The Record - March 1998

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

NHPRC is the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Commission has defined as its purpose "to carry out its statutory mission to ensure understanding of our nation's past by promoting, nationwide, the identification, preservation, and dissemination of essential historical documentation." NHPRC makes grants nationwide to help identify, preserve, and provide public access to records, photographs, and other materials that document American history. The grants go to state and local archives, colleges and universities, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

NHPRC has statutory authorization through fiscal year 2001 to receive up to $10 million in annual appropriations for grants. NHPRC's actual appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is $5.5 million. The President's budget for fiscal year 1999 requests $6 million. Requests for information should be directed to:

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 106
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Telephone: 202-357-5010

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