University Archivist Erin Lawrimore has been appointed to the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board by Governor Roy Cooper. The term begins immediately and runs through 2020.
The North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is the central advisory board for historical records planning and project assistance in the state and is responsible for assuring that the objectives of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) are implemented in North Carolina.
Created by state statute in 1975, the SHRAB develops educational tools and programs that help documentary repositories throughout North Carolina preserve and provide access to historical records and archival materials. The SHRAB also reviews and evaluates proposals submitted by North Carolina applicants to the NHPRC.
Lawrimore has served as University Archivist at UNC Greensboro since 2011. In this role, she is responsible for collecting, preserving and promoting the history of UNCG from its creation as the State Normal and Industrial School in 1891 through today.
Lawrimore holds a bachelors degree in English from Duke and a masters of science in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as Assistant Head and Curator of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University, and as Coordinator for Acquisitions and Processing at the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library. She has been an active member of the Society of American Archivists since 2001 and is currently serving a three-year term on the organization’s Council.