National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Texas 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 Texas grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$12,512 to support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including board meetings, Advocating for Archives workshops, an Archives Month poster, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10217-14)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$15,000 to support basic funding, including four board meetings, grant-writing and basic archives workshops, an Archives Month poster, a state board informational brochure, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10183-13)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
$144,120 to support a three-year project to digitize approximately 250,000 pages of Orderly Departure Program Application Files of the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection documenting the immigration experience of thousands of Vietnamese who migrated to the United States following the end of the Vietnam War. (RD10097-12)

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
$30,509 to support a one year project to digitize and make available online a group of eight 19th century collections totaling 22,412 pages. The records span from 1823-1919, but the bulk of the records date from the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. (RD10070-11)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
$47,820 to support a planning project for archiving its electronic records.(RE10029-10)

Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Austin, TX
$50,940 to establish a Library and Archives at the Goodwill Computer Museum, an educational and research institution, for collecting the documentation related to vintage computer equipment. (RB50097-10)

Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX
$30,606 to process the backlog of archival materials and assist in the establishment of a College Archives. (RB50107-10)

University of Texas, Pan American, Edinburg, TX
$61,695 to process and make available the Congressional papers of Eligio "Kika" de la Garza, who represented the 15th Congressional District of Texas, 1965-1996. (RP50029-10)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$20,000 to support basic activities, promote the work of the board at meetings of constituent organizations, and continue to gather information about the needs of records repositories across the state.(RC10080-10)

University of Texas, Austin, TX
$69,310 to support a two-year project to improve access to backlogged collections of the Center for American History's Research and Collections division, including the Walter Cronkite papers, the Vietnam Veterans Archive, the records of the Nuclear Control Institute, and the World War I and World War II Soldiers' Collections. (RB50072-09)

Railroad Commission of Texas, Austin, TX
$146,861 to support the digitization of about 120,00 pages documenting the Texas Oil Boom of the 1930s. (RD-10019)

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
$300,337 to support MetaArchive: A Sustainable Digital Preservation Service for Cultural and Historical Records. (RE10002-08)

San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio, TX
$52,000 to support the continued development of an archival program for the City of San Antonio. (RB50028-08)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$16,500 to support the state historical records advisory board through a State and National Archives Partnership grant. (RC10020)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$8,391 in partial support of the Texas SHRAB's administrative expenses. (2005-008)

San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio, TX
$97,452 to support the City of San Antonio and the Public Library for a project to develop the city's archival program. (RA10009-07)

Harris County, Houston, TX
$47,369 to appraise, arrange, describe, and develop a protocol for providing access to confidential or restricted information for about 500 cubic feet of records documenting the functions of the county's Juvenile Probation Department from circa 1907 - 1960. (RS05659-06)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
$101,996 to support a three-year project to process and make available 402 linear feet of archival material.(RA05661-06)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
$79,619 to support, on behalf of its Vietnam Archive, a project to process and preserve 135 linear feet of the papers of the Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association. (RA05662-06)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$25,000 to support a state archives disaster assessment and response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (2006-002)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$4,972 in partial support of the Texas SHRAB's administrative expenses. (2005-008)

University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
$184,106 for a project Documenting Cancer Medicine and Science. The project increases access to collections held by the Anderson Cancer Center. These collections include the Records of the Office of the President, 1942-1996, as well as personal papers of faculty, staff, and others who have contributed to the development of the cancer center. (2004-100)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$8,425 in partial support of the Texas SHRAB's administrative expenses. (2003-025)

Diocese of Amarillo, Amarillo, TX
$36,000 for its Diocese Records Preservation Project to develop an institutional archives and records management program. (2002-082)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$5,258 to fund the administrative expenses of the Texas board for 14 months. (2000-038)

The African American Museum of Dallas, Dallas, TX
$24,507 ($10,000 matching) for a project to arrange, describe, and provide housing for five Dallas-area photographic and manuscript collections. (99-088)

University of Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
$79,373, to go to the Center for the Study of Women and Gender and the Special Collections and Archives Department for a project to arrange and describe manuscript materials that document the history of women and gender in South Texas, specifically women's voluntary organizations. (98-086)

Documentary Arts, Inc., Dallas, TX
$31,241 to establish a regional archivist program involving four Dallas-area institutions—DAI, the African American Museum, Jarvis Christian College, and Wiley College. (98-030)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, TX
$49,835 to provide archival and records management training and program development assistance for records custodians throughout Texas. Ninety percent of grant funds will be regranted, with $20,000 allocated to the training component and $25,000 allocated to program development. (97-030)

Documentary Arts, Dallas, TX
$47,302 to make its Texas African American Photography Collection (TAAP) accessible to the public. TAAP (ca. 16, 634 items, 1870s to present) focuses on the growth and development of vernacular and community photography among African Americans in Texas. (96-056)

Texas State Historical Records Advisory Board, Austin, TX
$45,780 for a two-year planning project to produce a strategic plan for managing and preserving Texas' historical records. (95-005)
Project Web Site

Texas Catholic Conference, Austin, TX
$42,305 to appraise, accession, process, and provide access to the collection of Spanish and Mexican manuscripts of its Catholic Archives of Texas (CAT). (93-084)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
$5,000 to hire a consultant to provide assistance in developing a preservation and access plan for television newsfilm materials held by the university's Southwest Film/Video Archives. (91-134)

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX
$58,548 to implement an archival program and process the papers of several prominent American photographers. (91-121)

Texas State Historical Records Advisory Board, Austin, TX
$4,967 to support the travel and meeting expenses of the board. (91-111)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
$49,439 to produce a microfiche guide to its manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections. (90-114)

Texas State Library, Local Records Division, Austin, TX
$66,200 for a project to inform Texas local government officials about appropriate ways to use micrographic technologies. The project will produce a brochure and handbook, present workshops, and provide on-site consultant assistance. (90-025)

Texas State Historical Records Advisory Board, Austin, TX
$4,991 to support the travel and meeting expenses of the board. (89-056)

University of Texas-Austin, Barker Texas History Center, Austin, TX
$33,096 to arrange, describe, preserve, and make accessible images from the Robert Runyon Photograph Collection (1912-47), which documents the Mexican Revolution's impact on the borderland region, the U.S. military effort at Fort Brown, and the development of the Rio Grande Valley. (88-095)

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
$30,328 to preserve and make available local television newsfilm and videotape collection documenting West Texas since the mid-1950s. (87-037)

American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter, Austin, TX
$23,510 to develop an archival program for architectural records of the Austin area. The records will be deposited at the Austin History Center of the Austin Public Library. (85-074)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
$93,963 to develop an archives program for its institutional records. (84-050)

Texas State Historical Records Advisory Board, Austin, TX
$16,120 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (81-131)

Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
$15,294 to arrange and describe the manuscript collections of the West Texas Historical and Scientific Society and to prepare a guide to the holdings of the Archives of the Big Bend. The records document the development of mining and ranching in rural West Texas. (80-124)

Texas State Library, Austin, TX
$3,000 to study local records programs outside of Texas and to test survey forms, procedures, and manpower needs for a statewide municipal records survey, including preparation of uniform retention schedules and a municipal records manual. (80-123)

Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
$13,934 to preserve and make accessible to researchers selected photographs in the Rogers and Hayes collections, which document the history of Dallas from 1917-1955. (79-145)

North Texas State University, Denton, TX
$2,415 to complete surveys needed for further development of the Texas State Archives' local records program. (78-109)

Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX
$14,500 to complete the processing of archival and manuscript collections pertaining to Galveston and the Southwest, and to prepare a guide to the library's archival and manuscript collections. (78-048)

Houston Public Library, Houston, TX
$22,768 to process collections in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. (77-037)

Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX
$12,580 to preserve and process records pertaining to the economic and social development of Galveston and the Southwest. (77-009)

North Texas State University, Denton, TX
$20,000 to assist the university in surveying and preparing inventories of Texas county records. (76-077)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $2,437,764

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Publications Projects

Rice University, Houston, TX
$2,240,113 for the Papers of Jefferson Davis. (1976-2013)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Rice University, Houston, TX
$20,400 for a fellowship in historical editing of the Papers of Jefferson Davis. (1988)

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
$91,582 for the Papers of John Paul Jones. (1982-86)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $2,352,095

TOTAL $4,789,859

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