Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC’s Access to Historical Records grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message.

Here are the slides from the first webinar: AccessToHistoricalRecordsWebinar2

I revised the slides for the second and third webinars: AccessToHistoricalRecordsWebinar2

Here is the audio recording from the first webinar:

Here is the audio recording from the second webinar:

The final audio recording is here:

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for this grant program to promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records.

The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake the following activities:

– Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats
– Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio and moving image formats

After completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also digitize selected archival series from the processed materials to provide online access to collections. Applicants that intend solely to digitize materials will be asked to submit proposals to the Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program.

Applicants must have an existing archival program in place. This grant program does not support archival start-up activities of any kind, including electronic records start-ups. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit this link.

A grant normally is for one or two years and for up to $200,000. The Commission expects to make up to 14 grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than 1 January 2017.

Deadlines: DRAFT 4 April 2016; FINAL 15 June 2016.

Webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

Thursday, 11 February @ 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Wednesday, 17 February @ 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Monday, 22 February @ 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Webinar attendees will need to click on the following link ( and enter their name and email address. You do not need to pre-register for these webinars. Please email me at if you have any questions.

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