To all of you Tennessee history enthusiasts, you’ll be so pleased to hear the news of the funding received throughout the state from the National Endowment for Humanities.
Yesterday, NEH announced the recipients of their recent funding cycle. Awards were made for 177 projects around the country and totaled $34 million dollars.
In Tennessee, projects awarded include:
- Chattanooga History Center — award provided to fund the implementation of a permanent, multimedia exhibit to tell the story of the history of Chattanooga, TN. I would love to go see this when it’s completed!
- TN Digital Newspaper Program – oh yes! Another 100,000 pages of historical newspapers from around the state will be added to the Chronicling America website (hosted by the Library of Congress). You can check the current list available here, but be sure to follow the program website for updates! (Disclaimer: yours truly is a member of the Advisory Board for this initiative)
- Blount County — the Blount County government will receive funds to better preserve their archival records. Their records date back to the late 1700s and includes a wealth of information on the history and culture of eastern Tennessee. I am personally also glad to hear this news as I coordinate the Blount County TNGenWeb site.
Congratulations to the award recipients. This is great news for the state and we are all looking forward to the great work that will happen as a result.
You can learn more about all the funded projects by reading the news release on the NEH website.