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Press Release
May 30, 2000
NHPRC Recommends 54 Grants Totaling Up to $5,159,313

Contact:
Ann C. Newhall, Executive Director
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 111
Washington, DC 20408-0001

Washington, D.C. . . At its meeting on May 9 and 10, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recommended that the Archivist of the United States, John W, Carlin, make grants totaling $5,159,313 for 54 projects. Of this total, up to $3,109,280 was awarded to 52 competitive applicants. The remaining $2,050,033 was earmarked by Congress: $1,800,033 for the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY, and $250,000 for the State Historical Society of North Dakota's Fort Buford Documentation Project.

The Commission approved resolutions making grant proposals to support State Historical Records Advisory Board administrative expenses eligible for approval at both the November and May meetings; endorsing actions of Commission staff to strengthen grant applications from Native American applicants; and supporting the efforts of Commission members and staff to pursue additional funding and strategic collaborations in pursuit of its agenda, and encouraging the staff to increase its efforts to gain wider visibility for the Commission's work.

With regard to competitive grant proposals, the Commission recommended that the Archivist make grants of up to $2,248,285 for 34 documentary editing projects; $10,000 for one documentary editing subvention; up to $840,995 for 16 records access projects; and up to $10,000 for one regrant project accorded deferred consideration. A list of funded proposals follows.

Documentary Editing Projects

  • Duke University, Durham, NC: A grant of up to $60,170 for The Jane Addams Papers.
  • Howard University, Washington, DC: A grant of up to $75,000 for its project entitled African-American Historical Linkages with South Africa, ca. 1890-1965.
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: A grant of up to $49,149 for The Papers of John C. Calhoun.
  • The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA: A grant of $15,000 for The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
  • Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint, Villanueva, NM: A conditional grant of $22,974 for a dual-language edition of documents relating to the Coronado Expedition.
  • William Marsh Rice University, Houston, TX: A grant of up to $80,405 for The Papers of Jefferson Davis.
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN: A grant of up to $18,141 for The Papers of Frederick Douglass.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: A grant of up to $51,493 for The Papers of Thomas Edison.
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD: A grant of up to $45,287 for The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD: A grant of $94,917 for Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867.
  • Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles, CA: A grant of up to $58,272 for The Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers.
  • Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA: A grant of $100,000 for The Emma Goldman Papers.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD: A grant of $80,000 for The Samuel Gompers Papers.
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association, Carbondale, IL: A conditional grant of up to $77,432 for The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI: A grant of up to $84,190 for The Papers of General Nathanael Greene. Further amounts of $10,310 and $55,500 are contingent on the availability of additional FY 2000 funds.
  • University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ: A grant of up to $50,383 for Documentary Relations of the Southwest: Civil/Military.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: A grant of up to $75,605 for The Papers of Andrew Jackson. A further $23,698 is contingent on the availability of additional FY 2000 funds.
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA: A grant of up to $64,146 for The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: A grant of $84,511 for The Papers of Henry Laurens.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE: A grant of $32,472 for an abridgment of the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, IL: A conditional grant of up to $86,649 for The Lincoln Legal Papers: A Documentary History of the Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln, 1836-1861.
  • George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, VA: A grant of $57,000 for The Papers of George Catlett Marshall.
  • Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA: A grant of up to $22,909 for The Papers of John Marshall.
  • State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, Nassau, NY: A conditional grant of up to $55,000 for a documentary edition of the papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr.
  • Pomona College, Claremont, CA: A grant of $37,030 for The Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott. A further $3,145 is contingent upon the availability of additional FY 2000 funds.
  • The American University, Washington, DC: A grant of up to $45,819 for The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: A grant of $47,834 for The Correspondence of James K. Polk. A further $22,376 is contingent upon the availability of additional FY 2000 funds.
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: A grant of up to $100,000 for its Presidential Recordings Project. A further $30,000 is contingent upon the availability of additional FY 2000 funds.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC: A grant of up to $25,464 for Race, Slavery and Free Blacks: Petitions to Southern Legislatures and County Courts, 1776-1867.
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC: A grant of up to $150,000 for a documentary edition of the papers of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • New York University, New York, NY: A grant of up to $66,817 for The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger.
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: A grant of $41,250 for The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA: A grant of up to $62,937 for The Howard Thurman Papers.
  • East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA: A grant of $85,000 for The Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800.

Documentary Editing Subventions

  • University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC: A subvention grant of $10,000 for The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Vol. 26.

Records Access

  • The California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA: A conditional 30-month grant of up to $60,000 ($19,325 matching) to catalog 550 of the society's manuscript collections, creating descriptions using the Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) format and entering them into the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) bibliographic database.
  • San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, CA: A two-year grant of $87,982 to arrange, describe, and selectively rehouse 127 photographic collections documenting the period 1870-1990.
  • The Society of American Archivists, Chicago, IL: A two-year grant of $41,580 to support meetings of the Society's Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Working Group.
  • Newcomb Center for Research on Women, New Orleans, LA: A one-year grant of $33,118 to preserve the student records of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for the period 1887-1925.
  • Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA: A two-year grant of $39,275 to improve access to and preservation of the 5,884 images making up the Robbins-Mills Collection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives (Gleason Collection).
  • Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, ME: A two-year grant of $120,433 to transfer, describe, and rehouse seven collections of newsfilm and broadcast videotapes dating from 1953 to 1996.
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO: A one-year grant of up to $19,229 to arrange, describe, and make accessible the archaeological investigation papers of Carl H. Chapman.
  • County of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM: A six-month grant of $18,754 to complete the microfilming of historic deed books and indexes covering the period from ca. 1859 to 1950.
  • Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives, Rochester, NY: A conditional two-year grant of up to $39,835 to employ a "circuit archivist" to help participating area institutions strengthen their historical programs.
  • Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY: An 18-month grant of $79,325 to implement further plans for the seminary's Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship.
  • Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Perkins, OK: A one-year grant of $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.
  • Catawba Cultural Preservation Project, Rock Hill, SC: A six-month grant of $6,430 to hire a consultant to evaluate the Catawba Indian Nation's current records policies and procedures, survey the records held in tribal offices, and make recommendations for implementing a tribal records management program.
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: A two-year grant of $96,818 to preserve and make more accessible the audio and video recordings in three collections of the Archives of Appalachia.
  • Shelburne Farm Resources, Inc., Shelburne, VT: A conditional nine-month grant of up to $20,983 to address preservation and access issues relating to its 3,000 original prints and 2,750 nitrate negatives.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: A two-year grant of $103,841 to catalog and rehouse 2,000 photograph collections totaling approximately 750,000 images.
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI: A one-year grant of $48,094 to catalog and create user copies of oral history tapes of various groups living in western Wisconsin.

Deferred Consideration

  • American Samoa Government, Pago Pago, AS: A conditional one-year regrant grant of up to $10,000 to implement its 1998 strategic plan.
Congressionally Directed Grants
  • State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND: A two-year grant of $250,000 to document the historic military post of Fort Buford and, more broadly, the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers.
  • The Center for Jewish History, New York, NY: A conditional three-year grant of up to $1,800,033 to implement the integration of its partners' collections and services as envisioned by the current NHPRC planning grant to the Center.

Information on NHPRC objectives and activities is available at our Web site. Application materials for all Commission grants, including fellowships, may be requested by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail:
NHPRC
NARA
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 111
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Telephone: (202) 501-5610
FAX: (202) 501-5601
e-mail: nhprc@nara.gov
Web site: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc_and_other_grants/

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