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The Arkansas Historical Records Advisory Board (AHRAB) assists public and private non-profit organizations throughout the state in the acquisition, preservation, and use of records of enduring value, and fosters cooperation in carrying out these activities. The AHRAB also receives, reviews, and makes recommendations on all grant applications to fund historical records projects in Arkansas through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant-making affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration. The NHPRC "supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States."

Congress established the NHPRC in 1934 to promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage. Each year Congress appropriates up to $10 million for grants. More about the grant program can be accessed on the NHPRC Grant Program page.

Dr. Lisa K. Speer, State Historian and Director of the Arkansas State Archives, serves as state records coordinator and chairman of the AHRAB. The seven member board of the Arkansas History Commission, which is appointed by the governor, also serves as the AHRAB. The AHRAB meets quarterly, normally on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December.

Do you need information on grant applications to fund historical records projects? Please contact:

Dr. Lisa K.  Speer
Arkansas State Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501.682.6900
Fax: 501.682.6916
Email: lisa.speer@arkansas.gov