Grants to Make Wyoming Historical Records Accessible

Apr 12, 2019

Does your library, historical society, or museum have historical photographs, documents, or audio-visual media that you’d like to share with the world? Consider applying for a Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) grant to help you make your unique resources more widely available.

Wyoming’s SHRAB is offering grants of up to $2,500 for projects promoting preservation of and access to Wyoming’s historical records. The deadline to apply for the grants is June 1.

The grants are available to Wyoming cultural heritage organizations for projects to process, preserve, and provide increased access to historical records. Projects eligible for funding include: processing collections of historical records, digitizing historical records, providing online access to records, and attending training that will improve your organization’s ability to complete these types of projects.

The grants are available for the period of July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020, and are provided through the Wyoming SHRAB by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. All projects related to the mission and goals of the SHRAB will be considered.

Previous grants have digitized fragile documents, photographs and videos, transcribed and scanned oral history interviews, and allowed grantees to create websites for a veterans’ oral history project. The SHRAB will also consider proposals to provide workshops or webinars related to document preservation and access.

Contact Kathy Marquis, SHRAB Coordinator and Wyoming Deputy State Archivist, with any questions at (307) 777-8691 or kathy.marquis@wyo.gov. Completed applications must be submitted by June 1, 2019, in digital format to Kathy at the email address above or mailed to Kathy Marquis, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002.

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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