Professor Henry Snyder is the Top Recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Grantst

By Stephanie Wejbe, student intern of CHASS College Computing

Henry SnyderHenry Snyder, Emeritus Professor of History, and Director of the Center for Bibliographic Studies is the top award recipient among 288 recipients of grant funds, totaling $25.2 million, from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this year. Two major grants affirmed Snyder's leading role in newspaper cataloging and preservation. Both grants, totaling $ 1.3 million, were awarded to support Snyder's work in Southern California newspaper cataloguing.

The initial $800,000 grant funds consisted of $540,000, from NEH, and a $260,000 nonfederal grant was also awarded to ensure the cataloguing and preserving of California's newspaper collections and microfilming. Furthermore, Snyder received an additional $500,000 grant for his commitment to "English Short Title Catalogue."

Snyder was also featured in the Los Angeles Times in recognition of his contributions and grant awards.

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