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By James F. Veninga

ISBN-10: 0585228140

ISBN-13: 9780585228143

ISBN-10: 1574410520

ISBN-13: 9781574410525

Veninga has lengthy been energetic in state-level councils, basically in Texas, constructing types of ways the research of background, literature, and tradition will be infused into public lifestyles. His 29 essays think about the courting of the councils to the nationwide Endowment or the Humanities and the political area, schooling, and the arts and society. booklet information, Inc., March 26, 1999

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Title. 11'2'0973dc21 CIP Design by Angela Schmitt Page v To my colleagues on the staff of the Texas Council for the Humanities, past and present, with gratitude for our shared journey. Page vii ... there just simply must be no neglect of humanities. The values of our free and compassionate society are as vital to our national success as the skills of our technical and scientific age. Lyndon B. Johnson 200th Anniversary Convocation at Brown University September 28, 1964 We all lead the life of the mind.

In the 1980s, such collaboration took TCH into new arenas as we worked more closely with educational agencies and organizations, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Association of School Boards. TCH also sponsors public meetings designed to obtain suggestions on how the TCH program might better reflect local interests. Finally, TCH has consistently developed various kinds of publications to stimulate local interest in the humanities. Council-Initiated Projects Although the funding of local projects through a competitive grant program has been a central feature of the TCH, the organization itself has sponsored numerous projects.

Since NEH required all state committeesas these organizations were then calledto focus on the relationship between the humanities Page 4 and public policy issues, the group was renamed the Texas Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy. The first implementation grant request was submitted to the NEH on June 15, 1973, requesting funds for administration, program development, and support of local grant projects. A $170,000, eighteen-month grant was approved, effective October 1, 1973. The TCH board employed a director, Sandra L.

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