The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board’s (NMHRAB) Regrant Program has been selected to receive the inaugural Council of State Archivists-National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Award of Merit for its work strengthening and the condition and access to records within New Mexico in 2014.
The NHPRC, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration, awards federal grants which target preservation of historical records. NMSU Library’s Martha Andrews, University Archivist, was appointed to the NMHRAB board by Governor Martinez three years ago. The NMSU Library has received several of these grants for projects like the Round-Up digitization, where years of NMSU’s student paper is now accessible online: http://libcgi.nmsu.edu:8080/RoundUp/jsp/index.jsp
“I think a lot of people don’t know about the NMHRAB re-grant program and the work we do to insure records preservation around the state,” said Andrews. “The NMSU Archives and Special Collections Department has received several grants from NMHRAB for the Dean Jett Letters, the Frank Harary processing, and the Esther Cano/Ralph Goddard digitization.”
“This award and recognition are testaments to the important work in managing, preserving, protecting, and making available to the public the historical records of New Mexico,” said Melissa T. Salazar, director of the Archives and Historical Services Division of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives. The award will be presented at the NAGARA-CoSA Annual Meeting during the plenary breakfast on Thursday, July 23rd.
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