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The Record - May 1998

Grants and Awards


NHPRC Meeting

Commission Recommends 65 Grants Totaling $2,915,171

At its meeting on February 24, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recommended $327,494 for four regrant projects; $1,083,945 for 20 records access projects; $22,995 for one project to improve documentary editing; $1,260,389 for 23 documentary editing projects; $134,598 for 15 documentary publication subventions; and $85,750 for two archival and editing fellowships. The grant recommendations were made in response to more than $4,750,000 in requests.

In other business, it was reported that Marvin "Bud" Moss had been reappointed to the Commission by the President for a four-year term, and that Mary Maples Dunn, Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, will serve as the representative of the American Historical Association for the next four years.

The Commission also heard a report on collaborative fundraising efforts among the NHPRC, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Association for Documentary Editing. Members passed a resolution proposing that the Commission renew its efforts to assist the editors of NHPRC-sponsored projects to secure additional support from appropriate private and public sources to complete the editorial work of the projects.

Grant application materials may be requested by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail:

National Historical Records and Publications Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 106
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Telephone: 202-357-5010
Fax: 202-357-5914
Email: nhprc@nara.gov


Regrant Projects

.Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL: A one-year grant of $25,000 for its Development and Training Regrant II Project, which seeks to provide education and training programs for archivists, records managers, and records custodians, and to support archives and records management programs leading to improved management of historical records.

.Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA: A two-year grant of $100,000 matching and an additional two-year conditional grant of up to $100,000 matching for its Regrant for Historical Repositories Project, which seeks to promote archival planning and cooperation, education, preservation, access, and the use of technology in Georgia's repositories.

.Maine State Historical Records Advisory Board, Augusta, ME: A three-year grant of $52,494 for its Preservation and Access Regrant Project, which seeks to improve preservation of and access to Maine's historical records.

.Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: A two-year conditional grant of $50,000 for its Regrant Project, which seeks to address the needs of local repositories of Nevada's documentary heritage.

.University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK: A 16-month grant of $33,718 for a project to undertake preservation of and provide access to the Fred Machetanz film collection, an important visual record of Alaska's territorial period.

.Mobile Municipal Archives, Mobile, AL: An eight-month grant of $7,600 for a project to revise the 1986 edition of the Guide to the Municipal Archives and to publish and distribute the revised edition.

.Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA: A one-year grant of $84,305 for the second year of the San Francisco News-Call-Bulletin Photographic Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Project at its Bancroft Library.

.The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT: A one-year conditional grant of $75,600 ($20,000 matching) for a project to process, catalog, and produce finding aids for 30 significant manuscript collections documenting the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the early national period through the Civil War.

.Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, GA: A one-year grant of $33,331 for its project to arrange and describe three collections of historical photographs: images of African Americans, the Marion Johnson Collection, and cased images.

.Evanston Historical Society, Evanston, IL: A two-year conditional grant of $45,000 ($15,000 matching) for a project to arrange, describe, and make available local government records, personal papers, and organization records documenting the city's history.

.The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: A one-year grant of $21,050 for a project to microfilm the papers of architect and city planner Edward H. Bennett, Sr.

.Northeastern University, Boston, MA: A two-year conditional grant of $155,372 for a project to identify, locate, and secure collections for four under-documented Boston communities-the African American, Chinese, lesbian and gay, and Puerto Rican-and to arrange and describe three major collections documenting organizations from three of these communities.

.University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI: A six-month conditional grant of up to $6,550 for a project to plan for a digitized image database of Great Lakes ships based on the Father Edward J. Dowling Marine Historical Collection.

.Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO: An 18-month grant of $58,620 for a project to arrange and describe 18 of the most important collections from its Ozark Labor Union Archives (OLUA).

.The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC: A conditional grant of up to $15,000 for up to one year for a project to develop an archives and records management program for the university's records and for those of the Lumbee Tribe.

