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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release January 19, 2011

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Learn how to use TAN with Historical Resource Development grants

Informational meeting set for Jan. 27 through Iowa Communications Network

(DES MOINES) – Iowans can learn how the Technical Advisory Network can help them with Historical Resource Development Program grants at a meeting to be hosted next week by the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board.

The meeting will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at multiple Iowa Communications Network (ICN) sites across the state. TAN provides assistance to HRDP grant applicants and to those who require guidance once a grant has been awarded. Speakers will include:

  • Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Iowa State University Library Special Collections, who will present “The Technical Advisory Network Program for Archives and How it Can Help You.” Zanish-Belcher will focus on how TAN can help archival collections holders submit successful grant applications.
  • Kristen Vander Molen, State Historical Society of Iowa Grants Administrator, whose presentation, “Considerations for HRDP Proposals,” will focus on the HRDP program, how to write a proposal and what types of projects are eligible for funding.

SHSI oversees HRDP grants, which are funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP) passed by the Iowa General Assembly in 1989.

HRDP/REAP provides grants to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about Iowa’s historical resources, including one-room or two-room buildings once used as country schools in Iowa.

SHSI established the Technical Advisory Network in 1998 to provide assistance and advice to applicants and grantees in the three HRDP categories: documentary collections, museum collections and historic preservation

Following is a list of ICN locations participating in next week’s meeting:

Ames
Ames High School ICN Room
(Visit administrative office for directions)
1921 Ames High Drive
(20th and Ridgewood)

Creston
Green Valley Area Education Agency 14 – Turner Room
1405 N. Lincoln

Davenport
Davenport Public Library – ICN Room
321 Main Street

Dubuque
Keystone Area Education Agency 1 – Dubuque
2310 Chaney Road, Room 2

Mason City
Mason City High School, Room 113
1700 Fourth SE

Ottumwa
Great Prairie Area Education Agency – 1
2814 N. Court Street

Sioux City
Morningside College
Roadman Hall – ICN Room

Contact Kristen Vander Molen at Kristen.Vandermolen@iowa.gov or 515-281-4228 for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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