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John Adams meets George III

Read all about the meeting of United States Minister John Adams with King George III and take a look at how the report was dramatized on HBO’s “John Adams.”  

Archives Leadership Institute Grant Announcement

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals from organizations to continue the Archives Leadership Institute. First funded in 2008, the Archives Leadership Institute seeks to bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and understanding necessary for increasing public use and appreciation of archives. The Commission expects to make one award for up to three […]

National Archives Awards $2.62 Million in Grants for Documentary Editing and Archival Projects

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero has awarded 30 grants totaling $2.62 million for historical records projects in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. A complete list of new grants is available online at […]


Lots of big changes here at the NHPRC over the past few months. You can read all about our new grant programs, meet our new Commission Member, and check out stories about some ongoing projects at

New Deadline for Comments is March 31st

Given the extensive changes being proposed and in response to requests, the NHPRC has extended the comment period on the proposed DRAFT grant guidelines in all six categories. The new deadline to submit comments is Monday, March 31, 2014.  We ask that you share your thoughts by posting them on the NHPRC blog.  As always, […]

New Deadline for Comments on Publishing Historical Records Draft Guidelines

Given the extensive changes being proposed and in response to requests from the historical and documentary editing communities, the NHPRC has extended the comment period for the Online Publishing of Historical Records and Publishing Historical Records Online: Transition Support grant program drafts. The new deadline to submit comments is Monday, March 31, 2014.  We ask that […]

Webinar Schedule

We are offering a series of Webinars for people to discuss the proposed drafts for the NHPRC’s grant programs. You can find information about how to participate under the individual posts for each of the drafts: February 20 — Publishing Historical Records: Transition Support To listen to a digital recording of this call, dial the […]

Literacy and Engagement

The National Archives has launched several new projects to encourage people to become “citizen archivists” and join in crowdsourcing efforts to improve historical records content online. At the same time, it has become clear that greater levels of digital literacy and understanding are necessary to ensure that people can not only access historical records but […]

Age of Jefferson

The Age of Jefferson, a free online course by Peter S. Onuf at the University of Virginia, begins soon. The course will include a total of six lectures. One lecture will be released each week, beginning on Monday, February 17, 2014. Once a given week’s lecture is posted, you will be able to view it […]

Founders Online Nominated for Digital Humanities Award

Founders Online, a project supported by the NHPRC, has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award. You can check out all of the nominees — and vote — at Founders Online provides Internet access to the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. […]

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