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Dallas County Heritage Society (Dallas, TX 75215-1211)
Evelyn Montgomery
PG-51086-11
Furniture and Archival Supplies for Improving the Storage of Material Culture Collections

The purchase of shelving and supplies to improve the storage of furniture and textiles, which are part of a 25,000-item collection that documents the history of Dallas and North Central Texas during the period 1840 to 1910. The society's collections are exhibited in 38 historic domestic and commercial buildings located in Dallas Heritage Village.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lesley College (Cambridge, MA 02138-2790)
Marie Ann U. Wasnock
PG-51087-11
The Lesley University Archives: General Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of over 1,000 linear feet of institutional records, manuscripts, audiovisual materials, photographs, rare books, and artifacts documenting the college's innovative educational programs, including the Expressive Therapies graduate program, the first curriculum to integrate dance, theater, psychodrama, music, poetry, and the visual arts with the practice of psychotherapy.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,035
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH 44124-4398)
Mara E Dabrishus
PG-51093-11
Preservation Supplies for the Ursuline College Archives

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment to improve storage of the college's archival collections including over 330 feet of records, 20,000 photographs, and books and publications. The college, founded in 1871, was the first women's college in Ohio and one of the earliest in the United States. The records document the history of Catholic education in the region and the heritage of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,646
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute (Indiana, PA 15701)
Harrison Wick
PG-51094-11
Assessment of Museum and Archives Collections

Hiring a consultant by the University Museum and the Special Collections and University Archives to conduct a general preservation assessment and purchase of storage equipment for four collections of fine and decorative arts, including 4,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture, and 9,000 linear feet of manuscripts and other documentary materials related to these collections. The four collections are works by artist Milton Bancroft; works by American photojournalist Wilbur Coffman; the Hadley Collection of Native American pottery and baskets; and the Jack Collection of Inuit carvings and prints.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,894
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata (La Plata, MD 20646-2867)
Amanda Pike
PG-51098-11
Preserving Historic Archival Collections

The purchase of archival quality shelving and disaster and recovery supplies to help preserve and store the university's archival collections documenting the history of Southern Maryland from the 18th century to the present. The collections include prints by Theodore de Bry, a 16th-century engraver whose works illustrate early English settlements in North America. The university's significant manuscript collection documents the business and social activites of several prominent local families.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,945
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

San Mateo County Historical Association (San Mateo, CA 94402)
Dana Neitzel
PG-51100-11
Preservation Assessment of Three-Dimensional Collections

A general preservation assessment of a collection of more than 7,000 household items, costumes, tools, memorabilia, fine arts pieces, archaeological artifacts, and other materials that document the development of San Mateo County from prehistoric times through the eras of Spanish, Mexican, and American settlement.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, VT 05061)
Susan Marie Currier
PG-51104-11
Hartness Library Preservation Planning Survey

A preservation assessment of the archival records, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, artwork, and memorabilia of Vermont Technical College and several related educational institutions in the surrounding community. Collectively, these materials at the Hartness Library provide information about the history of education in New England from the early 19th century to the present.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,164
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

FASNY Museum of Firefighting (Hudson, NY 12534-1601)
Nicholas P. DeCicco
PG-51105-11
Storage Improvement through Archival Supplies

The purchase of storage supplies to house a collection of approximately 3,500 historical objects from the 18th century to the present, including firefighting equipment and gear, models, textiles, and memorabilia which reflect the history and traditions of volunteer fire service in New York State.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,660
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Wichita State University (Wichita, KS 67260-9700)
Patricia McDonnell
PG-51106-11
Development of a Long-Range Conservation Plan at the Ulrich Museum of Art

The hiring of a preservation consultant by the Ulrich Museum of Art to develop a long-range conservation plan, which would prioritize the museum collection's conservation needs, and to provide training in disaster preparedness for the museum's registrar/collections manager. The collection, consisting of over 7,000 works, includes paintings, prints, and sculpture of European and American modernism and American abstract art since 1920. The museum also holds collections of photography, African American art, and contemporary video art.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD 57007-0001)
Lisa Scholten
PG-51107-11
Preservation of South Dakota Art Museum Archival Collections

The purchase of archival supplies to preserve four of the South Dakota Art Museum's humanities collections consisting primarily of Native American artwork, artifacts, and related archival materials. Located on the campus of South Dakota State University, the museum collects, preserves, and exhibits the state's visual art, while also providing access for research by Native Americans, scholars, university students, and other museums and documentarians.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Little People of America, Inc. (Tustin, CA 92780-3656)
Jim Erwin Kay
PG-51109-11
LPA Archive: Preservation Training, Consultation, and the Purchase of Supplies

A preservation assessment of 200 linear feet of organizational papers, photos, and memorabilia documenting the history of Little People of America, which supports people with dwarfism and is one of the oldest self-help disability groups in the country. The consulting archivist would also recommend basic preservation supplies for purchase to help protect and make the collection more accessible for research.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,193
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Charles Warren Carraway
PG-51110-11
Preserving the Jackson State University Permanent Art Collection

Hiring a consultant to conduct a general conservation survey of a collection in the Department of Art, which includes 300 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and ceramics by African American artists, such as Hale Woodruff, Elizabeth Catlett, Fred Fleminster, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, and Roland Freeman. The collection is used extensively for the exhibition and study of the African American heritage by the faculty, staff, students, and larger art historical community.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,597
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Onondaga County Public Library (Syracuse, NY 13202)
Barbara E. Scheibel
PG-51111-11
Local History/Genealogy Department Environmental Assessment Project

An environmental study of the library's historical collections storage area. Materials date from the 1700s to the present and include over 43,000 reference volumes, 160 maps, 3,000 photographs, and numerous manuscripts, scrapbooks, and newspapers documenting the history of Syracuse and the New York, Pennsylvania, and New England area more generally. Included are original letters from William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, William Seward, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

Central Baptist College (Conway, AR 72034-6401)
Rachel Anne Whittingham
PG-51113-11
Preservation Assistance for the Ronald V. Mitchell Archives

The hiring of a consultant to conduct the first preservation assessment of the college's archival collection and to provide specialized training for staff of the J.E. Cobb Library in the care of archival collections. Established in 2009, the archive preserves the history of the college and the records of the Baptist Missionary Association. The collection is used by scholars interested in the history of the Baptist religion, the role of women in education, and missionary work in the 19th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (Buffalo, NY 14211)
Kathryn Leacock
PG-51114-11
Environmental Monitoring at the Buffalo Museum of Science

The purchase of 10 dataloggers to monitor environmental conditions in the museum's storage areas. The collections contain the records and photographs of scientist Wilson A. Bentley, who pioneered photomicrography to study the structure of snowflakes; the records of South Pacific ethnographer P.G.T. Black; archaeological and anthropological artifacts; a large rare book collection that includes Mayan codices and classic works in the natural sciences; and the archival records of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $2,990
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID 83501-2698)
Ellen Vieth
PG-51116-11
Preservation Assessment of Historical Chinese Artifacts

A preservation assessment of a collection of approximately 1,000 Chinese artifacts at the Center for Arts and History, including ceramics, wood, textiles, household utensils, writing implements, prayer books, and funeral objects, most of them associated with the Beuk Aie Temple, a focal point in the life of Chinese immigrants in Lewiston, Idaho, during the late 19th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Staten Island Historical Society (New York, NY 10301)
Maxine Friedman
PG-51118-11
Sperr and Grimshaw Photograph Collections Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of two photographic collections, Sperr (30,000 images, 1924-42) and Grimshaw (5,000 images, 1905-37), that document the history of Staten Island and New York City.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Forest, VA 24551)
Jack Gary
PG-51121-11
Preserving the Metal Artifacts of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

The purchase of storage cabinets and preservation supplies recommended by a professional conservator to rehouse tools and household artifacts from seven archaeological excavations at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's home and plantation occupied from 1770 to the 1940s. These objects currently occupy 30 linear feet of shelving and include vulnerable iron and copper alloy artifacts.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,989
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Vance L. Kepley
PG-51128-11
Conservation Assessment of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research's Audiovisual Collections

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of the audiovisual collections at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, which houses 15,000 film, theater, radio, television films, videos, and sound recordings, as well as two million still images on cinema and theater history dating from 1930 to 1970.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $2,950
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Kathleen Jones
PG-51131-11
Conservation Survey of Lee Wonsik Collection of East Asian Art

A conservation assessment of Chinese paintings and calligraphy at the Krannert Art Museum. The collection contains 335 items representing some of the most important artistic traditions of the Ming and Qing periods by artists whose work influenced the development of new styles in Japanese painting and calligraphy during the Edo period. An important resource for East Asian Studies, better preservation of this collection would serve the needs of students and scholars.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of the Virgin Islands (Saint Thomas, VI )
Sherna Gumbs
PG-51132-11
Preservation Care for Caribbean Special Collections

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment and draft a long-range plan for care of the Caribbean Special Collections at the University of the Virgin Islands Libraries. The assessment would include recommendations for environmental control and monitoring equipment, disaster preparedness, and storage area and collection maintenance. Included in the collections are monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, historic photographs, and other materials dating from the 18th to the 21st century that cover a broad range of topics relating to the culture, social and economic history, and literature of the Caribbean region.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

State Historical Society of Missouri (Columbia, MO 65201-7298)
Jeff Corrigan
PG-51136-11
Storage Supplies for the Oral History Collection

The purchase of archival storage equipment and environmental monitors to preserve the society's oral history audiovisual collections. These include 1,346 histories documenting politics, rural lifeways, and the environment and interviews with Americans who were prisoners during World War II.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,649
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

