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About the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)

The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is the state level partner of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the State of Nevada.

State Historical Advisory Boards are authorized under federal regulations governed by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (36 CFR Chapter 12). In this capacity, their primary responsibilities are to:

  • Develop, revise, and submit to the NHPRC a state plan including priorities for state historical records projects
  • Review grant proposals to NHPRC for state and local records projects within the State of Nevada and make recommendations on these proposals to the NHPRC

The Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) was created by statute in 1989 and was the first such Board created by law in the nation.  SHRAB promotes the establishment and proper maintenance of archives and public records programs throughout the state.  The governor appoints the Board to advise and make recommendations to the legislature. Per NRS 378A, the Board includes the State Archivist, the State Library, Archives and Public Records Administrator, and public members.

Authority: NRS Chapter 378A - State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Board

Coordinator/Chair: Cyndi Shein - State Archivist and Deputy Administrator, Nevada State Archives & Records

Deputy Coordinator/Co-chair: Jeffrey M. Kintop - President, Nevada Judicial Historical Society

Ex-Officio Member: Mike Strom - Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records

Support Staff: Cynthia C. Laframboise - Nevada State Archives Manager

Board Members:

  • Maggie Bukowski - Curator of Library, Manuscripts, and Photographs, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

  • Su Kim Chung - Head, Special Collections & Archives Public Services and Outreach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Shayne del Cohen - Independent Consultant to tribal governments

  • Mary Gibson - Administrator, Noowuh Knowledge Center, Elko

  • Bobbi Rahder - Director, Stewart Indian School Museum

  • Jacque Sundstrand - Emeritus Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno

SHRAB Sponsored Projects and Activities

A significant source of support for SHRAB-sponsored projects is the National Historical Publications and Records Commission's (NHPRC) State Board Programming Grant program. Nevada SHRAB's participation in the review of grant proposals submitted to NHPRC makes cultural heritage entities across Nevada eligible to receive NHPRC funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) also offers awards that support SHRAB. Nevada's SHRAB has undertaken projects for state-wide surveys, public awareness, education and training, and re-grants supported by NHPRC and IMLS  funds. For more information see the following:

NHPRC Grants Awarded to Nevada (1977-2016)

SHRAB Strategic Plan 2007-2011

Nevada SHRAB State Programming Grant Application 2022

Minutes & Agendas

December 12, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.


Agenda Minutes

July 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.


Agenda  Minutes (Draft)

2019-2022 - No meetings were held

June 22, 2018 at 09:30 a.m.

University of Nevada, Reno



June 8, 2017 at 09:30 a.m.

Nevada State Museum of Art, Reno



2016 - No meetings were held

December 16, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Agenda Minutes

May 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

State Library, Archives and Public Records, Carson City, Committee Room  


June 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

City of Henderson



October 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson - IT Knowledge Center



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