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National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grants, 1965-Present

What is the data?

This dataset provides information on grants awarded by the National Historical Publications Commission and its successor the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since the Commission started making awards in 1965. The data covers grants from 1965 to the present. Learn more about the NHPRC at

How do I access the data?

The data is available for download in a comma-separated values (CSV) file. The data dictionary outlines the fields available and their meanings.

Why was this data selected?

The data demonstrates the variety of archival and historical editing projects supported by grants. The information demonstrates changes in the Commission's priorities as a government grant-making body and changes in the archival and historical fields as the topics and scope of grants shift at various times.

What high value criteria does it meet?

Access to the government's permanent records:

  • can be used to increase agency accountability and responsiveness
  • improves public knowledge of the agency and its operations
  • furthers the core mission of the agency
  • creates economic opportunity
  • responds to need and demand as identified through public consultation 

Is this the first time the data is available?

This is the first time that the information is available for grants in an integrated format from 1965-present.  Previously, information on NHPRC Projects since 1976 arranged by state has been available at

Who may be interested in this information?

Historical and cultural organizations, other grant makers, historians, researchers, archivists, and academics.   

Who do I contact if I have questions about this data?


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