West Palm Beach Public Library (West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5511)
Janice Collins
PG-51138-11
West Palm Beach Public Library Florida Room and Archives Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment, staff training, and storage supplies for the library's Florida Room, which houses the Florida Collection and Archives. The repository includes books dating to the late 1800s pertaining to the area's citrus industry, hurricanes, architecture, and shipwrecks; historical maps and atlases illustrating the rapid population and environmental changes that took place in the early to mid-1900s; and city directories, school yearbooks, regional novels, and personal scrapbooks documenting the area's cultural, educational, and commercial development.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,993
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC 27909-9913)
Jean B. Bischoff
PG-51140-11
Archives Preservation

The purchase of archival shelving to improve the storage environment of this historically black university's collection of manuscripts, publications, photographs, artifacts, and institutional archives at the G.R. Little Library. The collections document the evolution of black educational institutions in the 19th and 20th centuries and the desegregation of higher education in the 1960s and 1970s.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Akron, Main Campus (Akron, OH 44325-0001)
Cathy Lee Faye
PG-51141-11
General Preservation Assessment for the Archives of the History of American Psychology

A general preservation assessment and the purchase of storage equipment to better preserve the University's archival, audio-visual, and artifact collections documenting the history of psychology. The collection includes home video footage of Sigmund Freud and audio recordings of Holocaust survivors.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,382
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Camille V. Doran
PG-51142-11
Preservation Assessment of American Indian Objects in the Tweed Museum of Art

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of 420 Native American artifacts from the Great Lakes region housed in the Tweed Museum of Art, and to provide workshop training to museum staff in best practices for the care of collections. These fragile objects made from organic materials range from the mid-19th century to the present and include birch bark containers, woven baskets, mats, quillwork, and beadwork.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester, MA 01609-2570)
Robyn Christensen
PG-51149-11
Preservation Assessment of the Worcester Historical Museum's E.B. Luce Photograph Collection

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of 75,000 prints and negatives in the Luce collection, created between the 1880s and the 1930s, that document the development of Worcester as a manufacturing center and include street views depicting a now-vanished Worcester of retail stores, factories, trolleys, and trains. Basic rehousing supplies would also be purchased.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295)
Stacy Anne Nowicki
PG-51150-11
Preserving Historical Collections at the Kalamazoo College Archives

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment to improve storage of the college's archival collections, including 2,380 blueprints, plans, and architectural drawings of the campus and its buildings, and over 150 scrapbooks created by college alumni between 1872 and 1983. These materials document daily life in the Midwest and the history of the oldest college in Michigan.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

General John A. Logan Museum (Murphysboro, IL 62966-2542)
P. Michael Jones
PG-51151-11
Collections Storage Improvement for the General John A. Logan Museum

The purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies to upgrade the current collections storage area of the museum. The museum collection contains 1,900 items, including oil paintings, furniture, ceramics, military artifacts, medical records, photographs, correspondence, and election memorabilia that document Civil War General and Illinois politician John A. Logan.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Gore Place Society, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453)
Lana Lewis
PG-51153-11
Improving Humanities Collections Storage in the 1806 Gore Mansion

Consultation with a conservator to develop a plan for improving the storage of nearly 6,600 American, European, and Asian fine and decorative art objects in the Gore mansion, the residence and country estate of Christopher Gore (1758-1827), governor and later senator from Massachusetts.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Chicago Film Archives (Chicago, IL 60616-1772)
Anne Wells
PG-51154-11
Purchase of Film Preservation Furniture and Supplies

The purchase of storage furniture and supplies to rehouse 758 reels of amateur motion picture film that document the history of Chicago and the Midwest and include documentaries, travelogues, and interviews from 1903 to 1990. The collection as a whole comprises 9,900 films, among them amateur, industrial, avant garde, and educational films. Included are films of the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1948-49; sports activities at Soldiers Field in the mid-1930s; and early 20th-century agriculture in the Midwest.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY 13820-4000)
Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton
PG-51155-11
Preservation Assessment of Audio Materials in the Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of 140 audiotapes selected from four special collections in the Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives that contain oral histories dating to the 1970s and interviews with national and international figures, such as Alex Haley, Ferdinand Marcos, and Chiang Kai-shek.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Rathbun Free Memorial Library (East Haddam, CT 06423-0287)
Michael Gilroy
PG-51159-11
Rathbun Free Memorial Library Preservation Assessment Project

A first-ever preservation assessment of the library, which houses the collections of the East Haddam Historical Society. These 19th- and 20th-century sources include account books and ledgers from East Haddam, Connecticut, businesses; diaries, family letters, and scrapbooks created by town residents; meeting minutes of various local clubs, including the Women's Progressive Club and a local temperance society; and architectural drawings, cemetery records, and photographs, documenting the town's physical and social landscape. East Haddam, located on the Connecticut River, was for several years home to Nathan Hale and later served as a station stop for the Underground Railroad.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc. (Accokeek, MD 20607-9794)
Doris Sharp
PG-51160-11
Emergency Preparedness for the Alice Ferguson Collections

Consultation with a conservator who would assess risks and help develop an emergency preparedness plan to protect collections of furniture, decorative and fine art, farm equipment, tools, archival materials, and photographs at the Hard Bargain Farm, a working farm that offers educational programs about the environment and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River Watershed.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2096)
Rebecca Fernandez
PG-51165-11
Preservation Assessment of Two Collections in the Moffett Library

Hiring a consultant to undertake a preservation assessment of two collections in the Moffett Library and to offer one day of training in preserving archival holdings for the library staff and staff from other cultural institutions in the area. The library collection focuses on the history of printing, and includes ancient maps, illuminated manuscripts, a 200-year old printing press, and replicas of cuneiform and hieroglyphic writing, while the university archives holds the work of a local photographer and historic railroad maps.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

City of Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK 99701-4683)
Deborah D. Osterby
PG-51167-11
Fairbanks Historical Records Preservation Project

A preservation assessment of the official records repository for Fairbanks, Alaska. Materials pre-date the establishment of Alaska as a territory in 1912 and include original ordinances, city incorporation charters (1903), resolutions, city council meeting minutes, maps and survey reports, court records, photographs, and birth and death certificates documenting the early establishment and growth of Fairbanks and its emergence as a center for mining, trade, and energy industry development.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy
PG-51169-11
Saving the Spooner Collection: A Preservation Assessment

A general preservation assessment leading to a comprehensive plan to preserve 9,000 fragile ethnographic items in the Spooner Collection housed in the Spencer Museum of Art. The objects--collected since 1890 from around the globe with a focus on New World cultures--are made of feathers, natural fibers, leather, wood, base metals, and other organic materials and present serious preservation and access challenges for housing and exhibition.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Goucher College (Baltimore, MD 21204-2780)
Melissa Straw
PG-51170-11
Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program for Collections

The purchase and installation of environmental monitoring equipment for the college's library collections storage areas based on recommendations from a previous preservation assessment. The circulating collection includes some 350,000 volumes, serials, and microforms, while the special collections and archives hold a rare book collection with titles in antebellum slavery, history of dance and costume, children's literature, and Baltimoreana, as well as historical travel guides and works by major American and English writers.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,686
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

College of St. Francis (Joliet, IL 60435-6169)
Jennifer Ho
PG-51171-11
Archival Preservation Analysis: An Assessment to Determine Best Practices for the Library Archives Collections

A preservation assessment of the college's institutional records, rare books and publications, and a special collection of material documenting the history of 20th-century American musical theater, including sheet music, scores, playbills, and sound recordings.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville/Bedford-Stuyvesant History (Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Jennifer Scott
PG-51172-11
Environmental Monitoring of Collection Spaces

The purchase of equipment to monitor environmental conditions in three mid-19th-century house museums where archival and material culture collections are stored and exhibited. The collections document everyday life in Weeksville, an independent community that was organized in Brooklyn in 1838 by African American entrepreneurs and land investors to promote economic, social, and political rights for African Americans.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,625
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (Washington, DC 20001-2788)
Laura Cohen Apelbaum
PG-51174-11
Rehousing of the Jewish Historical Society's Archival Collections and Historical Objects

The purchase of archival supplies and storage furniture to preserve two collections tracing the history of the Jewish community in the greater Washington, D.C. area from the mid-19th century through the present. The collections contain 470 linear feet of archival records, 1,500 photographs, and 300 ritual objects that document Jewish involvement with the civil rights movement, the development of communal organizations, and the expansion of congregations in the region during the mid-20th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,985
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO 80521-2807)
Linda G. Frickman
PG-51177-11
Rehousing Ethnographic Art Objects and Works on Paper at the University Art Museum

The hiring of two consultants to offer workshops in art rehousing methods to museum staff and student assistants at the University Art Museum, participation by museum staff in collection management training at two regional centers, and purchase of storage supplies for the rehousing of ethnographic textiles and art objects, many from West Africa and dating to the 19th and 20th centuries, and a collection of works of art on paper, including prints, drawings, lithographs, and photographs.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,926
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

New Jersey State Library (Trenton, NJ 08625)
Deborah Mercer
PG-51179-11
Rare Books and New Jersey Documents: Environmental Monitoring and Rehousing Project

The purchase of environmental data loggers, staff training in the use of this equipment, and the purchase of storage files for oversized maps. The collection comprises over 4,000 rare books and 4,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts documenting colonial settlement, immigration, slavery, industrial development, the labor movement, art and architecture, and government affairs in New Jersey from the 17th century to the present. Among the library's map holdings are New Jersey state and regional maps from 1828 and 1835 and an engraved atlas of Philadelphia from 1796.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,389
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Patricia O'Brien D'Antonio
PG-51181-11
Preservation Assessment of the Collections at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

