[This blog post comes from Andrea Gabriel, Director of Outreach and Development for the State Archives of North Carolina]
The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) was awarded a $10,679 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to produce a strategic plan which will guide the SHRAB’s activities through 2016. SHRAB is the central advisory board for historical records planning and project assistance in North Carolina. The SHRAB evaluates grant proposals submitted by North Carolina applicants to the NHPRC, conducts statewide studies and surveys to assess and define the conditions and needs of our state’s historical records, and offers educational programs and sponsors conferences, workshops, and other activities to promote awareness of archives and records in North Carolina.
The grant will also fund the program, “The Care and Handling of Family Papers, Photographs, and Essential Records”—a series of online tutorials targeted toward the general public audience. These tutorials will include information about the conservation of family scrapbooks, the care and preservation of family photographs, general conservation and preservation practices of paper documents, and the organization and protection of essential family records. They will be available through the State Archives’ YouTube channel in the fall of 2013.
To read about some of SHRAB’s activities and programs, visit http://www.history.ncdcr.gov/shrab/.