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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.

These State Historical Advisory Boards are authorized under federal regulations governed 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 Commission a state plan including priorities for state historical records projects; and to
  • Review all grant proposals to NHPRC for state and local records projects within the state and make recommendations on these proposals to the Commission.

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 consisting of the State Library, Archives and Public Records Administrator and public members to advise and make recommendations to the legislature.

The Board

Tammy Westergard,  Ex-Officio Member ---- Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records

Vacant, Chairperson ------------------------ Assistant Administrator, Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records

Peter Michel, Co-Chairperson ----------- Curator, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Crystal Van Dee ----------------------------- Manuscripts Curator, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Jeremy Floyd --------------------------------- Metadata Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno

Shayne del Cohen -------------------------- Consultant, Tribal Government

Nancy Parent --------------------------------- Clerk, Washoe County Clerk's Office

Sabrina Mercandante ----------------------- Clerk, Henderson City Clerk's Office

Sara Frantz ------------------------------------- Librarian and Archivist, Nevada Museum of Art

Jacque Sundstrand -------------------------- Manuscript Librarian/Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno

Cynthia Laframboise ------------------------ State Archives Manager, Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records


SHRAB is currently working on updating their resources.  Please check back soon for updated information.  To view the current resources, click on the link to to view the PDF.

SHRAB Sponsored Projects and Activities

Many SHRABs have moved beyond these advisory and coordination roles to develop and implement programs to address priorities for its state's historical records. A number of SHRABs have undertaken projects for statewide surveys, public awareness, education and training, and re-grants supported with NHPRC funds. SHRABs may also seek non-federal funding in support of such programs.

An important source of support for SHRAB-sponsored projects has been NHPRC's State Board Programming Grant program (formerly the State and National Partnership (SNAP) Grant program). Since 2008, NHPRC has awarded over $4.5 million to 46 SHRABs for activities to strengthen historical records programs and build a national archival network.

Authority: Chapter 378A - State Historical Records Advisory Board

Minutes & Agendas

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 Meeting Was Held

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

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV


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