National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Georgia 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 Georgia grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
$10,960 to support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including board meetings, an awards program and Archives Month activities, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10228-14)

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. (RH50057-13)

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. (RH50063-13)

Georgia Office of Secretary of State, Morrow, GA
$10,071 to support basic funding, including three board meetings, an awards program, Archives Month expenses, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10181-13)

Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA
$68,488 to support a two-year project to create 1,594 Encoded Archival Description finding aids for an online database available through the Digital Library of Georgia. The project will also create links between the finding aids and existing online educational resources and tools for students of Georgia history. ((RH50023-12)

Atlanta Historical Society, Inc., Atlanta, GA
$74,831 to support a project, in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Historical Society to digitize 81,319 documents pertaining to the American Civil War. (RD10106-12)

Georgia Office of Secretary of State, Morrow, GA
$24,696 to support the Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board's strategic planning process and outreach programs. (RC10134-12)

Georgia Office of Secretary of State, Morrow, GA
$157,986 to support a two year project of the Georgia Archives, in partnership with the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute for Government's Information Technology Outreach Services, Clayton State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and the Georgia Geographic Information Systems Coordinating Committee to develop and implement a preservation methodology for digital geospatial data, specifically for TIGER/Line files. (RE10038-11)

Georgia Office Secretary of State, Morrow, GA
$32,500 to support the work of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, including workshops and an annual conference of the Georgia Records Association. (RC10093-11)

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
$90,102 to support a 20-month project to digitize eight series (approximately 179,000 scans) of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) records from the union's national office. (RD10068-11)

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta, GA
$58,710 to support a project to digitize eleven manuscript collections documenting the role of African Americans in educational institutions. (RD10037-10)

Georgia Office of Secretary of State, Atlanta, GA
$19,329 to support the updating of an online Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations in Georgia, and an archives awards program by the state historical records advisory board. (RC10055-09)

Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA
$75,189 to support a two-year project to cut in half its backlog of unprocessed collections, including a survey of collections and processing of at least 500 cubic feet of records. (RB50022-08)

Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, GA
$87,465 to support a two-year project to reduce its backlog of unprocessed collections and providing access to 528 cubic feet of records contained in 23 collections.(RB50024-08)

Georgia Office of Secretary of State, Atlanta, GA
$65,000 to support basic activities of the state historical records board, a probate court regrant program, and three disaster plan templates.(RC10015-08)

Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Jekyll Island, GA
$35,000 to support a 13-month project to arrange and describe the records of the Jekyll Island State Park Authority (1950-present) and the Jekyll Island Club (1886-1947). (RA10028-07))

Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$9,994 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses. (RS10008-07))

Troup County (Georgia) Historical Society
$75,000 to support a 17-month project for digitizing County Court and Government Records. (RD-10013-07)

Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$125,624 to support a Circuit Rider archivist and local regrant project. (2005-016)

Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$187,581 to support the Preserving Georgia's Historical Data electronic records program. (2005-024)

Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, GA
$37,639 to arrange, describe, catalog 11,200 photographic images and 32 linear feet of manuscript collections in the James G. Kenan Research Center on such topics as 20th century photojournalists Boyd Lewis and Bill Wilson; the papers of Lester Maddox, Ivan Allen, Jr., and Leo Frank; and the Civil War letters and diaries relating to the Atlanta Campaign. (2005-45)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$10,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2005-015)

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Atlanta, GA
$82,000 for the Southern Nursing Associations Records Project, to process, preserve, and make available 250 cubic feet of records of southern nurses associations. The collections are the most extensive papers available on the nursing profession in the South related to both white and African American nurses. (2004-095)

Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$10,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses. (2003-018)

Georgia Division of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$40,625 to bring in consultants to conduct a series of half-day training presentations on privacy/access issues and e-government, and to convene a working group to produce a white paper on this topic. (2003-009)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$10,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for two years. (2001-013)

Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$200,000 ($200,000 matching) for its Regrant for Historical Repositories Project, which seeks to promote archival planning and cooperation, education, preservation, access, and the use of technology in Georgia's repositories. (98-087)

Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, GA
$33,331 for its project to arrange and describe three collections of historical photographs: images of African Americans, the Marion Johnson Collection, and cased images. (98-068)

Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$21,762 for a planning project to develop minimum standards for records repositories, prepare an institutional self-assessment tool, create a resource manual to enable repositories to improve their records programs, conduct a pilot project to test the self-evaluation tool and training methods utilizing the resource manual, and prepare an updated version of the directory of state historical organizations and resources. (98-022)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$298,386 ($75,000 matching) to leverage $422,251 in state and local government matching and cost sharing to reactivate and redirect the state's local government records management program. The regrant project has three main components: 1) regrant projects, funded in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Local Government Efficiency Grant Program, to create three model multi-government records service centers; 2) regrant projects to encourage and improve local government records programs; and 3) training and education for local government officials in basic archival and records management practices. (96-069)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$42,635 for a one-year planning project to produce a statewide strategic and tactical plan for the management and preservation of Georgia's historical records; to establish an ongoing statewide clearinghouse for information on historical records issues; and to build broad-based support for continuing board activities. (95-008)

Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA
$4,000 to hire a consultant to work with the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Architecture to plan for the arrangement, description, and preservation of a collection of student drawings dating from 1913 to the present. (95-002)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$9,560 for a planning project to be conducted over a period of one year. The board intends to hold four meetings during the grant period in order to become familiar with its mission and responsibilities, develop operating procedures and preliminary priorities, and begin to establish a base of public support. (94-022)

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
$22,244 to create preservation copies of selected unpublished, non-commercial audio tapes (ca. 1956-74) relating to the career of Johnny Mercer and audio tapes and unique disc recordings created by radio stations WSB and WGST in Atlanta (ca. 1942-60s). (92-105)

Shorter College, Rome, GA
$50,060 to selectively microfilm historical documents in nine northwest Georgia counties. Additional funding was used to reproduce the finding aid and make four copies of the microfilm produced by the Northwest Georgia Documents Preservation Project. (91-049, 92-138)

Shorter College, Rome, GA
$2,961 for a consultant to assist with planning for an inventory of non-governmental records located throughout northwest Georgia. (89-094)

Atlanta Jewish Federation, Atlanta, GA
$22,550 to survey, accession, and inventory records of the Jewish community in Atlanta. (88-103)

Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA
$88,340 to arrange and describe the Central of Georgia Railway collection. Prospering during the antebellum period, the Central was one of the Southeast's most important railroads and a major force in the economic development of the region. (87-115)

Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$48,230 to convene a national meeting of state coordinators for the NHPRC records program and to support meetings of the State Coordinators' Steering Committee. (87-100)

Troup County Archives, LaGrange, GA
$31,080 for the first year of a project to develop an archival program for Troup County and the City of LaGrange. (85-078, 86-096)

Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, GA
$40,592 to plan and coordinate a state-based program for local public records and to monitor individual programs at the local level. (85-048)

Floyd County Board of Education, Rome, GA
$20,500 to develop a cooperative archives and records management program for the records of four local government units in the Rome/Floyd County area. (85-012)

National Association of State Archives and Records Administrators (NASARA), Atlanta, GA
$34,271 on behalf of the State Coordinators' Steering Committee to fund travel and per diem costs for six meetings over a two-year period. (84-003)

National Association of State Archives and Records Administrators (NASARA), Atlanta, GA
$55,994 for the National Association of State Archives and Records Administrators to conduct a conference to review the results of NHPRC-funded state assessment and reporting grants and a seminar for second round grantees, and to publish a consultant's report for each of the assessment areas. (83-008)

Georgia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA
$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 now and in the future. (81-112)

National Association of State Archives and Records Administrators (NASARA), Atlanta, GA
$43,250 for a national conference to develop recommendations for the operation of a state-related functions in the NHPRC's records program, and for policy work of the Steering Committee of State Historical Records Advisory Boards in planning for archival needs assessment and reporting in the states. (80-072)

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
$7,494 for a descriptive inventory of the papers of Charles Holmes Herty (1867-1938), an early 20th-century chemist involved in research and policy in several areas of national and international importance. (78-122)

The Foxfire Fund, Rabun Gap, GA
$6,870 to preserve, arrange, and make available for research the Foxfire Field Collection, a collection of tapes and transcripts of interviews documenting the cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians. (78-056)

Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
$54,981 for a two-year project to accession, arrange, and describe the records of the Southern Regional Council. (78-041, 79-063)

National Association of State Archives and Records Administrators (NASARA), Atlanta, GA
$8,520 for a technical conference on automated, state-based programs to produce guides to historical records. (77-046)

Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, GA
$14,497 for a preservation and retrieval project for the society's photographs relating to Atlanta history. (77-042)

Society of Georgia Archivists, Atlanta, GA
$9,780 to produce slide/tape orientation and training presentations on records preservation. (77-030)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $2,781,855

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Publications Projects

Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
$854,025 for the Howard Thurman Papers. (1998-2010)
Project In Progress

University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA
$20,398 for subvention support for the Papers of J. Franklin Jameson. (1992-99)
Project Completed

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Atlanta, GA
$595,223 for the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1985-96)
Project In Progress

Robert R. Mayer (Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia)
$27,500 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Correspondence of James K. Polk, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1994)

Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
$4,920 for the Papers of John and Lugenia Burns Hope. (1976)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $1,502,066

TOTAL $4,283,921

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