The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board (NMHRAB) was created according NHPRC's mandate in 1975 through gubernatorial appointments. The NMHRAB mission: Recognizing the cultural diversity of the state, the mission of the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board is to advocate the preservation of the historical records of the state and to stimulate public access to the state's historical records. The members of the NMHRAB are committed to promoting the NHPRC program throughout the state. The NMHRAB accepts and reviews grant proposals of statewide scope with nationwide interest submitted by state/local government entities or private record repositories that relate to the goals and objectives of the NHPRC. The board encourages projects that identify, preserve, increase accessibility to, and promote the use of New Mexico's historical records and documentary sources. New Mexico's historical documents represent the invaluable heritage of the state. These documents chronicle important historical developments and provide valuable insight into our state and national cultures.