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HCC receives NEH grant for preservation assistance

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HCC receives NEH grant for preservation assistance

(November 11, 2021) – Hagerstown Community College was recently awarded an $8,814 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to support the preservation of historical documents related to the college’s 75 years. HCC’s grant is part of $28.4 million awarded to support 239 humanities projects across the country. 

The grant will fund HCC’s project, entitled “Documenting Voices of the Past: Preservation Needs Assessment,” which will allow the completion of a general preservation assessment of the archive at HCC. The archive consists of the historical records and materials documenting the history of Maryland’s first community college, from its establishment as a junior college in the late 1940s to the present. 

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Information on the NEH and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.  

To learn more about HCC’s project, contact Sarah Conrad at slconrad@hagerstowncc.edu or 240-500-2539.