• Commission Recommends $2.15 Million in Grants for Document Editing and Archival Projects

    November 21, 2008 by  
    Filed under Archives

    A press release from the National Archives November 20, 2008, published the results of a November meeting of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    The recommendations made at the November meeting, were to approve grants in the amount of $2.15 million that would encompass 23 projects across 13 states as well as the District of Columbia

    The largest slice of the pie at $1.266 million was allotted for the preservation and publishing of the papers of:

    • Benjamin Franklin
    • George Washington
    • John Adams
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • James Madison.

    Inclusive in the recommendation for this grant, was funding to be allotted to the documented histories of the First Federal Congress and the Ratification of the US Constitution.

    The full breakdown of the November grant recommendations are:

    Pilot Project-Founding Era

    Virginia Foundation for
    the Humanities $250,000
    Charlottesville, VA
    This pilot project will transcribe and encode for online and print
    publication documents on behalf of documentary editing projects from the
    Founding Era of the nation.

    Publishing Historical Records (Founding Era)
    These long-term projects document major historical figures or groups
    from the Founding Era of the nation.

    The Documentary History of $210,508
    the First Federal Congress
    George Washington University

    The Adams Papers $162,550
    Massachusetts Historical Society

    The Papers of James Madison $146,154
    University of Virginia

    The Papers of Thomas Jefferson $166,987
    Princeton University

    The Papers of Benjamin Franklin $198,900
    Yale University

    The Documentary History of $208,000
    the Ratification of the Constitution
    University of Wisconsin

    The Papers of George Washington $173,090
    University of Virginia

    Publication Subventions
    Grants to publishers to help defray the printing costs of individual
    volumes of documentary editions.

    University of Virginia Press $10,000
    Charlottesville, VA
    The Papers of George Washington, Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 19

    University of Virginia Press $10,000
    Charlottesville, VA
    The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, Vol. 15

    University of Virginia Press $10,000
    Charlottesville, VA
    The Papers of James Madison, Retirement Series, Vol. 1

    University of Virginia Press $10,000
    Charlottesville, VA
    Selected Papers of John Jay, Vol. 1

    Rutgers, State University of
    New Jersey $10,000
    Rutgers, NJ
    The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    and Susan B. Anthony, Vol. 5

    Editing Fellowships
    Grants to support a fellowship at a historical documentary editing

    Papers of Andrew Jackson $55,000

    University of Tennessee

    Professional Development
    Grants to support projects for the professional development of
    archivists and/or documentary editors.

    Institute for the Editing of $41,791
    Historical Documents
    University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI

    Strategies and Tools
    Grants to for new strategies or tools for archives and historical

    Massachusetts Historical Society $150,000
    Boston, MA
    The Adams Papers Control File Digitization Project
    Regents of the University
    of Michigan $149,969
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Archival Metrics and User Evaluation for Government Archives.

    Digitizing Historical Records
    Grants to organizations digitizing entire collections of historical

    Duke University $60,000
    Durham, NC
    ROAD 2.0: Digitizing Outdoor Advertising

    University of Florida $72,650
    Gainesville, FL
    America’s Swam: The Historical Everglades Project

    Railroad Commission of Texas $146,861
    Austin, TX
    Digitizing Historical Oil & Gas Hearing Files

    University of Iowa $32,700
    Iowa City, IA
    Henry A. Wallace Digital Collection Project

    University of Minnesota $66,605
    Minneapolis, MN
    Digitizing the Historical Records of the American Social Health

    American Institute of Physics $39,063
    College Park, MD
    Digitizing the Samuel A. Goudsmit Papers

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