NARA Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects

Sponsor Deadline: 

Oct 6, 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Aug 10, 2021


National Archives and Records Admin

UI Contact: 

National Archives and Records Admin. - Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
 National Historical Publications and Records Commission NHPRC
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The NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission encourages projects centered on collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history. Additionally, the Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We encourage applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day. Projects, to preserve and process historical records, may:
• Convert existing description for online access
• Create new online finding aids to collections
• Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.