National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Virginia 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 Virginia grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Library of Virginia Foundation, Richmond, VA
$21,408 to support basic funding for the state historical records advisory board, including its fourth statewide workshop for local historical and genealogical societies, an Advocating for Archives workshop, and a small regrant program. (RC10223-14)

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. (DI50007-13)

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. (RH50055-13)

Library of Virginia Foundation, Richmond, VA
$15,848 to support basic funding for board meetings, a copyright workshop, an Archives Month poster and bookmark, a statewide regrant program, and participation in a national archival organization. (RC10175-13)

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
$96,602 to support a two-year project to process 1,191 linear feet of records from 14 Virginia-based businesses that have operated during the 19th and 20th centuries in coal mining, law, pharmaceuticals, hosiery and shoe sales, real estate, metals production, energy and natural gas production, paper, and the lumber trade. These records document aspects of the national economy and the American marketplace, and present researchers with resources for the study of the establishment, development, growth, and decline of specific industries in the mid-Atlantic region. (RH50016-12)

Library of Virginia Foundation, Richmond, VA
$12,688 to support the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board and its "Where History Begins" conference for the promotion of collaboration among historical societies.

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA
$148,782 to support, on behalf of Documents Compass, a three-year project to create a customizable database structure and interface that will aid historical documentary editors in preparing, editing, and managing their documents and files for complex publishing projects. (DS50019-11)

Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
$150,000 to support a two year project to digitize the Augusta County Chancery Court records (1745-1912), consisting of 460 cubic feet totally approximately 900,000 images representing 10,437 cases. (RD10060-11)

Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
$17,149 to support the work of the Virginia Historical Records Advisory Board, including travel stipends and tuition costs for statewide archives workshops. (RC10091-11)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
$69,281 to support implementation and user testing of an open-source, online tool that researchers can use to contribute transcriptions and annotations to web-accessible images of historical documents. This crowdsourcing tool will be tested on the Papers of the War Department and collections at the Independence Seaport Museum and the Minnesota Historical Society. (DS50017-10)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
$24,750 to arrange, describe, and preserve the photographs of Oliver F. Atkins and Arthur E. Scott. The collections contain 60,000 images of important 20th century political figures, historical events taking place in Washington, DC, and scenes of American life. (RP50047-10)

Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
$19,994 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board, including outreach programs on preserving Virginia's documentary heritage. (RC10069-09)

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA
$250,000 to support a pilot project to transcribe and encode for online and print publication documents on behalf of documentary editing projects from the Founding Era of the nation. (PT50001)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
$160,700 for the Archives of the New Dominion, to work with the African American, women's activist, gay and lesbian, and Hispanic communities to determine the historic value of their work and to encourage them to make their documentary history available to repositories. (2004-101)

City of Petersburg, VA
$8,094 to duplicate 251 nitrate negatives made by commercial photographer William E. Lum, Jr., that document the history of Petersburg and the surrounding community from 1925 to 1952. (2003-093)

The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
$38,909 to support the restoration of selected sound recordings generated by WRVA Radio and the creation of compact disks of this material for reference purposes. (2003-074)

Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
$9,421 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses for 21 months. (2001-033)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$43,500 to fund an NHPRC archival administration fellowship in the Special Collections Department of the University of Virginia Library for academic year 2000-2001. (2000-051)

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, VA
$15,650 for a project to develop an archives and records management program. (98-032)

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Arlington, VA
$4,500 to engage the services of a consultant for assistance with the development of an archives and records management program. (97-044)

Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA
$50,000 to preserve and make accessible records in private, local, and state repositories throughout Virginia by providing training throughout the commonwealth in disaster preparedness and records description and by supporting the development of disaster plans and holdings' inventories at individual repositories. (96-071)

Virginia Home for Boys in Richmond, Richmond, VA
$10,000 to conserve, arrange, describe, and microfilm the historical records of the home, consisting of Registers of Boys beginning in 1846, minutes, financial reports, and other records. (95-093)

David R. Kobrin, Alexandria, VA
$35,272 to complete a book designed to help secondary-level history and social studies teachers, pre-service teachers and teacher educators understand the importance and advantages of using primary historical documents as teaching tools. (94-120)

Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, Clifton Forge, VA
$65,811 for a one-year project to appraise, arrange, clean, create descriptions in the MARC AMC (MAchine-Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) format, and microfilm approximately 350 corporate minute and record books; and to survey, appraise, re-house and create a computerized description and processing plan for about 1,100 cubic feet of administrative records documenting the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. (94-091)

The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA
$6,884 to preserve 260 daguerreotypes and ambrotypes (ca. 1845-60) in the museum's cased-image collection. (93-092)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
$30,720 to inventory, arrange, and describe the Adele Goodman Clark Papers. (93-083)

