Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Oral History Commission Accepts Grant Applications

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 03, 2015  
Contact Information:  Allison Tracy
allison.tracy@ky.gov
502-564-1792, ext. 4434
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2015) – The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) is accepting grant applications to help fund oral history projects on topics of significance to Kentucky, transcription and indexing of existing oral history interviews or preservation of existing oral history interviews.

 

KOHC project grants help support the creation of Kentucky oral history research projects. Amateur and professional oral historians may apply.

 

KOHC transcription and indexing grants help support the transcription or indexing of existing oral history interviews whose subject matter KOHC considers to be a priority research topic and which are located in Kentucky repositories. Organizations that use an indexing-based access platform receive priority.

 

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a draft application. Draft applications for both grant types are due Sept. 21 with final applications due Oct. 5.

 

Information and applications for these and other KOHC grants are at http://www.history.ky.gov/kohc-grants.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.