National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island grants span 1976 - 2011

Records Projects

Brown University, Providence, RI
$141,455 to survey its backlog and prepare catalog records and finding aids for 892 collections, totaling 6,500 linear feet, including the papers of S.J. Perelman, screenwriter for the Marx Brothers; the American Mathematical Society; the papers of Charles Evans Hughes; and many others. (RB50115-10)

City of Warwick, Warwick, RI
$4,856 to support a review and evaluation of the City Clerk's Office conditions for maintaining its historical collections of over 500 cubic feet of records, over 500 volumes, and 7,000 land evidence books and related maps for this community settled in the 1640s. (RB50069-09)

Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, RI
$130,000 for a historical records regrant and training project throughout the state. (2006-018)

Heritage Harbor Museum, Providence, RI
$78,996 for its "Native Journies" Documentation Project to tell the story of Native Americans in southeastern New England. (2001-081)

Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State, Providence, RI
$49,794 for a project to develop an electronic records program development model and starter's manual for small state archival programs. (2000-037)

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
$109,541 for a two-year project to establish an archives and records management program for the school's records. (97-081)

Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, Providence, RI
$1,925 for a consultant to work with the society in developing and applying appraisal guidelines and collecting policies and in upgrading and automating its descriptive system. (95-092)

Rhode Island State Historical Records Advisory Board, Providence, RI
$8,740 to conduct a planning project over a one-year period. During the planning process, the board will meet for a series of three, two-day retreats. Input into the development of a strategic plan will be sought from constituent groups across the state through the appointment of a focus group which will meet with the board. (94-006)

Town of New Shoreham, RI
$3,450 to hire a consultant to assist the town in evaluating its current records policies and to provide advice on the establishment of an archives and records management program. (92-074)

Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State, Division of State Archives and Public Records Administration, Providence, RI
$97,125 to establish a local government records program in the state. (92-066)

Town of Jamestown, RI
$3,500 to hire a consultant to assist the town in evaluating its current records policies and to provide advice on the establishment of an archives and records management program. (92-062)

City of Warwick, Warwick, RI
$4,000 for a consultant to assist with the city's archives and records management planning project. (91-140)

Rhode Island Supreme Court, Providence, RI
$63,462 to develop an active archival program for the historical records of the Rhode Island courts. (90-117)

American Mathematical Society and Brown University, Providence, RI
$56,383 to establish an ongoing records management program for the society and to transfer records of permanent historical value to Brown University's Archives for Mathematics and Mathematicians. (90-033)

Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State, Rhode Island State Archives Division, Providence, RI
$114,022 to establish an active state archival program and to identify archival materials located in the state records center, state government offices, departments and agencies, as well as fugitive state records located in historical repositories. (88-077)

Rhode Island State Historical Records Advisory Board, Providence, RI
$24,400 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (84-043)

Rhode Island State Historical Records Advisory Board, Providence, RI
$46,030 to complete a survey of state agency records, draft legislation for a comprehensive public records act, lay the groundwork for a state archives and records management program, and undertake a pilot survey of government records for one municipality. (80-114)

City of Providence, Providence, RI
$14,945 for the second phase of a project to establish an archives and records program for the city. (80-014)

Rhode Island State Historical Records Advisory Board, Providence, RI
$59,800 to survey and appraise state government records, evaluate and plan toward improved government archival programs in the state, and consult with Rhode Island organizations needing advice on archival programs. (79-018)

City of Providence, Providence, RI
$21,350 to inventory, arrange, and describe early Providence city records. (78-076)

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
$14,253 to preserve, arrange, and describe the Nathaniel Bacon papers, a collection of papers relating primarily to business and industry in Rhode Island during the 19th century. (76-080)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $1,048,027

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Publications Projects

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI
$1,859,926 for the Papers of Nathanael Greene. (1976-2003)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI
$17,125 for the Papers of Roger Williams. (1985)
Project Completed

Brown University Press, Providence, RI
$20,000 for subvention support for the Diary of Isaac Backus. (1976)

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 1,897,051

TOTAL $ 2,945,078

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