June 30, 2010 – At its spring meeting, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded 88 grants totaling $7,038,063 for projects in 36 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Established by Congress in 1934, the 15-member body is chaired by the Archivist of the United States and includes representatives from the three branches of government, as well as archivists, historians, documentary editors, and records administrators. Grants were awarded in the following categories:
- Archives-Basic Processing: Grants to reveal hidden collections in archives and to create archives programs.
- Archives-Detailed Processing: These awards support detailed processing and preservation of collections of national significance.
- State and National Archival Partnership Grants: Projects that strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network.
- Publishing Historical Records: Projects that document major historical figures, and important eras and social movements in the history of the nation.
- Publication Subventions: Grants to publishers to help defray the printing costs of individual volumes of documentary editions.
- Professional Development: These projects improve the training and education of professionals in the archival and historical publishing communities.
- Strategies and Tools for Archives and Historical Publishing Projects: These projects develop new strategies and tools that can improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records.
Additional information about the awards is available on the website of the National Archives & Records Administration.