31 January 2017

The Time is Now to Communicate Your Support For Humanities!

The Time is Now to Communicate Your Support For Humanities!

This news regarding possible cuts to National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other agency funding comes to us via the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) via the National Coalition for History, of which RPAC is a member.

The National Coalition for History is a non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history related advocacy.

We represent the interests of a diverse number of groups including historians, archivists, researchers, teachers, students, preservationists, political scientists, museum professionals, genealogists, and other stakeholders

These organizations are following the lead of NEH via the National Humanities Alliance (NHA). Here is a link to some historical context, legislators, and key talking appoints as the budget takes shape.

Posted by National Humanities Alliance on January 19, 2017
Click here to send a message to your Members of Congress and the President to let them know that you value the National Endowment for the Humanities.

News broke this morning that the in-coming Trump Administration has a budget blueprint that proposes the elimination of NEH, along with other cultural agencies, and a major downsizing of others.

This news has elicited great concern from the humanities community, and it is undoubtedly time to rally support for the National Endowment for the Humanities…

For genealogists, we are quite familiar with NEH via the Chronicling America (newspaper) project, the recently announced Common Heritage Grant program, its Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, as well as via other funding initiatives.

Let’s make sure that our heritage is preserved!! Contact your elected officials to let them know the value of continuing to fund NEH grant programs.

What NEH funded program is near and dear to your heart?

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