A preservation assessment of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing's collection of manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and artifacts documenting the history of nursing and public health throughout the United States. The collection includes the records of the Starr Center of Philadelphia, an early 20th-century settlement house whose nurses were the first to treat African American patients in the segregated community.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,550
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY 10577-2132)
Lauren Georger Ziarko
PG-51182-11
General Preservation Survey for Library Special Collections

A general preservation survey of the Manhattanville College Library's special collections, which include 2,500 items in the rare book and manuscript collections, and over 300 linear feet of archival materials. The holdings comprise European works from the 15th to the 18th century, including works of Classical authors and those of early Catholic theologians, and American works from the 18th to the 20th century, including historical narratives, first editions, textbooks, authors of the Harlem Renaissance, and children's books.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,462
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (Chicago, IL 60605-2403)
Jennifer E. Brand
PG-51183-11
History of Science Collections: Assessment and Environmental Monitoring

A general preservation assessment and the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for a collection focused on the history of science, which includes approximately 1,800 scientific instruments, 2,400 rare books, 212 feet of archival records, and 24,000 photographs.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Public Libraries of Saginaw (Saginaw, MI 48607-1285)
John Sheridan
PG-51184-11
Preservation Assessment of the Photos of the Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of 25 to 30 daguerreotype and ambrotype images created by African American photographers that document the history of York, Pennsylvania, and Saginaw, Michigan, from 1847 to 1922.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (Seattle, WA 98121-2412)
Delila Simon
PG-51185-11
Artifact Preservation Assessment and Training

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of the center's Holocaust collection contributed by survivors living in the Pacific Northwest. The collection contains 7,000 photographs, 2,000 archival documents, drawings, diaries, and 5,000 objects from the National Socialist era.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $2,300
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO 80639-0001)
Jay Trask
PG-51186-11
Archival Environmental Monitoring for the James A. Michener Library

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment to better preserve the James A. Michener Library's collection of rare books, university archives, and literary manuscripts, including the James A. Michener collection consisting of 1,000 linear feet of publications, research and field notes, manuscripts, correspondence, maps, photographs, and artifacts collected by the novelist.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,500
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Carnegie Hall Society (New York , NY 10019-3293)
Gino Francesconi
PG-51188-11
Carnegie Hall Archives Preservation Project

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse two collections of archival materials that provide a detailed history of the last fifty years of musical performances at Carnegie Hall, from initial planning through final realization on stage. Students, teachers, production researchers, documentarians, and news organizations consult these materials extensively, and their preservation was identified as a priority in a 2009 assessment.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Public Library of Des Moines (Des Moines, IA 50308)
Marci Ann Behm
PG-51190-11
Preservation Assessment of the Des Moines Public Library Iowa Collection

A preservation assessment for the library's Iowa Collection, comprising over 4,500 linear feet of books and periodicals (including 150 linear feet of works of fiction by Iowa authors), 1,600 photographs and post card images, approximately 100 oral history recordings, 80 maps, and 65 linear feet of local history clipping files. Materials document settlement, political movements, the arts, education, African American community life, American Indian experiences, religious practices, and land use and development in Iowa from the early 1800s to the present.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $891
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Illinois State University, Milner Library (Normal, IL 61790-0001)
Andrew Huot
PG-51192-11
Preservation of the Illinois State University Photo Services Collection

The purchase of supplies to rehouse 250,000 photographic negatives created between 1938 and 1995 that document the history of the university and the surrounding region. The images capture the changes in student life in the classroom and extracurricular activities during these years.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,534
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwesasne, NY 13655-3204)
Leslie K. Benedict
PG-51196-11
Documenting Mohawk Basketry Traditions: A Preservation Assessment and Workshop Project

A preservation assessment of the institution's archival holdings pertaining to Mohawk black ash basketry, along with an on-site workshop on collections care. The collection, comprising over 1,400 linear feet of historical records, chronicles modern-day efforts of the Mohawk community to preserve black ash trees as well as the significance of these trees in basketry traditions. Included are research reports, correspondence between tribe members and environmental scientists, financial records, and over 3,000 photographs of the black ash harvesting process and the work of individual basket makers.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,450
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3043)
Jessica Ann Frankel
PG-51203-11
Early Accounts of Rural Life on Long Island: A Preservation Assessment Project

A preservation assessment of the Library's History Room, the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, and staff attendance at training workshops on best practices for preservation of library and archival materials. The collections document the history of eastern Long Island and contain items dating to the late 17th century, including handwritten diaries, manuscript sermons, temperance society minute books, maritime journals, maps, photographs, and the research library of an authority on Algonquian history and culture.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,977
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Sheldon Art Museum Archaeological and Historical Society (Middlebury, VT 05753-1101)
Eva Garcelon-Hart
PG-51204-11
Environmental Monitoring to Improve the Care of Collections

The purchase of equipment and training of staff to monitor environmental conditions for the museum's extensive archival and material culture collections, which document the history of Addison County, Vermont, and neighboring communities. Over its 125-year history, the museum has assembled such diverse collections as the papers of past governors, the records of local businesses and families, and the objects that tell the story of agriculture, textile manufacturing, marble quarries, and daily life in Vermont.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,395
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, GA 30307-1221)
Bobbi Michelle Hohmann
PG-51206-11
Custom Archival Housing for the Fernbank Museum's Humanities Collections

Hiring a conservator to provide technical guidance for the housing of collections documenting the history and culture of Georgia and the Southeast, including unique, unusually shaped, and fragile objects from the museum's archaeology, ethnographic, and history collections. Among these are ceramics, textiles, decorative arts, and musical instruments. Also planned is an on-site training workshop and the purchase of preservation supplies.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College (Flushing, NY 11367-1597)
Ben Alexander
PG-51207-11
Rosenthal Library Special Collections and Archives Preservation Assessment

The hiring of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment and the purchase of archival supplies to better care for the college's archival, rare book, and manuscript collections at the Rosenthal Library. The archival collections include material important to the study of civil rights, regional politics, literary history, and the performing arts. The book collection dates from 1560 to the present and includes early and first editions of authors affiliated with the Algonquin Roundtable.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,982
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC 28608-0001)
Pamela Mitchem
PG-51208-11
Training in Preservation of Recorded Sound

Attendance by one staff member of the Belk Library at the week-long Music Preservation Workshop sponsored annually by the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music to learn current methods in preserving diverse formats of recorded sound. The library's Appalachian Collection contains a large number of oral histories, folk ballads, and other recorded materials.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $1,966
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099)
Nancy Wicklund
PG-51209-11
Assessing the Music Archives at Talbott Library

The hire of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment and train staff in the proper care of the Westminster Choir College archives documenting the history and study of American music. The collections include institutional records, manuscripts, photographs, audio-visual material, musical scores, and artifacts. The archives also house the records of the Talbott Festival, which featured new American music including the premier of works by Samuel Barber and William Schuman.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA 17701-5192)
Janet Hurlbert
PG-51212-11
Emergency Planning for Cultural Heritage Collections in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

An assessment of emergency preparedness and training at five cultural heritage institutions in central Pennsylvania. The archival, photograph, and artifact collections housed at the participating repositories support research by genealogists, local historians, filmmakers, students and faculty, and journalists on the history of Pennsylvania.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Atlanta, GA 30303-1089)
Kerrie Cotten Williams
PG-51213-11
Preserving the Auburn Avenue Research Library Art and Artifacts Collection

The hiring of two consultants to conduct a preservation assessment and to recommend improvements in conservation and storage for a special collection of 130 objects that relate to African heritage throughout the world, with an emphasis on visual arts of the 20th century in the United States. Included in the collection are sculpture, paintings, quilts, and photographs, and among them are works by Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, and the Gee's Bend quilters.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,950
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Museum of Culpeper History (Culpeper, VA 22701-3213)
Lee Langston-Harrison
PG-51214-11
Preservation Assessment of the Photographic Collection

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of 1,000 19th- and 20th-century photographic images, more than 500 of which document significant battles of the Civil War.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Mills College (Oakland, CA 94613-1000)
Stephanie Hanor
PG-51215-11
Art Museum Workshop on Sustaining Digital Collections

Hiring two consultants to offer workshops on best practices and standards for digital preservation and access, digital archiving, and metadata storage. The Art Museum's permanent collection is global in its variety and includes European and American prints and drawings from the 16th century to the present, Asian scrolls and Indian miniature paintings, photographs, 20th-century Native American basketry, South American textiles, and a significant collection of embroidered silk Fukusa, ceremonial gift covers popular among the aristocracy of Japan during the Edo period (1615-1867).

