At its recent spring meeting, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recommended to the Archivist of the United States 45 grants of $3,885,856 for projects in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
A complete list of recommended grants is available at:
Grants totaling $1.8 million were recommended for 19 archival projects. A dozen went to basic projects, including a project to process records of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska; the records of the Kentucky Folklife Program; and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Seven detailed processing projects support the records of the Michigan’s Copper County
region, southern Mississippi’s timber industry, and Vermont court records stretching back to the 18th century.
Grants totaling $1.8 million
were recommended for 17 documentary editing projects—from a digital edition of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln to the Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt. Eight subventions were awarded to university presses to assist with the timely publication of volumes of the papers of Ulysses Grant, James Madison, and others. A Strategies and Tools grant was awarded to the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to create an editing and document management tool for historical documentary editions.
Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of the NHPRC, presented the grant applications and policy issues to the full Commission. The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, is the Chairman of the Commission. The NHPRC is the sole federal funding agency whose only focus is the documentary heritage of the United States. Established in 1934, it has awarded grants for preserving, publishing, and providing access to vital historical documents.