FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Michael Sherman
February 7, 1997
HELP FOR HISTORICAL RECORDS IN VERMONT
Town clerks, librarians with local history collections, museum and local
historical society staff and volunteers, teachers in elementary through
post-secondary institutions, and archivists who care for historical records
in Vermont have an opportunity to receive assistance with the care,
preservation, and use of their valuable collections of land records,
photographs, maps, letters, diaries, and other manuscript materials. The
Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board (VHRAB), operating with funds from
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in Washington,
D.C. announced this month deadlines for grant proposals in 1997.
VHRAB will award grants in three categories: Consultant grants,
Arrangement and Description grants, and Research and Education grants.
--Research and Education grants support projects by teachers, students,
local society personnel, and independent scholars that will introduce
audiences of all ages to the content and use of historical records.
Proposals for these grants must be submitted by March 1, 1997.
--Arrangement and Description grants support projects that bring
professional archivists to nonprofit organizations to teach and supervise the
arrangement of historical records and the creation of cataloging and finding
aids that make the materials more easily accessible for study and research.
The deadline for these grants in May 1, 1997.
--Consultant grants support visits by professional archivists to historical
record repositories to help survey the contents of collections and create
plans to document and care for historical records now in hand or create
programs to collect, manage, and use historical records. The deadline for
these grants is June 1, 1997.
In 1996, VHRAB awarded ten grants to Vermont institutions, including
Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association in Barton; Shelburne Town Clerk;
St. Albans Historical Museum; Newark Town Clerk; Whitingham Town Clerk;
United Church of Milton; Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury;
Vermont Library Association; St. Johnsbury Town Clerk.
For additional information and grant application forms contact Michael
Sherman, VHRAB, 20 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602; telephone
802/223-2632; e-mail [log in to unmask]