Ohio Archives and Libraries Awarded Preservation and Digitization Grants

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces grants to 13 institutions for archival projects.  The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access.

• Ashland University Archives: Vermillion Institute Minute Books Preservation Project ($500.00)
• Baldwin-Wallace College: Baldwin-Wallace College Photograph Organization and Preservation ($2,724.00)
• Clark County Historical Society: Probate Court Rehousing Project ($1,364.00)
• City of Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission: Reorganization of Historic Records Related to Cain Park ($1,500.00)
• University of Dayton: Preservation of the Charles W. Whalen Jr. Congressional Papers ($1,243.00)
• Historical Society of Greenfield, Ohio: Accessing, Organizing, and Preserving Our Historical Collections ($1,835.00)
• Little Cities of Black Diamonds: Improving Access to Historical Records of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds ($2,606.00)
• Malone University Library: Preservation, Description, and Access for the Friends Mission Collection ($1,137.00)
• Massillon Museum: Massillon Museum Archival Preservation and Access Project ($970.00)
• Media Heritage, Inc.: Ziv Radio History Archival Storage Project ($1,500.00)
• WACO Historical Society, Inc.: WACO Library Upgrade ($2,250.00)
• Warren County Historical Society: WCHS Digital Archive Project 2012 ($1,750.00)
• Wyandot County Historical Society: Catalogue and Storage of Wyandot County One-Room Schoolhouse Documentation ($621.00)

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board is the central body for historical records planning in the state. Board members are appointed by the governor and represent Ohio’s public and private archives, records offices, and research institutions.  Administrative responsibility for the board rests with the Ohio Historical Society’s Museum and Library Services Division. The board also acts as the state-level review body for grants submitted to the NHPRC, in accordance with that commission’s guidelines.

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