Whitman Archive receives 2020 NEH Grant

A Norman Rockwell painting, a photo of Marian Anderson, and a daguerreotype of Walt Whitman.
Photo credit: NEH

calendar icon April 8, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced new grants for humanities projects across the country. The Walt Whitman Archive is among this year's 224 recipients. The $350,000 grant will support the revitalization of the online archive's infrastructure, making the site easier to search and utilize.

"These 224 projects exemplify the spirit of the humanities and their power to educate, enrich, and enlighten," said Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman of the NEH.

"In these somber times, when every individual, community, and organization in America is feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it is a joy to be able to announce new projects that will produce vibrant humanities programs and resources for the reopening of our cultural centers and educational institutions."

Read more about this year's grants, including a complete list by geographic location, on the National Endowment for the Humanities website.