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Historical Records Grant Forms


The program has a simple application form with frequent deadlines for grants of up to $1000. There is also an annual deadline of October 1 for grant amounts between $1000 and $2500. Note that these grants are not for artifacts. Historical Records are unique original records, usually unpublished, including manuscripts, photographs, architectural records, video recordings, sound recordings, and film.

Contact Janet Roberts (287-5791; for more information.

Workshop Opportunities 2014

The Biddeford Basic Archival Workshop and the Dec. 8 Grantwriting workshop have been cancelled. All other workshops are expected to take place.

Basic Archival Workshops

  • Bangor December 4

  • Augusta December 9 CANCELLED DUE TO STORM
  • Augusta December 17 NEW DATE!

  • Biddeford December 11 CANCELLED

Grantwriting Workshops

  • Augusta:January 6, February 10, March 18


  • Historical Records Advisory Board: reviews grant requests for State and federal funding.
  • Archives Advisory Board : establishes the legal basis for retaining and destroying all government records in Maine: state, municipal, county, school and others.
  • Historical Records Repositories: a guide to the collections of over 100 repositories
  • Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) : Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) offers technical assistance to museums and other collecting institutions through their website and regional representative system. If you have questions regarding museum or collections policies; collections care, management, and conservation; trusteeship, exhibits, fundraising, etc., please contact MAM. They will put you in touch with the regional representative in your area or refer you to another person or resource to best answer your questions. Please contact:

    Maine Archives and Museums
    P.O. Box 46, Cumberland Center, Maine 04021
    Telephone: (207) 400-6965

  • Archival Consultants: for evaluating collections, recommending actions
  • Archival Supplies: sources for folders, boxes, ideas