National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Florida Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These Florida grants span 1976 - 2014.

Records Projects

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$4,000 to support basic funding for the impletion of a new strategic plan for the state board and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10206-14)

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$79,950 to support Pioneer Days in Florida: Diaries and Letters from Settling the Sunshine State, 1784-1912, a two year project to digitize and make available 36,530 pages of diaries and manuscripts describing life in Florida from the end of the colonial period to the beginnings of the modern state. (RD10114-13)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$5,500 to support basic funding for the completion of a new strategic plan for the state board meeting and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10155-13)

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
$153,809 to support a two-year project to process 1,600 linear feet of the records of the Pan American World Airways collection, 1927-1991. An international leader in aviation transportation, Pan Am set the standards for innovation and technology during its history, and the collection will be valuable to researchers interested in the rise of the airline industry in the 20th century. (RH50041-12)

Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL
$8,300 to support the Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board's work to create a new strategic plan to guide the board over the next five years. (RC10122-12)

Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL
$46,181 to support a 15-month project at the state Division of Library and Information Services to process the records of the Koreshan Unity as well as personal papers of some of its members. The Koreshan Unity was a late 19th/early 20th century religious utopian community, which began in New York and moved to Florida in 1894. (RP50053-11)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$19,600 to support the state historical records advisory board, including its publication of an updated Directory of Florida Archival and Manuscripts Repositories. (RC10071-09)

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$72,650 to support a project to digitize material from six archival collections related to the exploration, development, and conservation of the Florida Everglades between 1879-1929. (RD10018)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$19,968 in support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (RS10007-07)

Florida Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$95,000 to support the Florida Local Historical Records grants project. (2005-017)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$20,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2005-018)

Florida Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$10,000 to support the Florida Board's work for one year. (2004-009)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
$135,662 for its Civil Rights Heritage Collections Project to arrange and describe portions of its civil rights collections. (2003-060)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$38,060 to provide disaster planning and recovery training and to establish a consortium to coordinate statewide efforts to address disaster and disaster recovery issues. (2003-015)

College of Medicine, J. Hills Miller Health Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$58,681 for its Medical History Center and Archives Project to arrange and describe records relating to the origins and development of the J. Hills Miller Health Science Center. (2003-001)

Louis Wolfson II Media History Center, Miami, FL
$87,070 for its South Florida Television Preservation and Access Project to preserve and make accessible three collections that comprise some of the earliest recordings of local television in South Florida. (2002-058)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$15,400 in partial support of the Florida Board's administrative expenses for two years. (2002-012)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$100,000 ($100,000 matching) for its Regrant Project to address the goals in the board's recently revised strategic plan. (2001-017)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$10,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for one year. (2001-012)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL
$9,900 to fund the administrative expenses of the Florida board for one year. (2000-028)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$25,000 for its Development and Training Regrant II Project, which seeks to provide education and training programs for archivists, records managers, and records custodians, and to support archives and records management programs leading to improved management of historical records. (98-080)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$15,500 to evaluate and revise its 1994 strategic plan in order to address new and changing issues faced by the state's archival and records community. (98-008)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$50,000 to support education and training for archivists and records custodians and for program development leading to improved management of historical records. Half of the grant funds will be regranted to new and established records programs to assist them in assessing and addressing their program needs. The other half of the grant funds will be regranted to organizations and institutions to conduct or sponsor workshops relating to archival administration and historical records management. (96-079)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$14,150 for a planning project to be conducted over a two-year period. In addition to holding six meetings across the state during the grant period, the board will continue to develop its relationships with constituents, increase its role as a leader in historical records activities, establish an advocacy/advisory committee to assist the board in the evaluation and implementation of its strategic plan, and assess new and changing conditions in the state. (95-027)

City of Miami, Office of the City Clerk, Miami, FL
$110,000 to develop and implement a comprehensive archives and records management program. (94-122)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services (Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board), Tallahassee, FL
$11,778 for state board travel and meeting expenses. (93-008)

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL
$58,500 to complete the preservation of the 18,000-item Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection by duplicating, printing, and cataloguing 4,000 nitrate and acetate photonegatives not currently available to the public. (92-143)

Florida Department of State, Division of Library & Information Services, Bureau of Archives and Records Management (Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board), Tallahassee, FL
$150,000 ($50,000 matching) for a two-year regrant project focusing on the state's local organizations to develop archival and records management programs; plan for archival facilities; prepare preservation and disaster preparedness plans; process collections; prepare finding aids; conduct preservation microfilming; hire consultants; and develop databases describing holdings. (92-069)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$9,330 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (91-005)

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$22,654 to preserve, arrange, and describe records and microfilm copies that are related to the university's agricultural program at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and its predecessors. (89-097)

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
$42,242 to develop an archivesand records management program for the museum's records and its extensive collection of manuscripts and records relating to John Ringling, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, and American circus history. (89-077)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$51,656 to study issues surrounding information technology and public records in the State of Florida. (89-055)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$5,000 for support of travel and meeting expenses of the board. (89-034)

Louis Wolfson II Media History Center, Miami, FL
$61,594 to appraise, preserve, and make available newsfilm from WTVJ in Miami dating from 1949 to the present. The newsfilm is the earliest surviving local television newsfilm from South Florida. (88-098)

Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library, Tampa, FL
$54,450 to duplicate nitrate and cellulose acetate negatives from the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection. The photographs document the growth of Florida, especially the Tampa Bay area, from 1918 to the early 1960s. (88-094)

City of Tampa, Tampa, FL
$61,017 to develop a city archives program, the first of its type in Florida. The project will prepare and implement a plan to locate, identify, and accession Tampa's archival records; review city records schedules; and strive to increase public awareness and use of the records. (87-072)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (87-036)

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
$85,814 for a two-year project to establish a university archives and records management program. Founded in 1853, the University of Florida is the oldest university in the state and the largest in the Southeast. (85-093, 86-097)

City of Tampa, Tampa, FL
$3,000 for consulting services relating to establishment of a city archives. (85-001)

Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board, Tallahassee, FL
$25,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (83-083)

Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
$3,000 to assist the Black Archives Research Center in a project to collect, preserve, and make available the records of Florida's former all-black school system. (81-067)

Florida Division of Archives, History and Records, FL
$48,715 to arrange, describe, and preserve Florida territorial and pre-20th century state records, including many records formerly thought to be lost. (80-057)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,903,131

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Publications Projects

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
$344,071 for the Black Abolitionist Papers. (1977-92)
Project Completed

José Ignacio Avellaneda (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990), Gainesville, FL
$25,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Journals of Diego de Vargas project at the University of New Mexico. (1992)

University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
$119,777 for the Papers of Panton, Leslie, and Company. (1976-83)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 488,848

TOTAL $ 2,391,979

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