Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 11:29:37 CST


Subject: Re: A Dumb Question about the NEH

If 80% of the NEH funds were transferred to state councils, I see absolutely

no way that DARE could survive. But it's not just DARE, it's ALL the big

projects: think about the Twain project at Berkeley, the biography project

at Princeton, the History of Cartography project here at the UW-Madison, and

the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, and the

AngloSaxon Manuscripts on Microfiche projects, both also here in Madison.

Not one of these could survive on money from a state council. It would be

nice to think that states might work together on projects like these, but

who really thinks that's a possibility? NEH grants work because they are

large enough to tackle major projects that simply can't be done any other

way. Please oppose the Kolbe amendment!

Joan Hall, DARE