National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Alabama Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These Alabama grants span 1976 - 2013

Records Projects

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$32,500 to support basic funding, including a board meeting, disaster preparedness workshops, and a statewide regrant program, which will include workshops for regrant applicants and recipients. (RC10191-13)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$70,000 to support basic activities, sponsor a statewide conference of circuit court officials where archival training will be offered, and provide a regrant program that will award up to 25 grants to local governments and historical records repositories. (RC10088-10)

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
$35,758 to support a project to digitize the papers of Septimus Cabaniss, a Civil War era attorney, noteworthy for his role as executor of the estate of a plantation owner who sought to manumit and leave property to his slaves. (RD10033-10)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$66,964 to support basic activities and a regrant program for preservation activities, equipment, and supplies to 10-12 repositories. (RC10042-08)

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
$148,183 to support "Bringing Alabama's African American History to Light," a partnership with Tuskegee University to organize, describe, and make available approximately 670 linear feet of currently inaccessible African American collections on both campuses. (RA05625-06)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$9,728 to support the Alabama Historical Records Advisory Board. (RS05685-06)

Mobile Municipal Archives, Mobile, AL
$7,600 for an eight-month project to revise the 1996 edition of A Guide to the Mobile Municipal Archives and to distribute the revised edition. (98-033)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$300,000 for a two-year regrant project focusing on local government records. Both local governments and depositories with legal authority to hold local government records would be eligible to receive regrant funds. (93-069)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$156,831 for a project, in conjunction with the New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections Section, to develop and test standardized procedures for the description of archival map holdings. (90-034)

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
$10,840 to preserve and make available 3,600 photonegatives in the S. Blake McNeely Collection. McNeely, a free-lance photographer, documented the physical environment and the social and economic events of the Depression and early war years in Mobile (1934-43). (86-047)

City of Mobile, Mobile, AL
$33,700 to arrange and describe archival records held in the Mobile Municipal Archives. The records date from 1815 to the present. (85-127)

Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL
$74,379 to establish a records management/archives program for the City of Birmingham and to provide a model for other large cities in Alabama, none of which currently have such a program. (84-135)

Alabama State Historical Records Advisory Board, Montgomery, AL
$25,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (83-070)

Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
$37,561 for an improved records management program and the development of uniform records control systems for the State Archives. (83- 014)

Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL
$20,154 to arrange, describe, and prepare selected duplicate negatives and prints of the records of the Birmingham Water Works Co., 1880-1955. (82-027)

Alabama Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
$2,500 for consultation in planning an archival program. The center's holdings include papers of Wernher von Braun and others who were instrumental in the development of rocketry from the beginning of space flight to the late 1970s. (81-072)

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
$18,870 to preserve and make available negatives from the Erik Overbey Collection, a large commercial photograph collection documenting the history of Mobile since the 1880s. (80-086)

Auburn University, Auburn, AL
$10,050 to preserve and make available historically significant glass plate negatives from the J.F. Knox collection. The photos relate primarily to the history of Birmingham from 1890 to the 1940s. (79-071)

Auburn University, Auburn, AL
$2,000 to clean and copy for preservation nitrate photographic negatives in the J.F. Knox Collection. The photos relate primarily to the history of Birmingham from 1890 to the 1940s. (78-046)

City of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
$9,000 to survey, inventory, and accession official records of the city as the first step toward an archival program. (78-031)
Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,071,618

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Publications Projects

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
$10,000 for the Journal of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-78. (1991)
Project Completed

Tuskegee Institute, AL
$3,424 for the Tuskegee Institute News Clipping File. (1976)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 13,424

TOTAL $1,085,042

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