Division of Archives and Records Service

USHRAB Grant Projects: Past and Present

Every spring, the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) seeks applications for grant funds of up to $7,500 to support records preservation and access. The Board’s grant program is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, whose mission is to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.

All non-profits, tribes, and state or local government entities are qualified to receive funding and we encourage applications from a broad and diverse range of institutions. Our 2021 funding season will run from March through May 10, and over the next several weeks we will be highlighting some past and current projects here on our blog to give you an idea of the kind of important work happening throughout the state to protect and promote Utah’s historical records.

In the meantime, we encourage you to browse past blog articles to learn more.

Curious about who the USHRAB is? Read up on the Board’s mission and its members here.

Need to know more about what the Board does and doesn’t fund? See a list of frequently asked questions and their answers here.

Learn about how Davis County used USHRAB funding in 2019-2020 to process and digitize thousands of historical and contemporary marriage license applications, bonds, and oaths of office.

Read how Utah Valley University made available records from the Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection, a collection of materials documenting the Deaf community and Deaf athletics programs in the state.

Browse images from prominent Park City photographer, Kendall Webb, who documented over thirty years of community history in the quiet former mining town in the 1950s-1970s, and learn about how the Park City Museum partnered with the University of Utah to preserve the fragile negative collection.

USHRAB grants are vital in preserving Utah’s history and we are very grateful for the support we receive from the State of Utah as well as the federal government.

[Featured image credit: Trikosko, Marion S, photographer. Eisenhower Museum, Abilene, Kansas Archive. , 1977. Photograph.]