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Testimony and Policy Statements

The National Humanities Alliance works to increase public support for humanities research, education, preservation, and public programs.  Over the years, NHA has taken positions on a number of federal funding and policy issues affecting work in the humanities. A partial list of statements supported or issued by NHA is provided below.

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2013

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • In-person public witness testimony on NEH FY 2014 funding, presented to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee - Mike Witmore, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library - April 17, 2013 (pdf)
  • Written public witness testimony on NEH FY 2014 funding, submitted to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee - Mike Witmore, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library - April 17, 2013 (pdf)
     
  • Prepared public witness testimony on NEH FY 2014 funding, submitted to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee - Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University - April 17, 2013 (pdf)
     
  • Prepared public witness testimony on NEH FY 2014 funding, submitted to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee - Ann Thompson, Executive Director, Oklahoma Humanities Council, and Federation of State Humanities Councils Board Member - April 17, 2013 (pdf)

Higher Education Act, Title VI and Fulbright-Hays 102(b)(6)

  • Coalition for International Education letter regarding FY 2014 funding (House pdf, Senate pdf)

2012

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Public witness testimony on NEH FY 2013 funding, presented to the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee - AHA Executive Director, Jim Grossman - March 22, 2012 (pdf)

National Historical Publications & Records Commission

  • Written testimony regarding FY 2013 funding - May 4, 2012 (pdf)

Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs

  • Coalition for International Education letter regarding FY 2013 funding (House pdf, Senate pdf)

2011

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2012 Funding Priorities

Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs

2010

National Historical Publications & Records Commission, Funding & Reauthorization

International Education and Foreign Language Programs (Department of Education), FY 2011 Funding

National Endowment for the Humanities, FY 2011 Funding

The Crisis in Humanities Employment

2009

NEH FY2010 Funding in Conference

Congressional Testimony FY-2010 Appropriation for NEH (U.S. House of Representatives)

Issue Briefs, Federal Humanities Funding

Response to NARA Request for Information - Alternative Models for Presidential Libraries

Coalition for International Education Memo to House & Senate Appropriations on FY 2010 Funding for International Education


2008

National Agenda for the Humanities Working Group Document

Congressional Testimony FY-2009 Appropriation for NARA

Congressional Testimony FY–2009 Appropriation for NEH (U.S. Senate)

Congressional Testimony FY-2009 Appropriation for Library of Congress

Congressional Testimony FY-2009 Appropriation for NEH (U.S. House of Representatives)

Issue Brief on the National Endowment for the Humanities

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2007

Congressional Testimony FY-2008 Appropriation for NEH

Congressional Testimony FY-2008 Appropriation for NARA

Congressional Testimony FY-2008 Appropriation for Library of Congress

Issue Brief on the National Endowment for the Humanities

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2006

NHA statement on proposed reduction of research hours at NARA

Joint letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior on NEH funding

  • NHA - June 23, 2006 (.pdf here)

NHA's comments in response to the NEH Strategic Plan review

  • NHA - June 23, 2006 (.pdf here)
  • NEH FY 2004-09 Strategic Plan - Request for Comments (.pdf here)

Statement of Library, Education, and Scholarly Associations Concerning the Broadcast Video Flag

  • NHA - June 21, 2006 (.pdf here)

Coalition Urges Greater funding for International Education Issues

  • Coalition for International Education - April 18, 2006 (.pdf here)

Congressional Testimony FY-2007 Appropriation for NARA

  • NHA - April 14, 2006 (.pdf here)

Congressional Testimony, FY-2007 Appropriation for Library of Congress

  • NHA - March 15, 2006 (.pdf here)

Congressional Testimony, FY-2007 Appropriation for NEH

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2005

Congressional Testimony, FY-2006 Appropriation for NEH

Comments to US Copyright Office on Orphan Works

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2004

Congressional Testimony, FY-2005 Appropriation for NEH

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2003

Congressional Testimony, FY-2004 Appropriation for NEH

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2002

Congressional Testimony, FY-2003 Appropriation for NEH

Amicus Brief, U.S. Supreme Court, in support of Eldred et al. in Eldred v. Ashcroft, (challenging the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act)

  • College Art Association, Visual Resources Association, National Humanities Alliance, Consortium of College and University Media Centers, and National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, Jeffrey Cunard, Counsel of Record - May 20, 2002 (.pdf here)

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2001

Congressional Testimony, FY-2002 Appropriation for NEH

Letter Regarding Executive Order 13,233 on Further Implementation of the Presidential Records Act

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2000

Congressional Testimony, FY-2001 Appropriation for NEH

NHA Letter to Dr. John Roberts, NEH Deputy Chairman re: NEH Policy on Long-Term Projects

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1999

Congressional Testimony, FY-2000 Appropriation for NEH

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1998

Congressional Testimony, FY-1999 Appropriation for NEH

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1997

Congressional Testimony, FY-1998 Appropriation for NEH

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1996

Congressional Testimony, FY-1997 Appropriation for NEH

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1995

Congressional Testimony, FY-1996 Appropriation for NEH

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1994

Congressional Testimony, FY-1995 Appropriation for NEH

Congressional Testimony, FY-1995 Appropriation for the Library of Congress

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1993

Congressional Testimony, FY-1994 Appropriation for NEH

Congressional Testimony, FY-1994 Appropriation for the Library of Congress

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1992

Congressional Testimony, FY-1993 Appropriation for NEH

Congressional Testimony, FY-1993 Appropriation for the Library of Congress

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1991

Congressional Testimony, FY-1992 Appropriation for NEH

On the Javitz Fellowship

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1990

Congressional Testimony, FY-1991 Appropriation for NEH

NEH Reauthorization

Congressional Testimony, FY-1991 Appropriation for the Library of Congress

Stanley N. Katz - February 8, 1990

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1989

Congressional Testimony, FY-1990 Appropriation for NEH

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1988

Congressional Testimony, FY-1989 Appropriation for NEH

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1987

Congressional Testimony, FY-1988 Appropriation for NEH

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