The Missouri State Archives will make $61,576 available for historical records preservation and access projects throughout the state. The funding, which will be awarded to local institutions through a competitive grant process, is part of a $70,000 grant awarded to the Missouri State Archives by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
In 2010, the Missouri Historical Records Grant Program (MHRGP) awarded funding to a variety of institutions across the state, including local historical societies, public universities, city governments and regional museums. These grants helped to preserve many unique collections, including an assortment of rare architectural drawings from the St. Joseph area, records documenting the early history of the city of Columbia, historical correspondence from Taney County and rare photographs from the National Churchill Museum in Fulton. Read more on Reynolds County Courier.