National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin grants span 1978 - 2014

Records Projects

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$25,266 to support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board and its training and awards programs. (RC10205-14)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$68,553 to support, on behalf of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, a 15-month project to process the manuscripts and audio and video recordings of art agent and documentary filmmaker Emile de Antonio. (RH50014-12)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$29,345 to support the Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board's efforts to promote training related to electronic records best practices, provide training in archival management, and improve collaboration among archivists. (RC10125-12)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$254,043 to support a three-year project to continue offering the Archives Leadership Institute begun in 2008 through 2012. The Institute provides 25 mid-career archivists training in leadership assessment, project management, fundraising, and advocacy. (DG10009-09)

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Keshena, WI
$11,380 to support an archival consultant to assist in creating a strategic plan to guide the development of a centralized tribal archives program. Located 45 miles northwest of Green Bay, the Menominee is developing a museum, archives, and collections management program for an estimated 4,000 cubic feet of historical records. (RB50076-09)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$89,756 to support planning for the collection of post-WWII Wisconsin manuscripts. (RC10006-08)

Regents of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$197,532 to support a three-year project to design and implement the Archival Leadership Institute. (DL10002-07)

Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc., Baraboo, WI
$110,530 to support a two-year project to digitize the papers of 20th century ecologist and philosopher Aldo Leopold. (RD10006-07)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$14,380 in partial support of the Wisconsin SHRAB's administrative expenses. (RS10016-07)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$47,426 to support of the Wisconsin SHRAB's statewide planning. (2005-030)

Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$45,643 on behalf of the Center for the Study of the Upper Midwestern Cultures, to identify and describe multiformat ethnographic materials that document traditional folk cultures in the Upper Midwest. (2005-073)

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
$82,844 for the Western States Catholic Indian Records Survey. The purpose of the project is to identify, describe, and, where appropriate, preserve Catholic Church-related records about native people in the United States which are held by institutions and repositories in 14 Western states. These records comprise over 400 years of documentation. (2004-072)

Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison, WI
$110,278 to arrange, rehouse, and describe some 500 linear feet of records documenting the experiences of Wisconsin veterans from the Civil War to the present. (2003-075)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Archives and Special Collections, Milwaukee, WI
$51,500 for a fellowship in archival administration. (2003-036)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$20,000 in partial support of the Wisconsin SHRAB's administrative expenses for two years. (2003-030)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$79,247 for its Photograph Collections Cataloging Project to produce collection-level descriptive entries for 3,000 processed photograph lots and to load those descriptions into an online catalog. (2002-065)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$103,841 to catalog and rehouse 2, 000 photograph collections totaling approximately 750, 000 images. (2000-074)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
$48,094 to catalog and create user copies of oral history tapes of various groups living in western Wisconsin. (2000-070)

Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board, Madison, WI
$100,359 for its Archives Repositories Assessment and Mentoring Project to strengthen the board's partnerships with statewide associations of records creators, keepers, and users. (2000-001)

Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board, Madison, WI
$53,328 for a 21-month project to build on and implement key parts of its recently completed five-year strategic plan by strengthening partnerships between the board and three statewide organizations: the Wisconsin Council for Local History, the Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians, and the Wisconsin Registers in Probate Association. (97-012)

Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board, Madison, WI
$64,542 funding for an 18-month planning project to produce a strategic plan for managing and preserving Wisconsin's historical records and to publicize the plan. (95-007)

Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, Manitowoc Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI
$5,318 for a one-year project to make accessible 85 acetate-base films (ca. 1942-84) depicting various shipping, boat-building, and recreational boating activities on the Great Lakes by transferring them to videotape. (94-053)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board), Madison, WI
$250,000 for a two-year regrant project focused on revitalizing the state's local government records program. The project would provide regrants to local governments to develop records management programs; prepare records inventories and retention schedules; develop disaster plans; microfilm records; create local records manuals; process and describe archival records; and conduct planning studies. (92-115)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Division of Archives and History, Madison, WI
$42,500 for a fellowship in archival administration. (92-072)

Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
$29,440 to develop an archival program in conjunction with a records management program for the archdiocese's records. (91-123)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
$8,900 in partial support of a fellowship in archival administration. (90-076)

Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
$43,500 to develop a coordinated archival collecting and accessioning program for repositories in the Milwaukee area. (89-060)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$68,764 to evaluate the physical condition of and appraise, organize, and provide access to television newsfilm, ca. 1955 to 1972, from four television stations in Madison. The main goal of the project is to develop and test appraisal and description guidelines for the newsfilm. (88-115)

Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board, Madison, WI
$13,500 to support travel and meeting expenses for the board, to plan statewide historical records programs, and to improve the review process for NHPRC records proposals. (87-114, 87-114S)

Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
$44,944 to develop a municipal archives program for Milwaukee. The project will evaluate records retention schedules, arrange and describe existing holdings, and enter records series information into the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) database. (87-097)

Midwest Archives Conference, Madison, WI
$7,075 to plan, implement, and evaluate a group of special "hands-on" workshops. Topics to be covered include archival automation, slide/tape and video production, basic conservation, and microfilm techniques. (86-019)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
$35,118 to preserve and describe still photographs documenting television, film, and theater productions of historical significance nationwide. (85-119)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$55,502 to develop and test a comprehensive, coordinated archives and manuscripts collecting program for the society and its Area Research Center network. (84-120)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$12,775 for a working conference of representatives of institutions involved in development and implementation of the MARC AMC (MAchine Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) format, resulting in a report outlining institutional practices and discussing areas of conflict and consensus. (84-095)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$70,000 to develop and implement an integrated on-line information management system for the administration of its archives and manuscript holdings. (84-052)

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
$20,419 for its pilot project to train Native American archivists. (82-059)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$33,360 for the second and final phase of a project to develop an archival program for machine-readable public records in the state. (81-144)

Wisconsin State Historical Records Advisory Board, Madison, WI
$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. (81-133)

University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI
$40,006 for a cooperative project within the university system to survey and inventory records in three major areas (financial, personnel, and student aid) and to produce a manual on the appraisal and disposition of these records. (81-065)

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
$28,460 to establish retention and preservation criteria for tape recordings of city government activities. (81-043)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
$30,000 to locate, accession, and process records of the Milwaukee area Polish-American community. (80-062)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
$34,595 to develop procedures to schedule, accession, and retrieve information from machine-readable records of Wisconsin state agencies. (80-008)

School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, WI
$8,240 to accession and process the Generalate administrative records of the order, 1874-1966. (79-126)

Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
$29,067 for a historical records assistance and awareness program, in which established Milwaukee area repositories assist other records custodians in the preservation and administration of historical records. (79-046)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$99,650 for the Midwest State Archives Guide Project, an interstate cooperative project to develop common descriptive methods and a shared information base for public records in the state archives systems in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.(78-114, 80-071)

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Racine, WI
$30,461 for a records survey of manufacturing firms in Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin. (78-055)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$53,415 for a project, in cooperation with the Departments of Administration, Local Affairs, and Development, to appraise and develop retention schedules for municipal records in Wisconsin, and to work with local officials toward improved municipal records programs. (78-049)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $2,727,896

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Publications Projects

University of Wisconsin-Madison/Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc, Madison, WI
$509,270 for support of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents (1990-2010)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
$5,261,253 for the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Documentary History of the First Federal Elections. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$204,217 for subvention support for the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. (1980-2010)
Project In Progress
Model Edition Partnership Web Site

Sean Patrick Adams (Ph.D. candidate, University of Wisconsin), Madison, WI
$41,250 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Frederick Douglass Papers, West Virginia University, Morgantown. (1997)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$53,475 to prepare for the publication of "A Compendium of Practice for Historical Documentary Editing". (95-098)

University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI
$21,953 for subvention support for the Documentary History of the First Federal Elections. (1985-90)

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$35,730 for The Wisconsin Progressives: The Papers of Richard T. Ely, Edward A. Ross, Charles McCarthy, Charles R. Van Hise, and John R. Commons. (1980)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $6,127,148

TOTAL $8,855,044

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