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Seven Documentary Heritage Program Grants Awarded

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This article originally appeared in an Archives Partnership Trust newsletter.

Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants are designed to build a more comprehensive and equitable documentation of New York State's history and culture by supporting projects that identify, survey, collect, arrange, describe, and make available records that relate to groups and topics traditionally under-represented in the State's historical record. For more information about the DHP grants program, click here.

2021-2022 Awardees

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe- Project will focus on gathering and assembling documents, artifacts, photographs and published articles to develop a historical, visual and detailed view of Akwesasne – its land and its people.
  • Friends of Alice Austen- Project will open the collection to researchers; move the scholarship of Austen forward by connecting the documentation content to the subjects of her photographic works; and create a public written record of her life.
  • Pratt Institute- Project will process records of the Pratt Center for Community Development, a community-driven organization that works for a more just and sustainable New York City in partnership with community-based groups, small businesses, and the public sector. Its records document topics of affordable housing, open space, and jobs.
  • College of Staten Island/CUNY- Project will bring together multiple local stakeholders interested in understanding, preserving, and making accessible the overlapping histories of disability-specific movements and advocacy organizations that emerged after World War II and into the 1980s.
  • Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja Inc.- Begin work on the documentation planning stage in order to identify and survey the annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade and other related historical records.
  • Brooklyn Public Library- Project will process the records of three neighborhood civic groups whose work focuses on issues such as gentrification, redlining, environmental pollution, historic preservation, and civic engagement: Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, Prospect Lefferts Garden Neighborhood Association, and the Park Slope Civic Council.
  • Onondaga Historical Association- Project will support review of the collection of 16mm video footage of local newscasts from 1965-1978, to identify and organize an inventory of content, and support research and public access to material. Read more...