.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: A conditional two-year grant of $73,556 for a project to arrange and describe the records of Frances R. Grant and Robert Alexander, two individuals involved in U.S. non-government organizations in Latin America.

.New York University, New York, NY: A two-year conditional grant of $135,220 ($30,000 matching), to go to its Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for the second phase of its "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives" Labor Records Project to locate, preserve, and make accessible records documenting the labor history of New York City.

.The Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK: A six-month conditional grant of up to $5,000 for a project to develop a plan for a tribal archives program to supplement its current records management program.

.Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Pawnee, OK: A one-year conditional grant of up to $65,000 for a project to develop a records management program and to process tribal records.

.University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: A 15-month grant of $55,675 for a project to arrange, describe, and make available the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Robbins Pennell, Margaret Naumburg, and Wanda Gág.

.Documentary Arts, Inc., Dallas, TX: A one-year grant of $31,241 to establish a regional archivist program involving four Dallas-area institutions-DAI, the African American Museum, Jarvis Christian College, and Wiley College.

.University of Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX: A conditional two-year grant of up to $79,373, to go to the Center for the Study of Women and Gender and the Special Collections and Archives Department for a project to arrange and describe manuscript materials that document the history of women and gender in South Texas, specifically women's voluntary organizations.

.National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, VA: A five-month grant of $15,650 for a project to develop an archives and records management program.

.Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, WA: A one-year grant of $87,084, to go to its Cheney Cowles Museum for a project to preserve and catalog nitrate and acetate negatives from more than 80 collections.

Projects to Improve Documentary Editing

.Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc.: A ten-month grant of $22,995 to this fund-raising affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to support the 27th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents.

Documentary Editing Projects

.Duke University, Durham, NC: A grant of $56,137 for The Jane Addams Papers.

.University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: A grant of $47,103 for The Papers of John C. Calhoun.

.The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: A grant of $15,000 for The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

.William Marsh Rice University, Houston, TX: A grant of $72,437 for The Papers of Jefferson Davis.

.West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown, WV: A grant of $16,343 for The Papers of Frederick Douglass.

.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: A grant of $46,391 for The Papers of Thomas Edison.

.The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD: A grant of $40,799 for The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower.

.University of Maryland, College Park, MD: A grant of $102,804 for Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867.

.Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA: A grant of $100,000 for The Papers of Emma Goldman.

.University of Maryland, College Park, MD: A grant of $72,510 for The Samuel Gompers Papers.

.Ulysses S. Grant Association, Carbondale, IL: A grant of $72,071 for The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: A grant of $68,113 for The Papers of Andrew Jackson.

.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: A grant of $79,459 for The Papers of Andrew Johnson.

.University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: A grant of $76,692 for The Papers of Henry Laurens.

.Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, IL: A grant of $68,040 and an additional matching offer of $20,000 for The Lincoln Legal Papers: A Documentary History of the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861.

.George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, VA: A grant of $52,000 for The Papers of George Catlett Marshall.

.Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA: A grant of $20,639 for The Papers of John Marshall.

.The American University, Washington, DC: A grant of up to $41,278 for The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.

.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: A grant of $43,094 for Correspondence of James K. Polk.

.University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC: A grant of $23,692 for Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks: Petitions to Southern Legislatures and County Courts, 1776-1867.

.University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ: A grant of $45,390 for Documentary Relations of the Southwest: Civil/Military.

.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: A grant of $43,000 for The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

.The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: A grant of $37,397 for The Journals of don Diego de Vargas.

Subventions

.University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: A grant of $9,900 for The Papers of George Washington: Retirement Series,
Vol. 1.

.University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of George Washington: Retirement Series,
Vol. 2.

.University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of George Washington: Presidential Series, Vol. 7.

.University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series, Vol. 4.

.University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ: A grant of $6,474 for The Empire of Sand: The Seri Indians and the Struggle for Spanish Sonora, 1645-1803.

.University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM: A grant of $10,000 for The Journals of don Diego de Vargas, Vol. 5: So One Might Live 1697-1700.

