National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Mississippi 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 Mississippi grants span 1979 - 2014

Records Projects

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. (RC10220-14)

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
$28,809 to support basic funding, including an awards program, an summer internship program for graduate students, workshops, programs relating to the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Archives Month activities, a county records inventory and technical assistance project, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10199-13)

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
$113,198 to support a two-year project to preserve and increase access to materials related to the timber industry in southern Mississippi. Three collections totaling 1,063 cubic feet will be processed, three EAD compatible finding aids, and three MARC catalog records will be made available online. (RP50067-11)

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson, MS
$99,390 to support the work of the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board, including a statewide county records program. (RC10106-11)

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson, MS
$63,551 to support basic activities, emergency preparedness, and technical assistance to county records managers in the state's 14 oldest counties to improve the preservation of, and access to, some of the state's most valuable records from pre-1920. (RC10060-09)

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson, MS
$16,000 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board. (RC10026-08)

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson, MS
$10,000 to support the state historical records advisory board. (RS10045-08)

Mississippi State Historical Records Advisory Board, Jackson, MS
$25,000 to enable the state archivist to undertake disaster assessment and response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (2005-091)

Mississippi State Historical Records Advisory Board, Jackson, MS
$6,371 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for one year. (2001-010)

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Jackson, MS
$171,887 to establish an electronic records program in conjunction with the planned design of and move to a new state archives building. (97-003)

Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Meridian, MS
$15,168 to microfilm ca. 107 linear feet of selected records of Lauderdale County, the City of Meridian, the Lauderdale County School System, and the Meridian Separate School System. (92-108)

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
$94,139 to conduct a MARC-based (MAchine-Readable Cataloging) archival description program. The records will also be loaded into the Mississippi Union Catalog and into a national database. (91-118)

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
$77,995 for a statewide survey of the organizational and business records and personal papers of 20th-century African-American Mississippians. (90-073)

Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Meridian, MS
$76,240 to establish an archives and records management program for the records of Lauderdale County and the City of Meridian. (89-047)

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
$5,000 for a consultant to help in planning the survey and collection of organizational and business records and personal papers of African-American Mississippians. (89-044)

Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History, Meridian, MS
$5,104 to undertake planning for an archives and records management program for Lauderdale County and the City of Meridian. (88-092)

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
$18,000 for a fellowship in archival administration. (86-121)

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
$29,251 to arrange and describe its Channel 3 newsfilm collection, including development of a computer-based descriptive system. (84-023)

Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS
$23,616 to arrange and describe the university's archival records. (83-010)

City of Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg, MS
$7,452 to preserve, arrange, describe, and make available the city's non-current records. (82-032)

Mississippi State Historical Records Advisory Board, Jackson, MS
$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. (81-120)

Mississippi Regional Archives #1, Columbus, MS
$35,000 to inventory and draft retention and disposition schedules for county records. (81-029)

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
$56,787 to appraise, arrange, and describe the records of the Association of American Railroads and the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad. (80-056)

University of Mississippi, University, MS
$11,210 to arrange and describe the university's Lumber Archives relating to the lumber industry in Mississippi between 1829 and 1944. (80-011)

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
$30,932 to survey and report on historical records in executive agencies, boards, and commissions, and to recommend legislation and other actions to improve archival and records programs for the state government. (79-084)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,080,382

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Publications Projects

Ulysses S. Grant Association, Starkville, MS
$330,022 for the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. (2009-2013)
Project In Progress

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 330,022

TOTAL $1,410,404

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