N.H. State Historical Records Advisory Board

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    Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
    Location:  HAVA Conference Room
                     N.H. State Archives Building
                     9 Ratification Way (formerly 71 South Fruit Street), Concord, N.H.

    Previous Meetings:  March 29, 2017 (agenda)
    February 10, 2015 (minutes)
    May 14, 2014 (agenda)
    February 24, 2014 (minutes-draft)
    February 24, 2014 (agenda)
    December 14, 2012 (minutes-revised)
    December 14, 2012 (agenda)
    March 29, 2011 (minutes)
    January 10, 2011 (minutes)
    May 27, 2010 (minutes)

    Mission of the Board
    The N.H. SHRAB is the state level review board for grant applications submitted to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC].  The Board provides advice and assistance to prospective applicants for grant funds for preserving, managing and providing access to records.  These proposals may be submitted by any public or private entity - municipal government, libraries, museums, or schools in the state of New Hampshire. 

    Establishment of the Board
    In 1976, the National Historical Publications Commission, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration, was reformed into the National Historical Records and Publications Commission [NHPRC].  Each state then established a State Historical Publications and Records Board [SHRAB].  The N.H. SHRAB was created by Governor Meldrim Thomson, Jr. upon the issuance of Executive Order 76-4.  House Bill 555 of 1977, RSA 5:42, established the Board in New Hampshire law.  The board meets 3-4 times a year. 

    Composition of the Board
    The Board has at least seven members plus the state coordinator, who by state statute [RSA 5:42-46] is the director and state archivist of the Division of Archives and Records Management within the Office of the Secretary of State.  The seven appointed members are nominated and confirmed by the Governor and Executive Council.  The term of office for each appointed member is three years.  Members of the Board serve without compensation.  A majority of the appointed members of the Board shall be persons of recognized professional qualifications and experience in the administration of historical records or historical research.