State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Davis, CA 95618 USA) in affiliation with California Council for the Humanities (San Francisco, CA 94108 USA)
Grant: 174197 / SO-50065-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Houston, TX 77010 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Texas (Austin, TX 78701-1506 USA)
Grant: 174239 / SO-50107-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Troy, NY 12180-6827 USA) in affiliation with New York Council for the Humanities (New York, NY 10038 USA)
Grant: 174226 / SO-50094-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Mission San Luis Endowment
Recipient: (Tallahassee, FL 32304-1645 USA) in affiliation with Florida Department of State (Tallahassee, FL 32399 USA)
Goal: Endowment for archaeological research and public programming at Mission San Luis, an historic site of Spanish and Native American interaction from the early era of the European colonization of North America.
Description: Mission San Luis is a National Historic Landmark owned by the State of Florida. It is co-managed by the Bureau of Archaeological Research and the Museum of Florida History within the Florida Department of State. For 20 years, humanities research and programming at the site have focused on contact-era Native Americans, Spanish colonizers, and the roots of the Hispanic American cultural tradition in the Southeast. The resulting blend of institutions and practices at Mission San Luis was characterized in part by cultural accommodation and ethnic diversity, coupled with legal and social protections regardless of ethnicity, gender, or status. These adaptations and principles resonate strongly with Americans three hundred years later. The Florida Department of State requests assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities in creating the Mission San Luis Endowment Fund. NEH is asked to provide $1 million to be matched by $3 million in non-federal funds. The amount yielded annually will support new humanities research and increase the reach of educational programming at the site.
Grant: 171780 / CZ-50079-05, Category: Archaeology, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Special Initiatives
Lessons of Freedom
Recipient: (Baltimore, MD 21202-4403 USA) in affiliation with Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture (Baltimore, MD 21202 USA)
Goal: Endowment for staff salaries, teacher development institutes and workshops, curriculum development, public programming, and acquisitions on the history and culture of African Americans in Maryland.
Description: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture ("Museum") is conducting a $4 million campaign to support and secure its signature interpretive program, Lessons of Freedom. The Museum has joined with Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education ("MSDE") to create a long-term American history curriculum based on the Museum's permanent exhibition's themes and objects. Lessons of Freedom will have an enduring impact on students and teachers as an integral part of the MSDE's state curriculum, dynamic lesson plans written by Maryland teachers and reviewed by nationally-renown scholars, supported with informative teacher backgrounds, recommended resources, and reinforcement activities. The result of more than two years of planning, Lessons of Freedom will advance students' knowledge of the governing principles and continuing resonance of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights with 70 model lessons, linked to Federal and State standards, for grades 4-8. Planned to improve student scores on the state achievement test, Lessons of Freedom will reach more than 870,000 public school students and 50,000 teachers throughout Maryland. When fully implemented, Lessons of Freedom and the Museum/MSDE Partnership will serve as a national model for its methodology and an ideal instructional tool for schools throughout the country. As a focal point of its campaign, the Museum requests a $1,000,000 We the People Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH funding will provide Lessons of Freedom with both an imprimatur of Federal support and a powerful incentive for participation by prospective donors.
Grant: 171794 / CZ-50093-05, Category: American History, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Special Initiatives
Endowing the Program in Early American Economy and Society
Recipient: (Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA) in affiliation with Library Company of Philadelphia
Goal: Endowment for research fellowships, acquisitions, and staff salaries for the Program in Early American Economy and Society.
Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia, an independent research library for the study of American history, seeks a $1 million "We the People" Challenge Grant to endow its innovative Program in Early American Economy and Society. Now in its fifth year, PEAES (the only program of its kind in the nation) is well-positioned to illuminate the economic aspects of the nation's founding, and it has already become the foremost center for scholarship in early American economic history through its publications, conferences, colloquia, fellowships, acquisitions, and website. Income from the $4-million endowment will support three essential PEAES activities: additional humanities staff, long-term research fellowships, and acquisitions.
Grant: 171803 / CZ-50102-05, Category: American History, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Special Initiatives
Working the Land: From Slavery to Sharecropping and Beyond in the Arkansas Delta
Recipient: (State University, AR 72467 USA) in affiliation with Arkansas State University, Main Campus
Goal: Restoration of two historic sites: the 1858 Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village and the 1930s Mitchell-East Building in Tyronza.
