National Historical Publications & Records Commission

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants
May 2013

PUBLISHING HISTORICAL RECORDS –New Republic through the Modern Era
Projects that document major historical figures, and important eras and social movements in the history of the nation.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN      $52,710
To support editorial work on the Correspondence of James K. Polk, a selected edition of the letters to and from the 11th President of the United States.

William Marshall Rice University
Houston, TX       $56,452
To support editorial work on the Papers of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America.

George C. Marshall Foundation
Lexington, VA       $33,000
To support editorial work on the Papers of George Catlett Marshall, a documentary edition of the historical records of the 20th-century military leader, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and creator of the Marshall Plan after World War II.

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY       $57,806
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.

Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN       $57,844
To support a project to edit the Frederick Douglass Papers, a documentary edition of the historical records of this 19th-century African American social reformer, orator, and statesman.

New York University
New York, NY       $84,585
To support a project to edit the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, a documentary edition of historical records of this 20th-century social activist.

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE       $64,607
To support a project to prepare "Walt Whitman and Post-Reconstruction America" as part of the online Walt Whitman Archive, a collection of historical documents by and about the 19th century American poet.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Springfield, IL       $107,585
To support a project to edit and publish an electronic edition of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. This project is preparing a comprehensive edition that will include both images and annotated transcriptions of Lincoln's papers.

Ulysses S. Grant Association
Starkville, MS       $48,320
To support a project to prepare an edition of the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, a documentary edition of historical records of the 18th President of the United States.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $97,500
To support the editing of the Presidential Recordings project, a documentary edition of the audio recordings made by six U.S. Presidents from 1940-1973. This grant will assist the preparation of online editions of John Kennedy's recorded conversations relating Civil Rights and Richard Nixon's telephone tapes from 1971.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA       $89,807
To support a project to edit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers, a documentary edition of historical records of this 20th-century Civil Rights leader.

George Washington University
Washington, DC       $187,500
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.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD       $131,884
To support a project the edit the Freedman and Southern Society papers on the Emancipation and Reconstruction periods.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN       $90,106
To support a project to edit the Papers of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Brunswick, NJ       $100,356
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.

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INSTITUTE FOR DOCUMENTARY EDITING

Association for Documentary Editing
Lansing, MI       $234,823
To support a three-year project to continue the Institute for Editing Historical Documents and the development of new advanced seminars for documentary editors and those in related fields.

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

Simmons College
Boston, MA       $102,602
To support a three-year project to develop training for municipal and county clerks in preserving the archival records under their care. This project will develop both in-person and on-line training for clerks and test it in Massachusetts with the cooperation of the Massachusetts State Archives and Board of Library Commissioners, and the Massachusetts Town and City Clerks Associations.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA       $136,410
To support an 18-month project to develop automated tools to help archivists process and appraise emails donated to special collections. Stanford also will develop related tools to enable researchers to discover information in email collections and for repositories to deliver that information.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $144,000
To support a digital-only documentary edition of the George Washington Financial Papers, focusing on his voluminous financial records, applying the tools and methods as well to the financial ledgers of Gouvernor Morris.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA       $128,956
To support a two-year project to create new tools for annotating digital images so that users can discover and research them more effectively.

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

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Boston, MA       $50,000
To support a one-year project to convert 16 analog finding aids to make them accessible online and to process ten collections, also making those finding aids available online. All 26 collections are family manuscript collections related to Historic New England sites.

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC       $98,822
To support a two-year project to for a two-year project to process and describe 500 linear feet in three manuscript collections from textile mill owner Elliott White Springs, civil rights activist John Hurst Adams, and civil rights attorney John Roy Harper.

Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA       $81,340
To support a collaborative two-year project with the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk's office to arrange and describe the county's chancery records 1777-1912.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA       $85,896
To support project to undertake series-level processing of 550 cubic feet of drawings, business records, and photographs documenting the career of the modernist architect Edward H. Fickett (1916-1999).

University of Georgia
Athens, GA       $58,777
To support a project at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies to process the Democratic Party of Georgia Records and the Georgia Republican Party Records. The collections total 200 cubic feet.

University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam       $142,078
To support a two-year project to process and make accessible the Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center Manuscripts Collection, including basic processing of 60 collections and enhanced description of finding aids for 150 collections. These collections comprise the premier holdings of materials related to the United States territory of Guam, the Marianas Islands, and the Pacific region of Micronesia.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA       $127,400
To support a two-year project to process and describe 276.75 linear feet comprised of nine collections from African American woman artists, composers, writers, and educators, and digitize 24 linear feet of related audiovisual material.

South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC       $77,000
To support a two-year project to inventory its visual materials collections (200 linear feet) and preserve, process, and make available approximately one-half of those collections of an estimated 30,000 visual items including photographs, postcards, sketches, glass negatives, and other visual materials dating from the 18th century to 1999.

College of Charleston
Charleston, SC       $87,600
To support an 18-month project to provide detailed arrangement and online descriptive access for the Burnet R. Maybank Senatorial Papers (330 linear feet) and the L. Mendel Rivers Congressional Papers (70 linear feet). Additionally, staff will digitize and post in the Lowcountry Digital Library a sample of up to 150 documents from these collections.

Pacifica Foundation/Radio Archives
North Hollywood, CA       $128,241
To support a two year project to preserve and make accessible a collection of approximately 1,644 historical radio programs (2,013 reel-to-reel audio recordings) documenting American Women Making History and Culture from 1963-1982.

CONTACT: Keith Donohue, NHPRC Communications Director, Keith.Donohue@nara.gov, 202.357-5365.

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