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  • 09 Feb 2011 1:55 PM | Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts

    History Fair events are soon upon us and your involvement is necessary to provide a quality judging experience for students in elementary or high schools.  You may see brilliance…or you may see the best a student or school can do…but you have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ education.

    This is a chance to both fairly assess student work and turn students on to libraries and history by reinforcing their efforts!

    Please join us at a four-hour Saturday event or a weekday paper judging session.  Consider going with a group of CAA members and turning it into a social event (pubs such as Krolls is not to far from IIT for an after-judging event).

    See History Fair Web site for information about volunteering.

  • 18 Jan 2011 3:30 PM | Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts

    The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB), using funding from National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is offering grants of up to $5,000 to Illinois historical records keepers to develop and/or carry out projects to identify, preserve, access and use historical records in Illinois. Information about this grant program is listed below.

    Grant Amounts and Requirements

    Minimum grant request: $500

    Maximum grant request: $5,000

    All grants require a one-to-one ($1 for $1) in-kind and/or cash match

    Application Period: March 1, -  March 15, 2011

    All grant projects will run for one year.

    Guidelines and Application Form: The grant guidelines which includes the application form is available on-line at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/ishrab/ishrab.html or you may request the guidelines be mailed to you. The application must be printed, filled out, and mailed. It cannot be submitted on-line.

    The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board is made up of representatives from different archives, museums, universities and libraries from around the state and seeks to facilitate cooperation among historical records depositories and other information agencies within Illinois.  The Illinois State Archives serves as the coordinator of the ISHRAB.  

    For additional information or to request the grant guidelines and application form, contact David Joens at 217-782-3492 or email djoens@ilsos.net.

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