The ASA congratulates its members on receiving National Endowment for the Humanities grants from the National Humanities Alliance. The full press release and list of ASA awardees appears below.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement today from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the August announcement of $43.1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 219 humanities projects nationwide:

“The latest round of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities will provide professional development opportunities for K–12 educators and college faculty, preserve our nation's cultural heritage, and support humanities infrastructure throughout the nation. This also marks the first round of Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grants which require a match of nonfederal funds. These innovative grants can be used for construction and renovation projects, preservation and conservation of humanities collections, and sharing humanities collections between institutions. Collectively, NEH grants bridge partisan divides by providing access to the humanities in every state and territory.

“The NEH’s investments generate public-private partnerships, cutting-edge research, promote teaching, and provide lifelong learning opportunities. They create jobs and community hubs in rural and urban areas alike. Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have continued to affirm the value of these programs to their communities, recently passing a funding increase for the NEH for the fourth year in a row.

“We are immensely proud of the NEH’s impact across the U.S. and will continue advocating for increased federal support for future grants in 2019 and beyond.”


ASA Awardees:

Alabama Humanities Foundation
Birmingham, AL
Project Director: Martha Bouyer
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: "Stony the Road We Trod . . . ": Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy
Project Description: A three-week institute for 30 school teachers on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama.
Outright: 178871 Match: 0

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Inc.
Bentonville, AR
Project Director: Mindy Besaw
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Native North America: Indigenous Art from the 1950s to Now
Project Description:
Outright: 65000 Match: 0

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Project Director: Teresa Moreno
[Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections]
Project Title: Creating a Sustainable Environment for the Preservation of ASM’s Anthropological Photographs
Project Description: An implementation project to create a secure and controlled, multi-climate suite for the Arizona State Museum's anthropological photographic collection, which contains over 525,000 prints, negatives, and transparencies providing visual documentation of the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and technologies of the indigenous peoples of the American Southwest.
Outright: 350000 Match: 0


Berkeley, CA
Project Director: T.J. Stiles
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: The Believer: Theodore Roosevelt and the Reinvention of American Democracy
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a comprehensive, one-volume biography of American president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Project Director: Robert Hirst
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Mark Twain Project
Project Description: Preparation for print and digital publication of three volumes of works by Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, San Francisco Writings, and Pudd'nhead Wilson; Volume 7 of his letters; and completion of necessary upgrades to the search engine and image database of the Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO).
Outright: 350000 Match: 350000

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Project Director: Rachel Reinhard
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: Movement, Mobilization, and Militarization: The Bay Area Home Front in World War ll
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the social, economic, and cultural impact of World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Outright: 165641 Match: 0

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Project Director: Louis Warren
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history of the transcontinental railroad.
Outright: 170000 Match: 0

Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Joshua Garrett-Davis
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: The Autry Museum of the American West: A Reinterpretation of the Imagined West
Project Description: Implementation of a permanent exhibition, a documentary, and public programs exploring images of the American West in popular culture.
Outright: 400000 Match: 0

International Documentary Association
Los Angeles, CA
Project Director: Ben Loeterman
[Media Projects Development]
Project Title: Winchelldom: The World of Walter Winchell
Project Description: Development of a one-hour documentary and companion website about newspaper columnist and radio commentator Walter Winchell (1897–1972).
Outright: 74995 Match: 0


Stanford, CA
Project Director: Cynthia Haven
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: “The Spirit of the Place”: Polish-American Poet Czeslaw Milosz in California
Project Description:
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Project Director: Clayborne Carson
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 8 and 9 of the papers of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), covering the years 1962-1964.
Outright: 125000 Match: 0

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Project Director: Robert Stephens
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on Gullah history, culture, and artistic expression.
Outright: 169833 Match: 0

