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ISHRAB Historical Records Preservation Grant Program

Elaine Evans
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ISHRAB Historical Records Preservation Grant Program

Illinois State Archives

The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is pleased to announce the 2018 Historical Records Preservation Grant Program. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to Illinois historical records repositories with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Grants will be awarded to institutions that demonstrate need, both financially and programmatically, and show commitment to developing and/or implementing projects that will lead to enhanced online access. These projects may include creating online finding aids; digitizing records and placing the digital content online; making an inventory of records; storing the records properly with the goal of preparing them for future online access; or placing information about the records on a blog, wiki page or Facebook. Eligible institutions may be public or private. Although any size institution may apply, preference will be given to those with archival holdings of 500 cubic feet or less and/or two or fewer professional staff.

The ISHRAB will begin accepting grant proposals on January 29, 2018, with the deadline for submission on March 9. Grant award winners will be announced in May. For more information and application instructions, visit or contact David Joens at 217-782-3492.
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