The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces it has awarded grants to ten institutions to support archival projects. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access. Overall OHRAB received thirty applications requesting more than three times as much funding as was available. The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
• Alliance Historical Society: Alliance Historical Records Preservation and Cataloging Project ($1,769.00)
• Canal Fulton Public Library: Preservation of Canal Fulton Local History Photographs ($800.00)
• Clinton County Records and Archives: Indexing and Rehousing of Probate Records ($1,500.00)
• Hardin County Genealogy Society: Digitization and Storage of Anna Lee Mayhorn Collection ($640.00)
• Historic New Richmond: Preservation and Cataloging of Historic New Richmond’s Archive ($798.00)
• Ohio Genealogical Society: Digitization of the “Ohio Story” Script: Bringing Old Radio Back to Life ($2,000.00)
• Otterbein University: Reclaiming the Presidential Papers, Part I: Walter G. Clippinger Papers Preservation and Indexing Project (1909-1939) ($1,960.00)
• Rocky River Public Library: Rocky River Public Library & Cowan Pottery Museum Records Database Project ($870.00)
• Summit County Historical Society: Captain Simon Perkins, Jr. Quartermaster Papers Preservation and Digitization Project ($1,600.00)
• Warren County Historical Society: Historical Records Preservation and Digitization Project ($1,042.00)
About the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board
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. The board also acts as the state-level review body for grants submitted to the NHPRC, in accordance with that commission’s guidelines.