DC Public Library Foundation Inc.
Washington, DC
Project Director: Marya McQuirter
[Exhibitions: Planning]
Project Title: Leaving a Legacy: DC Public Library Honors Dr. King
Project Description: Planning of a permanent exhibition at the District of Columbia public library and a website examining the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C.
Outright: 35000 Match: 5000

University of Tampa
Tampa, FL
Project Director: James Lopez
[Institutes for College and University Teachers]
Project Title: José Martí and the Immigrant Communities of Florida in Cuban Independence and the Dawn of the American Century
Project Description: A four-week institute for 30 college and university faculty on José Martí and the immigrant communities of Florida.
Outright: 190238 Match: 0

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Jesse Karlsberg
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions of Southern Sacred Music, 1851–1911
Project Description: Preparation of print and digital editions of five volumes of American Protestant music from several traditions, including gospel, spirituals, lined-out hymn singing, and shape-note music.
Outright: 260000 Match: 0

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Timothy Crimmins
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on southern segregation and the civil rights movement in Atlanta.
Outright: 169908 Match: 0

Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Scott Robertson
[Digital Humanities Advancement Grants]
Project Title: The Digital Drawer: A Crowd-Sourced, Curated, Digital Archive Preserving History and Memory
Project Description: The development and testing of the Digital Drawer project on digitized community archives for rural Georgia audiences. The project partners include the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia and Emory University.
Outright: 86471 Match: 0

HBCU Library Alliance
Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Sandra Phoenix
[Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants]
Project Title: Building Capacity for Humanities Special Collections at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Project Description: The delivery of collections care services and training opportunities for members of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance, in order to strengthen stewardship of special collections documenting the African American experience.
Outright: 0 Match: 365000


Atlanta, GA
Project Director: Kevin Sack
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina: 200 Years of African-American Life
Project Description: Writing a history of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Project Director: Olivia Mahoney
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America
Project Description: Implementation of a temporary exhibition examining the role of Chicago in popularizing mid-twentieth-century modern design and the impact of this design on American culture.
Outright: 0 Match: 100000

Loyola University, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Project Director: Charles Tocci
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy (1877–1920)
Project Description: A four-week institute for 30 school teachers to explore the history of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.
Outright: 200000 Match: 0

Newberry Library
Chicago, IL
Project Director: Donald Hunt
[Community Conversations]
Project Title: Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots
Project Description: Implementation of a city-wide series of eleven public programs and development of digital resources exploring the history and aftermath of the Chicago race riots of July 1919 on the centenary.
Outright: 200000 Match: 0

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
Project Director: Howard Rambsy
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads
Project Description: A one-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on Frederick Douglass and African American literary studies.
Outright: 106008.64 Match: 0

Trustees of Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
Project Director: Edward Curtis IV
[Seminars for School Teachers]
Project Title: Muslim American History and Life
Project Description: A three-week seminar for 16 school teachers on Muslim American history and contemporary life.
Outright: 103884 Match: 0

Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Project Director: Christine Thompson
[Exhibitions: Planning]
Project Title: A New View of the Battle of the Wabash
Project Description: Planning for a traveling exhibition and related public programs about the Battle of the Wabash, a 1791 Native American military victory over the U.S. Army.
Outright: 74875 Match: 0

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Project Director: Douglas Appler
[Collaborative Research]
Project Title: Reassessing the History of Urban Renewal in the United States, 1950–1975
Project Description: A conference and publications on the impact of urban renewal in the United States, 1950-1975.
Outright: 42000 Match: 0

Friends of the Cabildo, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
Project Director: Karen Leathem Leathem
[Historic Places: Planning]
Project Title: Madame John’s Legacy: Exploring the History of the French Quarter
Project Description: Planning of the reinterpretation of Madame John's Legacy, an eighteenth-century French colonial style house in New Orleans.
Outright: 0 Match: 40000

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Project Director: Rebecca Snedeker
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: New Orleans: Music, Culture, and Civil Rights
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the civil rights history and musical cultures of New Orleans.
Outright: 160371 Match: 0

Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Project Director: Austin Sarat
[Seminars for School Teachers]
Project Title: Punishment, Politics, and Culture
Project Description: A four-week seminar for 16 school teachers to examine crime and punishment in America and their role in politics, law, and culture.
Outright: 99938 Match: 0

Five Colleges, Inc.
Amherst, MA
Project Director: Alice Nash
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Teaching Native American Histories
Project Description: A three-week institute for 25 school teachers on the history of Native Americans in New England.
Outright: 178564 Match: 0

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
Project Director: Stephen Platt
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Evans Carlson (1896–1947)  and America's Long War for China, 1937–1950
Project Description: Research leading to publication of a monograph on U.S.-China relations from 1937-1950.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.
Boston, MA
Project Director: Nancy Kates
[Media Projects Development]
Project Title: Ruth and Margaret
Project Description: Development of a feature-length documentary on the lives and careers of anthropologists Margaret Mead (1901–78) and Ruth Benedict (1887–1948).
Outright: 75000 Match: 0

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Project Director: Robert Kanigel
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: American Scholar Milman Parry (1902–1935) and the Study of Oral Tradition in Classical Literature
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a book-length biography of Milman Parry (1902-1935), a scholar of Classics who revolutionized the study of Homer's lliad and Odyssey.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Concord Antiquarian Society
Concord, MA
Project Director: Jayne Gordon
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the legacy of Henry David Thoreau.
Outright: 169831 Match: 0

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA
Project Director: Lynne Manring
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: African Americans in the Making of Early New England
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on slavery and African American life in colonial New England.
Outright: 174761 Match: 0

University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell, MA
Project Director: Sheila Kirschbaum
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America:  The Lowell Experience
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on nineteenth-century Lowell, MA, as a site of the Industrial Revolution.
Outright: 158367 Match: 0

Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.
Melrose, MA
Project Director: Kathryn Dietz
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: Cartooning America: The Fleischer Brothers Story
Project Description: Production of a sixty-minute documentary film about the family of animators who created such iconic early cartoon characters as Koko the Clown, Popeye the Sailor Man, and Betty Boop.
Outright: 500000 Match: 0

Collaborative for Educational Services
Northampton, MA
Project Director: Richard Cairn
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers focusing on the early economic development of the Connecticut River Valley, the Industrial Revolution, and its legacy.
Outright: 172904 Match: 0

City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield, MA
Project Director: Tessa Kelly
[Community Conversations]
Project Title: The Mastheads
Project Description: Implementation of a two-year community conversation and in-school programming series connecting local residents in the Pittsfield area to the literary and urban history of the Berkshires.
Outright: 87600 Match: 10300

National History Day
College Park, MD
Project Director: Cathy Gorn
[Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)]
Project Title: Cooperative Agreement for National History Day Partnership Renewal
Project Description: A cooperative agreement with National History Day to support the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest and related activities for one year.
Outright: 81000 Match: 0

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Project Director: Leslie Rowland
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Freedmen & Southern Society Project
Project Description: Completion of editorial work on volume 8 and start of work on volume 9 of the nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867.
Outright: 325000 Match: 0

Hood College
Frederick, MD
Project Director: Trevor Dodman
[Seminars for School Teachers]
Project Title: World War I in History and Literature
Project Description: A three-week seminar for 16 school teachers on World War I in history and literature.
Outright: 100137 Match: 0

Brick Store Museum, Inc.
Kennebunk, ME
Project Director: Cynthia Walker
[Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections]
Project Title: Planning the Improvement of Environmental Conditions for the Brick Store Museum Collection
Project Description: The development of a plan to improve environmental conditions in the Brick Store Museum's Kimball House, which houses a significant collection of textiles and historic objects related to the history of shipbuilding and tourism in Maine.
Outright: 29240 Match: 0

Henry Ford, The
Dearborn, MI
Project Director: Lucie Howell
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: America's Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the Industrial Revolution in America at The Henry Ford.
Outright: 163351 Match: 0

