National Endowment for the Humanities

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National Endowment for the Humanities
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Agency overview
FormedSeptember 29, 1965
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersConstitution Center (400 7th St SW, Washington, D.C.), Washington, D.C.
Employees159 (2010)
Annual budget$153 million USD (2008)
Agency executive
Websitewww.neh.gov

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government. It was created by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub.L. 89-209). It was created to support research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The NEH is housed at 400 7th St SW, Washington, D.C.[1] From 1979 to 2014, NEH was at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. in the Nancy Hanks Center at the Old Post Office.

List of Chairpersons[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Visiting NEH". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. Bruce Cole to Depart the National Endowment for the Humanities," Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine press release dated November 12, 2008, at NEH website.
  3. U.S. Congress (4 September 2001). "Nominations". Congressional Record. 147 (113): S9088. Retrieved 2006-09-25.
  4. U.S. Congress (14 September 2001). "Confirmations". Congressional Record. 147 (120): S9464. Retrieved 2006-09-25.
  5. U.S. Congress (18 July 2005). "Nominations". Congressional Record. 151 (97): S8438. Retrieved 2006-09-25.
  6. U.S. Congress (17 December 2005). "Confirmations". Congressional Record. 151 (163): S13969. Retrieved 2006-09-25.
  7. "President Obama appoints Carole M. Watson as Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine," press release dated February 10, 2009, at NEH website.
  8. Stan Katz, "Who Can Lead the NEH," Chronicle Review blog post, February 10, 2009.
  9. Pogrebin, Robin (2009-08-07). "Rocco Landesman Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  10. "Deputy Chairman". Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  11. "William "Bro" Adams Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  12. "NEH Chairman William D. Adams Announces Resignation". National Endowment for the Humanities. 2017-05-22. Archived from the original on 2018-02-08.
  13. D'Zurilla, Christie (May 22, 2017). "NEH Chairman William D. Adams resigns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  14. "Jon Parrish Peede Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities". The National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  15. "President Joe Biden Announces Acting Federal Agency Leadership". The White House. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  16. "Statement from Shelly C. Lowe on Her Confirmation as Twelfth Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities". The National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 2022-03-16.