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,117
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (Boston, MA 02114-2119)
Judith Elizabeth Greene
PG-51216-11
Preservation of Land Plans and Historic Photographic Collections

The purchase of preservation supplies and storage equipment for a collection of land development records and park service photographs. Holdings include over 50,000 architectural and engineering plans and drawings for Boston-area bridges, dams, parkway layouts, recreational facilities, and landscape projects documenting the work of the nation's oldest metropolitan park system, established in 1893. Also included are several thousand photographs illustrating forestry work, fire fighting, Civilian Conservation Corps projects, and public events at state parks throughout Massachusetts from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL 33480)
Tracy Kamerer
PG-51218-11
Key West Extension Drawings: Assessment and Conservation Training

A preservation assessment of and staff training to care for 1,292 rolled drawings documenting the construction of the Key West Extension of the Over-Sea Railroad (1904-12), an engineering feat that involved laying 156 miles of track from Miami to Key West with 42 bridges connecting more than 100 islands. Playing an essential role in the history of Florida's agricultural and tourist industries, the railway developed by Henry Flagler is the focus of educational and public programming, as well as scholarly publications.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

Women's History Museum and Educational Center (San Diego, CA 92102-1955)
Matthew Nye
PG-51219-11
Textile Collection Conservation Project

The purchase of storage supplies and the hiring of a consultant, in preparation for rehousing a collection of 490 textiles featuring a variety of American women's clothing and accessories, most from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,549
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants (Horner, WV 26372-5022)
Joy Stalnaker
PG-51222-11
Preservation Assessment to Determine Archival Storage Needs for the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants' Collection

The hiring of a preservation consultant to develop a plan for improved storage of the museum's collection in a climate-controlled environment. The collection contains books, periodicals, photographs, maps, newspapers, paintings, and county records documenting the history, genealogy, and traditions of the Central West Virginia area.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,800
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Montgomery County (Clarksville, TN 37040-3492)
Jill Hastings-Johnson
PG-51226-11
Montgomery County Archives Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of the historical records and special collections of northern Tennessee's Montgomery County. Holdings include court minutes, probate documents, and birth records dating from the 18th century, along with maps, transcripts of oral history interviews, family letters, and photographs documenting the history and culture of the region. Examples include personal letters chronicling the history of slavery, including a significant slave uprising in the region; the "tobacco wars" between independent and corporate growers in the late 1800s to early 1900s; the rise and fall of the region's iron industry; and local African American family life in the 1930s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Detroit Historical Society (Detroit, MI 48202-4097)
Adam Lovell
PG-51227-11
Environmental Monitoring Upgrade for the Detroit Historical Society

The purchase and installation of digital environmental monitoring systems for the Detroit Historical Society's Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and Collections Resource Center. The Society's collections contain over 250,000 objects and archival items that span the city's more than 300-year history. Highlights of the collection include: 20,000 costume and textile pieces; 5,800 World War II-related items; 2,000 works of art and sculpture; 1,000 Native American artifacts from the Great Lakes region; and 6,000 photographs and records from the Packard Motor Company.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,965
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA 90263-0002)
Melissa Nykanen
PG-51229-11
Special Collections and University Archives Preservation Assessment

Hiring of a consultant to undertake a preservation assessment and develop an emergency preparedness plan, and purchase of archival storage supplies for Special Collections and University Archives. The collections include local history, personal papers, named collections, and nearly 5,000 rare books that range from a 16th-century edition of "The Aeneid" to first editions of Ernest Hemingway's novels, all of which support research, education, and lifelong learning among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

California Historical Society (San Francisco, CA 94109-2840)
Mary Morganti
PG-51230-11
Eadweard Muybridge Mammoth-Print Collection: Assessment and Rehousing Project

Hiring a consultant to conduct a condition assessment of 386 photographs including stereographs, glass plate prints, and large format prints that document the history of San Francisco, central California, and Nevada in the 1860s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum (Ignacio, CO 81130)
Nathan Strong Elk
PG-51231-11
Training in Collections Care and Environmental Improvements in Storage and Exhibits

Hiring a consultant to conduct two onsite workshops for the museum's staff on collections care including rehousing the collections and environmental monitoring techniques, and the purchase of supplies and equipment. The museum's collections include 4,000 objects, archival materials, and photographs that document the history and culture of the Utes in this part of Colorado since the 1850s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Georgetown County Museum (Georgetown, SC 29440-3630)
Jill Santopietro
PG-51232-11
Preservation Assessment of the Georgetown County Museum's Collections

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of the current building, revise disaster preparedness guidelines, and review environmental specifications for a proposed new building to relocate the collections. The collection's 2,000 artifacts document Georgetown's rich 300-year history and include photographs, maps, textile items including quilts and hand-loomed bedspreads, and archival records.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc. (Katonah, NY 10536)
Paul Rosenblum
PG-51235-11
Preserving the History of Caramoor's Rosen House: An Assessment of Archival Collections

A preservation assessment of archival collections at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, which was founded in the 1930s by the Rosen family. The architectural drawings, correspondence, photographs, diaries and ledgers, music scores, and sound recordings document the development of Caramoor as a performing arts center and the Rosen family's patronage of the arts.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association (Monhegan, ME 04852)
Jennifer Pye
PG-51236-11
Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Training for the Monhegan Museum

The purchase of equipment to monitor environmental conditions and improve the care of collections that document the history of the Monhegan Light Station and Monhegan Island. The collections range from material culture collections that reflect the history of Native Americans who used the island as a seasonal fishing post to works of art by such artists as Robert Henri, Edward Redfield, George Bellows, Edward Hopper, and others who were part of Monhegan Island's art colony.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lake States Railway Historical Association (Baraboo, WI 53913-2568)
Donald Ginter
PG-51237-11
Preservation Assessment of Lake States Railway Historical Association's Archival Collections

A general preservation assessment to address the association's archival holdings, which include over 100 collections containing corporate records, route maps, government and industry publications, labor meeting notes and union contracts, drawings, and blueprints documenting the history of the railroads and industries of the upper Great Lakes region in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,436
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1344)
Marsha Mullin
PG-51238-11
Hermitage Environmental Monitoring Project

The purchase of equipment to monitor environmental conditions and improve the care of collections that focus on Andrew Jackson's life and career. A consultant would also be engaged to train staff and assist with the interpretation of the monitoring data. The collections include nearly all of the original furnishings of Jackson's home, his personal possessions, and family library, as well as materials that document the work of the Ladies Hermitage Association, one of the oldest historic preservation groups in the United States.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lost City Museum (Overton, NV 89040)
Dena Sedar
PG-51240-11
Preservation of Archaeological Collections

Hiring a conservator to evaluate the storage and housing needs of the museum's archaeological and ethnographic collections comprising 20,000 artifacts from Pueblo Grande de Nevada, an Anasazi complex (known as the Lost City) occupied from 300 BCE to CE 1150. The artifacts include ceramics, baskets, beaded objects, and jewelry. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, RI 02840)
Douglas Andrew Stark
PG-51242-11
Preservation Assessment of Historical Scrapbooks

A preservation assessment of 200 scrapbooks that document the history of tennis in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the social history of the Newport Casino, a men's club that served as an early venue for tennis. Highlights of the collection include the personal scrapbooks of business titan Jay Gould, an avid court tennis player, as well as the scrapbooks of Helen Hull Jacobs and Alice Marble, which chronicle the development of women's tennis from the 1920s to the 1950s. Once a preservation plan is implemented, the scrapbooks would join the museum's other humanities collections made publicly available through exhibitions, public programs, and research services.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,150
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

City of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9120)
Anne Miller
PG-51245-11
An Environmental Monitoring Program for the Lynnhaven House Collection

The purchase of equipment for environmental monitoring in historic Lynnhaven House, a circa 1725 brick plantation house with a collection of decorative arts and furnishings dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA 22601-5195)
Megan H. Williams
PG-51249-11
Preservation Assessment of the Humanities Collection at the Alson H. Smith Library

Hiring a consultant to undertake a general preservation assessment of special collections at the Alson H. Smith Library. With a focus on music materials, the special collection holds some 37,000 items, including performance editions, hymnals, sheet music, and scores, as well as recordings in a variety of formats. A preservation assessment would provide recommendations and would assist the library in developing appropriate policies and procedures for the long-term care and use of the collection.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,830
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, GA 31401-4889)
Nora Lewis
PG-51252-11
Rehousing Historical Artifacts

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse a collection of 955 historical objects, including weapons, flags, uniforms, ceramics, and jewelry dating from the time of the American Revolution to the 20th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Heritage Museums and Gardens (Sandwich, MA 02563)
Jennifer Yunginger Madden
PG-51256-11
Disaster Response and Collections Salvage Workshop

Specialized training in disaster response and collection salvage for staff of the museum, which has approximately 13,000 historical objects, including a carousel, antique automobiles, military miniatures, early firearms and tools, and various types of American art, such as bird carvings, ceramics, glass, baskets, lithographs, and paintings. Staff from neighboring historical organizations would be invited to attend the workshop.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Centre College of Kentucky (Danville, KY 40422-1309)
Robert Glass
PG-51259-11
Preserving the Pictorial History of Private Education in Kentucky (1860s-1960s)

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of 3,000 photographic prints, negatives, and slides in a variety of fragile formats created from 1867 to the 1960s that document the history of four educational institutions in Kentucky, including the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky College for Women. The images document collegiate life and athletics, social events, graduating classes, and campus buildings.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $2,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Washington, DC 19140)
Karen L. Daly
PG-51266-11
Storage Shelving and Supplies for Dumbarton House Collections

The purchase of shelving and supplies to improve the storage of Federal-period fine and decorative arts and manuscript collections related to the history of Dumbarton House and the Nourse family that lived there from 1804 through 1813. The nearly 3,000-item collection is used to examine life in the early years of the Republic.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Stearns History Museum (St. Cloud, MN 56301)
Jessica Paulsen
PG-51268-11
Collection Care Training at Stearns County Museums

A four-day training workshop to teach basic collection care practices for the staff of six Stearns County-affiliated museums to be held at the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. Altogether, the six affiliates and the Research Center possess collections containing more than 23,000 household, agricultural, and recreational artifacts; 550,000 images; 1,200 linear feet of archival records; and 17,000 family histories related to the history of this part of Minnesota. Notable collection themes include author Sinclair Lewis, 19th-century European immigration, and the dairy industry.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,983
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

California State University, Stanislaus Foundation (Turlock, CA 95382-3200)
Kenneth Potts
PG-51271-11
Preservation of Local History Collections at California State University, Stanislaus

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment for the university's archives and special collections of rare books and manuscript materials related to prominent local politicians, educators, artists, and business figures, including the papers of Nisaburo Aibara documenting the life of a local Japanese-American community leader and the impact of Japanese relocation on the region.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,545
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

New School (New York, NY 10011-8871)
Kira Appel
PG-51272-11
Improving Storage for the Gimbel Library's Special Collections

The purchase of storage and preservation supplies to relocate a special collection in the Gimbel Library on fashion and design, which includes more than 2,500 books and some 500 volumes of periodicals, to an environmentally monitored space. Included in the collection are artists' books; materials donated by Ogden Codman, Jr., a noted Gilded Age architect and interior designer; and 19th- and 20th-century art, architecture, photography, crafts, fashion, and interior design books, as well as art and book collecting periodicals, such as "La Mode," "American Fabrics," "Gazette des Beaux Arts," and "Vogue."

