June 8, 2012 – On May 24, the National Archives announced that 31 projects in 18 states and the District of Columbia will receive grants through the agency’s National Historical Publications & Records Commission. Grants totaling $1.2 million went to 16 documentary editing projects to edit and publish the papers of key American figures. Grants totaling $1.4 million went to 14 archival projects to promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. Luther College in Decorah, Iowa received a grant for a three-year project to design and host the Archives Leadership Institute, a program that brings together 25 archivists for a week-long intensive program to develop their skills in serving their institutions and the public.
Additional information, including a complete list of grantees, is available on the agency’s website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]