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Preservation and Access

Two articles about digitization came across my desk this week; you probably saw them too. One argued for a re-prioritization of work so that more funds could be devoted to the preservation of audiovisual materials. The other explored the work of an organization seeking out and scanning old meteorological data that only exists on paper […]

Project Archivist Shares Thoughts on His Early Career and NHPRC’s Role

When I came to work as the Project Archives Assistant on the NHPRC grant at Appalachian State in the Fall of 2012, my only prior experience working in the archives was limited to a few months as a student. My interests lie primarily in absorbing knowledge concerned with the history and folklore of the Appalachian […]

Your Call Is Important to Us

All of the NHPRC’s program officers are at the joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) this week.  We are fortunate that  this meeting is being held in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, […]

Webinars for NHPRC Grant Applicants

We’ve scheduled webinars for people interested in applying for a grant from the NHPRC: Application deadlines: DRAFT October 1, 2014; FINAL December 4, 2014. Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program with Nancy Melley. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most […]

Six Degrees of Richard Nixon

Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States. The troubled conclusion to his term in office was the result of the Watergate investigations, but to understand the history, we must understand the man. Tracing the history of Richard Nixon illustrates the unique role that the National Archives […]