SHRAB Resources

We have collected here a selection of resources that SHRABs should be aware of and are encouraged to use, especially as they provide advice and assistance to repositories in their states. These are intended to supplement information and resources provided in the SHRAB Manuals.

State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs):  A Statistical Report (2013)

This survey provides contextual information for the operation of your SHRAB.  Data for this survey was collected in 2012.

Download CoSA SHRAB Report-final 04-01-2013.pdf

Training and Education

Basics of Archives Continuing Education (BACE) program. BACE is designed to provide training materials that introduce individuals who have responsibility for archival collections -- but may never have received formal archival training -- to the basics of archives.

SHRABs and state archives are encouraged to use the BACE curriculum to deliver training in their states. The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) delivers several BACE workshops via the web each year. You can find registration information at

Public Awareness

Women's Suffrage Centennial. Many state archives are planning special programs commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission report outlines its recommendations for activities. 

American Archives Month. Many SHRABs are active participants in and proponents of American Archives Month. The Society of American Archivists provides a number of American Archives Month materials to assist repositories and organizations develop and publicize their own Archives Month activities.

Assisting individuals with their family records. Some are beginning to use CoSA's new manual, Rescuing Family Records: A Disaster Planning Guide, as the basis for community-based workshops.

Emergency preparedness for local governments. CoSA's report, Safeguarding a Nation's Identity, has proven to make a compelling case to local government officials about the importance of disaster planning and, more broadly, the value of proper records management practices.

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