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National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants

From the National Archives:

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States has announced 30 grants totalling 2.62M for historical records projects in 18 states and the District of Columbia.

Awardees from the Mid-Atlantic region:

PUBLISHING HISTORICAL RECORDS –New Republic through the Modern Era

SUNY College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY       $52,030
To support a project to edit the Clarence Mitchell, Jr., Papers. As director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, Mitchell worked to promote civil rights through legislation and executive action.

University of Maryland, College Park, MD       $118,700
To support editorial work on the Freemen and Southern Society project, a documentary edition of the history of the emancipation of slaves in the United States. This award will support work on volumes tracing Federal dealings with freedmen in the southern states.

George Washington University, Washington, DC       $168,750
To support a project to edit the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a documentary edition of the historical records of the 20th-century First Lady and human rights advocate.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Brunswick, NJ       $90,320
To support a project to edit the Papers of Thomas A. Edison, a documentary edition of the historical records of the late 19th/early 20th century American inventor and entrepreneur.

New York University, New York, NY       $76,130
To support a project to edit the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, a documentary edition of historical records of this 20th-century social activist.

INNOVATION, Projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records:

George Washington University, Washington, DC       $130,405
To support a three-year project to explore innovative methods to facilitate the preservation and use of social media collections by developing viable preservation tools as well as collection development, records and metadata capture, and storage policies.

DOCUMENTING DEMOCRACY: ACCESS TO HISTORICAL RECORDS, Projects that promote the preservation and use of the nation’s most valuable archival resources:

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD       $69,556
To support a 15-month project to undertake detailed processing of five key collections in its holdings: the photograph collection, the audio/visual collection, the curatorial exhibits collection; juried and invitational exhibits records, and education department records.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD       $23,872
To support a 16-month project to execute a workflow for creating EAD-compliant collection records and finding aids for regional and university records.

Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Harrisburg, PA       $60,456
To support a project to undertake the detailed processing of 11 series of records at the Pennsylvania State Archives from the Office of the Governor, covering the administrations of Milton Shapp (1971-79), Richard Thornburgh (1979-87), and Robert Casey (1987-95).

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA       $96,710
To support a two-year project to process 13 collections that document business and industries in western Pennsylvania, 1844-2002.

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD       $142,000
To support a project to process and digitize 111 series of county records consisting of manumissions and certificates of freedom, issued in 17 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, covering the period 1774-1869.

Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY       $100,812
To support an 18-month project to process and describe 512 linear feet (31 collections) documenting the Chinese immigrant experience.

For the full list, visit: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/awards/awards-5-14.html

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