NEH Supports Cinema Archives

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has offered Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies Cinema Archives a $425,000 challenge grant. Support from NEH, which requires a three to one match with private gifts, will ensure that the Archives continue to grow and flourish.

The four-year NEH grant will help endow a full-time curatorial position for the Cinema Archives, a collection which includes the person papers and other materials of such seminal film icons as Frank Capra, Elia Kazan, Federico Fellini, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Ingrid Bergman, among others.

The NEH grant will only partially endow the position and, because it is a matching grant, Wesleyan will be responsible for raising an additional $1.275 million to ensure the position is completely endowed.