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Helping Smaller Archival Repositories Preserve Their Collections and Make Them Accessible

As I mentioned in a previous blog, the NHPRC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs) in 2015. The SHRABs in many of the states have received funding for regrant programs that permit them to make small grants of their own. These regrant funds are often awarded to smaller […]

Celebrating the State Historical Records Advisory Boards

  Did you miss us? The NHPRC’s Annotation blog took a few weeks off in observance of several holidays, but has now returned. One of the big events of 2015 will be our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the NHPRC’s State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs). The SHRABs serve as the central advisory bodies for […]

Sharing Knowledge State by State

In the states and territories, the NHPRC is assisted in its work by a network of State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs). Utilizing funding from the NHPRC and local sources, many of these boards undertake projects that create resources to address records needs in their states. Although these resources may be designed to address the […]

The First of 5,000

  Fifty years ago this month, the National Historical Publications Commission (“Records” was added in 1974) met to make its first grant recommendation. (There is no visual documentation of this meeting, but I’m sure it looked something like the above image.) The first meeting of the NHPC had been held on January 29, 1935, in […]

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, […]

Declaring Our Independence

It’s July 2!! Happy Independence Day!! Many of us grew up with the impression that the Founding Fathers declared independence from Britain when they approved and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is now more widely known that the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, actually declared independence on July 2. John […]

State Board Programming Grants Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention two upcoming webinars regarding the NHPRC’s proposed new grant program for State Board Programming Grants. This program replaces the former State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of this message. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks […]

State Board Programming Grants

State Historical Records Advisory Boards assist the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in carrying out its mission and extending its reach through state-based activities. The NHPRC is revising its state board grants program to focus on public programming that results in enhanced online access to records, increased public understanding and use of archives, and […]

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