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We Are What We Share

The holidays are known especially as a season of sharing. But when you work with historical records, the concept of sharing what you have and what you know – and inviting others to share what they have and know – is carried out every day, every season. And new ways of sharing are being put […]

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Grantees

Hoorah! Whether you are a first time applicant or a seasoned veteran of the grant application process, that feeling of success on receiving a “thumbs up” from the NHPRC, or any funder, never gets old. You competed successfully and the funding for your project is secured. Take a well deserved bow! Now that you have […]

The Art of Pitching

There is a lot of “pitching” that goes on at the NHPRC each summer. But alas, I am not referring to baseball. Summer is a particularly valuable time for us to describe our grants programs to potential applicants. What’s the same and what’s new? What does it take for an application to be really competitive? […]

Founders Online: Looking Forward, with your help

Tomorrow marks the first birthday of the online tool, Founders Online – This resource contains over 150,000 transcribed letters and other writings of six Founders of the nation – George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. The transcribed documents are all in one place, fully searchable, and freely […]

NHPRC Grant Programs for FY2015 are Posted

Today you will find the NHPRC grant programs for FY2015 posted on our website with links to the grant application forms that appear on The link to our grant announcements page is located at the following URL: The NHPRC programs are as follows: Access to Historical Records State Board Programming Grants Literacy and […]

Thank You and Next Steps

A heartfelt thank you to those who commented on the draft NHPRC grant programs over the past several weeks. We received close to 75 comments via this blog, emails, listservs, and letters, and the Commission members have seen all of them. The thoughtfulness and passion found in many of your comments ensures that the Commission […]

A Time of Opportunity and Change

This is an important time to be in the business of providing access to historical records. More people than ever are connecting with historical documents, searching for and finding them online, using them in new ways, and adding new content. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives is responding to […]

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