Description: Funding through this grant will complete restoration of two significant historic sites that are integrated with the university’s Heritage Studies Ph.D. Program and other humanities programming. These include an antebellum plantation near Lake Village, Arkansas, and the 1930s headquarters for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union formed in Tyronza, Arkansas. Both sites will provide an authentic historic context for understanding the agricultural heritage of the Lower Mississippi River Delta, an area with some of the richest land and some of the poorest people in the nation. Humanities programming at these sites will include interpretive exhibits and other multi-faceted educational opportunities for students, scholars and the general public.
Grant: 176007 / CH-50229-05, Category: Museum Studies or Historic Preservation, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Gainesville, FL 32605-0000 USA) in affiliation with Florida Humanities Council (St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5005 USA)
Grant: 174202 / SO-50070-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Pittsburgh, PA 15282 USA) in affiliation with Pennsylvania Humanities Council (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2607 USA)
Goal: to support the "Our Stories, Our Future" initiative through the Speaker's Millennium Lecture, humanities grants, book discussion groups, Commonwealth Speakers, and promotional and media activities. Partnering with PCN, the state's cable network, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council will take We the People programming throughout the state. In addition to broadcasting the Speaker's Millennium Lecture, this partnership will create a new series featuring the Commonwealth Speakers, focusing especially on communities with the Speakers are presenting.
Description: The PHC will continue to build on its success connecting America's past in personally meaningful, socially significant ways to the people of Pennsylvania. Programming again will include events like the Speaker's Millennium Lecture, as well as book discussion groups; small and large grants; speakers; and the statewide broadcast of a new television series. The project will serve at least a quarter million people, reaching people in all 67 counties of the state in our final year.
Grant: 174233 / SO-50101-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Andrew Jackson: And the Shaping of American History
Recipient: (Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA) in affiliation with Community Television of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90027 USA)
Goal: Production of a four-hour television documentary series examining the life and times of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.
Grant: 175923 / GN-50502-05, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story
Recipient: Smilow, Margaret (New York, NY 10001-2605 USA) in affiliation with Educational Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY 10001 USA)
Goal: Production of a 90-minute documentary film about a community of African American jazz musicians in Paris from 1918-49.
Description: HARLEM IN MONTMARTRE: A PARIS JAZZ STORY is a 90-minute documentary of how a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians crossed the Atlantic and settled in Montmartre, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and introducing jazz to the French during the years between the world wars. A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York, Ideale Audience and Vanguard Documentaries, the film will show how jazz music---a quintessential American art form---had an impact on French culture and how the core of this energy was black America. The film will be broadcast in primetime on PBS as part of GREAT PERFORMANCES.
Grant: 176081 / GN-50579-05, Category: History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
Becoming Helen Keller
Recipient: (Conway, MA 01341 USA) in affiliation with Straight Ahead Pictures, Inc.
Goal: Production of a two-hour television documentary on the life of Helen Keller and her place in American culture.
Description: Becoming Helen Keller is a two hour film biography, a portrait of a unique woman who provides a revealing lens into the 20th century. With new scholarship developed by the project's humanities advisors, and commentary from other interview subjects, the film will tell how Keller became a writer, thinker, activist, media celebrity and international ambassador for human rights. The program will use several key themes: the changing role of education, women's roles in civil society, methods and aims of 20th century philanthropy, politics and ideas about human rights from the Progressive Era through the New Deal to the Cold War, media celebrity and the business of legend-making, and changing concepts of mind, language and personhood.
Grant: 176117 / GN-50615-05, Category: History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Midland, MI 48640 USA) in affiliation with Michigan Humanities Council (Lansing, MI 48912-1270 USA)
Grant: 174216 / SO-50084-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Enhancing Humanities Activities in Literary and Historical Manuscripts at The Pierpont Morgan LIbrary
Recipient: (New York, NY 10016-3403 USA) in affiliation with Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, NY 10016 USA)
Goal: Endowment for an existing curator position, a new associate curator, and increased operating expenses for the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts.
Description: The Morgan seeks a $750,000 challenge grant to support a greatly enhanced humanities program in the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. After a decade of growth at this independent research library and museum, a good deal of which was due to activities in this Department, the Morgan is poised to expand its humanities services with a new building project and a new strategic plan. Challenge funds will enhance humanities scholarship as well as humanities programming for a broad public. The grant will endow (1) a Curatorship, which will be restructured to take on greater responsibility for humanities activities; (2) a new associate curatorship; and (3) increased operating expenses.
