Six Colleges and Universities Receive Grants Relating to Women From the National Archives

Recently the National Archives announced 47 grants totaling $6,510,701 for projects in 27 states and the District of Columbia to improve public access to historical records. Many of these grants relate to women.

The University of Illinois at Chicago received a $125,000 grant for a program to develop lesson plans for the teaching of the history of Black nurses in Chicago.

Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received a $145,566 grant that will fund research of public records relating to the history, culture, and family of African American female landowners in the Alabama Black Belt.

The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga received a $144,049 grant to support a project to process and describe 125 linear feet of archival material amassed by Tommie F. Brown (1934- ), an accomplished civic leader, educator, researcher, and state legislator whose career is defined by historic firsts, including serving from 1992-2012 as the first Black woman to represent the 28th District in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The University of Utah received a $130,834 grant to support a project to review, update, or create at least 400 collection finding aids related to women and to create at least one exhibition allowing university and community patrons to learn about women’s contributions to Utah and regional culture and history.

West Virginia University received a $150,000 grant to support a project to process 40 feminist collections from the 1950s to the early part of the 21st century.

Ramapo College of New Jersey received a $160,000 to support the Jane Addams Papers Project. Addams was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author.

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