National Historical Publications & Records Commission


These Louisiana grants span 1980 - 2018

Records Projects

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
$201,747 to support a partnership with the University of Alabama and Cornell University to digitize and provide online access to at least 40,000 fugitive slave ads from U.S. newspapers, 1807-1865. The project will also create an educators portal, create a museum kiosk for visitors to engage with the records, and develop and apply enhanced GIS to aid in the mapping of fugitive slave locations and migrations over time. This project will enhance a database of fugitive slaves in North America based on information contained in newspaper advertisements placed by the enslavers. (RM100277-18)

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
$21,500 to support a two year project to create a comprehensive plan and increase the capacity of the Festival Archive to create an Electronic Records Archive. (RE10037-11)

Tulane University, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA
$73,840 to inventory audio-visual materials on the history, culture, and life experiences of African Americans and other ethnic minorities within its collections. (RB50110-10)

Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans, LA
$20,800 to establish an archives and records management program for the Longue Vue House and Gardens documenting its history and the family of Edgar and Edith Stern. (RB50011-08)

University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
$25,000 to enable the state archivist to undertake disaster assessment and response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (2006-001)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
$196,140 to preserve and improve access to approximately 206 linear feet of Police Jury minute transcriptions of records dating from 1811 to 1940 by microfilming them and producing an improved finding aid. (2005-002)

Newcomb Center for Research on Women, New Orleans, LA
$33,118 to preserve the student records of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for the period 1887-1925. (2000-096)

Parish of East Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
$35,428 for an 18-month project to microfilm over 450, 000 pages of clerk of court's office and sheriff's department records dating from 1813 to 1977. (94-049)

Louisiana Department of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History (Louisiana State Historical Records Advisory Board), Baton Rouge, LA
$107,060 to establish a local government records program by surveying the records in the parish clerks of court offices, developing retention schedules and records manuals, disseminating these products in conjunction with regional workshops for clerks and their personnel, and transferring to the State Archives archival records that are in immediate danger of loss. (91-052)

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
$34,532 to arrange and describe the papers of Robert F. and Edwin S. Broussard. Selected portions of the papers will also be microfilmed. (89-088)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
$66,140 to establish an effective university archives program by surveying university records, creating retention schedules, accessioning archival records, and developing a records management manual and workshop to familiarize university staff with records policies and procedures. (89-062)

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
$87,500 to establish the H. Sophie Newcomb College Archives. The focus of the project will be to develop an archival program and establish the retention schedules and appraisal criteria that will ensure access to Newcomb College records located throughout the university. (89-052)

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
$25,700 to support a fellowship in archival administration. (87-064)

Louisiana State Historical Records Advisory Board, Baton Rouge, LA
$33,500 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems and frame potential solutions. (83-085)

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
$25,000 to preserve glass-plate and nitrate negatives in the Freeland Collection, documenting the social, cultural, and economic development of southwest Louisiana, ca. 1902-70. (80-090)

Morgan City Archives, Morgan City, LA
$7,000 for an archival consultant and staff assistance for the newly designated archives, which includes records of the Morgan City area, St. Mary Parish, and the Atchafalaya Basin. (80-058)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 994,005


Publications Projects

Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA
$91,919 for subvention support for the Papers of Jefferson Davis. (1982-2005)

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 91,919

TOTAL $1,085,924


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