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State Historical Records Advisory Board


Meetings and minutes

Review meeting notices, agendas and minutes

Funding priorities, strategic plan

Our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan (PDF) identifies the following as our Level One Priority: 

  • Preservation
  • Electronic Records
  • Access

Our mission statement

The Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board serves the public by reviewing historical records' projects and plans. This central advisory board provides leadership and guidance to help ensure the identification, preservation and use of the state's historical records.

It acts as a state-level review body for proposals as defined by the National Historical Records and Publications Commission's grant program guidelines.

The Board encourages and supports communications and coordination among the historical records community, information agencies, and the public.

About the SHRAB

The Florida State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) was created to: 

  • Ensure preservation of the nation's documentary heritage.
  • Encourage state collaborative efforts. 
  • Achieve preservation and use of original source material. 

SHRAB's eight members and State Coordinator: 

  • Are appointed by the Governor.
  • Represent a wide range of records custodians and users.
  • Represent government and historical repositories, public and private archives and libraries, and research organizations throughout the state. 
  • Work to further the use and preservation of Florida's historical records. 

Board meetings take place three times a year throughout the state. SHRAB hopes to encourage public participation and foster communication and cooperation among the records community. 

SHRAB is a member of the Council of State Archivists


 The National Historical Publications and Records Commission:

  • Was created by law to encourage preservation and use of records that further the understanding and appreciation of American history. 
  • Supports projects to advance records technology. 
  • Promotes cooperative efforts. 
  • Seeks to improve the knowledge, performance, and skills of those who work with historical records. 

Contact us

 For more information on Florida's SHRAB, contact the Board Coordinator: 

State Library and Archives of Florida
Mail Station 9A
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Phone: 850.245.6700

For more information on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission: 

National Archives Building
Washington, DC 20408

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.