The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is part of a nationwide effort to connect federal, state, and local repositories in order to preserve the nation’s documentary heritage. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), encourages each state and territory to have a historical records advisory board to lead and coordinate records preservation activities in its area.
Chelle Somsen, Chairman, South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre
Marcella Cash, Sinte Gleske University , Mission
Robert Russell, Northern State University, Aberdeen
Dr. Harry F. Thompson, Augustana College, Sioux Falls
Tom D. Tobin, Winner
Laurie Langland, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell
Dana Hoffer, Records Management, Pierre
Mike Runge, City of Deadwood
Patty Andersen, SDSMT, Devereaux Library, Rapid City
Jon Lauck, Sioux Falls
Re-GrantWith grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission the SD SHRAB will be able to provide funds in order to offer a re-grant opportunity.
The purpose of the re-grant program is to address priorities such as increased access to archival collections; increased opportunities for education, training, and development in archives and collection management; identification of important historical records that are at risk; and increased funding for South Dakota’s historical records.
Site VisitsWith grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission the SD SHRAB will be able to provide funds in order to offer four site visits during the summer of 2016. The purpose of the site visits is to address priorities such as increased access to archival collections and identification of important historical records that are at risk. Applications for site visits are due May 1, 2016.
Site visit application form
Archives MonthArchives Month will be celebrated in October 2016 with activities across the state.
Gov. Daugaard proclaims October Archives Month (9/23/2016)
Press ReleasesState Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Re-grant Funding (2/9/2016)
State Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Site Visit Opportunities (3/4/2016)
State Historical Records Advisory Board announces grant funding awards, site visits (8/4/2016)
State Historical Society staff presenting photo workshop this Saturday (11/16/2016)
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In 2000-2001 the South Dakota SHRAB received a $20,462 grant from NHPRC to hold a series of public meetings, to prepare a strategic plan for historical records in South Dakota, and to create a statewide guide to repositories and records in the state.
The South Dakota Heritage Fund, a not-for-profit corporation, administered the grant funds, and staff support was provided by the State Archives program of the South Dakota State Historical Society and South Dakota State University.
The South Dakota SHRAB’s mission is to advocate for the preservation of historical records, educate the public and records-caretakers about the importance of the historical record, and lead the historical community in preserving, promoting, and providing access to the state’s documentary heritage. To accomplish this mission the SDSHRAB investigates and reports on the state of historical records in South Dakota; develops statewide plans for records preservation activities; determines priorities for historical records projects; coordinates cooperation between repositories; and reviews grant proposals submitted to the NHPRC by South Dakota institutions.