National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma grants span 1976 - 2013

Records Projects

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$65,000 to support basic funding, including travel for board meetings, Archives Month activities, preservation and collections care workshops, a statewide needs assessment survey, a preservation planning program, a statewide regrant program, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10189-13)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$95,000 to support the work of the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, including workshop and conference scholarships, a traveling archivist, and a statewide regrants program. (RC10109-11)

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
$96,303 to support a two-year project to process the papers of James R. Jones, a member of the House of Representatives (1973-1987) and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (1993-1997). (RP50056-11)

American Choral Directors Association, Oklahoma City, OK
$27,125 to support the establishment of an archives documenting choral music history. Founded in 1959, the Association has a collection of 800 linear feet of records documenting the history of choral associations across the United States. (RB50060-09)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$70,000 to support a Summit Meeting, two digitization workshops for archivists, and a regrants program for at least 10 archival projects in the state. (RC10066-09)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$65,000 To support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board and a regrant program for projects to help mitigate threats to historical records collections.(RC10024)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$229,287 to support the Oklahoma Tribal Heritage Project. (RC10004-08)

Oklahoma Department of Archives, Oklahoma City, OK
$20,000 in partial support of the Oklahoma SHRAB's administrative expenses. (RS10014-07)

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee, OK
$40,000 to begin the development of an archives and records management program for the tribe. (2005-076)

Oklahoma Department of Archives, Oklahoma City, OK
$19,875 in partial support of the Oklahoma SHRAB's administrative expenses. (2005-014)

Oklahoma Department of Archives, Oklahoma City, OK
$10,000 in partial support of the Oklahoma Board's activities for one year. (2004-016)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$5,000 in partial support of the Oklahoma SHRAB's administrative expenses. (2003-040)

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Perkins, OK
$25,298 to conduct a repository survey to identify records relating to the tribe, obtain copies of appropriate records, and arrange and describe the records for use in the tribe's archives. (2000-110)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$5,152 to fund the administrative expenses of the Oklahoma Board for two years. (2000-027)

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Perkins, OK
$49,011 for a project to arrange and describe records relating to the Iowa Tribal Business Committee. (99-053)

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Pawnee, OK
$14,422 for a project to conduct a repository survey to identify photographs relating to the Pawnee Nation, obtain copies of appropriate photographs, and arrange and describe them for use at the nation's archival facility. (99-052)

Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Pawnee, OK
$65,000 for a project to develop a records management program and to process tribal records. (98-090)

The Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK
$5,000 for a project to develop a plan for a tribal archives program to supplement its current records management program. (98-088)

Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK
$59,382 to arrange, describe, and rehouse records held by the Cherokee National Historical Society, dating from the 1700s to the present, which help to document the history of the Cherokee. (96-072)

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami, OK
$29,757 to survey and copy records relating to the history and culture of the tribe. Project staff will consult with a variety of institutions-most of them located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana-which house significant holdings documenting the history of the Miami Tribe before the tribe's forced relocation to Oklahoma. (95-050)

Oklahoma State Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma City, OK
$5,820 for a planning project. The board will meet at least six times over the grant's two-year period and sponsor two public hearings in order to expand the level of communication with constituent groups developed during the preparation of the board's recently published long-range plan and to gather information to assist the board in its efforts to implement and update the plan. (95-020)

Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, OK
$34,230 for a one-year project to identify and catalogue the papers of four individuals important to Cherokee history. (94-088)

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami, OK
$43,424 for a one-year project to establish an archives and records management program. (94-065)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries (Oklahoma State Historical Records Advisory Board), Oklahoma City, OK
$4,584 for state board travel and meeting expenses. (92-004)

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
$500 in partial support of a fellowship in archival administration. (89-053)

Fort Sill Apache Tribe, Apache, OK
$29,685 to microfilm litigation files pertaining to the Indian Claims Commission case of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe for preservation and research use. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe traces its origins to a group of the Chiricahua Apache, who were led by Geronimo. (88-078)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK
$18,052 to hold workshops to provide local government officials with information on the needs and benefits of records management and preserving historically valuable local government records. (88-037)

Oklahoma State Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma City, OK
$4,692 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-065)

Chickasaw Nation, Ada, OK
$6,300 for consultation to develop archival programs for the Chickasaw Nation, the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma, and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. (86-001)

Fort Sill Apache Tribe, Apache, OK
$3,475 for consultation on the procedures for microfilming Apache tribal records in the litigation files of the Washington, DC, law firm of Weissbrodt and Weissbrodt. (85-144)

Cherokee National Historical Society, Tahlequah, OK
$33,567 for a two-year project to implement an ongoing records administration program for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. (85-143, 87-006)

Oklahoma State Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma City, OK
$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. (83-090)

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
$27,097 to arrange, describe, and preserve on microfiche Cherokee Nation records, 1816-1908, to prepare a guide to the collection, and to prepare a procedural manual describing steps involved in processing the collection for filming. (82-028)

Cherokee National Historical Society, Tahlequah, OK
$19,950 to preserve, arrange, and describe records relating to the Cherokee Nation, and to assist the Society in establishing an archival program. (79-136)

Oklahoma State Library, Archives and Records Division, Oklahoma City, OK
$6,108 to employ consultants for the development of historical records survey and planning projects in Oklahoma. (79-083)

Logan County Historical Society, Guthrie, OK
$38,216 for a two-year project to arrange, describe, and microfilm city records of Guthrie for the period 1889-1920, and to survey and publish a guide to historical records in Guthrie and Logan County for the same period. Guthrie was the capital of the Oklahoma Territory from 1889-1910. (77-096, 79-005)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,231,312

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Publications Projects

University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK
$56,967 for subvention support for the Papers of Chief John Ross, the Correspondence of Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, and the North American Journals of Prince Maximillian of Wied. (1986 - 2008)

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
$112,989 for the Papers of Chief John Ross. (1976-79)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 169,956

TOTAL $1,401,268

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