To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing access to the most important papers, records, photographs and recordings of President Kennedy’s thousand days in office. The archive is accessible via the Library’s website www.jfklibrary.org.
On February 1, the National Park Service (NPS) and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) jointly announced the awarding of $14.3 million in federal competitive Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants. A list of the recipients and their projects can be found at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/treasures.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that historian Allison Blakely has been appointed to the National Council on the Humanities. Blakely was nominated by President Barack Obama on August 5 and confirmed by the Senate December 21.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Preservation Programs will be hosting the 25th Annual Preservation Conference on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17, 2011. The conference website is http://www.archives.gov/preservation/conferences/2011/