Hope College
Holland, MI
Project Director: Natalie Dykstra
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924): A Life in Art
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a biography of Boston art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924).
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Lansing, MI
Project Director: Sandra Clark
[Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants]
Project Title: The "Heart of Turtle Island": Heritage Site in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Project Description: The completion of planning and first phase of construction for a cultural heritage complex in Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Michigan, focusing on the history and culture of the region's Native American people and early French settlers.
Outright: 0 Match: 500000

Public Radio International, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Project Director: Melinda Ward
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: American Oral History Project: LBJ's Great Society & Richard Nixon's War
Project Description: Production of two radio documentaries and twelve podcasts exploring the Johnson and Nixon presidencies from 1963 to mid-1975.
Outright: 301331 Match: 0

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
Project Director: Michael Rosenfeld
[Media Projects Production]
Project Title: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie Legend
Project Description: Production of a ninety-minute documentary film chronicling the life, work, and cultural impact of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957).
Outright: 500000 Match: 0

St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
Project Director: Thomas Madden
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: The Fall of Republics: A History
Project Description: Research and writing leading to the publication of a book examining the forces that have threatened history's great republics from Sparta in ancient Greece to the United States during its foundation in the late 18th century.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Delta State University
Cleveland, MS
Project Director: Rolando Herts
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta, with music as a focus.
Outright: 170000 Match: 0

Mississippi Museum of Art, Inc.
Jackson, MS
Project Director: Elizabeth Abston
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: Mississippi Stories: Visions of a Changing South
Project Description: Reinstallation of a permanent exhibition and creation of accompanying public programming and publications with art and stories of Mississippi.
Outright: 275000 Match: 0

Montana State University, Billings
Billings, MT
Project Director: John Keener
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Great Sioux War (1876)
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers to explore the Great Sioux War and the Battle of Little Bighorn from diverse perspectives.
Outright: 170000 Match: 0

Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History
Chapel Hill, NC
Project Director: Della Pollock
[Digital Humanities Advancement Grants]
Project Title: The Northside Digital Commons
Project Description: The development and documentation of a digital community archiving project focusing on the Northside community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Outright: 79000 Match: 0

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
Project Director: Andrew Jewell
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: The Complete Letters of American Writer Willa Cather
Project Description: Work on the final stage of an online, open access edition of the complete correspondence of American novelist Willa Cather (1873-1947).
Outright: 278000 Match: 0

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
Project Director: Jeannette Jones
[Collaborative Research]
Project Title: To Enter Africa from America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862–1919
Project Description: Research and preparation of an online resource and print publication about United States engagement with Africa during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Outright: 196000 Match: 0

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ
Project Director: Cathy Hajo
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Jane Addams Papers Project
Project Description: Preparation for publication of an online digital edition and print publication of volume 4 of the papers of social reformer and political activist Jane Addams (1860-1935).
Outright: 250000 Match: 50000

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Project Director: James McClure
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 45 through 50 of the multi-volume edition of the Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) presidential papers.
Outright: 125000 Match: 0

SUNY Research Foundation, Albany
Albany, NY
Project Director: David Hochfelder
[Digital Humanities Advancement Grants]
Project Title: Picturing Urban Renewal
Project Description: Development of a website featuring historical photographs and maps that explores the process of urban renewal in large and small cities across New York State.
Outright: 49587 Match: 0

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
Amherst, NY
Project Director: Carole Emberton
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: An Intimate History of Freedom: The Biography of Emancipated Slave Priscilla Joyner
Project Description: Writing leading to the publication of a book about the experience of emancipated American slaves told primarily through the life of former slave Priscilla Joyner.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Project Director: Aaron Glass
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Transcription and Translation of Franz Boas's Kwakwaka'wakw Field Notes for a Critical Edition of His 1897 Monograph
Project Description: Preparation of print and digital translation-editions of anthropologist Franz Boas's field notes on the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) North American peoples.
Outright: 132340 Match: 0

