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As 100th Anniversary Nears, Eaglebrook Receives 2019 Roving Archivist Grant

Eaglebrook School is the 2019 recipient of a Roving Archivist Program Grant. Sponsored by the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Roving Archivist Program provides Massachusetts institutions, both public and private, that contain historical records, with access to a professional archivist who lends advice on policies, procedures, arrangement, and description of records, preservation planning and emergency preparedness. In 2022, Eaglebrook School will celebrate its 100th anniversary. With the guidance of the Roving Archivist, Sarah-Jane Pointdexter, Eaglebrook Library & Archive Director, Anna Bognolo, will elevate the visibility and care of the many historical documents that have been saved since the school’s founding in 1922. With the collections properly preserved and accessible, it is planned that they will be used for building curricula and exhibits, engaging alumni and the community, and for other activities that are pursuant to the school’s mission.

The Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) provides leadership, advocacy and guidance to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the state's historical resources (public and private). The Massachusetts SHRAB encourages and supports communication and coordination among the historical records communities and the public. It is the state-level review body for grants submitted to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

The grant from the Massachusetts SHRAB is for services from the roving archivist and the school will be able to use the services of the roving archivist for many years to come. It is an exciting time, as we are preparing for the 100th anniversary and this grant is just the beginning.  
 
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