2023 Archival Fellowship

As part of its 2023 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, OHRAB received funding to offer an archival fellowship.  The fellowship will provide a graduate student in public history, library science or related field with archival training and practical, hands-on experience. The program will focus on identifying and providing information about manumission records held in the following counties: Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, Perry and Vinton.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023 and more information on the fellowship is available in the description below.

OHRAB Archives Fellowship 2023 Position Description

OHRAB Fellowship Application 2023

2023 OHRAB Regrants Opportunity

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board announces the availability of grants between $500 and $5,000 to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records.  The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). 

Grant applications are due March 31, 2023.  More information on the grants, including the application packet, is available here.

Projects eligible for funding in 2023 include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding.
  • Projects focused on under-documented communities and topics, as well as underserved communities, are encouraged.

Please Note: all projects should produce some type of online content, such as a finding aid, report or digital images.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit draft grant applications for feedback.  Draft applications must be received by February 24 and must include all of the components of the application.  Comments and recommendations on the drafts should not be construed as guaranteeing a grant award.      

 Questions?  Please contact: Stephen Badenhop, Records and Archives Coordinator, Union County Records Center (937-645-4177; [email protected]).