January 19, 2007
By Elisabeth Grant
The National Coalition for History’s latest edition of its Washington Update is now online. Some highlights include news from the National Archives, details on grant opportunities, and a link to an article of interest.
From the Archives
The National Archives has teamed up with Footnote.com to digitize Archives records and provide them online. 4.5 million pages are available for Footnote subscribers so far. Soon, they will also be available at no cost through the National Archives research rooms. Also from the Archives, Thomas J. Putnam has been appointed director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Applying for Grants and Workshops
The Department of Education is accepting grant applications for its “Teaching American History” program, and will be holding a technical assistance workshop on the application process in Washington, D.C. on January 31st. Meanwhile, the National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for the 24 “Landmarks of American History and Culture” workshops occurring this summer.
Article of Interest
The Washington Update also sends readers to an article of interest: “How to Bury a Secret: Turn It Into Paperwork” from the Washington Post.
You’ll also find news on the declassification of Japanese WWII war crimes files, the names of new subcommittee chairs named by the House Appropriations Committee, and the report on the theft of National Archives Papers by former National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger. All of this is available in the latest Washington Update.