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
$40,572 to arrange, describe, microfilm, and develop a guide to the T.T. Perry Collection, comprising 54 linear feet of historical manuscripts and records documenting western Virginia and eastern West Virginia from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. (93-004)

Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA
$7,608 to support the travel and meeting expenses of the board, including the development of a statewide strategic plan addressing archives and manuscripts programming in Virginia. (92-116)

County of Shenandoah, Woodstock, VA
$18,755 to arrange and prepare for microfilming the county's circuit court case files and loose court papers. (90-118)

People-to-People Health Foundation, Millwood, VA
$34,592 to establish an archives and records management program. (89-090)

Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA
$50,000 for a regrant program directed at the state's public and private manuscript repositories. The project will develop a statewide preservation plan for archives and manuscripts and support conservation/preservation surveys in up to 40 manuscript repositories. (89-035)

National Recreation and Park Association, Alexandria, VA
$53,121 to establish a records management program for the association's records and to complete the processing of its pre-1965 records located at the Social History Welfare Archives of the University of Minnesota. (88-060)

Arlington County Public Library, Arlington, VA
$15,738 to arrange and describe local history materials in the Arlington Community History Archives. The collection documents the history of Arlington's African-American community, school desegregation, the work of neighborhood civic associations, and the early history of National Airport. (88-058)

City of Richmond, Richmond, VA
$2,918 for consulting services relating to development of a city archives and records management program. (87-096)

MacArthur Memorial, City of Norfolk, Norfolk, VA
$42,768 to begin preservation microfilming of the papers of General Douglas MacArthur in the holdings of the memorial. (86-126)

Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-111)

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA
$61,049 for a two-year project to create an archival program in its central office and for its state and regional affiliates. (85-041, 86-062)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
$15,425 to produce preservation and reference microforms of nitrate negatives in the Federal Theatre Project collection. (84-137)

National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA
$50,000 to gather information on court record retention schedules, prepare comparative matrices, and publish the results. (83-059)

Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, VA
$10,000 for its project to develop a comprehensive archives and records management program for Fairfax County through records surveying and scheduling, development of a manual, and treatment of archival records. (81-151)

Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, Richmond, VA
$14,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (81-132)

Newport News Public Library System, Newport News, VA
$8,237 to assist in processing the records of the Old Dominion Land Company. (81-089)

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA
$14,384 to duplicate endangered photographs documenting 18th-century American architecture and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. (80-081)

Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
$9,150 to microfilm for preservation early records of the Academy, 1839-65. (78-128)

Hollins College, Hollins, VA
$2,441 to arrange, describe and microfilm the papers of Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor, who was involved in various radical movements in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. (78-061)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
$3,621 for the Research Center for the Federal Theatre Project to survey, appraise, and accession selected materials in private hands relating to the Federal Theatre Project of the New Deal period. (78-040)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$2,110 for preservation microfilming of the university's original Thomas Jefferson papers. (77-051)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $1,992,794

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Publications Projects

Association for Documentary Editing, Charlottesville, VA
$251,796 to support a three-year project to substantially update and offer the Institute for Historical Editing and to develop and offer new advanced seminars for documentary editors in the digital age. (DG10018-11)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$279,975 for the Dolley Madison Digital Edition (2010-2014).
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, Williamsburg, VA
$60,000 for the St. George Tucker Law Papers. (2008-2009)

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
$547,719 for The Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 (2007-12).

University of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, VA
An endorsement of the Papers of James Monroe project (2005).

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$4,461,118 for the Papers of James Madison. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$2,793,830 for the Papers of George Washington. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
$296,740 for the Charles Carroll Family Papers. (1993-2011)
Project In Progress

George C. Marshall Research Foundation, Lexington, VA
$1,807,751 for the Papers of George Catlett Marshall. (1977-2014)
Project In Progress
Model Edition Partnership Web Site

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$1,610,589 for the Presidential Recordings Project. (2000-2014)
Project In Progress

The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$40,000 for subvention support for the Lincoln Legal Papers. (through 2006)

The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$10,000 for subvention support for the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. (2010)

The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
$750,855 for subvention support for the Papers of George Washington, the Papers of John Jay, and the Papers of James Madison. (through 2011)

Linda A. Fisher, Annadale, VA
$63,125 to edit for publication the Diary of Joseph J. Mersman. (2004-082)

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA
$696,083 for the Papers of John Marshall. (1976-2005)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison (2001)
NHPRC Endorsed

Association for Documentary Editing, Charlottesville, VA
$58,832 to plan and conduct two seminars in electronic publishing. (97-068)

Ash Lawn-Highland, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
$16,148 for the Papers of James Monroe. (1991)
Project Completed

Martha King, Williamsburg, VA
$25,000 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Papers of Henry Laurens, University of South Carolina. (1991)

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $13,769,376

TOTAL $15,762,170

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