SUNY Research Foundation, College at Cortland
Cortland, NY
Project Director: Kevin Sheets
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers using the Adirondacks to explore the interconnections of urban and wilderness environments in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America.
Outright: 165198 Match: 0

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Project Director: Graham Hodges
[Seminars for School Teachers]
Project Title: Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad
Project Description: A three-week seminar for 16 school teachers on the history of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.
Outright: 98395 Match: 0

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Project Director: Julie Byrne
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: American Catholicism and the Cantor Fitzgerald Employees Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11
Project Description: Writing an account of five men killed in the attack on the World Trade Center, focused on their shared cultural and religious background.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Project Director: Shirley Samuels
[Seminars for College Teachers]
Project Title: Situating Democratic Writers in Western New York: Tocqueville, Cooper, Stanton, and Douglass
Project Description: A two-week seminar for 16 college and university teachers to study the works of significant 19th-century writers in the historical and literary context of western New York.
Outright: 80160 Match: 0

American Musicological Society
New York, NY
Project Director: Andrew Kuster
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: Music of the United States of America (MUSA)
Project Description: Preparation for publication of five volumes in the series Music of the United States of America.
Outright: 205000 Match: 46000

Futuro Media Group
New York, NY
Project Director: Charlotte Mangin
[Media Projects Development]
Project Title: Unladylike
Project Description: Development of a series of short documentary films and related digital components about the lives and accomplishments of women during the Progressive Era.
Outright: 75000 Match: 0

Interfaith Center of New York
New York, NY
Project Director: Henry Goldschmidt
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity
Project Description: A three-week institute for 25 school teachers on religious diversity in New York City.
Outright: 173038 Match: 0

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Project Director: Mia Nagawiecki
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: American Women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars
Project Description: A three-week summer institute for 30 school teachers on the role of women in the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. Civil War.
Outright: 173056 Match: 0

WNET
New York, NY
Project Director: Michael Kantor
[Media Projects Development]
Project Title: American Masters--Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands
Project Description: Development of a script and trailer for a sixty-minute documentary film on the popular singer Marian Anderson.
Outright: 75000 Match: 0

Historic Hudson Valley
Pocantico Hills, NY
Project Director: Jacqueline Simmons
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Slavery in the Colonial North
Project Description: A one-week institute for 25 school teachers on slavery in the colonial North.
Outright: 109490 Match: 0


Sunnyside, NY
Project Director: Hugh Eakin
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: Picasso's Dealer: Paul Rosenberg and the 1939 Exhibition that Changed America
Project Description: Preparation for publication of a book about the 1939 Picasso exhibition put on by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Art Institute of Chicago, the transfer of European art to the United States prior to World War II, and its impact on American culture.
Outright: 40000 Match: 0

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Project Director: Courtney Thorsson
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: The Sisterhood: A Black Women's Literary Organization
Project Description:
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Project Director: Stephanie Wood
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Discovering Native Histories along the Lewis and Clark Trail
Project Description: A three-week institute for 25 school teachers to explore the history of native and non-native peoples along the Lewis and Clark trail in Montana and North Dakota.
Outright: 179247 Match: 0

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, PA
Project Director: Julie Rainbow
[Exhibitions: Planning]
Project Title: Journey to Sanctuary
Project Description: Planning for a permanent exhibition, a traveling exhibition, a website, and public forums exploring the role of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in encouraging migration out of the segregated South and creating community in Philadelphia from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Outright: 74699 Match: 0

Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement
Philadelphi, PA
Project Director: Bruce Murphy
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: The First Amendment and Twenty-first-Century America
Project Description: A one-week seminar for 30 school teachers on the First Amendment.
Outright: 94734.1 Match: 0

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
Project Director: Kathleen Foster
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Title: American Art Galleries Reinstallation Project
Project Description: Implementation of a reinterpretation of the museum's permanent early American art galleries.
Outright: 400000 Match: 0

