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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.

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.

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 - Manuscript & Archives Librarian, University of Nevada, Reno


Nevada's SHRAB has recently reconstituted its Board! The Board will convene in the summer of 2022 and begin updating its resources.  Currently available resources:

SHRAB Sponsored Projects and Activities

SHRABs often move beyond advisory and coordination roles to develop and implement programs that address priorities for their 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 is 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



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