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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 […]