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National Archives Awards $2.9 Million in Grants
From the National Archives:
Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero awarded 31 grants totaling $2.9 million for historical records projects in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Mid-Atlantic recipients: (find the full list of awardees on the NARA website)
Publishing Historical Records, New Republic through the Modern Era: This grant supports projects that document major historical figures, and important eras and social movements in the history of the nation.
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY $57,806
To support a project to edit the Clarence Mitchell Jr. Papers. As director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, Mitchell worked to promote civil rights through legislation and executive action.
George Washington University
Washington, DC $187,500
To support a project to edit the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers,a documentary edition of the historical records of the 20th-century First Lady and human rights advocate.
Harrisburg, PA $59,843
To support, on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Archives, an 18-month project to provide detailed processing for five groups of large-format documents and special media that make up a portion of the records of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 1937-1990. Records include engineering drawings, photographic negatives, slides, motion picture film, and microfilm.