NHPRC Grants - November 2016
Access to Historical Records
For projects that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.
Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte, MT
$67,480 to support a two‑year project to preserve and describe the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection, containing 25,000 images documenting the rise and development of Butte as a mining city.
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
$86,258 to support an 18-month project to arrange and describe seven AIDS History Project collections documenting the AIDS epidemic through the records of healthcare practitioners, activists, organizations, and agencies in San Francisco.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$116,032 to support a two year project to arrange and provide online description of 23,000 photographs, 2,400 maps, and 1,150 architectural drawings documenting the history of St. Augustine from the colonial period through the 20th century.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA
$118,825 to support a two-year project to migrate nearly 1,500 existing and 200 nearly-complete text-based finding aids into a new EAD-compliant archives management system, and to create and link the respective MARC records for collections focused broadly on the history of Iowa and its institutions, agriculture, and rural life.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
$93,632 to support a one-year project to digitize 1,100 oral history interviews from the Iowa Labor History Project, index 100 born-digital interviews, and digitize 50,000 pages of transcripts, releases, and indices.
Research Foundation of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
$120,631 to support a two-year project, on behalf of Brooklyn College, to arrange and describe approximately 198 feet of Young Women’s Christian Association Brooklyn records, 1888-2011.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
$34,433 to support a two-year project to digitize and stream online 932 audio cassettes and 16 audio reels containing speaking engagements and public readings from approximately 700 poets in St. Louis from 1969-2005, and to digitize approximately 2,300 ancillary materials.
Publishing Historical Records
For projects that document major historical figures, and important eras and social movements in the history of the nation.
George Washington University, Washington, DC
$197,897 to support the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project, including the hiring and training of an electronic text editor, tagging control files, conversion of 4,000 digital files, processing materials related to her role in the Civil Rights Movement, and annotating documents to be published in Volume 3: The Cold War Years, 1953-1955.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Springfield, IL
$106,513 to support a project to edit and publish an open-access, electronic edition of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. The focus of this grant is on Lincoln’s pre-Presidential papers to April 15, 1837.
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
$146,726 to support a project to edit the papers of John Adams and the Adams Family, including the publication of Volume 19 of the Papers of John Adams and work on Volume 20; and to advance work on Volume 14 of the Adams Family Correspondence and add Volume 11 of the AFC to the Adams Papers Digital Edition.
Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$74,433 to support the Presidential Recordings project, including transcribing, annotating, and preparing for publication secret White House recordings made by President Lyndon B. Johnson during 1968.
Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Up to $170,000 for a cooperative agreement to support Rotunda, a digital initiative of the University of Virginia Press, to manage and maintain the website for Founders Online.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$149,725 to support editorial work on The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Adoption of the Bill of Rights, including publication of volumes on New Hampshire and Vermont’s ratification and a volume of supplementary documents from Pennsylvania’s ratification. Work will continue on the final two volumes of the States Series devoted to North Carolina’s ratification, and on the first of six expected volumes in the Bill of Rights Series.
State Board Programming Grants
Grants to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network.
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Juneau, AK
$24,512 to support one year of the Alaska Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including the Journeyman Archival Processing Program, an Archives Month poster, updates to the board’s website, an award for archival excellence, and travel funds.
Arizona State Historical Records Advisory Board, Phoenix, AZ
$65,024 to support two years of the Board’s programs, including a regrant program, a statewide Archives Summit, Archives Month promotion, six Archives 101 workshops and six emergency and disaster planning workshops, a professional development program aimed at archivists who have been working in the field for only a few years, and two National History Day workshops.
Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board, Denver, CO
$40,000 to support one year of the Board’s programs, including a regrant program, two “Archiving Colorado 101” workshops, a mentoring program, and travel funds.
Illinois Secretary of State- Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL
$65,000 to support two years of the Illinois Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including regrant projects to create and enhance online access to historical records and scholarships to records custodians so that they can participate in training on the basics of archival practices and digitization for small institutions.
Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, IN
$13,400 to support one year of the Indiana Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including workshops on personal digital archives, promotional materials for Electronic Records Day, a technical assistance program for local government archives, and a statewide summit on best practices related to digital government.
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
$4,277 to support one year of the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including serving as a review panel for documentary collections applications to the state’s Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP), five HRDP training sessions, and distribution of a bookmark.
Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD
$3,780 to support one year of the Maryland Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including an all-day Archives Month event to help the public identify and use archival materials.
Massachusetts Secretary of State, Boston, MA
$80,000 to support two years of the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including a Roving Archivist to assist small and medium-sized repositories, regrants for purchasing archival supplies, an archival training forum, an online directory of cultural heritage institutions, and workshops on grant-writing and personal digital archiving.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Lansing, MI
$16,500 to support one year of the Michigan Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including five workshops and five webinars on records management to county and township officials, a project to survey and catalog local government records from 40 counties and add the catalog records to WorldCat and ArchivesGrid, and travel.
Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO
$21,679 to support one year of the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including records preservation workshops and conservation workshops in seven locations across the state, an informational poster on records preservation best practices, and travel.
Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT
$17,245 to support one year of the Montana Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including training scholarships for archivists, a one-day workshop on archives at the annual Montana History Conference, two editions of the Montana Archivist newsletter, an Archives Month poster, the Student Traveling Archivist program, an Archives Blitz for processing collections at small and underserved repositories, and travel funds.
New Mexico Commission of Public Records, Santa Fe, NM
$65,000 to support two years of the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including regrants; workshops addressing archival issues, the preservation of family papers, and applying for the regrant program; and updates to the Historical Information Network and Tracking System.
Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
$24,770 to support one year of the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including awards for History Day projects and significant achievements related to historical records, regrant projects, an electronic records workshop, and a strategic plan for 2018-2020.
Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Harrisburg, PA
$14,796 to support two years of the Pennsylvania Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including the development of online self-assessment leaflets and webinars to enhance knowledge about electronic records, essential records/disaster preparedness, and local government records, Archives Without Tears workshops, and an Archives Month poster.
Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
$38,500 to support one year of the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including a regrant program, the Tennessee Archives Institute, free access to online workshops on digitization in order to encourage repositories to make their records available online, and the publication of a new strategic plan.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$30,954 to support one year of the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including a “Metadata Overview for Archivists” webinar in 12 locations, two workshops on Copyright Issues in Digital Archives and Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Future, three grant-writing workshops, a Teaching With Primary Sources workshop, an Archives Month poster, and awards for achievement for History Day projects.
Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT
$40,000 to support one year of the Utah Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including awards of at least 12 regrants, five site visits to provide direct assistance to repositories, a one-day state-wide forum for repositories, maintaining the board’s website and consortium list, and travel.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
$12,847 to support one year of the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including finalizing a strategic plan that will guide the board’s work through 2021, Professional Development scholarships to make training more affordable for archivists, and Governor’s Archives Awards for achievement, innovation, and advocacy.
Strategic Plan Implementation
To implement particular objectives of the NHPRC’s strategic plan.
Council of State Archivists, Albany, NY
Up to $20,000 for a cooperative agreement to support a half-day symposium that will identify options for modifying and enhancing the current system of state historical records advisory boards in order to develop a stronger and more effective network of state boards, state archives, and state-based archival repositories, as well as a more cooperative relationship among the states and the National Archives.
Council of State Archivists, Albany, NY
Up to $24,000 for a cooperative agreement to support a one-day gathering of Federal and state government archivists, records managers and industry representatives to exchange experiences and knowledge concerning official email records. The purpose of the symposium is to identify collaborative next steps to enhance the preservation of, and public access to, Federal/state government email records.