Volume 51, Number 36

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, September 4, 2014

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 Tennessee’s historical records, educating and training records custodians and supporting archival program development and enhancement.
Fifteen organizations across the state – including local governments as well as nonprofit groups - received SNAP grants this year.
“It is extremely important that we preserve our state’s historical records,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “These SNAP grants provide funding that will help archivists in the communities where these valuable records are stored.”
“I am pleased that the Pickett County Archives was a recipient of a SNAP grant this year,” Senator Charlotte Burks said.
“These grants will help support the important work that our archivists across Tennessee do.”

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