National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Kathleen M. Williams
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is the grant-making arm of NARA. Its mission is to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture. NHPRC grants help State and local archives, universities, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations preserve and manage electronic records, improve training and techniques, strengthen archival programs, preserve and process records collections, and provide access to them through the publication of finding aids and documentary editions of the papers of the Founding Era and other themes and historical figures in American history. The NHPRC works in partnership with a national network of State historical records advisory boards. It also provides Federal leadership in public policy for the preservation of, and access to, America’s documentary heritage.