National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Professional Development

The NHPRC promotes continuing development of professional skills for archivists, records managers, and historical editors.

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents

The Institutes for Historical Editing program supports the training and education of practitioners in the editing and publishing of historical documents, including especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color new to historical documentary editing. Through a variety of means, the program seeks to disseminate and encourage the active sharing of knowledge about historical documentary editing; and to build the capacity of both newcomers and experienced practitioners working in the related fields of digital scholarly editing, digital ethnic studies, digital history, and digital humanities.

Archives Leadership Institute

The Archives Leadership Institute is a week-long event with presentations by dynamic people in the archival field and relevant leaders outside the profession. The goal of the project is to examine the leadership needs of the archives profession and to prepare participants to influence policy and effect change.

The program is directed primarily at mid-level to senior staff and archivists who aspire to leadership roles in their organizations and/or professional associations.