Historical Records Initiative

Initially conceived by Essex Heritage as a forum for identifying and addressing the preservation and accessibility needs of the heritage area’s nationally significant and irreplaceable paper-based collections grew to become the most comprehensive regional archival program in the state. Convened and supported by Essex Heritage, the multi-organizational Historical Records Council awarded 11 Essex Heritage Partnership Grants for archival projects, commissioned 21 archives/preservation surveys and organized four annual conferences and 13 educational workshops.