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MHS Receives NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grant

1154 Boylston StreetWe are pleased to announce that we have received a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant for $351,784 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will be used in a multi-phase effort to analyze risks to the collections and to identify appropriate preventive preservation actions necessary for collection protection. As well, we are very proud to announce that the project has been designated a National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” project. “We the People” is an initiative that encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation's history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America.

“The MHS is pleased that the NEH has recognized the importance of our collections in this way as we would not be able to properly fulfill our mission if our collections were lost or damaged due to disaster or theft,” commented MHS President Dennis Fiori.  “Maintaining access to our collections through proper preservation and continued security measures is of utmost importance as we experience growing use from researchers visiting the library and interested citizens attending public programs and exhibitions.”

About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this release do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Published: Friday, 11 June, 2010, 2:44 PM