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Willamette Heritage Center (Salem, OR 97301-6591)
Amy Vandegrift
PG-51273-11
Assessment and Planning to Improve Storage for the Willamette Heritage Center's Collections

Work with a consultant to develop a plan for storage of the combined 31,000-item collection of two recently merged organizations, the Mission Mill Museum and the Marion County Historical Society. Archival and material culture collections document the history of Oregon's Willamette Valley from the Kalapuya, the valley's native inhabitants, to the Methodist missionaries and other early settlers and migrants, and its economic development, including the rise of textile and flouring mills as well as canning and timber industries.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,533
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE 68847-4501)
Audrey S. Kauders
PG-51275-11
Preserving Nebraska's Cultural Heritage

Hiring a consultant to help the museum's staff create a long-range collections management plan and the purchase of preservation supplies. The plan is fundamental to caring for the collections and will cover emergency preparedness, pest management, and collections storage. The collection includes works from the 18th-century artist-explorers who led the first expeditions to the territory, as well as 20th-century and contemporary works that represent the history and culture of Nebraska.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Berea College (Berea, KY 40404-0001)
Tina Marie McCalment
PG-51276-11
Conservation Assessment for Three Poster Collections in the Berea College Permanent Art Collection

A conservation assessment of 20th-century posters and an on-site training workshop on the care of the collections for faculty, students, and the staff of neighboring collecting institutions. The posters depict a range of historical subject matter, from World War I to the Works Progress Administration, and are used by the college for public exhibition and by students and faculty for research.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 2/28/2013

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester, PA 19380-2658)
Andrea Kent Cakars
PG-51277-11
Preserving the Artifacts of Chester County Historical Society

The purchase and installation of storage furniture to preserve the artifacts of Chester County Historical Society, which documents the history of one of the nation's earliest settlements. Among the museum's 8,000 objects are a 1732 desk and bookcase, scientific equipment from the 19th century, a Quaker textile collection, blacksmithing tools, agricultural equipment, and paintings by regional artists including Andrew Wyeth, Horace Pippin, Benjamin West, and Bass Otis. Founded in 1893, the society has been recognized by the National Park Service as a member of its National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom for its artifacts related to abolitionism and slavery.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Amy McKune
PG-51280-11
Rehousing the Eiteljorg Museum's Native American Collection

The purchase of storage furniture to rehouse 30 unique artifacts from the museum's Native American collections dating from the mid-19th century. These items include traditional Northwest Coast clothing such as dresses and tunics, Plains Indian horse tack including woven saddle blankets, and beadwork from eastern North American tribes.

Project fields: Native American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND 58108)
Mark Ryan
PG-51282-11
Storage Equipment for Ethnographic and Fine Arts Collections

The purchase of three metal conservation cabinets to rehouse 124 of the museum's most fragile small to medium-sized objects, including fine art (glass and ceramics), African masks and wooden sculptures, and Inuit soapstone sculptures.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Coronado Historical Association, Inc. (Coronado, CA 92118-3407)
Rachel Elaine Lieu
PG-51285-11
Coronado Historical Association Collections Care Assessment

Hiring a conservation consultant to conduct an emergency preparedness assessment and preservation assessment of the association's scrapbook collection. The Coronado Historical Association possesses a collection of photographs, manuscripts, paintings, and artists' prints that document the local history of the surrounding San Diego harbor area, including the North Island Naval Air Station, the U.S. Navy SEALs, and the famous Hotel Del Coronado. The scrapbook collection contains 85 linear feet of photographic and mixed-media scrapbooks that date from the early 20th century and cover local topics such as the Coronado Flower Association, Women's Club, Crown Garden Club, and military life.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,618
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Mohonk Preserve, Inc. (New Paltz, NY 12561-0715)
Paul Huth
PG-51286-11
Collections Care and Environmental Assessment

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse 3,000 prints and 30 glass plate negatives (1895-1960), as well as 600 negatives (1938-1941) that document the cultural and economic history of the Hudson Valley region, and an assessment of environmental conditions in the storage facility.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Danforth Museum Corporation (Framingham, MA 01702-8291)
Katherine French
PG-51289-11
Collections Assessment for the Danforth Museum of Art

Hiring a conservation team to conduct a preservation assessment for a collection of 3,500 paintings, prints, photos, and sculpture that includes works by the Boston expressionist, Hyman Bloom; sculpture by the African American artist, Myra Warrick Fuller; a collection of katsina figures; and important prints by Works Progress Administration artists.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Newport Art Museum and Art Association (Newport, RI 02840)
Nancy Whipple Grinnell
PG-51290-11
Environmental Monitoring to Improve the Care of Collections

The purchase of equipment and training of staff to monitor environmental conditions for a collection of 2,200 works of art by visual artists of Newport and southeastern New England. The museum holds works by such artists as Fitz Henry Lane, George Inness, John La Farge, Gilbert Stuart, Helene Sturtevant, Catharine Morris Wright, Dale Chihuly, Howard Ben Tre, Robert Hamita, and Joseph Norman.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,913
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3132)
Dana Friedman
PG-51292-11
Tenement Museum Collections Environmental Monitoring

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment recommended by a preservation consultant and the recalibration of existing equipment in order to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and vibration in a storage area housing a collection of 9,000 objects, 5,000 photographs, and 140 linear feet of archival records. The corpus documents migration history in a location that housed more than 7,000 immigrants from 20 nations between 1863 and 1935, and it is one of the few in the nation to offer information about the material culture of the urban working class and poor during this period.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,905
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Utah State University (Logan, UT 84322-1400)
Bradford Cole
PG-51296-11
Preservation Assessment of Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives and Digital Initiatives Department

A preservation assessment of the Utah State University's library holdings, including 18,000 linear feet of textual materials, 350,000 photographs, 60,000 books, 5,300 audio recordings, and over 1,000 architectural drawings documenting the history of Utah and the Intermountain West, agriculture and natural resource management, and American folklore. These collections form the basis for the University's Digital Library with over half a million digital files arranged in 30 subject collections.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Reed College (Portland, OR 97202-8199)
Colleen E. Gotze
PG-51298-11
Preservation Assessment and Improvement of Storage Practices for Reed College's Collection of Prints and Drawings

A preservation assessment of 500 works on paper, predominantly prints and drawings from American and European artists, and the purchase of metal shelving to improve their storage conditions at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Among the artists represented in the collection are Rembrandt, Daumier, Piranesi, Manet, Rothko, and De Martini. The works support the teaching and research done by college faculty and students.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,157
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Bank Street College of Education (New York, NY 10025-1898)
Lindsey Wyckoff
PG-51299-11
General Preservation Needs Assessment for Bank Street College Archives

A general preservation assessment of 600 linear feet of administrative records, audiovisual materials, photographs, and artifacts documenting the history of the college and its predecessor, the Bureau of Education Experiments, from its founding in 1916 to the present. The records document the college's support of education for underprivileged youth, the creation of models for the desegregation of public schools, and the development of the Head Start program in the 1960s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,560
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Louisiana, Monroe (Jigger, LA 71249-0727)
Diana Mae Greenlee
PG-51300-11
Assessment and Long-Term Preservation of Copper Artifacts at Poverty Point

Hiring a conservator to assess the condition of 200 fragile copper tools and weapons from Poverty Point, an archaeological site in the lower Mississippi River valley occupied from 1700 to 1100 BCE. The consultant would evaluate the current condition of these objects, devise a plan to clean and stabilize any in need of treatment, and establish an appropriate rehousing environment for these artifacts, using preservation supplies requested by the applicant.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,997
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Harney County Library (Burns, OR 97720-1299)
Cheryl Hancock
PG-51301-11
Preserving the Past in the Western History Room of Harney County Library

A preservation assessment of the library's Western History Room, an assessment of disaster vulnerability for the library as a whole, and staff training in emergency preparedness and response planning. The library's collections include 2,000 books, 700 audio-visual items, 500 tape-recorded oral history interviews, and several thousand photographs pertaining to the history of the American West and, particularly, a region of southeastern Oregon populated over time by various Indian tribes, Basque and Scottish sheepherders, lumber industry developers, and cattlemen.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

State of California (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Frances M. Jones
PG-51302-11
California Judicial Center Library Disaster Preparedness Project

Disaster preparedness measures for the library's special collections and archives unit, including risk assessment, staff training, and the purchase of preservation supplies. The collections consist of the personal papers of several California Supreme Court justices, along with published and unpublished materials from other individuals and organizations documenting the history of judicial decision making and legal affairs in California from the 1850s to present. Notable examples include records of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, papers of legal scholar Bernard Witkin, and 165 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, and audiovisual items collected by the state's longest-serving Supreme Court justice, Stanley Mosk, and spanning the period from 1912 to 2006.

