Due to COVID-19, the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board has extended its grant application deadline to April 30. The grants are for archival institutions to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records and are between $500 and $5,000. The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
More information on the grants, including the application packet, is available here.
Projects eligible for funding in 2020 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.
Please Note: all projects should produce some type of online content, such as a finding aid, report or digital images.
Questions? Please contact:
Special Collections Librarian