Pickett County Archives receives grant for preserving historical records
The Pickett County Archives has received a $2,190 grant to help store and preserve historical records. The grant funds are part of $45,500 distributed statewide this year by Tennessee State Library and Archives staff members who serve on the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB). The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State.
In February, the THRAB received the funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to administer a State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) grant program.
The grants are intended to provide money for preserving and providing access to Tennesseeâ€™s historical records, educating and training records custodians and supporting archival program development and enhancement.
Fifteen organizations across the state â€“ including local governments as well as nonprofit groups - received SNAP grants this year.
â€śIt is extremely important that we preserve our stateâ€™s historical records,â€ť Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. â€śThese SNAP grants provide funding that will help archivists in the communities where these valuable records are stored.â€ť
â€śI am pleased that the Pickett County Archives was a recipient of a SNAP grant this year,â€ť Senator Charlotte Burks said.
â€śThese grants will help support the important work that our archivists across Tennessee do.â€ť