8 Ohio Archives Grants Awarded for 2017

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board awarded Ohio Archives Grants to eight institutions:

  • City of Alliance, Alliance, OH: Preservation and Digitization of Alliance City Documents ($3,955)
  • The Dawes Arboretum, Newark, OH: The Dawes Arboretum Journal Scanning Project ($860)
  • Historical Society of Mt. Pleasant,Ohio, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, OH: Conservation of Historic Ledgers ($846)
  • New Straitsville History Group, New Straitsville, OH: Digitization and Preservation of Large Format Photographs, Documents and Coal Mining Maps ($3,795)
  • Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH: Preservation, Organization and Storage of Historic Portsmouth, OH Newspapers ($4,000)
  • Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Mount Saint Joseph, OH: Digitizing and Sharing Rare Cincinnati-based Historical Resources ($1,912.37)
  • Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, Wilmington, OH: Peace Resource Center Preservation Project ($4,031)
  • Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH: Providing Digitial Access to Historic Images, Documents and Ephemera on Worthington Memory ($600)

The Ohio Archives Grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) Grants program.

Please visit our Ohio Archives Grant Program for more information.

2017 Ohio Archives Grant Program

OHRAB announces the availability of grants between $500 and $5,000 to archival institutions to fund projects to preserve and/or provide access to Ohio’s historical records.  The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State Board Programming Grants. Projects eligible for funding in 2017 include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding.

Grant applications are due February 28, 2017.  More information on the grants, including the application packet, is available here.

June 2016 Ohio Archives Grant Opportunity

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce a second grant opportunity for this year. This grant funding is provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These grants are for $500 up to $4,500 and may be used by archival institutions to increase online access to Ohio’s historical records.  Proposals must be received by June 30, 2016.  Awards will be announced July 11 , 2016 and projects must be completed by December 31, 2016. Full details of this grant opportunity and the application packet are available at OHRAB’s website at http://www.ohrab.org/grants/regrant/.

  • Eligible institutions may be public or private that provide public access to archival collections without charging a fee.
  • Any size institution may apply, but preference will be given to institutions with permanently valuable archival materials of 500 cubic feet or fewer.
  • Eligible projects may include those involving physical access, arrangement and description; preservation (including storage materials); and cataloging.  However, projects must include producing some type of online content, such as a finding aid or digital images.
  • Eligible expenses include supplies and storage materials, technical equipment, and contracted services.

2016 Ohio Archives Grant Program

The Ohio Archives Grants (between $500 and $2,000) are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) through their State Board Programming Grants. Projects eligible for funding in 2016 include:

  • Assessment and Strategic Planning: hiring consultants to identify needs and priorities for improving the organization, description, preservation and access to collections.
  • Access, Arrangement and Description: identifying, organizing, and improving access to historical records.
  • Preservation: purchasing archival file folders, archival boxes, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, hygrothermographs, or HEPA vacuum cleaners.
  • Website Development: Adding collections to online catalog, developing virtual archives, or creating an on-line database. Websites designed to support access to researchers (e.g., online catalogs, finding aids, and digitized collections, rather than curated web exhibits) will receive preference in funding. (See “Museum Materials” in Ineligible Expenses below.)

Proposals must be received by February 29, 2016. Awards will be announced March 25, and projects must be completed by December 31, 2016.

Get the application, budget form and support materials…

2015 OHRAB ReGrant Awardees

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 OHRAB Regrant funds. Eleven Ohio institutions were awarded partial or full funding to support archival historic preservation projects. Grant dollar awards ranged from $534 to $2000.

OHRAB’s regrant funding program is supported by funds obtained from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Through OHRAB’s regrant application process, funding is provided to institutions and local groups to assist in preservation of archives and historic collections.

Below are the 2015 Regrant Award Recipients:

  • Delaware County Historical Society, Delaware, OH
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregational Archives, Cincinnati, OH
  • Huron Historical Society, Huron, OH
  • Kent State University Libraries, Kent, OH
  • Lakeside Heritage Society, Lakeside, OH
  • Marion County Historical Society, Marion, OH
  • Milan-Berlin Library District, Milan, OH
  • Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, OH
  • Rodman Public Library, Alliance, OH
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, OH
  • County of Summit Records Center, Akron, OH

More information on the projects and the regrants program can be found on our Ohio Archives Grant Program page.