As part of its stated commitment to assist in the development of our knowledge of the Catholic Church's association with Native American Boarding Schools (NABS), the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) has received a $75,000 grant from the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This year-long initiative will enable conversation and collaboration between historians, archivists, and Native American communities around the central theme of "access."
The project will proceed in three phases. First, non-public virtual sessions between each of these three groups will occur in the summer and early Fall of 2022. Second, between the summer of 2022 and spring of 2023, onsite researchers will be provided stipends to conduct finite investigations in select repositories. Third, a public hybrid conference is envisioned in conjunction with the AHA meeting in Philadelphia or the spring ACHA meeting in 2023. It is hoped that the year will lay out the attendant issues over "access" and supply insights into future research needs and goals. Each participant will receive a stipend.
If you have further questions or are interested in participating, please contact the grant coordinator, Patrick Hayes, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before May 15. Scheduling will commence soon thereafter.
Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D.