November 29, 2020

National Archives (U.S.) Awards $2.2 Million in Grants for Historical Records Projects

A number of state archives and libraries received grants  National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in this funding cycle including:

  • Arizona State Library
  • Connecticut State Library
  • Illinois State Archives
  • Nevada State Library and Archives
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Oregon Secretary of State, Archives Division
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives

Complete List of Grant Recipients, Amount of Grant, Summary

From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero today awarded 35 grants and one cooperative agreement totaling $2,186,024 to projects being undertaken in 27 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Publishing grants totaling nearly $960,000 went to eight publishing projects from the U.S. Colonial and Early National Period: the papers of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Dolley Madison, John Jay, the Documentary History of the Ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress. The Commission also funded its ongoing cooperative agreement with the University of Virginia to support Founders Online (http://founders.archives.gov), which provides free online access to the papers of the United States of America’s founders.

Grants totaling nearly $527,000 went for State Board Programming grants to enable 20 state historical records advisory boards to carry out their mission to support archival education and strengthen the nation’s archival network.

Access to Historical Records grants, totaling over $550,000, went to seven projects to digitize the records of the Atlas Rocket program at the San Diego Air and Space Museum; to process four large photograph collections documenting Colorado and the American West; to provide online access to the records of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music; to digitize audio recordings from the Women’s Overseas Service League; to digitize 2,200 audio recordings from 20th-century writers in the American Public Media Archive; to expand access to 418 archival collections of the Jewish Theological Seminary; and to process the records of New York City’s Almshouse in 19th century/early 20th century.

Direct to List of all Projects Receiving Grants

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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