Massachusetts State Historic Records Advisory Board (Massachusetts SHRAB): About the Board


The Massachusetts State Historic Records Advisory Board (Massachusetts SHRAB) provides leadership, advocacy and guidance to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the state's historical resources (public and private). The Massachusetts SHRAB encourages and supports communication and coordination among the historical records communities and the public. It is the state-level review body for grants submitted to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Key Priorities:

  1. Provide information and educational opportunities to support Massachusetts historical records communities in identifying, preserving and providing access to holdings.
  2. Effectively publicize grant opportunities (NHPRC and others), review proposals and guide applicants.
  3. Serve as a catalyst to build the community of those concerned with historical records through networking and educational events, alone and in partnership with NHPRC, NARA and other related organizations.