Who We Are And What We Do
Colorado State Archives
1313 Sherman Street - Room 1B-20
Denver, CO 80203
Who are we?
The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board is one of fifty-six similar boards active in all the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. The system of state historical records advisory boards was created in 1975 as an important element of the National Historical Publications and Records Commissionís Records Program. State historical records advisory boards, including CHRAB, are authorized under federal statutes governing the National Archives and Records Administration (44 U.S.C. 2104) and in federal regulations governing the NHPRC (36 CFR Chapter 12). The boards also derive their purpose from federal statutes that are the Commissionís statutory authority (44. U.S.C. Chapter 25).
The Governor of Colorado appoints up to fifteen members to the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board to serve three year terms. Additionally, the Governor designates a state coordinator for the Board who must be a full-time official in charge of either the Colorado State Archives or the Colorado Historical Society. The official not chosen as coordinator serves as a member of the Board.
A majority of board members must have recognized professional experience in the administration of historical records or in a field of research, that makes use of such records. The remainder of the Board should include persons demographically representative of Colorado and committed to the preservation of the Stateís documentary heritage.
What do we do?