KHC Awards Five Spring Grants

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

KHC recently awarded $26,078 in Heritage and Humanities Grants to five organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $53,177.

Nemaha County Historical Society, Seneca ($3,500)
Strathman Photography Glass Plate Negative Collection

A project to preserve, organize, and digitize 300 glass-plate negatives from the studio of F.J. Strathman, an early twentieth-century photographer in Nemaha County. Diane Rottinghaus, project director.

Chisholm Trail Museum, Wellington ($3,487)
Chisholm Trail Museum Archives Preservation Grant

This preservation project will index, catalog, and rehouse much of the museum’s photograph and document collections in an effort to make for improved research and public accessbility. James Bales, project director.

Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society, Wellington ($3,500)
SCHGS Cataloguing & Preservation Grant

A preservation project to catalogue the historical society’s document and book holdings, and to provide online access to an index. Jarrod Kline, project director.

Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola ($5,609)
Keaton & the Marx Brothers Celebrating American Laughter

The 22nd Annual Buster Keaton Celebration is a film discussion event that illustrates how comedic actors Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers helped pioneer a new kind of humor in early film. Susan Raines, project director.

Kansas State University, Department of Research, Manhattan ($9,982)
Gordon Parks Digital Collection: The Learning Tree Module

A project to establish an online digital resource that features the work of noted photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, and examines his 1964 novel, The Learning Tree. Katherine Karlin, project director.

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