The National Historical Publications and Records Commission staff will hold three webinars to answer questions about its new Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records grants. This new grant category supplants the previous Basic Projects and Detailed Processing programs. 

In brief, the Commission developed this category to offer institutions flexibility as they designed programs to promote the preservation and use of the nation’s most valuable archival resources.  As a result, the Commission seeks proposals for projects that support one or a combination of the following activities: establishing new archives programs, processing and cataloging collections at the basic or detailed level, converting existing archival finding aids to new online formats, surveying and accessioning, and collection development.

The full announcement is available on our website:

Applications are due on Thursday, 6 October 2011. NHPRC staff will review drafts that are submitted by Monday, 8 August 2011. 

The dates and times for these webinars are listed below. Each webinar will last one hour and is limited to 25 participants. To register, please click the link below the time at which you would like to attend. 

Wednesday, 29 June @ 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, 7 July @ 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Monday, 11 July @ 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


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Alex Lorch
Archives Program Officer
National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)
National Archives & Records Administration
202-357-5914 (Fax)