November 28, 2015

National Archives and Records Admin (NARA) Awards $2.6 Million in Grants For 30 Historical Records Projects

From NARA:

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 (NHPRC).

Grants totaling $1.1 million were recommended for 14 documentary editing projects to publish the papers of key American figures including Andrew Jackson, Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and the Presidential Recordings project.

Grants totaling $1.5 million were recommended for 15 archival projects, including: projects to process the records of Oklahoma City; state government archives in South Dakota; the gubernatorial records of three Pennsylvania governors and former Arkansas Governor Jim “Guy” Tucker; labor records at the Reuther Library Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University; emancipation records in Maryland; and records from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

An Innovation grant was awarded to George Washington University* to explore innovative methods to facilitate the preservation and use of social media collections by developing viable preservation tools.

Complete List of Recipients and Projects

* Congratulations to our friend Dan Chudnov, his colleagues, and a previous employer of mine in Foggy Bottom.

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