Project fields: Law and Jurisprudence
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc. (Portland, ME 04101)
Hilary Bassett
PG-51303-11
Preservation Assessment at the Frances W. Peabody Research Library

A preservation assessment of a collection focusing on local and regional architectural history and historic preservation of Portland, Maine. It includes a wide range of materials, including the archive of architectural historian John Pancoast, as well as photographs, artifacts, and papers relating to the preservation of the Portland Observatory (1807). The collection supports significant research activities by students, scholars, and the general public.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,300
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL 35115-3732)
Carey W. Heatherly
PG-51304-11
Continued Improvement of the University of Montevallo's University Archives and Special Collections

The purchase of preservation supplies to provide better care for the Carmichael Library's archives and special collections, documenting the history of the university and women's education in Alabama. The archive includes a collection of dolls created by the Works Progress Administration's Alabama Visual Education Project and the Olmstead Brothers' original design for the campus, a designated National Historic District.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Inc. (Woodstock, NY 12498-1263)
Matthew T. Leaycraft
PG-51308-11
Assessment and Planning for Storage of the Byrdcliffe Collection

Hiring a consultant to assess the storage needs and develop a plan to house a collection of approximately 1,000 works of art associated with the founders and artists of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, the Hudson Valley's first art school, founded by Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead and Jane Byrd McCall Whitehead in 1903. The collection includes paintings, textiles, furniture, ceramics, works on paper, and photography.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,378
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel
PG-51310-11
Archival Storage of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of 19th- and 20th-Century Posters

The purchase of storage furniture to rehouse a collection of approximately 2,000 19th- and 20th-century posters in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Improved storage will make it easier for faculty and students to view the posters safely. Highlights include posters by the American artist Edward Penfield used to promote "Harper's Magazine" from 1896 to 1899; government-issued posters from both World Wars encouraging public support; and graphic design posters from the Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Cipe Pineles, and Chermayeff and Geismar collections.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Starr Commonwealth (Albion, MI 49224-9525)
Amy Lynne Reimann
PG-51311-11
Preservation Planning Assessment

A preservation assessment of an archive documenting the 97-year history of one of the earliest childcare organizations in Michigan, originally founded as a refuge for "homeless, dependent, neglected, and delinquent boys." Of interest to social historians and educators, the collection is used in exhibits, educational programs, and institutional publications.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,950
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Edward R. Bosley
PG-51314-11
Preserving the Greene and Greene Architectural Archives

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment for the Greene and Greene Archives, which contain three major collections of books, paintings, and other materials related to the architecture of southern California. The collections are currently stored at the Huntington Library under the supervision of the University of Southern California.

Project fields: Architecture
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $2,750
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Dyer Library Association (Saco, ME 04072)
Jessica Skwire Routhier
PG-51315-11
Improved Storage Housing for Works of Art on Paper

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse works of art on paper at a regional museum dedicated to the arts and history of the Saco River Valley. The collection includes prints and drawings by local 19th-century masters Charles Henry Granger and Gibeon Elden Bradbury; prints by Winslow Homer, who painted Saco Bay; and photographs by Edward Curtis, Wallace Nutting, and John Johnson (one of the museum's founders and a pioneer of early photography). The collection allows researchers and visitors to explore local and regional traditions in the context of national trends in American art history.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY 13346-1386)
Carol Ann Lorenz
PG-51318-11
Longyear Museum of Anthropology Collections Storage Improvement Project

The purchase of equipment to monitor temperature and relative humidity in storage and exhibition areas and preservation supplies to rehouse 80 fragile items from the Longyear Museum of Anthropology's worldwide ethnographic textile and basketry collections dating from the mid-18th century.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Center for Jewish History (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Laura Leone
PG-51319-11
A Preservation Assessment at the Center for Jewish History

A preservation assessment of archival materials, books, and museum objects documenting the modern Jewish experience. Highlights of the collection include a letter denouncing anti-Semitism written by Thomas Jefferson to the earliest Jewish congregation in the United States; the world's largest collection of sound recordings, photos, and film relating to Eastern European Jewish culture, as well as some of the first Hebrew and Jewish prayer books published in this country.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Tobacco Farm Life Museum (Kenly, NC 27542)
Melody Lyn Johnson
PG-51320-11
Environmental Monitoring and Planning Project

The purchase of equipment and training by a conservator to establish an environmental monitoring program and improve the care of archival and material culture collections, which number over 18,000 items and document the history and heritage of eastern North Carolina farming communities and the region's involvement in the tobacco industry.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

SUNY Research Foundation, College at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY 12561-2446)
Sara Pasti
PG-51328-11
Assessment and Planning for Storage of the Museum's World Collection

Hiring a conservation team to conduct an assessment of storage needs and develop a storage plan for a diverse collection of approximately 5,000 objects in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art that includes metals, paintings, works on paper, and photography. The museum's "World Collection" spans some 4,000 years of history and contains objects from Egyptian and Classical cultures, African masks, Asian prints, and Australian aboriginal bark paintings.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,878
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, PA 19102-1225)
Christopher Raymond Dougherty
PG-51329-11
Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archive Rehousing Project

The purchase of a five-drawer flat file to rehouse a collection of historic maps and architectural drawings, including 400 pen and ink drawings of buildings from the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, 200 construction drawings of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and topographical maps dating to the 1870s. These resources are used frequently by city officials, consultants, scholars, and the general public to learn more about the history of Philadelphia's built environment.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Julia Y. Hansen
PG-51332-11
Preservation of the Eugene B. Redmond Collection

The purchase of preservation and storage supplies to provide better care for the papers of Eugene B. Redmond, an African American poet, historian, photographer, and educator who played an active role in the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s. The collection documents Redmond's relationship with notable figures including Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Miles Davis, Katherine Dunham, and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. (Frederick, MD 21701-5402)
Carrie Blough
PG-51337-11
Collections Storage Improvements

The purchase of preservation supplies to improve the storage conditions of the museum's art, glass, and ceramic collections. Dating from the 18th century to the present, the art collection includes paintings, drawings, and prints of Frederick County landscapes and portraits of its residents, with some works attributed to regional artists Charles Wilson Peale, Jacob Eicholtz, and Joshua Johnson. The glass and ceramic artifacts include the works of early German immigrants to the county.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,935
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444)
Michael Olijnyk
PG-51338-11
Mattress Factory Archive Storage Project

The purchase of storage furniture and supplies to rehouse three-dimensional objects and audio-visual materials from an archival collection documenting avant-garde art from 1977 to the present. Recommended by a NEH-funded preservation assessment in 2006, the storage supplies would better preserve and make accessible the remnants and recordings of installation, performance, and video art for historical research.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Washington, DC 20007-2737)
Gary Yates
PG-51339-11
Alexander Graham Bell Association Archives Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of archival materials documenting Alexander Graham Bell's educational work with the deaf. The assessment would provide the first step in making the archive more accessible to historians, hearing health professionals, educators, and families of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,950
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (San Antonio, TX 78229-3901)
Elizabeth Anne Comeaux
PG-51340-11
Evaluation of Archival Storage Conditions at the University Libraries of the Health Science Center in San Antonio

The hiring of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment and the purchase of archival supplies to better care for the university's institutional records, manuscript collections, and its library of over 5,000 medical texts dating from the 15th century to the present.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,547
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Amistad Research Center (New Orleans, LA 70116)
Laura J. Thomson
PG-51343-11
Environmental Monitoring for Humanities and Audio-Visual Collections

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment and the provision of specialized training to preserve the center's manuscript, rare book, fine art, and oral history collections chronicling the African American experience from the Civil War to the present. The collections include the papers of prominent artists and political leaders such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Mary McLeod Bethune, Ellis Marsalis, and works of art by Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner and Romare Bearden.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,353
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Mary Beth Prondzinski
PG-51346-11
Preservation Plan for John Hampson's Insect Mosaics

A conservation assessment and the purchase of a storage cabinet for ten mosaics made during the period 1880 to 1923 by amateur entomologist, engineer, and artist John Hampson. The mosaics are assembled from thousands of moths, butterflies, and colorful beetles and depict historical quilt patterns, events, and persons, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The collection is used to explore the cultural integration of the sciences and the arts and attitudes about design and nature during the late Victorian era and into the early 20th century.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Uintah County (Vernal, UT 84078-2643)
Samuel Passey
PG-51356-11
Disaster Preparedness to Protect Regional and Natural History Collections

Training for staff and the purchase of supplies for emergency disaster preparedness for two cultural institutions susceptible to earthquake, fire, flood, and tornado in the Uinta Basin -- the Uintah Library's Regional History Center and the State Field House of Natural History. The Regional History Center contains 20,000 books, 2,200 manuscript collections, 300 oral history interviews, and an extensive photograph archive containing over 300,000 historic images from the local Leo Thoren-Lawrence DeVed studio. In addition to its extensive natural history collection, the Field House of Natural History contains 3,450 ethnological and archaeological artifacts including Ute bead and leather works, as well as 142 paintings and murals from Ernest Untermann, considered the "artist of the Uintas."

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,965
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Holyoke Public Library (Holyoke, MA 01040-4910)
Jim Massery
PG-51357-11
Holyoke History Room Preservation Storage and Training Project

The purchase of storage equipment and preservation supplies and training conducted at the library on care and handling of archival materials. The collections of the Holyoke History Room include photographs and artifacts depicting the city's street car from the late 19th to early 20th centuries; glass plate negatives and prints from the late 1800s illustrating local transportation, industry, and homes; and the business records of the Parsons Paper Company located in Holyoke, nicknamed "Paper City" and known as one of America's first planned industrial communities.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Disciples of Christ Historical Society (Nashville, TN 37212)
Sara Jean Harwell
PG-51360-11
A Preservation Assessment for Collections of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society

A general preservation assessment and the purchase of storage furniture for oversized documents and prints. The Society houses the world's largest collection of materials documenting the Stone-Campbell religious tradition, including 37,000 books and pamphlets; 3,000 serial titles; 12,000 linear feet of archival records and personal papers; historical records for 22,000 congregations; 35,000 biographical files; and 5,000 audiovisual recordings. The materials document missionary work in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America; the Disciples of Christ's involvement with the civil rights movement; and the personal papers of several church leaders, scholars, and missionaries.

