Contact Congress Today to Save Federal History and Humanities Programs!

House Appropriations Committee subcommittees will be drafting their spending bills between now and the end of June. So it is critical for you to contact your Members of Congress today in support of federal history, archival and education programs that are vital to our community. Never before have federal humanities programs been under attack to this more >

Trump FY 18 Budget Proposes Devastating Cuts to Federal History, Archival & Education Programs

On May 23, President Trump sent his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request to Congress.  As expected, it includes devastating cuts to federal history and humanities funding including elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and K-12 history and civics grants more >

Congress Finally Passes FY 2017 Federal Budget

On May 4, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year (FY) 2017. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Across the board, history, archival and education programs were either level funded or received small increases. This should be considered more >

National Archives and Obama Foundation Announce Plans for a Digital Presidential Library

The National Archives and the Obama Foundation have announced a new plan to make President Obama’s presidential library all digital. “In this new model, NARA will administer neither a museum nor a traditional “Presidential Library,” and will instead focus its resources and personnel on preserving and making accessible the Presidential records of the 44th President more >

Trump FY 18 Budget Proposes Devastating Cuts to Federal History & Humanities Funding

On March 16, President Trump sent an outline of his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget to Congress.  It includes devastating cuts to federal history and humanities funding including elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services and Title VI/Fulbright-Hays international education programs.

Urge Congress to Support Funding for K-12 History and Civics Education

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted in 2015, reauthorizing the nation’s law governing K-12 education. Most importantly for many of NCH’s constituent groups, the law restored designated funding streams for history and civics. To learn more about these programs click here. Even though ESSA authorized money for the programs, now we need to more >

National Park Service Names New Chief Historian

Effective January 8, 2017, Dr. Turkiya L. Lowe entered on duty as the National Park Service’s new Chief Historian. She holds a Ph.D. in African American history and a Master’s degree in United States history from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in history from Howard University.

New Federal Rule Exempts Oral History From IRB Review

  On January 19 the federal government issued its final rule governing Institutional Review Boards (IRB), which “explicitly removes” oral history and journalism from the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. It was originally promulgated as the “Common Rule” in 1991. The historical community, collaborating through the National Coalition for History, has long argued that more >

Compromise Reached in Preservation of Battle of Princeton Property

The Institute for Advanced Study and the Civil War Trust today jointly announced a plan to significantly expand the land that will be preserved adjacent to the current Princeton Battlefield State Park while enabling the Institute to construct new housing for its faculty on its campus. The National Coalition for History is a member of more >