National Historical Publications & Records Commission

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants
November 2013

PUBLISHING HISTORICAL RECORDS –Colonial and Early National Period
Projects to prepare documentary editions of major historical figures and institutions during the colonial and early national period of the United States (up to 1820).

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA       $133,388
To support a project to edit The Papers of John Adams.

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ       $121,588
To support a project to edit The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

George Washington University
Washington, DC       $152,582
To support a project to edit The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress.

Yale University
New Haven, CT       $154,894
To support a project to edit The Papers of Benjamin Franklin.

Trustees of Columbia University
New York, NY       $109,536
To support a project to edit The Papers of John Jay.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $105,231
To support a project to edit The Papers of James Madison.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $45,183
To support a project to edit the Dolley Madison Digital Edition.

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI       $136,114
To support a project to edit The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $121,986
To support a project to edit The Papers of George Washington.

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DIGITIZING HISTORICAL RECORDS
Projects to digitize entire archival collections of historical importance.

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME       $150,000
To support the Oliver Otis Howard Papers Digitization Project, a three-year project to digitize approximately 148,200 pages of manuscript material from General Oliver Otis Howard, Civil War general, Commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau, and third president of Howard University in Washington, DC.

Center for Jewish History
New York, NY       $101,249
To support Digitizing American Soviet Jewry Movement Collections, a 17-month project to digitize over 75,000 pages of trip reports, photographs and posters, and 500 hours of interviews and speeches related to the Jews emigrating from the former Soviet Union.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY       $83,801
To support Cornerstones in American Middle Class: Historical Collective Bargaining Agreements Project, a two-year project, on behalf of the Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation and Archives, to digitize 84,000 pages comprising 1,660 collective bargaining agreements representing labor/management issues from the educational and retail industries from the 1880s until the 1980s.

Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT       $35,126
To support Digitizing Early Connecticut Manuscript Collections, a project to digitize approximately 118,000 microfilm pages from 11 collections documenting the life, business, and politics in the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national period.

Friends of the California Archives
Sacramento, CA       $28,736
To support For Their Protection: Digitizing California's 19th Century Trademark Files, a project to digitize approximately 24,000 pages from the collection of Trademark Registrations and Specimens, Old Series, 1861-1900. Included in the collection are trademarks and specimens that include Levi Strauss & Co. jeans, early California wineries' bottle labels, Kentucky bourbon distilleries labels, 19th century medicines and tonics, and the original trademark registered to Anheuser Busch for its Budweiser lager.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN       $19,302
To support the World War II Oral History Migration Project, an 18-month project to digitize approximately 563 hours of interviews and 6,700 pages of interview transcripts with participants in World War II.

Regents of the University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA       $93,191
To support the Scientist in Society: Digitizing the Leo Szilard Papers, a two-year project to digitize series from the Leo Szilard Papers and the Leo Slizard/Aaron Novick Research Files. Szilard successfully demonstrated nuclear fission and patented a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi and was instrumental in the creation of, and worked on, the Manhattan Project. After World War II, Szilard pioneered the study of molecular biology with Aaron Novick.

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STATE AND NATIONAL ARCHIVAL PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Grants to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network.

American Samoa Historical Records Advisory Board
Pago Pago, AS      $5,000
To support the reestablishment of the American Samoa historical records advisory board and to undertake strategic planning.

Friends of the California Archives
Sacramento, CA      $22,050
To support the state historical records advisory board and an archival consultant to create curricula to be used for workshops and webinars on managing an archival repository.

Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board
Denver, CO      $28,000
To support basic funding including board meetings, workshops and webinars, and a statewide regrant program.

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services
Tallahassee, FL      $4,000
To support basic funding for the impletion of a new strategic plan for the state board and participation in a national archival organization.

University System of Georgia
Atlanta, GA       $10,960
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including board meetings, an awards program and Archives Month activities, and participation in a national archival organization.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA       $12,500
To support basic funding for board meetings, site visits and informational sessions, and participation in a national archival organization.

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID       $17,350
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including a board meeting, planning consultant, and a statewide regrants program.

Indiana Commission on Public Records
Indianapolis, IN       $37,750
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, a student intern, a series of workshops, outreach activities, and a statewide regrant program.

Kansas State Historical Society
Topeka, KS       $29,990
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, six board meetings, workshops, and Archives Month materials.

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board
Frankfort, KY       $26,022
To support basic funding, including board meetings, the Archives Month Coordinating Committee, continuing education workshops, and participation in a national archival organization.

Massachusetts State Archives
Boston, MA       $37,750
To support the salary of a project archivist who will provide on-site assistance to records repositories, a statewide regrant program, and participation in a national archival organization.

Maryland State Archives
Annapolis, MD       $4,317
To support basic funding to provide services of an archivist to assist government administrators of the City of Baltimore to improve departmental record programs and to assist local governments with the preparation of emergency disaster plans.

Maine State Archives
Augusta, ME       $75,075
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including a project director, travel, participation in a national archival organization and a statewide regrant program.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN       $30,200
To support the state historical records advisory board meetings, training scholarships, and a statewide regrants program.

Missouri Office of the Secretary of State
Jefferson City, MO       $55,867
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including several workshops on topics such as digitization and the preservation and delivery of electronic records and two best practices posters.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS       $35,282
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including a summer internship program for graduate students, workshops, Archives Month activities, a county records inventory and technical assistance project, and programming to assist the state's community colleges and historically black colleges and universities.

Montana Historical Records Advisory Board
Helena, MT       $12,560
To support basic funding, including a Traveling Student Archivist Program, two board meetings, scholarships for attending training opportunities, and participation in a national archival organization.

Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE       $13,994
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including a Traveling Student Archivist Program in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Library Science program.

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Raleigh, NC       $15,000
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including a project to design, test, and formalize an educational program that will instruct and train archives professionals in the methodologies and approaches of its successful Traveling Archivists Program.

State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND       $12,282
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including microfilming and indexing county records, and participation in a national archival organization.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH       $23,361
To support the state historical records advisory board and its training, awards, and statewide regrant programs.

South Dakota Department of Tourism
Pierre, SD       $5,591
To support basic funding including a workshop, two board meetings, and a statewide regrant program.

Tennessee State Library and Archives
Nashville, TN       $37,750
To support basic funding, including board meetings, a statewide regrant program, an Archives Institute, and participation in a national archival organization.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX       $12,512
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including board meetings, Advocating for Archives workshops, an Archives Month poster, and participation in a national archival organization.

Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board
Salt Lake City, UT       $30,535
To support basic funding, including a program to microfilm city and county commission minutes, and a statewide regrant program.

Library of Virginia Foundation
Richmond, VA       $21,408
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including its fourth statewide workshop for local historical and genealogical societies, an Advocating for Archives workshop, and a small regrant program.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI       $25,266
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board and its training and awards programs.

Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
Cheyenne, WY       $48,800
To support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including the development of a new strategic plan, workshops, a statewide regrant program, and participation in a national archival organization.

CONTACT: Keith Donohue, NHPRC Communications Director, Keith.Donohue@nara.gov, 202.357-5365.

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