National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Kentucky 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 Kentucky grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$26,022 to support basic funding, including board meetings, the Archives Month Coordinating Committee, continuing education workshops, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10210-14)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$30,000 to support the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board and continuing education workshop and webinars. (RC10133-12)

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, Frankfort, KY
$48,275 to support a project to process the records of the Kentucky Folklife Program, currently consisting of 35 analog and 370 electronic series of project documentation, video, audio and photographs. The Kentucky Folklife Program is designed to identify, document, present and conserve the Commonwealth's diverse cultural traditions, of particular interest to anthropologists and folklorists. (RB51060-11)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$15,000 to support the work of the Kentucky Historical Records Advisory Board, including a continuing education workshop and webinars. (RC10097-11)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$12,583 to support basic state board activities through a State and National Archives Partnership grant. (RC10029)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$10,000 in partial support of the board's activities for one year. (RS10039-08)

Appalshop, Inc., Whitesburg, KY
$83,365 to support a two-year project to process, re-house, and make accessible the audio-visual recordings of Mountain Community Television (1972-78) and the Headwaters Television series (1981-85). (RA10012-07)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$10,000 in partial support of the board's activities for one year. (RS10009-07)

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
$33,549 to support the second year of its Registers and Rosters: Processing Business and Military Records in the Bluegrass State project. (RA-5604-06)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$10,000 in partial support of the board's activities for one year. (2006-026)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$10,000 in partial support of the board's activities for one year. (2005-003)

Kentucky History Society, Frankfort, KY
$76,641 to process and catalog 470.5 cubic feet and 95 volumes (22 collections) relating to Kentucky's business and military records. (2005-035)

Berea College, Berea, KY
$89,280 for the Council of the Southern Mountains Records Project, to arrange, preserve, and describe 218 cubic feet of manuscript, printed material, and photographs that comprise the records of the Council of the Southern Mountains for the years 1970-1989. This material will be added to existing records dating from 1912 to 1970. (2004-097)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$10,000 in partial support of the board's activities for one year. (2004-012)

University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY
$160,438 to arrange and describe the Lexington Herald-Leader Photographic Collection. (2003-065)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$2,125 in partial support of the Kentucky Board's administrative expenses. (2003-031)

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
$32,623 for the Kentuckiana Project of the State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky, to undertake planning and training in preparation for the creation of Kentucky's Commonwealth Virtual Library. (99-002)

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
$53,468 to arrange and describe approximately 238 linear feet of manuscript materials representing approximately 629 collections (1700s-present). (96-090)

The Filson Club Historical Society, Louisville, KY
$35,745 to convert descriptions of approximately 1, 100 manuscript and photographic collections to the USMARC AMC (United States MAchine Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) format and to load them into RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network), the statewide Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives database, and the Filson Club's online catalog. (95-090)

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
$3,195 to develop a plan for creating an integrated automation program for access to its library collections, which include manuscripts, photographs, maps, vertical files, books, periodicals, and microfilm. The plan will address retrospective conversion, the creation of an online public access catalog for all categories of material, and future automation needs for the library in the new Kentucky History Center. (95-085)

University of Louisville Research Foundation, Louisville, KY
$55,968 to appraise, arrange and describe the personal papers of eight 20th-century Kentucky women (approximately 176.5 linear feet) for access by researchers, to make these collections and the university's other resources in women's history more widely known among regional and national research communities, and to publicize the collections to underscore the institution's commitment to preserving and making accessible women's manuscripts collections, with the goal of encouraging prospective donors to donate their papers to the university. (94-107)

The Filson Club, Louisville, KY
$3,619 to hire a consultant to develop a plan for automating access to its collections, which will integrate bibliographic data from its manuscript, photographs and prints, and library departments. (93-081)

Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY
$3,000 to hire a consultant to determine the best preservation methods for photonegatives from the William R. Mullins collection. (90-129)

Kentucky Oral History Commission, Frankfort, KY
$29,447 to prepare and publish a guide from a database of descriptions of the state's oral history collections. (90-002)

Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
$59,610 for a two-year project to develop archives and records management programs for the university and to begin collecting historical materials documenting the education of African Americans in the upper south region. (86-046)

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), Frankfort, KY
$14,450 to revise and expand the organization's state archives and records management terminology and reporting standards. (85-105)

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY
$143,869 to develop an archives and records management program for machine-readable records in state government. (85-069)

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
$49,414 for a two-year project to develop an archives and records management program for its institutional records, and to develop its collection of manuscripts. (85-049, 86-051)

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), Frankfort, KY
$24,000 to prepare a systematic study of the preservation needs of the nation's state archives and to prepare a report on these needs which can be used as the basis for further planning and national action. (85-013)

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
$10,718 to evaluate, arrange, describe, and microfilm the historical records of the Louisville Defender, an African-American newspaper founded in 1933, and the personal papers of its editor, Frank L. Stanley, Sr. (84-119)

Mount Saint Joseph Female Ursuline Academy, Maple Mount, KY
$20,000 for an archival development and training project. (84-119)

Kentucky Department for Library and Archives, Frankfort, KY
$198,300 for re-grants to city and county governments in the state. The Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board will review applications for projects. (83-057)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$22,319 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state and recommend necessary action. (81-117)

Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, KY
$22,535 to implement an archival program for the college. (81-090)

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
$67,058 for a two-year joint project with the Kentucky State Archives to arrange, describe, and make available the papers and records of Kentucky governors, 1792-1927. (80-022, 81-049)

City of Louisville, Louisville, KY
$30,000 to establish an archives and records control center for the city. (79-072)

Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, Frankfort, KY
$353,241 for a comprehensive statewide survey and guide of archives and manuscript repositories. (79-024, 81-045)

Berea College, Berea, KY
$35,978 for preservation and processing of the Southern Appalachian Archives and the Berea College Archives. (77-112)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $ 1,905,835

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Publications Projects

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Endorsement for the John Dickinson Writings Project, for a project to publish the works of this lawyer involved in the great debates over the American revolution. (2010)

University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY
$49,000 for subvention support for the Papers of Henry Clay. (1982-92)

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
$379,760 for the Papers of Henry Clay. (1976-90)
Project Completed

Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, and the Filson Club, Louisville, KY
$107,616 for the Correspondence of Constantine Rafinesque. (1981-86)
Formerly Funded by NHPRC

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
$25,802 for the D.W. Griffith Papers, 1897-1954. (1981)
Project Completed

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
$96,042 for the Letters of Louis Dembitz Brandeis. (1977-80)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $658,220

TOTAL $2,564,055

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