Project fields: History of Religion
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2202)
Ludmila Pollock
PG-51364-11
Preserving the History of Molecular Biology and Genetics, as Documented through the Archives of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

A preservation assessment and on-site staff training in collections care for an archive documenting the history of molecular biology and genetics research in the 20th century. The archive has served as a rich resource for humanities scholars working in the history of science, resulting in a number of biographies on James D. Watson and documentaries on the discovery of DNA.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (Seattle , WA 98112)
Karen Marshall
PG-51370-11
Long-Term Storage Plan and Rehousing Project for Pacific Northwest Ship Plans

The hiring of a paper conservator to help staff create a long-term storage plan for a collection of 7,000 drawings illustrating the history of naval architecture and the maritime industry in the Pacific Northwest during the first half of the 20th century. Preservation supplies would be purchased, and the conservator would provide training to staff and volunteers involved in rehousing the collection, a major resource receiving hundreds of research requests annually.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 3/31/2014

Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002)
Thomas Michael Kelly
PG-51371-11
Preservation Training Workshops

Preservation workshops to train Frost Library staff to better care for the college's collections of rare books, literary manuscripts, artifacts, and natural history collections, including the papers of William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, for whom the library is named. The workshop would also be attended by staff from the Center for Russian Culture, the Mead Art Museum, and the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,810
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Tau Beta Sigma (Stillwater, OK 74076-0849)
Lisa Croston
PG-51372-11
Tau Beta Sigma Archives Preservation Project

A preservation assessment and on-site training workshop to enhance the care of an archival collection documenting the history of Tau Beta Sigma, a national sorority for college and university bands. Founded in 1946, the sorority was influential in changing the role of women in college and university bands during World War II and in the larger world of professional music thereafter.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Thomas Cole Historic House (Catskill, NY 12414-1027)
Elizabeth Bond Jacks
PG-51374-11
Preservation Assessment of Environmental Conditions

An assessment of conditions in the Thomas Cole Historic House by a conservator and an engineer, who will identify risks to collections and propose improvements to environmental conditions, fire protection systems, and lighting. The house, a National Historic Landmark, was the primary residence and workplace of 19th-century artist Thomas Cole and contains such collections as Cole's art materials, sketches, paintings, decorative objects, and household furnishings.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

American Association of University Women (Washington, DC 20036-4809)
Jill Birdwhistell
PG-51375-11
American Association of University Women Archives Preservation Assessment

A preservation assessment of an archive documenting the history of the American Association of University Women, founded in 1881 to advance educational and professional opportunities for women. The consulting archivist would survey the collection, of interest to social and political historians, with the goal of developing a comprehensive collections management plan and helping the institution hire an archivist to direct its implementation.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Kartemquin Educational Films (Chicago, IL 60657-4029)
Zak Piper
PG-51376-11
Kartemquin Educational Films Preservation Rehousing Project

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse four documentary films set in Chicago in the 1960s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,486
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Framingham Historical Society (Framingham, MA 01701-4837)
Dana Dauterman Ricciardi
PG-51377-11
Large Format Works on Paper: Upgrading Care

The purchase of storage furniture, supplies, and training for staff to rehouse 200 large-format works on paper documenting the history of Framingham. Highlights of the collection include 17th-century land ownership records, documents detailing the involvement of Framingham citizens in the Revolutionary War, and photographs of the changing landscape, peoples, and industries of the town from the late 19th century to the present. Improved access to these materials would increase their use in regular exhibitions and public programs.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,820
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Lavaca County (Hallettsville, TX 77964-0283)
Elizabeth A. Kouba
PG-51381-11
Lavaca County Courthouse Disaster Preparedness Project

On-site staff training in disaster planning and the purchase of emergency preparedness supplies. The courthouse records include over 7,300 ledger books containing property deeds; probate documents; oil and gas industry contracts; birth, death, and marriage certificates; court case files; county commission meeting minutes; naturalization papers; tax rolls; voter registration lists; and other local government transactions documenting the social and economic history of southeastern Texas from the 1840s to the present.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC 28207-2012)
Joyce Weaver
PG-51384-11
Library Special Collections Storage Cabinet

The purchase and installation of a secure, museum-quality metal cabinet to store oversized rare books on decorative arts in England, Europe, and the United States, which were identified as priority items in a 2006 preservation assessment. Included in the collection are more than 200 folios published between the 17th and 20th centuries and volumes that document private, individual art collections now held by museums around the world.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,951
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (Denver, CO 80206-1211)
Jillian Marie Allison
PG-51393-11
Preservation Assessment for Improved Storage of Collections

Hiring a consultant to assess storage conditions and the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for a collection of more than 10,000 historic dolls, toys, and miniatures, most from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular emphasis on objects from Japan and the American Southwest.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,232
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Sunflower County Library (Indianola, MS 38751-2415)
Jennifer Delaney Rose
PG-51395-11
Mississippi Delta Collaborative Emergency Preparedness Project

Training in disaster preparedness for staff in five cultural heritage institutions located in the Mississippi Delta region. The grant would also support the purchase of emergency response supplies that would be shared by the five repositories. Collections housed by these institutions include local newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, agricultural ledgers and other sources documenting diverse topics such as African American rural life, Chinese immigration, German prisoners of war during the 1940s, and regional music, most prominently reflected in the personal papers of blues musician B. B. King.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Philadelphia Camp Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Philadelphia, PA 19124-3954)
Jack McCarthy
PG-51400-11
Archival Collection Storage and Rehousing Project

The purchase of archival supplies and storage furniture to preserve 120 linear feet of records documenting two Civil War fraternal and heritage organizations, the Grand Army of the Republic and Sons of Union Veterans. These organizations were founded in the aftermath of the war by Union Army veterans as a forum for social and political activities and as a locus for debate and reminiscence about their military service. The archival collections contain organizational records, personal papers, photographs, prints, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and complete sets of two Philadelphia newspapers that span the mid-19th century to the present.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Livingston County Historical Society (Geneseo, NY 14454-1204)
Anna Maria Kowalchuk
PG-51404-11
Planning for Collections Storage

Consultation with a conservator to develop plans for improving storage and care of the society's art, material culture, and archival collections, which are housed in an 1838 cobblestone schoolhouse, a contributing structure in Geneseo National Historic Landmark District. Exhibitions of the collections explore the history of Livingston County, including pioneer settlement and 19th-century education.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096)
Brian P. Alvarez
PG-51405-11
Conservation Assessment of the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of three million prints and negatives, 500 film reels, and 100 audiotapes in the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives that document the history and culture of southern Nevada from 1947 to the present, including images of atomic testing and of the construction boom during this period.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

City of Nacogdoches (Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5508)
Brian Bray
PG-51407-11
Improving Storage for Rare Books at Sterne-Hoya House Museum & Library

The purchase of shelving and supplies for the storage of 26 scrapbooks and 200 rare hymnals, bibles, textbooks, and beginner readers, with some German books brought by the von der Hoya family when they came to Texas in 1836. The 1830 Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library was the home of a prominent merchant and Texas Revolutionary leader, and the collections, which date from the 19th and early 20th centuries, are used to interpret the history of that period.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $1,920
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan: The Ziibiwing Center (Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858-8950)
William Johnson
PG-51408-11
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways' E'aawiiyaang (Who We Are) Conservation & Preservation Project

The purchase of storage furniture and environmental monitors to house and protect 3,000 artifacts including clothing, tools, and jewelry that document the history and culture of the Anishinabe (i.e., Ojibwe or Chippewa) people.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Loyola University, Chicago (Chicago, IL 60611-2147)
Jonathan Canning
PG-51410-11
Conservation and Storage Improvement Project

The purchase of preservation supplies, storage furniture, and environmental monitoring equipment for Loyola University Museum of Art collections totaling almost 900 objects that are used in art and art history programs at the university and by the public. The Martin D'Arcy collection focuses on European Christian art from the 12th to the late 18th century, while the LUMA collection explores spirituality in art from antiquity to the present and contains Neolithic idols as well as over 500 nativity scenes from more than 100 countries.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc. (Woodstock, NY 12498-1236)
Ariel Shanberg
PG-51411-11
Assessment and Planning for the Storage of the Photographic Collection

Hiring a conservation team to conduct an assessment of storage needs and to develop a storage concept plan for a collection of 1,500 works of art, primarily photos, produced by the artists in residence at the center since its opening in 1977. The collection also includes the Gaede/Striebel Archive, which documents--in photos and oral history audiotapes--the Woodstock Maverick Festivals of the 1920s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $3,878
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (San Jose, CA 95112-3639)
Joyce Ertel Hulbert
PG-51412-11
Preservation Assessment and Planning for Textile Collections

A preservation assessment and the acquisition of environmental monitoring equipment and other supplies leading to the development of a long-range plan to preserve a permanent collection of 830 quilts, items of clothing, and other textiles, including materials from North America, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,175
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Beloit College (Beloit, WI 53511-5595)
Lisa Viezbicke
PG-51415-11
Preservation Assessment of Beloit College's Archival Collections in the Humanities

The first preservation assessment of the college's archive and special collections of manuscripts, books and publications, memorabilia, photographs, and audiovisual material relating to the history of the college and the surrounding region.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Historical Natural History and Library Society of South Natick (Natick, MA 01760-5542)
Jennifer H. Hance
PG-51416-11
Collections Storage Planning for the Historical Natural History and Library Society of South Natick

The purchase of preservation supplies and the hiring of a consultant to plan the move and storage of the museum's collection during exhibit renovations. The collection contains over 25,000 objects, 156 linear feet of archival records, 12,000 photographs, and 125 linear feet of printed materials documenting the history of Natick, Massachusetts, and includes artifacts from the first Praying Indian community settled by John Eliot in the 17th century, as well as other materials from the colonial, industrial, and World War eras.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,961
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Molly Brown House Museum (Denver, CO 80203-2417)
Nicole Roush
PG-51421-11
Purchase of Environmental Monitoring Equipment

The purchase of equipment for environmental monitoring in the Molly Brown House Museum, where a 10,000-item collection of art, artifacts, and archives is used to interpret the life of Molly Brown (1867-1932) and her interests in philanthropy, women's rights, and social reform. Twenty percent of the collection, which includes furniture, silver, glass, textiles, and fine art, was owned by Brown and her family. Other materials in the house are representative of the years of Brown's life.

Project fields: Gender Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Old Swedes Church Foundation (Wilmington, DE 19801-4421)
Rebecca L. Wilson
PG-51422-11
Condition Assessment of Historic Gravestone Markers

A preservation assessment of historic gravestone markers from the burial grounds at the Old Swedes Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. The gravestones represent artifacts that document the community and its history, the gravestone as an art form, and the colonial history and founding of the New Sweden Colony in Delaware.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL 35203-2278)
Melissa Falkner Mercurio
PG-51424-11
Rehousing of the Buten Wedgwood Collection

Purchase of storage equipment to rehouse the Buten Wedgwood Collection, which consists of almost 8,000 pieces of ceramics dating from the inception of the Wedgwood Company in 1759 through the 1980s. Harry and Nettie Buten began collecting Wedgwood in 1931 and opened their museum in Merion, Pennsylvania to the public in 1957. The collection, which includes some of the most unique Wedgwood wares, was acquired by the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2008, a gift from the Buten family through the Wedgwood Society of New York.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

North Adams Public Library (North Adams, MA 01247-4168)
Richard G. Moon
PG-51425-11
Preservation of and Access to Historical Collections

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies for oversized materials in the library's special collections department, as recommended in a recent preservation assessment, along with on-site workshops on flattening and framing large historical documents, photographs, and posters. Among the library's collections are more than 80 World War I-era posters; approximately 100 rolled maps and oversized architectural drawings depicting the historical landscape and built environment of North Adams, Massachusetts, in the 19th and 20th centuries; and three dozen large photographs, paintings, and prints illustrating prominent local residents and sites from the early 1900s.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,293
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco, CA 94115-3604)
Rosalyn Tonai
PG-51429-11
General Preservation Assessment for National Japanese American Historical Society Collections

The hiring of a consultant to conduct a general preservation assessment of collections documenting the Japanese American experience during the 20th century. The 30,000 items include photos, military records, scrapbooks, diaries, and objects covering World War II-era topics such as Japanese American involvement with the Army, internment, and postwar relocation.

Project fields: Asian American Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Wyoming Frontier Prison (Rawlins, WY 82301-4768)
Tina Hill
PG-51430-11
Archival Supplies and Staff Training for Improved Preservation of Collections at the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

Consultation with a conservator and the purchase of supplies to improve the care of nearly 3,000 works of art, material culture artifacts, and archival items that document the 80-year history of Wyoming's first state penitentiary, which opened in 1901. Visitors to the historic site learn about life in the prison, Western settlement and growth of the frontier town, and the various industries supported by prison labor.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Center for Wooden Boats (Seattle, WA 98109-4444)
Betsy Davis
PG-51440-11
Preserving a Historic Fleet of Small Craft: Defining a Strategy for Boat Covers

Hiring a consultant to train the museum staff in preserving a collection of 30 historic boats documenting the maritime history and traditions of Seattle.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Kona Historical Society (Captain Cook, HI 96704)
Jill R. Olson
PG-51442-11
Jean Greenwell Library and Archives: A Preservation Plan for Archival Materials

The hiring of a consultant to develop a plan to process a backlog of archival materials, as well as the purchase of a hygrothermograph to complete the upgrade of the facility's environmental monitoring system. The Jean Greenwell Library and Archives' collection contains photographs, books, archival records, films, audiotapes, and objects documenting the coffee industry and agricultural development in Kona. The applicant maintains two National Registry of Historic Place sites: the H.N. Greenwell Store founded in 1870 and the D. Uchida Farm (Kona Coffee Living History Farm) started in 1913.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,773
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, OH 43211-2497)
Charles Wash
PG-51443-11
Preserving Collections of the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

The purchase of archival supplies to preserve collections documenting African American local and national history. The holdings cover historical issues such as enslavement and manumission of people of African descent, African American military history, and civil rights. The 650 linear feet of materials also include records on local government leaders, family papers, and a significant collection of documents and artifacts pertaining to Alex Haley, the author of "Roots."

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,990
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 10/30/2012

City of Hampton - Hampton History Museum (Hampton, VA 23669-3522)
Bethany Austin
PG-51445-11
Cold Storage of the Cheyne Collection's Cellulose Acetate Negatives

The purchase of two freezers recommended by a consultant to provide cold storage for 50,000 deteriorating acetate negatives created by a local photographer from 1894 to 1960 that document the history of the community, including education, religion, commerce, and race relations.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Bayshore Discovery Project (Port Norris, NJ 08349)
Meghan Elizabeth Wren
PG-51451-11
Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center Collection Storage Upgrade

The purchase of storage furniture and the hiring of a consultant to oversee, and train staff in preparation for, the move of the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center's artifacts to a new storage facility. The museum's collection documents the maritime traditions and history of the Delaware Bay from the mid-19th century to the present and contains fishing equipment, photographs, business records and correspondence, oral histories, machinery, Native American tools, and other maritime artifacts.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Brigham Young University, Provo (Provo, UT 84602)
Chris Erickson
PG-51453-11
Digital Preservation Management Workshop

A preservation workshop to assist sixteen cultural repositories in Utah, including academic libraries and museums, state and local government, historic sites, and religious archives in managing and preserving their extensive digital collections. These collections include ancient texts, Western newspapers, genealogical materials, European political pamphlets, and artwork.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

Ute Pass Historical Society (Woodland Park, CO 80866-6875)
Donna Finicle
PG-51456-11
Environmental Upgrades in Storage and Training for the Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum

Hiring a consultant to conduct training for museum staff and develop a plan for improving collection storage, as well as the purchase of dataloggers to monitor the facility's environmental conditions. The Ute Pass Historical Society possesses a collection of over 10,000 artifacts documenting the history of native Ute people, settlement of Ute Pass communities in the 1860s, and the history of the Colorado Midland Railway from the 1880s through the 1940s.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Cape Ann Historical Association (Gloucester, MA 01930-5909)
Martha Oaks
PG-51458-11
The Folly Cove Designers Collection: Preserving an Important Piece of American Textile History

A preservation assessment of a collection of 800 block-print textile items, including table runners and wall paper, along with 45 artisan-carved linoleum blocks and other materials associated with the Folly Cove Designers, a group of women artists active in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the 1940s through 1960s.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Historic Saranac Lake (Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1833)
Amy Bachman Catania
PG-51459-11
Preservation Assessment of Historic Saranac Lake Collections

The hiring of a consultant to conduct a general preservation assessment and the purchase of preservation supplies to house the museum's collection of letters, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts documenting early scientific research on tuberculosis. Among the collection's holdings are nurses' uniforms, correspondence, oral histories, and microscopes and other medical equipment dating from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2577)
Tracie J. Ballock
PG-51460-11
Regional Disaster Supplies for the Pittsburgh Alliance for Response

The purchase of preservation supplies that would be available to cultural heritage institutions in the greater Pittsburgh area in the event of a disaster. The project would also develop policies and procedures for access and use of the cache, convene an educational meeting for consortium members, and conduct a mock disaster drill. Among the participating institutions are the Carnegie Mellon University's Architecture Archives, University of Pittsburgh's East Asian Library and Frick Fine Arts Library, and the Carnegie Museum.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton, MA 01510-2903)
Tara Young
PG-51462-11
Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program

Hiring a consultant to establish monitoring of environmental conditions and the purchase and installation of environmental monitoring equipment in a new exhibition and storage space for a collection of 400 Russian icons that date from the 15th century to the present. The collection of egg tempera paintings on wooden boards, which are used as objects of veneration in the Russian Orthodox tradition, is the largest of its kind in the United States.

Project fields: Russian History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Keeneland Foundation (Lexington, KY 40510-9662)
Rebecca Jeane Ryder
PG-51466-11
The Keeneland Library Preservation Project

The purchase of archival storage and rehousing supplies to preserve two photographic collections documenting the history of thoroughbred breeding and racing in the United States. Used extensively by historians and journalists for publications, these materials require special care to prevent further deterioration.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $6,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

U.S. District Court Northern California Historical Society (San Francisco, CA 94102-3661)
Robyn Lipsky
PG-51468-11
Historical Correspondence and Audio Recordings Preservation Assessment Project

A preservation assessment of approximately 10 linear feet of court letters from 1871 to 1911 and over 1,000 Dictaphone recordings from 1960 to 1972. The correspondence, most of which survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, is among the earliest available documentation of legal transactions in Northern California covering, for example, naturalization cases, voting petitions, and financial affairs. The audio recordings contain courtroom proceedings, many of which pertain to military draft resistance during the Vietnam War period.

Project fields: Law and Jurisprudence
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,600
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

St. Gregory's University (Shawnee, OK 74804-2403)
Benet Exton
PG-51470-11
Preserving Our History for Tomorrow: Preservation Supplies for Special Collections

The purchase of preservation supplies to extend the life of a collection of books, maps, and records housed in the James J. Kelly Library. The collection parallels the history of the university, which was founded in 1875 as a monastery that taught Native Americans in what was then Indian Territory. The collection includes works on philosophy and religion, music and fine arts, and language and literature, as well as a collection of 18th- and 19th-century books on and translated into Native American languages.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,999
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

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