The North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is the central advisory board for historical records planning and project assistance in the state and is responsible for assuring that the objectives of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) are implemented in North Carolina. Created by state statute in 1975, the SHRAB develops educational tools and programs that help documentary repositories throughout North Carolina preserve and provide access to historical records and archival materials. The SHRAB also reviews and evaluates proposals submitted by North Carolina applicants to the NHPRC.
NC SHRAB works with the State Archives of North Carolina to advance the preservation of the state’s rich documentary heritage. By collaborating with all historical records custodians in the state, SHRAB’s programming and advocacy promote the multi-vocal historical record of North Carolina’s diverse communities.
The SHRAB activates and supports a statewide community of practice that is engaged in preservation and access for historical records. Its work represents the state’s ethnic and geographic diversity, embraces technological tools to increase preservation and access, and extends the reach of programs and guidance to non-traditional records-holding groups. Learn more in the SHRAB’s 2022-2025 strategic plan.
Sarah E. Koonts
SHRAB Deputy State Coordinator and State Archivist
Division of Archives and Records
Phone: (919) 814-6876
Support for this site was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission