SHRAB Projects

Each year or biennium, the SHRAB implements programs that promote the preservation of and access to historical records held in cultural repositories throughout North Carolina.

Current Projects (2022-2023)

“When Are We Us?” Training and Resources for America250 Collecting and Programs assists partner repositories in preparing for the America250 commemoration through three opportunities.

Free workshops train participants to develop oral history projects, coordinate community scanning days, and share community stories through exhibits and more. Workshops are planned across the state on the following dates:

  • February 27, 2023, in Wilmington (register here)
  • March 20, 2023, in Edenton (register here)
  • May 8, 2023, in Raleigh (register here)
  • September 23, 2022, in Asheville (registration closed and workshop completed)
  • October 24, 2022, in Winston-Salem (registration closed and workshop completed)


Professional development scholarships assist archival stewards in attending conferences or trainings.

Traveling Archivist Program recipients will receive consultations on archival preservation and access. Apply by February 15, 2023, to be considered for the next cohort.


Past Projects

Preserving and Sharing Community Histories Online created a series of eight brief tutorial videos to provide collection stewards a jump-start or review in archives management.

Digitizing North Carolina’s Hidden Collections increased access to North Carolina archival materials by digitizing collections from 20 repositories and making them available on DigitalNC.

Teaching Digital North Carolina created lesson plans and tutorials using primary sources found in North Carolina repositories.

The Next Generation trained archivists to lead instruction statewide as part of the Traveling Archivist Program. View the workshop presentation and the training manual.

The Care and Handling of Family Papers produced a series of online tutorials about the identification, care, and preservation of essential family records. View the playlist.

Getting Ready to Go offered grant-writing workshops. View the workshop presentation and the training manual.

The Traveling Archivist Program (TAP) visits repositories around the state and provides information, tools, and recommendations about collection preservation and access. Read more about the TAP program and materials.

Support for these projects was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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