National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Maryland 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 Maryland grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$142,000 to support a project to process and digitize 111 series of county records consisting of manumissions and certificates of freedom, issued in 17 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, covering the period 1774-1869. (RH50128-14)

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
$69,556 to support a 15-month project to undertake detailed processing of five key collections in its holdings: the photograph collection, the audio/visual collection, the curatorial exhibits collection; juried and invitational exhibits records, and education department records. (RH50108-14)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
$23,872 to support a 16-month project to execute a workflow for creating EAD-compliant collection records and finding aids for regional and university records. (RH50117-14)

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. (RC10211-14)

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$6,254 to support basic funding for travel costs for three board meetings, a series of workshops focusing on archival best practices and emergency preparedness, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10147-13)

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
$112,039 to support a 30-month project to develop and implement a records management program and process 994 cubic feet of institutional records and manuscript collections that document the formation and development of this cultural institution. Founded in 1914, the Museum now houses more than 90,000 works of art, and it is known around the world for the Cone Collection, which includes the largest and most significant collection of works by Henri Matisse. (RB50157-11)

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$121,840 to prepare, in partnership with the City of Baltimore, improved descriptive information for the records of Baltimore from 1729 to the present, which total over 30,000 cubic feet, in an online finding aid. (RP50031-10)

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$7,658 to support basic activities, a needs assessment survey of 400 repositories in the state, and a series of emergency preparedness workshops. (RC10076-10)

National Federation of the Blind, Baltimore, MD
$125,000 to support a two-year project to process the records of its founder, Jacobus tenBroek, and the organization's records beginning in 1940. The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, and tenBroek was a leader in the blind civil rights movement. (RB50045-09)

American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD
$39,063 to support the digitization of the papers of physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit, who headed the team investigating Germany's progress in developing the atomic bomb from 1944-1946. (RD10029)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
$50,000 to support an assessment of the viability for an Electronic Records Management Consortium for the four major Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (RE10014-08)

Oblate Sisters of Providence, Inc., Baltimore, MD
$25,830 for the Historic Photograph Project, to process and make available the historical photograph and scrapbook collection of the applicant. The Oblate Sisters of Providence is the oldest order of women religious of African descent in the world. A recent inventory identified approximately 16,000 photographs dating from the 1850s to 2003. (2004-070)

American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD
$78,200 for its project to preserve the records of physicists in industry. (2003-061)

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD
$65,402 for a 17-month project to catalog two significant photograph collections relating to life in Baltimore from the 1940s to the 1970s. (97-064)

American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD
$125,000 for the third phase of a project to analyze records created by multi-institutional teams doing research in physics, identify and test alternative approaches to preserving team research records of historical significance and enhancing their potential for research use, and develop policy recommendations and programs to deal with the present and future documentation of these teams and their work. (94-112)

Association for Information and Image Management, Silver Spring, MD
$19,460 to develop a model uniform law pertaining to the legal acceptance of records produced by information technology systems in Federal and state agencies and the legal admissibility of such records as evidence in Federal and state courts. (93-038)

Epilepsy Foundation of America, Landover, MD
$3,420 for a consultant to provide guidance on developing an archival program pertaining to the history of efforts to deal with epilepsy in the United States. (92-139)

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$55,202 to improve access to and understanding of state agency records held by the archives by creating MARC AMC (Machine Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) records and loading them into three databases: an in-house system, MICROCAT (Maryland's statewide union catalog), and OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). (91-101)

Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, MD
$38,608 to provide access to its manuscript collections relating to Maryland companies and corporations. (90-111)

Association for Information and Image Management, Silver Spring, MD
$10,945 to produce a technical report which will provide guidelines for government archives in the use, backup, and application of digital optical imaging systems used for the storage of public records. (90-003)

Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
$37,185 to preserve, arrange, describe, and make accessible the historical records (1642 to date) of the oldest community of religious women in the original 13 colonies. (88-106)

Association for Documentary Editing, Baltimore, MD
$25,880 for preliminary organization and development of the National Trust for Our Documentary Heritage. (87-063)