.University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM: A grant of $10,000 for The Journals of don Diego de Vargas, Vol. 6: How Joyous Was the Kingdom 1700-1705.

.University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of Nathanael Greene, Vol. 10.

.University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: A grant of $3,966 for The Papers of John Marshall, Vol. 9.

.University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Vol. 1.

.University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Vol. 2.

.University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Vol. 3.

.University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC: A grant of $10,000 for The Papers of Henry Laurens, Vol. 15.

.University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC: A grant of $8,168 for The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Vol. 25.

.Yale University Press, New Haven, CT: A grant of $6,000 for The Papers of Frederick Douglass: Series Two, Vol. 1: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Archival and Editing Fellowships

.Editing Fellow (to be named in June): A grant of $41,250.

.Pomona College, Claremont, CA: A grant of $1,000, to go to the Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott Project, for costs of selecting the Editing Fellow.

.Princeton University, Princeton, NJ: A grant of $43,500 to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library for a fellowship in archival administration for 1998-99.

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 929-4500
library@kennedy.nara.gov
Homepage: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a private, non-profit educational organization, administers and funds programs on behalf of the Kennedy Library. Scholars and students are invited to apply for support of their research and use of the archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the Library under the following programs. Only one grant or fellowship application can be submitted in a given year. ach application will be evaluated for support in all appropriate areas. Those received after a deadline will be considered in the next cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $2,500. Preference is given to research in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: April 20.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Fellowship. One or two per year. Current stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to applicants specializing in Latin American or Western Hemisphere history or policy studies during the Kennedy Administration or the period from the Roosevelt through the Kennedy presidencies. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October.

Abba Schwartz Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: May 1.

Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship. One per year. Current stipend of $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. Application deadline: March 15. Award announced: May 10.

Kennedy Research Grants. Several (10-15) per year. Range from $500 to $1,500. These can be on any topic relating to the Kennedy period or requiring use of the holdings. Preference is given to Ph.D. dissertation research, research in recently opened or relatively unused collections and the preparation of recent dissertaions for publication, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadlines: March 15 for spring grants, August 15 for fall grants. Awards announced: April 20 and October 20.

Hemingway Research Grants. Several (4-8) per year. Range from $200 to $1,000. These are awarded to scholars requiring the use of the Hemingway Collection. Preference is given to dissertation research by Ph.D. candidates and research in recently opened or relatively unused portions of the collection, but all proposals are welcome. Application deadline: March 15. Awards announced: April 30. For additional information, please contact:

Grant and Fellowship Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3313
Telephone 617-929-4500

GERALD R. FORD LIBRARY
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 741-2218

The Gerald R. Ford Foundation semi-annually awards grants of up to $2,000 to support research in the Ford Library's collections. For grant application forms and information, please contact Geir Gundersen at the Ford Library. Application deadlines are March 15 and Sept. 15.

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY
500 West U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050-1798
(816) 833-1400

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute offers grants in four categories. Research Grants are intended to pay for one-to-three week research trips to the Truman Library. Deadlines for submitting applications for Research Grants are April 1 and October 1. No Research Grants will be made in excess of $2,500. The Scholar's Award is intended to be a salary or salary supplement to new or established scholars who are engaged in a major study relating to Truman's life and career. It is awarded in even-numbered years. The application deadline for the Scholar's Award is December 15 of the year preceding the one in which the award is available. Dissertation Year Fellowships are intended to support graduate students working on their dissertations. The amount of this grant is $16,000. Two awards will be given each year; the deadline for applications is February 1. The Undergraduate Student Grant is intended to pay for a research trip to the Library by an undergraduate student writing a thesis on a Truman-related topic. Application deadline for grant is December 1; amount will not exceed $1,000.

The Harry S. Truman Library Institute has awarded the Scholar's Award to: Zachary Karabell, Harvard University, "The Last Campaign: The Presidential Election of 1948."

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