Action Alert: House Prosposes Cutting NHPRC Funding to $1 Million

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has cleared a bill providing only $1 million for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in FY ’12. The House figure would be a 90% reduction—which would cripple this already modest program that is so important to archives and historians nationwide.

NARA Releases Report on Analysis of Haldeman Notes

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently accepted the final report of the National Archives Forensic Document Examination Team which tested two pages of handwritten notes of H. R. “Bob” Haldeman, a chief of staff to President Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1973. The report is online at

NEH Awards Grants for Civil War Programs

Sixty-five libraries throughout the United States have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host public reading and discussion programs around the Civil War.

Report Shows Little Improvement in K-12 U.S. History Proficiency

Performance on the U.S. History 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Grades 4, 8, and 12 has shown some overall improvement since 1994. However, the only progress since 2006 was at grade eight, with significant improvement of Black and Hispanic eighth grade scores over these years. Performance by fourth and twelfth graders remained more >

Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs Zeroed Out

Funding for the Department of Education’s Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Education programs has been cut by $50 million (or 40%) for the current fiscal year (from $126 million in FY 2010 to $76 million in FY 2011). It is critical that you write your Members of Congress now and ask them to restore funding for these more >

NHPRC FY ’12 Funding Faces Drastic Cuts

Please write your Members of Congress and ask them to support the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the “grant-making” arm of the National Archives & Records Administration. Letters are needed to urge Congress to provide fiscal year 2012 funding of $10 million for the NHPRC’s regular grants programs.