New NHPRC Grant Program Provides Up To $350,000

We have a new grant program that may interest you. The program offers up to $350,000 for major archives initiatives with an emphasis on innovation and collaboration. The new Access to Historical Records - Major Initiatives program is designed to broaden public access to historical and cultural records. There's a five-page preliminary proposal due by 19 … Continue reading New NHPRC Grant Program Provides Up To $350,000

Access to Historical Records – Archival Projects Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC’s Access to Historical Records - Archival Projects grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. All … Continue reading Access to Historical Records – Archival Projects Webinars Announced

NHPRC Will Offer “Grants Workshop” at Northwest Archivists’ Annual Meeting

Need some additional resources to complete a high-priority project at your repository? Perhaps the money is appealing but you are a little intimidated or confused by the land of federal grants? A full-day Grants Workshop at the Northwest Archivists' Annual Meeting will introduce attendees to the competitive archival grant programs at the National Archives and … Continue reading NHPRC Will Offer “Grants Workshop” at Northwest Archivists’ Annual Meeting

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 … Continue reading Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

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. To view slides from the webinar, please click this link: AccessToHistoricalRecordsWebinar1. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for this grant program to … Continue reading Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

Each year NHPRC receives dozens of project proposals to digitize and provide public access to nationally significant records. Often times an applicant expends a great amount of time discussing the technological ins-and-outs of how their digitization work will proceed. In each proposal, reviewers will usually read about specific scanners, various analog conversion equipment, TB hard … Continue reading Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

UGA Nears Completion of Political Parties Processing Project

The following article, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of UGA Libraries' magazine Beyond the Pages, details a recently funded Access to Historical Records grant project to process and make available the records of the Georgia Democratic and Republican Parties. The records demonstrate the changing face of Georgia politics and present a microcosm of the shift … Continue reading UGA Nears Completion of Political Parties Processing Project

Six Tips for Highly Effective Applicants

Following on Kathleen Williams’ 3 September blog post “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Grantees,” I am posting some important tips for applicants. Contact the director of the NHPRC grant program to which you plan to apply. Even seasoned grant writers can benefit from having a phone conversation or email chat with the grant program director. … Continue reading Six Tips for Highly Effective Applicants

Project Archivist Shares Thoughts on His Early Career and NHPRC’s Role

When I came to work as the Project Archives Assistant on the NHPRC grant at Appalachian State in the Fall of 2012, my only prior experience working in the archives was limited to a few months as a student. My interests lie primarily in absorbing knowledge concerned with the history and folklore of the Appalachian … Continue reading Project Archivist Shares Thoughts on His Early Career and NHPRC’s Role