From the NY Times:
The creation of a publicly accessible digital archive with nearly 5,000 oral history interviews, conducted by the Chicago journalist Studs Terkel, is one of 177 projects awarded a grant this week by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The grants, totaling $34 million, support projects in 43 states and Washington, D.C., and include both populist and modestly funded projects like the digitization of the Terkel interviews (for which the Chicago public media station WTTW was given a $60,000 grant).
More about other projects receiving NEH grants in the remainder of the article.
For even more info, see: “NEH announces $34 million in awards and offers for 177 humanities project” (via NEH.gov)
Among the grants awarded today are those that will support publication of the papers of Benjamin Franklin documenting his campaign to publicize American democratic ideals following the signing of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, and production of a documentary film on the history and legacy of America’s historically black colleges and universities. NEH grants will allow schoolteachers to study the historical and cultural issues accompanying the development of mining in the far West, and bring together digital humanities scholars for a workshop on the theoretical and ethical issues associated with 3D modeling of cultural heritage sites.
Complete List of July 2014 Grants