National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Tennessee 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 Tennessee grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
$19,302 to support the World War II Oral History Migration Project, an eighteen-month project to digitize approximately 563 hours of interviews and 6700 pages of interview transcripts with participants in World War II. (RD10147-14)

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
$37,750 to support basic funding, including board meetings, a statewide regrant program, an Archives Institute, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10226-14)

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
$32,500 to support basic funding, including board meetings, an Archives Institute, a statewide regrant program, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10187-13)

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
$95,000 to support the work of the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board, including two regional coordinators meeting, the Tennessee Archives Institutes, and a statewide regrants program. (RC10096-11)

Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN
$59,900 to support the ninth annual Tennessee Archives Institute, and a regrants program for up to 15 nongovernmental archives for assessments, preservation, education and training, and records processing. (RC10072-09)

Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN
$67,000 to support the state historical records advisory board's basic activities and regrants to non-governmental repositories to conduct needs assessments, education, and training.(RC10033-08)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$10,000 for board administrative support. (RS10044-08)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$10,000 for board administrative support. (2006-0016)

Fisk University, Nashville, TN
$67,934 to arrange, describe, preserve, and make available five manuscript collections documenting the university's history and the African-American experience. (2003-085)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$7,500 for board administrative support. (2003-063)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$88,758 for its Council of State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC)/Expanded National Collaboration and Administration Project to continue regular meetings and administration of COSHRC; maintain its Web site; provide regular communication among COSHRC, State Historical Records Advisory Boards, and the NHPRC; and broaden national collaboration among records keepers. (2002-079)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$10,000 for board administrative support. (2002-043)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$71,123, in partnership with the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC), to help administer COSHRC activities and to begin implementing the action agenda of the National Forum on Archival Continuing Education. The grant includes funds, to be administered by AASLH, to help support the planning of a conference for Native American archivists and records keepers, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. (2001-037)

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
$96,818 to preserve and make more accessible the audio and video recordings in three collections of the Archives of Appalachia. (2000-076)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$183,072 to fund, in partnership with the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, a National Forum on Archival Continuing Education to be held in April 2000, and to fund the Council's 2001 meeting, which will evaluate the Forum. (2000-035)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$190,800 to work with the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators to develop a national conference on archival continuing education that specifically addresses the needs of small historical records repositories, and to support the Council's work to identify and share best practices among state boards, state archives, and the professional organizations serving historical records repositories. (99-025)

Lincoln Memorial University, Abraham Lincoln Museum, Harrogate, TN
$30,000 for a one-year project to conduct a survey of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum's archival collection to identify the size and scope of its manuscript, photograph, scrapbook, and university archives components, and to arrange and describe the manuscript collection, to prepare catalog records of these collections, with further arrangement and description of the photographs, scrapbooks, and university archives in that priority order as time and resources allow. (97-098)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$4,000 for a one-year planning project. Under this planning project, the board would complete its strategic plan, and undertake priorities established in its plan. (97-045)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$12,370 for a planning grant to sustain its activity, monitor the recommendations set forth in its state assessment report, revise its existing statement of priorities, and begin implementing key recommendations in the report. (94-025)

City of Kingsport, Kingsport, TN
$44,413 for an 18-month project to establish an archival program for the city's records and the records of the Eastman Chemical Company. (93-040)

Tennessee State Library and Archives (Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board), Nashville, TN
$39,350 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (91-081)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
$40,336 to reestablish an effective university archives program by reviewing and modifying current archives practices. (90-130)

National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, Jonesborough, TN
$46,200 to help develop the Archives of Storytelling. (90-126)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
$77,267 to preserve 1,500 hours of special television news programming covering the period August 1968 to April 1979. (90-116)

Tennessee State Library and Archives (Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board), Nashville, TN
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (90-084)

Historic Rugby, Rugby, TN
$16,865 to organize, arrange, and describe its archival collections and to make them available in its newly renovated Archives and Research Centre. Rugby was a 19th-century utopian colonizing effort initiated by British author and reformer Thomas Hughes. (89-089)

Knox County Government, Knoxville, TN
$79,400 to develop the county's records management and archives program. Project objectives include a survey and inventory of county records, and transfer of records to the county's records center and the county's archives in the Knox County Public Library System. (89-082)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
$2,991 for consultation on establishing an archival program. The institution was founded as Chattanooga University in 1886 and is now the only state-supported university in southeastern Tennessee. (87-109)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$129,577 to continue the work of NICLOG, the National Information Center for Local Government Records. The project will publicize educational materials on local government records created under an earlier grant, and will assist in the development of local public records programs. (86-133)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$20,000 to continue the work of NICLOG, the National Information Center for Local Government Records. (86-072)

University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN
$3,000 for consultation on the development of an archives and records management program for the university. (85-130)

Cumberland College of Tennessee, Lebanon, TN
$26,084 to develop an archives and records management program for its institutional records. (84-104)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$144,334 to continue the work of the National Advisory Committee on the Management, Preservation, and Use of Local Government Records, and to produce a slide-tape presentation, pamphlet, and guide to managing local records. (84-020)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$18,566 to study and report on the management, preservation, and use of local government records. (81-159)

Memphis/Shelby County Public Library, Memphis, TN
$14,616 to arrange, describe, and prepare descriptive inventories of six series of city and county records. (80-139)

Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN
$19,523 to survey, identify, preserve, and make available historical records of the Nashville Jewish community. (79-098)

Tennessee State Historical Records Advisory Board, Nashville, TN
$1,500 for a field test for a survey of Tennessee institutional records. (79-044)

Fisk University, Nashville, TN
$22,500 to arrange and describe the papers of Charles S. Johnson, noted sociologist, authority in race relations, and the first African-American president of Fisk. (78-123)

Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, TN
$19,850 to preserve, arrange, and describe certain Highlander research collections, and to survey records of organizations associated with the center. (78-116)

American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN
$22,675 to prepare and publish a book on the management, preservation, and research use of local government records. (78-050)

Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
$3,600 to arrange and describe the West Tennessee Historical Society archives and manuscript collections, which contain materials dating from 1857 documenting the cultural development of western Tennessee. (77-111)

Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
$1,352 to preserve and make available for research photographs from Henry Frank Photographs in the Mississippi Valley Collection. The photos document social, economic, and commercial aspects of Memphis during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. (77-094)

Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN
$13,175 to complete its project to arrange and describe the college archives, publish a guide to the archives, and develop a records retention plan for the college. (76-043, 77-120)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,896,001

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Publications Projects

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
$2,794,326 for the Papers of Andrew Jackson. (1976-2013)
Project In Progress

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
$1,628,389 for the Correspondence of James K. Polk. (1976-2013)
Project In Progress

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
$1,468,253 for the Papers of Andrew Johnson. (1976-99)
Project Completed

University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN
$100,096 for subvention support for the Papers of Andrew Jackson and the Papers of Andrew Johnson. (through 2007)

Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN
$30,251 for subvention support for the Correspondence of James K. Polk. (through 1996)

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 6,031,315

TOTAL $ 7,927,316

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