Grant: 172271 / CH-50153-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
Challenge Grant for Library Construction and Humanities Endowment
Recipient: Chatfield-Taylor, Adele (New York, NY 10022 USA) in affiliation with American Academy in Rome
Goal: Renovation of the Academy's library and endowment for a staff position and lecture program.
Description: The American Academy in Rome requests a challenge grant in the amount of $750,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an amount the Academy will match 4:1 (for a total project of $3,750,000). These funds will make possible a much-needed renovation of the Academy's Library and will begin an endowment in support of humanities programming. Specifically, the renovation will enhance the Academy's service to scholars and other Library readers. The endowment will expand and support intellectual exchange and the Academy's outreach efforts in Italy and the United States by funding in perpetuity both the salary of one mid-level staff person responsible for implementing programs and a public lecture in the humanities, which may be named the NEH Lecture. In accomplishing these goals, the NEH challenge will provide a long-term benefit to the humanities, scholarly research and public programming in the humanities. It will expand the Academy's outreach to American scholars including through its member institutions nationwide and will also perform a powerful role in the Academy's forthcoming campaign to increase the Academy's endowment by c. 50%, especially in support of the humanities, by helping the Academy to secure private funds.
Grant: 172276 / CH-50158-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
Achein Center for Research and Cultural Exchange
Recipient: (Santa Fe, NM 87508-1300 USA) in affiliation with Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM 87504 USA)
Goal: Construction of a Center for Research and Cultural Exchange and endowment for a visiting scholar program and technology expenses.
Description: The Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development known as IAIA submits this matching grant to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a two fold purpose; the construction of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange and the implementation of educational, cultural research programming through the first ever visiting tribal college scholars program as part of our Lifelong Learning Center Program and Center. IAIA requests $750,000 from the Humanities and will match that amount over four years with $2,250,000 for a total of $3,000,000. One million, five hundred thousand ($1,500,000) will be used for the construction of the Center and $1,500,000 will be invested in an endowment for the visiting scholars program.
Grant: 172290 / CH-50172-05, Category: Native American Studies, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants
New York State Digital Newspaper Project: Phase One
Recipient: (New York, NY 10018 USA) in affiliation with New York Public Library
Goal: Digitization of 100,000 pages of New York newspapers, dating from 1900 to 1910, as part of the test bed for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Description: The New York Public Library requests $499,911 to create digital access to historical New York State newspapers. Since 1725, when the first newspaper in New York was launched, the State has played a seminal role in the development of newspaper publishing. Issues from 1900 to 1910, drawn from NYPL’s extensive newspaper holdings, will be digitized from microform, creating image files, OCR text, and metadata for 100,000 pages. Priority titles have been identified. The Library’s Preservation and Digital Library Program staff will develop systems to organize, link, and ensure the quality of the digital materials. Partnering with Cornell University Library, NYPL will be able to contribute extensive technical expertise to the national NDNP effort.
Grant: 175789 / PJ-50012-05, Category: American History, Division: Preservation and Access, Program: National Digital Newspaper Program
Walt Whitman: Boisterous Voice of America
Recipient: (Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA) in affiliation with Film/Video Arts, Inc. (New York, NY 10010-6242 USA)
Goal: Production of a two-hour television biography of Walt Whitman.
Grant: 175941 / GN-50517-05, Category: American History, Division: Public Programs, Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
State Humanities Program
Recipient: (Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 USA) in affiliation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ 08608 USA)
Grant: 174224 / SO-50092-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Federal/State Partnership, Program: State Programs (SO)
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Recipient: (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 USA) in affiliation with University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA)
Goal: The renovation of space and the addition of air conditioning and fireproofing as well as an endowment for staff salaries within a university museum of archaeology
Description: The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (KMA) is a unit in the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan. As our mission statement makes clear the Kelsey Museum serves multiple audiences, ranging from the international scholarly community through the students of the University of Michigan to the general public. In all our programs we aim to integrate the needs of these audiences. With the current project we are striving to enhance our service to all our audiences, but in particular the general public, with the addition of enlarged and improved exhibit space and staff to produce and maintain state of the art public displays. Our challenge grant funding raising program seeks additional endowment to fund staff positions to realize the exhibit potential of our new space and also to help with refitting the old spaces to maximize their use for study and display.
Grant: 171077 / CH-50133-05, Category: Humanities, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants