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NARA’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission supports the publishing of documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts and other aspects of the national experience. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story.
The program assists state historical records advisory boards in enhancing access to historical records, increasing citizen engagement with records and providing learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists.
NARA’s National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects to make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. The program supports archives collaboratives to: share best practices, tools and techniques among member organizations; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and develop plans and management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.
The program promotes the preservation and use of the nation’s most valuable archival resources through preserving and processing primary source materials. It emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records.
The program supports public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. Proposed projects must create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators and community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.