National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Funded Records Projects

NHPRC Funded Records Projects in Tennessee Through THRAB

Serving as the review authority for all applications seeking funding support from the NHPRC for records projects, the THRAB advises the NHPRC on the suitability of the proposals submitted from state institutions and organizations. Among the projects in Tennessee which have been funded by the NHPRC are the following:

  • Fisk University, Nashville, TN, to arrange and describe the papers of Charles S. Johnson, the first African American President of Fisk, 1978 ($22,500)
  • Knox County Government, Knoxville, TN, to develop the county's records management and archives program, 1989 ($79,400)
  • Historic Rugby, Inc., Rugby, TN, to organize, arrange, and describe its archival collections and make them available to researchers, 1989 ($16,865)
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, for travel and meeting expenses to allow the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board to carry out its grant review and statewide archival planning missions, 1990 ($5,000)
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, to preserve 1,500 hours of special television news programming covering the period August 1968-April 1979, 1990 ($77,267)
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, to reestablish an effective university archives program, 1990 ($40,336)
  • National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, Jonesborough, TN, to help develop the Archives of Storytelling, 1990 ($46,200)
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, to carry out a statewide assessment of historical records, 1991 ($39,350)
  • City of Kingsport, Kingsport, TN, an 18 month project to establish an archival program for the city of Kingsport and the Eastman Chemical Company records, 1993 ($44,413)
  • Lincoln Memorial University, Abraham Lincoln Museum, Harrogate, TN, to conduct a one-year project to survey the materials in the Abraham Lincoln Library to identify size and scope, 1997 ($30,000)
  • Archives of Appalachia, Johnson City, TN, to preserve and arrange its video and audio collections, 2000 ($97,000)
  • Fisk University, Nashville, TN, to arrange and preserve historically significant African-American collections located in the John Hope Franklin library, 2003 ($68,000)
  • Between 2002-2009, THRAB has received $44,500 in administrative grant money from the NHPRC to hold meetings and carry out its activities
  • THRAB, State and National Archival Partnership Grant, to provide regrant funding for Tennessee’s historical records, preserving and providing access to Tennessee’s historical records, educating and training records custodians, and supporting archival program development and enhancement, 2009 ($60,000)