councils, Year Awarded: 2008
State Humanities Program
Recipient: Stephenson, Kathryn A (Nashville, TN 37219 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Tennessee (Nashville, TN 37201 USA)
Grant: 189540 / SO-50277-08, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO), Year Awarded: 2008
Shelving for Collection Storage
Recipient: Palmateer, Kay (Oak Ridge, TN 37830 USA) in affiliation with Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, Inc.
Goal: Rehousing approximately 400 to 600 objects of the museum's collection of artifacts, documenting the history of Appalachia and the community of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Collection items include quilts, toys, furniture, dolls, and coal mining artifacts. The purchase of a light meter and environmental monitoring equipment would also address the storage needs of these collections.
Description: The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge proposes to partially furnish its storage room with permanent shelves and to rehouse a portion of its permanent collection using archival materials.
Grant: 189357 / PG-50360-08, Category: Humanities, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: Preservation Assistance Grants, Year Awarded: 2008
John Adams Unbound: A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries
Recipient: Coleman, Elizabeth (Nashville, TN 37219 USA) in affiliation with Nashville Public Library
Description: ???John Adams Unbound??? is a traveling exhibition based upon a larger exhibition of the same name developed by the Boston Public Library. The exhibition uses the lens of John Adams???s personal library of 3,500 volumes???deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894???to reveal and examine for a national audience how the intellectual content and the historical context of Adams???s reading reflected, shaped, and informed his world and revolutionary views. The story told in the exhibition is that of a great man committed to a lifelong scholarly humanistic endeavor that profoundly influenced his beliefs and actions. The exhibition travels to 20 public and academic libraries; a planning seminar for librarians and related educational materials support the tour.
Grant: 192402 / LS-50128-08, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Small Grants to Libraries: John Adams Unbound, Year Awarded: 2008