Congressional History Caucus Recruitment Effort Underway

Over the past two years, NCH worked with the offices of Congressmen John Larson (D-CT), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) to create and promote a caucus related to history. The purpose of the caucus is to provide a forum for members of Congress to share their interest in history and more >

New NEH Grant to Digitize Family Records

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced “Common Heritage,” the first grant of its kind, to make “light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements” available to the public. In announcing the initiative, NEH Chairman William “Bro” Adams said, “We know that America’s cultural heritage isn’t found only in libraries more >

New Website Brings More Than Fifty Years of American Broadcasting to Public

The Library of Congress and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently launched a new website ( to provide access to a large collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. The AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. more >

Notable Grant Awards of 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently announced recipients for their major grants programs. The NEH awarded 232 grants totaling $22.8 million in funding. Grantees included projects that will develop new digital tools, preserve and create access to historic collections, more >