Traveling Archivist Program

The Traveling Archivist Program (TAP) is administered by the State Archives of North Carolina with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. TAP’s purpose is to help repositories improve preservation and access for archival collections. Cultural Heritage institutions, as well as community organizations, with archival holdings are eligible.


TAP 2024: Applications Are Closed!

A team of traveling archivists will help selected TAP recipients work with document and audio-visual collections to improve preservation and access. This in-depth consultation is available at no charge to five or more organizations in 2024. The program will include an initial virtual meeting and a site visit.

Recipient responsibilities include: announcements to publicize participation, including notification to local representatives; work time directed to implementing TAP recommendations; and evaluation of this service at the end of the cycle.


Application Instructions

To apply, identify an archival collection within your organization's larger holdings to focus the TAP team's efforts. In addition to organizational and personal contact information, please gather the following information:

  • size of the collection and amount of necessary storage space
  • type of documents or other formats
  • its significance for N.C. (or beyond) history
  • annual budget and funding sources for its management and care
  • whether collections management policies currently exist and which types
  • current condition and preservation needs
  • environmental conditions for storage and/ or display
  • proportion available for online access (if any)
  • previous efforts to promote (if any)


View the Application


If you have any questions, please contact:

Danielle Shirilla, Outreach Archivist
State Archives of North Carolina


Support for this site was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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