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Nebraska SHRAB

Nebraska SHRAB

About

The Nebraska State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is a state board appointed by the governor under the authority of federal statutes and regulations governing the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) program of the National Archives and Records Administration. The director of History Nebraska and the state archivist are permanent board members. At least eleven other members are appointed by the governor for three-year, renewable terms.

Representation

The Nebraska SHRAB members represent a variety of constituencies–members have included a county historical society director, a high school teacher, the director of Nebraska’s Records Management Division, a humanities scholar, and several history professors. Representatives from all three of the state’s congressional districts ensure geographic balance.

Mission

The mission of SHRAB is to provide leadership in encouraging, promoting, and assisting the advancement of programs to preserve and make accessible historical records in Nebraska. As the central advisory body for historical records planning, the board’s role is to investigate and report on the conditions and needs of historical records in Nebraska; to determine state priorities for historical records projects based upon NHPRC guidelines and record conditions and needs; to solicit, foster, and develop proposals for NHPRC projects to be carried out within the state; and to review grant proposals submitted by Nebraska institutions and make recommendations to NHPRC based upon their merit.

Upcoming Board Meetings

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the History Nebraska SHRAB will meet virtually and in person to conduct business at the Dr. Don R. Gerlach Capitol View Room at History Nebraska, 1500 R Street,  Lincoln, NE 68508, on Thursday, June 1st, 2023, at 3:00 pm CDT. A Google Meet link is available upon request.

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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