Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: PW-51704-14

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
PW-51704-14Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesMuseum of the City of New York, Inc.Illuminating New York City History: Processing, Cataloging, Digitizing, and Rehousing the Museum's Ephemera Collections5/1/2014 - 4/30/2017$125,000.00Lindsay Turley   Museum of the City of New York, Inc.New YorkNY10029-5221USA2014U.S. HistoryHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access12500001250000

Assessment, processing, cataloging, digitization, and rehousing of the Museum of the City of New York's 7,200-item Ephemera Collections documenting a wide range of topics in the history of New York and the United States.

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a grant of $142,056 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a two-year project to improve stewardship of and increase public access to a major collection of printed and three-dimensional ephemera through archival assessment and processing, cataloging, digitization, and rehousing. This initiative will extend the useful life of these holdings for research, exhibition, and public programming. Containing over 7,200 objects of material culture, the Museum's Ephemera Collections include advertisements, handbills, pamphlets, menus, invitations, medals, pins, buttons, badges, three-dimensional souvenirs, and printed textiles, such as ribbons and sashes. These objects-the minor and transient documents and souvenirs of everyday life-provide visual and material insight into New Yorkers' engagement with the social, creative, civic, political, and physical dynamics of the city, from the Colonial era to the present day.