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Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB)

The MHRAB Strategic Plan

The Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) was awarded a grant of $19,466 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to assess the condition of Missouri's historical records and plan for their future. The Missouri State Archives and the State Historical Society of Missouri, the state's leading repositories of public and private historical records, came together to assist the MHRAB with this project.

The MHRAB's statewide assessment and planning effort was designed to bring to light the needs of Missouri's historical records community, allowing future MHRAB activities and grant funding to be used to support the programs of greatest benefit to the state's local historical societies, museums and other records repositories. The MHRAB conducted a statewide survey, held regional meetings and performed on-site appraisals to learn more about the challenges being faced and the successful activities of the men and women preserving Missouri's past. The information gathered was used to prepare a strategic plan for the future development of Missouri's historical records community. This plan built upon the efforts of the MHRAB’s 1988 and 1999 assessment and planning projects: A Future for the Past and Old Documents to a New Past: A Plan for the Preservation and Access of Missouri’s Historical Records.

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