National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Iowa 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 Iowa grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

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. (RC10207-14)

Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, Inc., Iowa City, IA
$139,750 to support, on behalf of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the Program for Electronic Records Training, Tools, and Standards (PERTTS), a two-year project to strengthen the capacity of states and territories to manage and preserve electronic records. PERTTS will provide a framework for developing programs and access to in-depth information about standards, best practices, and tools for electronic records management and preservation programs, and for delivering education and training to ensure that these standards, best practices, and tools are widely and effectively implemented. (RE10049-13)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$10,000 to support basic funding for board meetings, site visits and informational sessions for potential applicants to the state's grant program, an Archives Month poster, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10161-13)

Luther College, Decorah, IA
$216,150 to fund a three year project to design and hold an Archives Leadership Institute, to bring 25 archivists for a week-long intensive training on campus that will include presentations by experts in advocacy, project management, digital challenges, and human resources. (DL10009-12)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$11,615 to support the Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board and its technical assistance program. (RC10138-12)

Luther College, Decorah, IA
$119,898 to survey and make accessible significant Norwegian-American records, in partnership with Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, housed at the two institutions. (RB50099-10)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$11,824 to support basic activities, training sessions, and archival participation in statewide emergency preparedness and response planning. (RC10084-10)

Council of State Archivists, Iowa City, IA
$87,250 to support an 18-month project to conduct an enhanced survey of state archives and state historical records advisory boards and to prepare a "State of the State Archives" report for release in early 2011. (DG10017-10)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$13,500 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board, including participation in a cultural resources advisory council to develop a statewide emergency response plan for archives. (RC10056-09)

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
$32,700 to support a digital version of Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture and Vice President under President Roosevelt and Progressive Party candidate for President in 1948. (RD10020-09)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$13,500 in support of the Iowa State Historical Records Board Basic State and National Archival Partnership Grant. (RS10016-08)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$9,980 in support of the Iowa State Historical Records Board. (RS10042-08)

Council of State Archivists, Des Moines, IA
$64,625 to support the National Archival Network project. (RC05705-07)

Council of State Archivists, Des Moines, IA
$269,979 to support the National Archival Network project to analyze local government archives and to strengthen partnerships among states and with the federal government. (2006-010)

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines, IA
$43,889 to develop a strategic plan to establish an electronic records program to be administered by the State Archives and Records Bureau. (2003-010)

The Linn County Historical Society/The History Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
$55,036 for its Archives Collection Processing Project to organize, describe, and make available collections documenting Cedar Rapids and the surrounding region. (2002-089)

Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board, Des Moines, IA
$13,784 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2001-075)

State Historical Society of Iowa (Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board), Des Moines, IA
$15,808 for a two-year, planning project to produce a statewide strategic plan for Iowa's historical records and to present archival workshops to train the state's local records keepers to care for their collections and to prepare them to help implement the strategic plan. (95-011)

State Historical Society of Iowa (Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board), Des Moines, IA
$6,371 for state board travel and meeting expenses. (93-074)

Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board, Des Moines, IA
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (90-096)

Polk County Department of General Services, Des Moines, IA
$93,773 to develop the county's records management and archives program. The project will survey and inventory county records, prepare retention schedules for all records and finding aids for archival records, do preservation microfilming, and present workshops for county officials. (89-073)

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA
$62,724 to deacidify and encapsulate drawings and blueprints in the Warren H. Manning Landscape Collection. The collection represents the most comprehensive body of material related to Manning, a contemporary of Frederick Law Olmsted. (88-116, 88-116S)

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Des Moines, IA
$11,730 to publish the Iowa county records manual prepared under an earlier grant. (87-065)

Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board, Des Moines, IA
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-070)

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
$5,478 to preserve and make available the papers of Hugh Hammond Bennett and other American soil scientists, dating from 1935 to 1960. (85-073)

Davenport Public Library, Davenport, IA
$45,989 for a two-year project to develop an archives and records management program for the city's records. (85-065, 86-063)

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$25,000 to refine and revise draft county retention schedules in a one-volume manual, and to provide training workshops in schedule use for public officials. (84-118)

Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board, Iowa City, IA
$21,627 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken now and in the future. (81-115)

Iowa State Historical Department, Iowa City, IA
$20,117 to survey and inventory the records of selected Iowa municipal governments, prepare a preliminary retention schedule for Iowa municipal records, and develop a final report with recommendations for an Iowa municipal records program. (81-074)

Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City, IA
$17,684 to complete the arrangement and description of its collections, prepare a finding aid, and microfilm selected collections for preservation. (80-141)

Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Des Moines, IA
$6,900 for the Iowa Labor Oral History Project to locate and accession selected Iowa labor records. (80-082)

Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City, IA
$15,664 to arrange and describe manuscript collections in the museum relating to individuals and organizations important to the history of the area and the state. (79-134)

Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines, IA
$32,466 to employ an assistant state archivist for a project to revitalize the state archives program in Iowa. (79-093, 80-135)

Iowa State Historical Department, Iowa City, IA
$6,004 to arrange and describe the papers of Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver, a prominent U.S. Representative and Senator during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. (77-113)

Iowa State Historical Department, Iowa City, IA
$36,650 for a two-year project to inventory county records in Iowa. (77-055, 78-125)

Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines, IA
$2,800 for consultation in determining the needs of the Iowa State Archives, and in evaluating existing state records retention schedules. (77-029)

Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines, IA
$7,300 to prepare a negative preservation microfilm copy of the 1925 Iowa state census. (76-078)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,568,065

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Publications Projects

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
$58,070 to support a project to prepare "Walt Whitman and Post-Reconstruction America" as part of the online Walt Whitman Archive, a collection of historical documents by and about the 19th century American poet.

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 58,070

TOTAL $ 1,626,135

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