|NHPRC: Grants to Nevada, FY 1976 - 2004|
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is a unit of the National Archives and Records Administration. NHPRC provides grants to states to preserve and make available records in all physical and electronic formats. Individual state historical records advisory boards approve or disapprove grant applications from records and manuscript repositories before they are submitted to NHPRC for consideration. The Nevada SHRAB has also applied for and received grants to finance board expenses and for regrant projects, in which the state board receives applications directly from organizations for records projects.
2004 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $20,000 in partial support of the Nevada Board's administrative expenses for two years. (2004-018)
2001 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $19,535 in partial support of the Board’s administrative expenses for two years. (2001-016)
1998 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $50,000 for its Regrant Project, which seeks to address the needs of local repositories of Nevada's documentary heritage. (98-084)
1996 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $55,993 for a two-year planning project that will undertake an assessment of records programs in Nevada and create a strategic plan addressing key issues in these programs, including education and training, public awareness, disaster planning, and funding. (96-011)
1995 University of Nevada, Reno, NV: $54,168 to continue activities to document historic and contemporary women and women's groups in Nevada. The project will continue a survey begun in 1992 to locate collections of privately held manuscripts and archives of Nevada women and women's organizations; solicit and acquire the materials; arrange and describe the collections and, using the USMARC AMC (United States MAchine Readable Cataloging Archival and Manuscripts Control) format, enter the catalog descriptions into the university library's online catalog and into OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). (95-051)
1993 Nevada State Library and Archives (Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board), Carson City, NV: $3,377 for state board travel and meeting expenses. (93-079)
1991 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $1,796 for state board travel and meeting expenses. (91-094)
1990 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $2,500 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (90-078)
1989 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $150,000 for a two-year regrant program directed at local governments in Nevada, to encourage the development of records management and archival programs for local governments, to improve existing programs, and to provide improved access to local government archives. (89-083)
1988 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $450 to print and distribute an information brochure on the board and its work. (88-051)
1987 Supreme Court of Nevada, Carson City, NV: $60,995 to survey the records of local courts in Nevada and create retention/disposition schedules for those records. The project will also develop a records management manual and educational workshops for court officials. (87-038)
1986 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $7,500 for travel and meeting expenses to allow the state board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions. (86-068)
1985 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Reno, NV: $56,651 for a two-year project to develop a records management system, produce a program manual applicable to the 24 tribes of Nevada, provide assistance to tribes wishing to replicate the system, survey records of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, and develop a plan for an Inter-Tribal Archives Center. (85-046, 86-108)
1983 Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board, Carson City, NV: $25,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken. (83-088)
1981 Nevada State Library, Carson City, NV: $46,132 in support of the State Archives' local government records project. (81-148)
1981 University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV: $34,974 to arrange and describe its manuscript collections relating to the Lake Tahoe Region, 1865-1979. Included are materials on mining, lumbering, recreation, water resources, and environmental control. (81-052)
1979 Western Council of State Libraries, Carson City, NV: $62,875 for its Western States Materials Conservation Project to determine conservation needs and propose potential solutions through coordinated conservation activities in 18 western states. (79-094)
1977 Nevada Historical Society, Reno, NV: $17,120 to survey local records relating to Nevada's territorial period. (77-007)
Total $ 649,531
SHRAB grants in Regrant Project, 1998-99
Catholic Diocese of Reno: $5,000 to establish an repository for the archival records of the diocese. It will hire a professional archivist to gather the archival records into a single repository, organize these records in their proper records groups and apply professional procedures for conservation and preservation.
Fourth Ward School Museum in Virginia City: $4,500 to design an implement a collection policies and procedures manual, establish a working archival program, train volunteers and staff, and develop a disaster recovery plan for the museum’s archives.
Central Nevada Historical Society in Tonopah: awarded $4,912 to organize, preserve and provide access to the 1,200 historical mining maps and 350 blueprints in the society’s collections.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: $5,000 to preserve, catalog and index 3,000 photographs, negatives and slides from the Native Nevadan Collection.
City of Elko: $5,000 to design, develop an begin a records management program for the city, to ensure the that records of historical value are identified, preserved and made available to the general public.
Storey County Recorder-Auditor’s Office: $4,000 to have some of Nevada’s oldest records, dating from 1859, restored by a document conservation service in New Hampshire. These include the Virginia and Gold Hill Mining books, maps of Gold Hill and Virginia City. These documents will be unbound, deacidified and rebound. The maps will be encapsulated to protect them from further deterioration.
City of Sparks Public Works Department: $5,000 to inventory and organize its city records dating back to 1911. The records will be arranged, indexed and some microfilmed according to city records retention schedules.
Carson Valley Historical Society: $5,000 to organize, catalog and selectively digitize its manuscript and photograph collections.
Nevada Museum Association: $4,792 grant to hold eight workshops on archival preservation. Workshops include an Introduction to Preservation, Preservation of Audio-Visual Materials, Outsourcing Preservation and Imaging and Imaging Technology for Libraries and Archives.
Nevada Women's Project: $1,729 grant to organize the Jean Ford Research Center in Women's History. Project staff will organize forty-five cubic feet of research collections compiled by Jean Ford who compiled Nevada Women's History: A Guide to Archival Collections.
Sierra Nevada Community Access Television: $1,729 grant to produce a half hour program introducing the public to basic preservation of family collections. "The Basics of Archiving" will teach introductory level methods for paper documents, videotapes and photographs.
SHRAB grants funded as part of Local Government Regrant Project, 1989-91
Churchill County: $19,000 to hire a consultant to work with the County to inventory, organize, and schedule the County's records. The project also produce a records manual and a plan for future microfilming needs.
Clark County: $35,000 to do the initial planning and research for the construction of a County Records Center and Archives. The project included hiring consultants to evaluate and propose comprehensive plans for the layout, design, building, and system requirements for the facility, examine county records management practices.
City of Ely: $16,000 to hire a consultant to inventory, schedule, and organize the City's records. The project included the formation of a records committee to authorize the schedules, a computerized index for records stored off-site and a records manual.
Lincoln County: $20,000 to hire a professional consultant to assist the county in the implementation of an archives and records management program. The project included: a records inventory and computerized index, formation of a county records committee, retention schedules, a records manual, a plan for future microfilming needs, staff training, and boxing and organization of records stored off-site.
North Las Vegas: $10,956.67 to inventory and schedule the City's records as well as provide for the identification of vital records for a vital records program.
City of Sparks: $50,000 to inventory city records, draft and approve retention schedules, develop of records policies and procedures which would be incorporated in a manual, and plan for the better utilization of micrographics, automation, storage, filing, word processing, etc.