WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven projects in Indiana have received a portion of more than $21 million in grants. The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting works in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Muncie, West Lafayette and Valparaiso.

In all, nearly 250 projects throughout the country were awarded grants.

The projects in Indiana are:

Indiana University - $240,000

The preparation of linguistic resources on Louisiana French, one of approximately 19 varieties of French spoken outside of France. These include a print and online dictionary and lexical entries for an international database of non-standard French vocabulary.

Indiana University -  $71,108

Development of a public database that would enable research into the Muslim community of the Russian Empire from 1828 - 1918 by converting information found within parish registers from the city of Kazan.

Butler University - $38,000

The development and teaching of a new college course for sophomores on freedom.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - $30,000

Planning for a permanent exhibition, related changing exhibition space, programming, and educational resources about the ways that American popular culture has influenced and has been influenced by the public.

Ball State University - $39,713

The development of a prototype web application of three - dimensional models of historic clothing for use by researchers, teachers, and the general public. The test collection would consist of World War II - era American clothing from the Beeman Historic Costume Collection.

Valparaiso University - $20,000

The development and teaching of a new undergraduate course on questions about neighborliness.

Purdue University - $6,000

An book-length study of the relationship between illustration and text in American literature.

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