National Historical Publications & Records Commission


These Vermont grants span 1977 - 2019

Records Projects

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, VT
$80,000 to support the work of the Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board, including 40 site visits to historical societies and museums in order to create communities that share best practices, 24 workshops and training sessions at locations across the state to share knowledge and encourage the development of regional networks that will offer continuing support, updating the state’s online directory of non-profit historical societies and museums to include more finding aids and digital objects, work with archivists and educators to develop curriculum and outreach programs that enhance student and citizen engagement with primary sources, and assist archival repositories with the conceptualization and development of grant applications. (RC102712-19)

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, VT
$40,000 to support the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board’s programs, including a pilot Technical Assistance Program to help repositories across the state.(RC100259-18)

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, VT
$33,300 to support basic funding, including five emergency planning workshops and a project coordinator/field archivist who will conduct site visits to some of the workshop participants to help them implement what they have learned. (RC10171-13)

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, VT
$15,000 to support the Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board and its efforts to design an effective regrant program. (RC10121-12)

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier, VT
$118,078 to support a 22-month project to arrange and describe 446 cubic feet of docket books, record books, and case files created by the courts in three counties and dating from 1794 to 1945. Both criminal and civil cases are documented in this span of 150 years of records, which provide perspectives on crime and punishment, economic development, and all facets of social history. (RP50057-11)

Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
$30,754 to support a project establishing guidelines for managing its archival collections and to process some of the most important collections of this regional museum for the art and history of Southern Vermont, including holdings on Grandma Moses, documents of a Revolutionary War battle, and papers of civil war soldiers. (RB50079-09)

Shelburne Farm Resources, Inc., Shelburne, VT
$17,551 to address preservation and access issues relating to its 3,000 original prints and 2,750 nitrate negatives. (2000-113)

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, VT
$19,633 to develop rigorous research goals and methods for testing various methods of providing intellectual access to electronic versions of the texts of historical documents. (2000-057)

Vermont Secretary of State, Montpelier, VT
$74,074 for the Vermont SHRAB's Training for Awareness and Access to Historical Records Project to improve preservation of and access to Vermont's historical records. (2000-052)

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, VT
$143,191 for a project to arrange, describe, and catalog the documentary holdings of the Fairbanks Museum, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, the Town of St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury Academy, and St. Johnsbury Historical Society. (99-054)

Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board, Montpelier, VT
$49,500 to improve the preservation of and access to Vermont's historical records by making regrants to provide advisory services for small repositories, to establish training programs in Vermont in archival planning and management, to support the arrangement and description of collections of historical records, and to support research and educational programs relating to historical records creation, collecting, and use in Vermont. (96-041)

Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, VT
$79,601 for a two-year project to improve access to its manuscript holdings. (94-051)

Vermont Secretary of State, Vermont State Archives, Montpelier, VT
$93,660 to enhance the state archives' participation in the development and implementation of a Vermont Information Strategy Plan (VISP) for the entire state government. The goal of the plan is to develop and share data across state agency organizational lines, thereby changing the nature, use, and context of the state's records. (94-037)

Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board, Montpelier, VT
$8,472 to conduct a planning project over a one-year period. In order to develop a strategic plan for use by the board and other institutions in the state to improve the identification, preservation, and use of historical records, the board will engage a planning consultant, conduct a survey to gather information on records conditions in the state at selected institutions, and prepare a draft plan. (94-004)

Aldrich Public Library, Barre, VT
$30,421 to make accessible to researchers a collection of documentary materials concerning the history and heritage of the town of Barre, Vermont. (93-073)

New England Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster, VT
$2,164 to hire a consultant to evaluate its historical collections, prepare a plan to preserve them, and recommend an ongoing program to administer them. The organization has provided social services to children since 1894. (93-006)

Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, VT
$2,187 to hire a consultant to develop a plan for the arrangement and description of the society's manuscript collections. (91-102)

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
$40,273 to establish an archival program. Developed in the late 1880s, Shelburne Farms was noted for the incorporation of conservation principles in its overall landscape design, as well as its innovative livestock breeding and agricultural programs. (89-037)

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT
$25,700 to support a fellowship in archival administration. (88-048)

Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board, Montpelier, VT
$2,500 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (87-116)

Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT
$3,000 for consultation on developing an archival and records management program for the college. The school has been Vermont's principal institution for post-secondary vocational training since its founding in 1910. (85-145)

Park-McCullough House, North Bennington, VT
$1,850 for a consultant to advise the Southwestern Vermont Regional Archive Committee on the establishment of a regional archives center. The committee is a consortium of five institutions in Bennington County. (84-129)

Vermont State Historical Records Advisory Board, Montpelier, VT
$14,400 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (83-093)

Arts Council of Windham County, Brattleboro, VT
$15,971 to duplicate and make available the Porter Thayer photograph collection depicting rural southern Vermont in the early 20th century. (80-125, 83-012)

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT
$9,927 to arrange, describe, and microfilm papers of the Rowland E. Robinson and Clark Stevens families, 1790-1940. The collection includes 19th-century documents relating to the antislavery movement, the Hicksite Quaker community, spiritualism, and Civil War prisons. (78-079)

Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT
$8,693 to locate, describe, transfer to safe storage, and selectively microfilm Vermont Supreme Court records prior to 1825. (78-058)

The Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, VT
$1,742 to establish basic archival control of the museum's manuscripts. The documentary materials relate primarily to individuals and institutions in Vermont in the 19th century. (78-044)

Vermont Public Records Division, Montpelier, VT
$21,490 to microfilm historical records of Vermont towns. (77-100)

University of Vermont, Bailey Library, Burlington, VT
$11,196 to preserve and make available several collections of historical photographs relating primarily to Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (77-097)

Proctor Free Library, Proctor, VT
$2,300 to prepare finding aids to the papers of Fletcher D. Proctor, Redfield Proctor, Jr., and Mortimer Proctor, Sr. (77-054)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 996,628


Publications Projects


Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 0

TOTAL $ 996,628


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