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
Project Director: Gail Harrity
[Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants]
Project Title: Construction of Early American Art Galleries
Project Description: The renovation of the historic 1928 main building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art leading to increase gallery space to display its permanent collection of early American Art, which encompasses nearly 12,000 objects ranging in date from the colonial period through the mid-1800s.
Outright: 0 Match: 500000


Pittsburgh, PA
Project Director: Stephen Heyman
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: A Life of Louis Bromfield (1896–1956), The Lost Generation Novelist Who Inspired America’s Organic Food Revolution
Project Description: Research and writing leading to publication of a biography of Pulitzer-prize winning American author and pioneering organic farmer Louis Bromfield (1896-1956).
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
University Park, PA
Project Director: Sandra Spanier
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway
Project Description: Preparation for publication of Volumes 5, 6, and 7 of a scholarly edition of 6,000 surviving letters of American author Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).
Outright: 275000 Match: 0

College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Project Director: Shari Rabin
[Institutes for College and University Teachers]
Project Title: Jewish History in the American South
Project Description: A two-week institute for 25 college and university faculty exploring the history of Jews in the American South, to be held at the College of Charleston.
Outright: 143699 Match: 0

Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation
Knoxville, TN
Project Director: Susan Martel
[Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants]
Project Title: The Appalachian Heritage Project
Project Description: The renovation of unused building space to house a new learning resource center and the Appalachian Heritage Project collection and related educational activities and public programming.
Outright: 0 Match: 400000

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Project Director: Daniel Feller
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: The Papers of Andrew Jackson: A Documentary Edition
Project Description: Preparation for publication of volumes 11, 12, and 13 of the papers of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States.
Outright: 325000 Match: 0

University of Texas, El Paso
El Paso, TX
Project Director: Ignacio Martinez
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism
Project Description: A two-week institute for 25 school teachers to study the history, literature, and culture of the Chihuahuan Desert region.
Outright: 131542 Match: 0

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX
Project Director: Gary Tinterow
[Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants]
Project Title: Construction of Six Multidisciplinary Galleries in a New Modern and Contemporary Exhibition Building
Project Description: The construction of six galleries within a new exhibition building for modern and contemporary art that would display works from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia in all media and allow for flexible, interdisciplinary humanities presentations.
Outright: 0 Match: 750000

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Project Director: Robert Goldberg
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: Manifest Destiny Reconsidered: The Utah Experience
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on migration to and settlement of Utah.
Outright: 169999 Match: 0

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Project Director: Holly Shulman
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: A Born-Digital Documentary Edition of the Letters of Dolley Payne Todd Madison
Project Description: Preparation for digital publication of the papers of Dolley Madison (1786-1849), wife of the fourth president, James Madison.
Outright: 195670 Match: 0

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Project Director: Lisa Reilly
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Title: Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia
Project Description: A two-week institute for 30 school teachers on Thomas Jefferson and community life at Monticello and the University of Virginia.
Outright: 158907 Match: 0

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Project Director: John Turner
[Public Scholar Program]
Project Title: Out of Small Beginnings: Plymouth Colony and the Making of American Liberty
Project Description: The writing of a book on the history of the Plymouth Colony, from its founding in 1620 to 1691.
Outright: 60000 Match: 0

Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Seattle, WA
Project Director: Charlene Mano Shen
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Title: From Immigrants to Citizens: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers to explore the histories and cultures of Asian immigrants in the Pacific Northwest and their significance to the nation.
Outright: 168532 Match: 0

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Project Director: John Kaminski
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Title: The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Adoption of the Bill of Rights
Project Description: Preparation for publication of two volumes on the ratification of the United States Constitution in North Carolina, three supplemental volumes, and three volumes on the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Outright: 300000 Match: 200000

Posted for ASA Office in Member News
Post date: August 8, 2018