The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Abolition Society’s website.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants for 211 museum projects totaling over $25M through its Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.
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“Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War 1914-1918,” a collaborative commemoration of World War I by heritage and educational institutions through the City of Philadelphia, kicked off at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on June 26. Peter John Williams, author of a pictorial history, Philadelphia The War Years delivered a talk that highlighted Philadelphia’s importance as the third largest city in the United States at the start of World War I and as a manufacturing powerhouse known as the “workshop of the world.” Nearly 60, 000 Philadelphia men and 2,000 Philadelphia women served in World War I and thousands more worked in factories and shipyards supporting the war effort. A large naval yard, munitions manufacturing, and an aviation training facility transformed Philadelphia during the years of the Great War into fully mobilized war time economy more commonly associated with the World War II home front.
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The New Jersey Historical Commission will hold three workshops for its upcoming grant round. Representatives of New Jersey’s historical organizations are invited to attend a free workshop.
The Special Collections and University Archives at the Rutgers University Libraries announced last week that it has launched a new digital exhibition, Struggle Without End: New Jersey and the Civil War.
In a recent post for Public History Commons, Lara Kelland highlighted “the potential for the democratization of historical knowledge made possible by digital tools and the role of public historians in this process.” Like Kelland, I find the marriage of…
From Archives Month Philly: Call for Archives Month volunteers: Are you looking for a way to get involved in the Greater Philadelphia archives community? Do you have a great idea for an Archives Month event? If your answer is yes,…
From themail@DCwatch: In April, a group of people interested in Washington DC’s government and history formed the Friends of the District of Columbia Archives (FDCA). The group believes that physical and digital records in DC are in a vulnerable position given the…
From the National Archives: The Archivist of the Unite States has announced the permanent closure of three National Archives facilities. Philadelphia is currently home to two locations, a records center at Townsend Road, and a smaller “storefront” facility at 900…
The George Washington University has received a 33-month grant totaling almost $496,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to establish the D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP) at Gelman Library. The DCAAP will document African American and African…