[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-06

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Mon Feb 6 08:07:07 PST 2012

In This Issue:
1. NEH Offers Preservation Assistance Grants
2. NEDCC Offers Help Preparing Preservation Assistance Grants
3. AASLH Leadership in History Awards Due March 1
4. “Willamette Valley Voices” Set to Launch, Calls for Papers
The National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) Division of
Preservation and Access is now accepting applications for its
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The deadline
for applications is May 1.
These grants help small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions
such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories,
town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve
their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. 
Awards of up to $6000 support preservation related collection
assessments, consultations, training and workshops, and institutional
and collaborative disaster and emergency planning.  
Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant
and those considering projects in digital preservation are especially
encouraged to apply. Preservation Assistance Grants also support
education and training in best practices for sustaining digital
collections, standards for digital preservation, and the care and
handling of collections during digitization. Institutions may request
funds for a preservation assessment of digital collections.  NEH does
not fund digitization or the development of digital programs in this
grant category.
NEH grant application requirements call for submission through
Grants.gov. To view the 2012 guidelines for Preservation Assistance
Grants for Smaller Institutions, visit
www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html. The site also offers sample
project descriptions, sample narratives, and a list of frequently asked
questions. For more information, contact the staff of NEH's Division of
Preservation and Access by email preservation at neh.gov or phone (202)
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is offering a
recorded version of their webinar to help organizations prepare a NEH
Preservation Assistant Grant application (see related article above)
beginning March 26. Don’t miss this opportunity to demystify the
application process. For further information, visit www.nedcc.org .
AASLH is accepting nominations for its annual Leadership in History
Awards, including the Award of Merit, presented to recognize excellence
for projects, including special projects, educational programs,
exhibits, publications, and restoration projects, as well as individual
achievement and organizational general excellence. Nominations are due
March 1.
AASLH is looking for at least one nomination from each state, so start
preparing yours today! Small and all-volunteer organizations are
encouraged to apply. Plan now to nominate your organization, a fellow
organization, or an individual for an AASLH Leadership in History award
for outstanding work this year. 
For more information and nomination forms, visit
www.aaslh.org/aaslh_awards.htm or contact Bethany Hawkins via phone
(615) 320-3203 or email hawkins at aaslh.org . 
The Willamette Heritage Center will launch a bi-annual publication
“Willamette Valley Voices: Connecting Generations”, and invites
submission of manuscripts for publication in the first issue, scheduled
for May 2012. The deadline for receiving abstracts with a maximum of 200
words is Feb. 24. If accepted for publication, final papers are due
April 27th and should be between 2000 and 8000 words in length,
including Chicago Style endnotes. All articles must be an original work
and not previously published.
The publication’s mission is to provide a showcase for scholarly
writing pertaining to History and Heritage in the Mid-Valley. Its
purpose is to promote historical scholarship focused on the communities
of the area.
The theme for the first issue is “public spaces,” including the built
and natural environments. Some examples of the built environment could
include public buildings, bridges, cemeteries, museums, public schools
and universities, murals and parks. Natural spaces could include
publically accessible rivers, mountains and forests. Articles should be
both scholarly and understandable to a broad readership, and based on
original research of a documentary, analytical or interpretive nature. 
For more information or to submit an abstract, contact Keni Sturgeon by
phone (503) 585-7012, ext. 257, by email kenis at willametteheritage.org or
mail to 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301.

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

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