National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Washington 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 Washington grants span 1976 - 2012

Records Projects

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
$34,926 to support a project to digitize and make available the J. Willis Sayre Photograph Collection of over 24,500 late 19th and early 20th century photographs depicting images from American vaudeville, theater, and other performing arts. (RD10083-12)

Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Olympia, WA
$50,000 to support the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board and its efforts to provide 20 technical assistance workshops and regrants for digitizing local government records. (RC10127-12)

Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Olympia, WA
$40,000 to support the work of the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, including a statewide regrants program.(RC10105-11)

Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle, WA
$106,480 to support a two year project to process 1,858 linear feet of records that make up its current backlog, including records of the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Mayor and City Council, and the Department of Neighborhoods. (RB50041-09)

Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Olympia, WA
$45,000 to support a regrants program and a statewide effort to improve preservation and access to local government records held by non-governmental archives such as historical societies, libraries, and museums. (RC10050-09)

Washington Office Secretary of State, Olympia, WA
$16,870 to support basic activities of the state historical records advisory board through a State and National Archives Partnership grant. (RC10031-08)

Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Usk, WA
$50,577 to create a comprehensive records program for the tribe. (2005-048)

Samish Indian Nation, Anacortes, WA
$33,992 to create a comprehensive records program for the tribe. (2005-032)

Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
$178,001 to support the Northwest Archives Processing Initiative, Phase II, on behalf of a consortium of repositories to organize, describe, catalog and submit EAD-encoded finding aids of 1,100 linear feet of archival and photographic collections. (2005-61)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$20,000 to support basic administration for the state board. (2005-029)

Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, WA
$60,000 to support the microfilming of tribal records and the production of finding aids. (2004-111)

The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
$16,380 for the Douglas Aircraft Company Collection Project, to preserve company drawings. After the 717 drawings in the collection have been processed, they will be microfilmed and a CD-ROM compilation of the drawings will be created. A database and index will also be created. (2004-074)

Nooksack Indian Tribe, Deming, WA
$43,526 to develop an archives and records management program for the tribe. (2003-097)

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
$137,523 for its Northwest Archives Processing Initiative Project to organize, describe, and catalog archival and photographic collections documenting a wide range of subjects in the region. (2002-064)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$5,000 in partial support of the board's administrative expenses. (2002-032)

The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
$13,076 for a project to preserve and make available a collection of Douglas Aircraft Company drawings that date from the company's founding. (99-079)

Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, WA
$87,084, to go to its Northwest Museum of Art & Culture (Cheney Cowles Museum) for a project to preserve and catalog nitrate and acetate negatives from more than 80 collections. (98-051)

Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
$61,580 for a two-year project to survey the images comprising the Seattle Post-Intelligencer collection (ca. 293,000 negatives; 1924-1972). (97-060)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$32,712 for a planning grant to produce a strategic and tactical plan for preserving and managing Washington's historical records. (94-036)

Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA
$55,200 to complete the appraisal and duplication of the Richards Studio Photograph Collection (800, 000 images, ca. 1917-80) documenting the Puget Sound region. (93-093)

Lummi Indian Business Council, Bellingham, WA
$56,500 to develop an archival program in conjunction with a newly established records management department. (89-061)

King County, Seattle, WA
$71,457 to develop an archival program for the county's records. Following appraisal, accessioning of archival records in agency custody, arrangement, and description, materials will be transferred to the state's regional archival facility. (88-071)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$9,340 to assess the need for and feasibility of a regrant program for the more than 35 Native American tribes in Washington State. (88-031)

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Seattle, WA
$34,000 to preserve the Joe Williamson photograph collection. The photographs depict the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest from the 1880s to the 1950s, including a wide variety of ships, many coastal towns and industries, and the Alaska gold rush. (87-108)

Lummi Indian Business Council, Bellingham, WA
$2,500 for consultation on developing a professional archival program for the Lummi Indian Tribe, the third largest tribal group in Washington State. (87-080)

King County, Seattle, WA
$4,975 for a consultant to assist the county in planning for an archival program for its permanently valuable records. King County, Washington's most populous county, includes Seattle and part of the Puget Sound area. (86-136)

Colville Confederated Tribes, Nespelem, WA
$70,951 to establish an archival and records management program for the tribes. The Colville Indian Reservation, in the eastern part of the State of Washington, was founded in 1872. (86-129)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$5,000 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-081)

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
$40,245 to appraise and process the historical records of the City of Spokane, microfilm selected records series, and enter archival series information into the statewide records database. (85-042)

City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
$58,085 to survey city records and establish an archival facility for those of historical value. (85-018, 86-053)

Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA
$110,500 to bring under intellectual and physical control originals or microfilm copies of all civil, criminal, and probate case files created during the Territorial period of the state's history, 1853-89. (84-068)

Historical Society of Seattle and Kings County, Seattle, WA
$19,100 to preserve and make available photographs, 1930-60, in the Seattle Post Intelligencer collection. (81-152)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$30,000 to institute a maintenance system to continue the Washington State Historical Records Data Base Program, and to draft a statewide archives and records plan. (81-098)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
$17,197 to duplicate, store, and make available a portion of the Clark Kinsey photograph collection, documenting the logging industry in Oregon and southern Washington, 1914-45. (81-028)

The Suquamish Tribe, Suquamish, WA
$13,720 to catalog the tribe's photographic collection documenting Suquamish history and culture over the past 100 years. (80-128)

Institute for the Study of Contemporary Social Problems, Seattle, WA
$10,106 to convene a conference of police officials, archivists, records managers, and historians to consider the preservation, management, and uses of police records. (80-121)

Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
$12,225 to preserve and make available two collections in the museum's Photographic Archives. The Wilbur Sandison collection shows the growth of northwest Washington, 1900-45, while the Darius Kinsey collection documents the logging industry in the Northwest, 1885-1940. (80-100)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$143,337 to continue development of a database of information gathered by the Washington statewide survey project and to produce a variety of computer-generated guides to historical records in the state. (80-015)

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
$34,000 to microfilm Alaska missionary records, especially those of the Society of Jesus, relating to events in Alaska, 1887-1947, and to publish a guide to these records. (79-074)

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
$54,780 to survey the records of 47 municipal utilities in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, as the third phase of the Pacific Northwest Public Power Records Project. (79-026, 80-073)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$215,305 to complete field work for a statewide survey of historical records in Washington, to begin data preparation of survey information for input into an automated system, and to provide consulting services to repositories in the state. (78-062)

Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
$44,580 to survey the records of rural electric cooperatives in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, as the second phase of a program to survey records relating to public power in the Northwest and to develop improved records programs for public power agencies. (77-116)

Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, Olympia, WA
$98,572 for a cooperative statewide historical records survey and a series of regional archival workshops in the state. (77-040)

Washington State Library, Olympia, WA
$2,002 to microfilm for preservation and research use the Washington Territory Volunteer Records, 1854-58. (76-081)

Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA
$35,000 to survey and inventory the records of Public Utility Districts in Washington and Oregon. (76-075)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $2,281,404

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Publications Projects

Meg Meneghel Mac Donald (Ph.D. candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington), Seattle, WA
$41,250 for a fellowship in historical editing at the Stanton/Anthony Papers, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. (2000)

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
$99,800 for the Oregon Province Archives of the Pacific Northwest Indian Mission Collection; the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus Alaska Mission Collection; and the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus Indian Language Collection. (1976-84)
Projects Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $ 141,050

TOTAL $2,422,454

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