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PROJECT ARCHIVIST POSITION FUNDED THROUGH WY SHRAB AND NHPRC

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PROJECT ARCHIVIST POSITION FUNDED THROUGH WY SHRAB AND NHPRC

The Wyoming State Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is excited to announce the funding of a project archivist through the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This position and the focused project are a collaborative project of the Wyoming State Archives, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, and WY SHRAB.

This one-year grant award will fund a part-time archivist to build an information network between records stewards from Wyoming’s libraries, museum, and archives to facilitate discussions on understanding, caring for, and providing responsible access to the cultural heritage resources in our region. The first phase of this project will include identifying and conducting a survey of Wyoming’s smaller repositories that house archival materials and represent a range of cultural heritage institutions. It will also include creating an online directory created from these survey contacts.

We plan to use the information collected and the network created as the foundation for a follow-up proposal to establish a traveling archivist program (TAP) in Wyoming. Currently, there is no existing comprehensive list of Wyoming cultural heritage institutions, and this is a necessary first step into building a TAP. The overall goal of this effort is to create the structure for a program that would provide much needed support to Wyoming’s smaller historical societies and museums, as well as to public libraries with local history manuscript collections.

The project archivist position will be advertised through the University of Wyoming human resources website. We will be accepting applications April -mid-May 2022. The position will be hosted at the Wyoming State Archives and is scheduled to begin July 1.

For more information, please contact Sara Davis, SHRAB Coordinator and Wyoming State Archivist at 307-777-8691 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Leslie Waggener, AHC Simpson Archivist at 307-766-2557 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wyoming SHRAB promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of the state’s historical records, by encouraging and supporting ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations, and others involved in records care in Wyoming. Grants are made available through the Wyoming SHRAB by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.