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FINANCES AND GRANTS
HNY Sharp Recovery Grant - Thaler/Howell Archives
Humanities New York (HNY) grant received under the SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) in unrestricted funds.
Grant Period: 2021-2022
Grant Period: 2020-2022
Award: Grant award in technology and staff training and support
Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility
The History Center (THC) selected as one of 98 museum partners in New York State to participate the IMLS CARES Act grant project. THC is using this opportunity to expand access to our Oral Histories of Tompkins County collections, focusing on processing and including those interviews that represent marginalized and under-represented stories and voices from Tompkins County.
- Oral History Collection Finding Aids, Stop and Listen to HERstory
- Creation of new oral history collections: Black Experience in Tompkins County, Indigenous Experience in Tompkins County, Asian Diaspora in Tompkins County, Women's Voices, Religion & Belief in Tompkins County, and Gender & Sexuality in Tompkins County.
The National Historical Public Records Commission, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration, announced the award of a Public Engagement with Historic Records Grant in support of HistoryForge. HistoryForge is a dynamic web environment that combines digitized census records with historic map and building records. This grant will augment the platform with user-generated content, and integration of other archival materials into the platform.