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Keywords: Morris Leopold Ernst (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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CH-50421-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century12/1/2005 - 7/31/2011$240,000.00AnneW.Robertson   American Musicological Society, Inc.New YorkNY10012-1502USA2006Music History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02400000240000

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

PW-50349-09Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of Texas, AustinCataloging the Morris Ernst Collection9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012$196,137.00Joan Sibley   University of Texas, AustinAustinTX78712-0100USA2009American StudiesHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access19613701961370

The arrangement and description and the creation of finding aids for 275 linear feet of the papers of American attorney and civil liberties advocate Morris Leopold Ernst (1888-1976).

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin requests funds to support a two-year project to arrange, describe, and preserve the papers of Morris Leopold Ernst (1888-1976) in order to provide students, educators, and scholars access to this important but underutilized research material. Dating from 1916 to 1976 and totaling more than 275 linear feet, the Ernst Papers include manuscripts for his books and articles as well as legal research and case files. Extensive correspondence files document Ernst's professional and personal communications with numerous politicians, jurists, artists, and business leaders including presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman; judges Felix Frankfurter and Learned Hand; government officials J. Edgar Hoover and Harold L. Ickes; writers Edna Ferber and James Joyce; journalists Edward R. Murrow and Walter Winchell; and publishers Henry Luce and Arthur Sulzberger.