Friday, August 22, 2008

Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board re-grants program

[Source: Melanie I. Sturgeon, Arizona State Library] -- The Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board (AHRAB) recently received NHPRC funding for a $10,000 re-grant program to preserve and make accessible Arizona's historical records and provide continuing archival education and training.  The State Library will provide matching funds, for a total of $20,000 available for re-grants.

The re-grant project and the goals it represents are prominent in AHRAB's long range plan.  Arizona's re-grant program will help with continuing education for individuals with custody of historical materials and demonstrated need for collections management training.  It will foster preservation, access, and the public and private historical records collaborations and partnerships with others to preserve our documentary heritage. Finally, it will serve under-documented communities.

These funds are only applicable for archival collections and/or records and do not include library books, museum artifacts, building construction, etc.  AHRAB will be holding 6 call-in sessions for anyone who wants more information or has specific questions about what they might be interested in doing:
  • August 27: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • August 28: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • August 29: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Call AHRAB at 602-929-3729 to let them know which session you are interested in participating in.  To participate in the conference call on the specified dates and times, dial 602-926-3738. When prompted, enter the five digit number 19807.  Click here for grant applications on the AHRAB website. Email Melanie Sturgeon with any questions.