The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) announces it has awarded grants to eight institutions to support archival projects. The funded projects include organizing and preserving historical records and cataloging and digitizing records for improved access. The grants are funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
- Delaware County Historical Society: Delaware County Historical Records Cataloging and Preservation Project ($720.00)
- German Township (Fulton County): Historic German Township Records Processing and Preservation Project ($2,000.00)
- Historical Society of Mount Pleasant: Arrangement and Preservation of Genealogical Records ($954.00)
- Hudson Library and Historical Society: Preserving and Improving Access to Hudson, Ohio Historic Photographs ($1,838.00)
- Shaker Historical Society: Elizabeth Nord Research Library & Archives Map and Stereoview Collections Preservation and Reorganization ($888.00)
- University of Akron: Digitization of the Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute Technical Reports ($1,980.00)
- Welsh American Heritage Museum: Access and Preservation of Historical Records at the Welsh-American Heritage Museum ($1,967.00)
- Wyandot County Historical Society: Wyandot County Historical Society Photographic Collection Storage Project ($653.00)
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 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.