Museum and Archives of the History of Columbia, Columbia, MD
$2,248 for a consultant to chart the future of the archives of Columbia, a planned city founded in 1967. (87-007)

American Society for Microbiology, Catonsville, MD
$31,500 to continue development of a records program for the society. The project will provide access to historical records and implement a records management system for the society's current records. (86-132)

Worcester County Library, Snow Hill, MD
$21,287 to arrange and describe the William D. Pitts surveyors collection. The collection contains extensive land records for this Eastern Shore county from 1748 through 1980. (86-116)

Historic St. Mary's City, St. Mary's City, MD
$10,959 to provide security and reference copies of 45,000 textual records, drawings, and photographs created during archaeological excavations of St. Mary's City. St. Mary's City was Maryland's first European settlement and its seat of government from 1634 to 1694. (86-039)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
$154,143 for a three-year project, in cooperation with the university's Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, to initiate a records management program for the four major Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and to produce a guide to the management of medical records. (85-139, 86-124, 88-001)

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
$27,619 to arrange and describe institute records dating from 1857 to 1977. The Peabody Institute is one of the nation's oldest arts institutions and offers a variety of cultural programs, including a music conservatory and an art gallery. (85-125)

University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
$55,000 to inventory, arrange, and preserve the A.S. Abell collection, consisting of 3,500 hours of local television newsfilm. The collection documents Baltimore and Maryland history from 1949 to 1983. (84-131)

Maryland State Historical Records Advisory Board, Annapolis, MD
$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 now and in the future. (84-053)

Baltimore City Archives, Baltimore, MD
$22,000 to survey, appraise, and continue to arrange and describe the historical records of the city. (81-058)

George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Silver Spring, MD
$6,370 for a conference to begin to develop a systematic approach to the preservation and use of labor records in the United States. (80-126)

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD
$25,650 to preserve, reproduce, and catalog selected glass negative photograph holdings. (80-089)

University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
$31,134 for the Metropolitan Baltimore Historical Records Council's project to survey organizational records in Baltimore and develop a cooperative program to preserve the records and make them available. (80-018)

Baltimore Bureau of Records Management, Baltimore, MD
$27,611 to arrange and describe the records of the mayor and city council of Baltimore, 1797-1971, and to identify conservation needs for these records. (79-041)

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
$1,800 for consultation to develop programs to arrange and describe the records of the mayor and city council of Baltimore, 1797-1971, and to identify conservation and cultural activities. (79-040)

University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
$26,091 for the Baltimore Congress for Local Records and History to survey and selectively accession historical records in private hands in the Baltimore area and to make recommendations for a comprehensive accessioning policy for the area. (79-020)

Baltimore Region Institutional Studies Center, Baltimore, MD
$13,149 to process records of the Maryland Council of Churches and predecessor organizations, 1904-71, deposited at the center. (79-019)

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
$59,451 for a two-year project to arrange, describe, and prepare a guide to the records, dated from 1884, of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. (78-100, 79-119)

Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD
$22,059 to arrange and prepare computer-generated guides to the records of St. Mary's County and the equity records of Baltimore City, to serve as prototypes for future guides to government records in Maryland. (77-093)

Baltimore Region Institutional Studies Center, Baltimore, MD
$6,698 to preserve and describe records of the Baltimore City Planning Department. (77-026)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,756,469

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Publications Projects

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
$3,514,874 for Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
$2,438,349 for the Samuel Gompers Papers. (1973-2009)
Project Completed
Project Web Site

Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD
$329,319 for subvention support for the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, the Papers of Thomas Edison, the Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Papers of George C. Marshall. (through 2010)

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
$509,096 for the Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower. (1981-2000)
Project Completed
Project Web Site

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
$1,000 for travel funds for its fellowship in historical editing of the Samuel Gompers Papers. (1999)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
$204,234 for the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Family Papers. (1979-92)
Project In Progress

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD
$378,902 for the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. (1976-87)
Project Completed

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
$184,258 for the Papers of Booker T. Washington. (1976-84)
Project Completed

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
$45,948 for the Papers of John Paul Jones. (1978-81)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 7,604,970

TOTAL $ 9,361,439

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