Here are a few of the recent grants that caught our eye:
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Outright: $10,000[Preservation Assistance Grants] Project Director: Elizabeth Burgess
Project Title: Updating Manuscript Collection Housing Part II
Project Description: The purchase of preservation supplies as the second phase of rehousing the Stowe Center’s manuscript collections. The Center’s collection of 195,000 items dating from c. 1500 to the present include the Foote Collection of Stowe’s maternal family manuscripts; the Katharine Seymour Day Collection of the historic preservationist’s personal correspondence, notes, financial papers, family materials, and other documents; the Saturday Morning Club Collection, with meeting agendas, invitations, programs, minutes, and membership lists of the Hartford Women’s Literary Club; and the papers of architect George Keller. Together, these collections illuminate such topics as the material culture and history of antislavery, the history of slavery in the United States, women’s roles, the history of stage and screen, and historic preservation in Hartford.
Reinhardt College Outright: $189,004
[Landmarks of American History] Project Director: William Bishop
Project Title: The Trail of Tears: Context and Perspectives
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers about the history and culture of the Cherokee people.
University of Maryland, College Park Outright: $350,000
[Scholarly Editions and Translations] Project Director: Leslie Rowland
Project Title: Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 8 and 9 of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867.
Massachusetts Historical Society Outright: $350,000
[Scholarly Editions and Translations] Project Director: Sara Martin
Project Title: Adams Papers Editorial Project
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 20, 21, and 22 of the papers of John Adams (1735–1826) and volumes 15, 16, and 17 of the Adams Family’s correspondence.
Vincent Cannato Outright: $60,000
[Public Scholars] University of Massachusetts, Boston
Project Title: Powerhouse: Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889–1967) and America’s Catholic Cold War
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a biography of Archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman (1889–1967) and his influence on religion, politics, and American life
University of Massachusetts, Lowell Outright: $180,008
[Landmarks of American History] Project Director: Sheila Kirschbaum
Project Title: Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history of reform movements in Lowell, MA.
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Outright: $189,702
[Landmarks of American History] Project Director: Anthony Arrigo
Project Title: Sailing to Freedom: New Bedford and the Underground Railroad
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers to explore abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Outright: $251,536
[National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Caryn Radick
Project Title: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of New Jersey newspapers, published between 1800 and 1926, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Christopher Bellitto Outright: $35,000
[Public Scholars] Kean University
Project Title: Humility: A History of a Lost Virtue
Project Description: Research and writing of a book on the idea of humility in world literature, religion, philosophy, mythology, and theater.
Teagle Foundation Outright: $3,000,000
[Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)] Project Director: Andrew Delbanco
Project Title: The “Cornerstone” Approach to Reinvigorating General Education
Project Description: A five-year cooperative agreement to develop and implement new humanities pathways in undergraduate education.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Outright: $111,947
[Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Denver Brunsman
Project Title: The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction
Project Description: A one-week institute for 30 K–8 teachers on United States history from the colonial era through Reconstruction, to be held in Washington, D.C.
New-York Historical Society Outright: $161,860
[Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Mia Nagawiecki
Project Title: Early Encounters in the American Colonies
Project Description: A two-week institute for 30 K–12 teachers on the history of women in colonial America.
Historic Hudson Valley Outright: $189,384
[Landmarks of American History] Project Director: Elizabeth Bradley
Project Title: Slavery in the Colonial North
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 K–12 educators on the history of slavery in the colonial north.
Fort Ticonderoga Association Outright: $92,257
[Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Richard Strum
Project Title: For the Common Defense: Subjects, Citizens, and America’s Military Origins, 1609–1815
Project Description: A two-week institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the origins and development of American military institutions.
University of Oregon Outright: $99,985
[Digital Humanities Advancement Grants] Project Director: Daniel Rosenberg; Anthony Grafton (co-project director)
Project Title: Time Online II: The Time Charts of Joseph Priestley
NEH Grant Offers and Awards, July 2020
David Pettegrew Outright: $60,000
[Public Scholars] Messiah College
Project Title: The Archaeology of the Early Christian World: History, Methods, Evidence
Project Description: Research and writing for a book on the archaeological history of Early Christianity.
University of South Carolina, Columbia Outright: $200,000
[Scholarly Editions and Translations] Project Director: Constance Schulz
Project Title: The Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen of South Carolina: A Digital Documentary Edition
Project Description: Preparation for digital publication of volume 4 of the papers of three South Carolina statesmen: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825), Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828), and Charles Pinckney (1757–1824).
University of Virginia Outright: $256,000
[Scholarly Editions and Translations] Match: $78,000
Project Director: Jennifer Stertzer
Project Title: The Papers of U.S. President George Washington (1732–1799)
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 30 through 38 of the Revolutionary War series of the papers of George Washington (1732–1799).
University of Mary Washington Outright: $180,000
[Scholarly Editions and Translations] Match: $20,000
Project Director: Daniel Preston; Robert Karachuk (co-project director)
Project Title: The Papers of James Monroe
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 8 and 9 of the papers of James Monroe (1758–1831), fifth president of the United States.
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Outright: $146,125
[Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Karin Wulf
Project Title: Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America
Project Description: A two-week institute for 25 K–12 teachers on the broad history of colonial America.
Congratulations to all the grant winners!