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Date range: 2011-2011
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Dallas County Heritage Society (Dallas, TX 75215-1211)
Evelyn Montgomery (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51086-11
Furniture and Archival Supplies for Improving the Storage of Material Culture Collections

To support: 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.

The Dallas County Heritage Society seeks a Preservation Assistance Grant to purchase archival quality storage furniture and supplies for the proper housing of our collections. These needs have been identified as priorities by Csilla Felker Dennis, who conducted a detailed preservation needs assessment of the collection, funded by a Preservation Assistance Grant awarded December 1, 2008.

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

Lesley College (Cambridge, MA 02138-2790)
Alyssa Pacy (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 02/23/2011); Marie Wasnock (Project Director, 02/24/2011 - present)
PG-51087-11
The Lesley University Archives: General Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The Lesley University Archives (LUA) at Lesley University is seeking funding to hire a consultant specifically knowledgeable about archives and preservation from the Northeast Document Conservation Center to conduct a general preservation assessment of the collections housed in the Lesley University Archives and to draft a plan for the care and preservation of these collections. A general preservation assessment will improve the LUA’s ability to preserve and care for its permanent collection of University records, prints and photographs, books and journals, and sound recordings.

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

Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH 44124-4398)
Katherine Stricker (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 01/11/2011); Mara Dabrishus (Project Director, 01/12/2011 - present)
PG-51093-11
Preservation Supplies for the Ursuline College Archives

To support: 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.

The Ursuline College Archives exist primarily to collect, organize, describe, make available and preserve materials of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to Ursuline College from its beginnings in the middle nineteenth century. Ursuline College is the first chartered women's college in Ohio, and the archives reflect the College's role in the development of women's education. The archives would like to use the Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions for the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, storage furniture, and preservation supplies for the protection and maintenance of the memorabilia and records of Ursuline College. These purchases are directly related to recommendations from a General Preservation Assessment of the archives that was completed by Tom Clareson, the Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, Lyrasis, in 2009.

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute (Indiana, PA 15701)
Harrison Wick (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51094-11
Assessment of Museum and Archives Collections

To support: 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.

The University Museum and the Special Collections & University Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) are seeking funding in the form of a $5,894.00 grant to support two activities which would preserve their complementary collections and improve public access to them: (1) a general preservation assessment of these collections and the current conditions in which they are housed, and (2) purchase of storage furniture needed to preserve these collections.

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

College of Southern Maryland, La Plata (La Plata, MD 20646-2867)
Amanda Pike (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51098-11
Preserving Historic Archival Collections

To support: 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.

Funding will support the purchase of improved storage for the Southern Maryland Study Center's permanent archival collections. Additionally, NEH grant funds will support the purchase of disaster recovery supplies and equipment to satisfy disaster preparedness objectives.

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

San Mateo County Historical Association (San Mateo, CA 94402)
Dana Neitzel (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51100-11
Preservation Assessment of Three-Dimensional Collections

To support: 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.

The SMCHA 3-D Storage Preservation Assessment project addresses current and future storage conditions of three-dimensional collections of the San Mateo County Historical Association (SMCHA). Three-dimensional collections not currently used for telling the story of San Mateo County's history through exhibits are housed in three different collection rooms with very different physical and environmental conditions. Past work on collections has been done by staff and volunteers with varying degrees of collection management experience. Assessing what has been done correctly and where mitigation must be applied will be an important component of this project. This project will allow the curator to make informed decisions, based on recommendations by Conservator Thomas Fuller, as to immediate storage remediation. Additionally, it will provide the SMCHA with much needed information to set long-term goals for improvement.

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

Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, VT 05061)
Susan Currier (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51104-11
Hartness Library Preservation Planning Survey

To support: 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.

Hartness Library serving Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont is seeking funding in the form of a $5,164 grant for a NEDCC (Northeast Document Conservation Center) consultant to complete a General Preservation Planning Survey. This survey will assist us in identifying potential hazards to our collection, prioritize needs, and identify the steps necessary to ensure adequate preservation actions for long term development, protection and conservation of this collection.

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

FASNY Museum of Firefighting (Hudson, NY 12534-1601)
Ryan Mahoney (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 12/13/2010); Nicholas DeCicco (Project Director, 12/14/2010 - present)
PG-51105-11
Storage Improvement through Archival Supplies

To support: 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.

With the proposed Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting plans to purchase Coroplast, Ethafoam. and Tyvek for the improvement of the Museum's current storage shelving. The Museum currently lacks adequate storage equipment support materials. The storage areas are currently equipped with metal shelving that has an open grid, metal shelving deck. This shelving does not provide an even support base for objects of varying size (i.e. the wheels of model trucks rest in the areas between crossbars) and does not protect the objects from dust and light damage that occur on such objects like our leather fire helmets. The installation of these protective materials will allow for the long-term preservation of many objects through proper storage.

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

Wichita State University (Wichita, KS 67260-9700)
Patricia McDonnell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51106-11
Development of a Long-Range Conservation Plan at the Ulrich Museum of Art

To support: 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.

The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, requests $6,000 from NEH for support of professional assistance in developing a Long Range Conservation Plan. The project will prioritize the conservation needs of the Ulrich Museum's growing collection and lay the groundwork for the development of a comprehensive, museum-wide Conservation Plan.

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

South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD 57007-0001)
Lisa Scholten (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51107-11
Preservation of South Dakota Art Museum Archival Collections

To support: 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.

The South Dakota Art Museum will preserve and protect access to four very important Museum archival collections. The Whitlock Archives consist of still and moving images, daily journals, letters and audio recordings compiled by former BIA agent Claude R. Whitlock who served on the Rosebud and Yakima reservation from 1905-1950.The Goble Archives consist of preliminary drawings, student artwork, first edition and foreign language books by the award winning illustrator and author. His work depicts traditional stores of the Lakota, Cheyenne and Blackfeet people. The Nelson archives contain photographs, notebooks and scrapbooks compiled as part of a research project conducted by Marion J. Nelson (1924-2000) as part of his research on "Art Pottery of the Midwest" exhibit and publication. The archives contain valuable information related to 257 midwest pottery pieces in the Museum collection. The Seiferle archives contain important information related to 202 Native American Museum artifacts.

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

Little People of America, Inc. (Tustin, CA 92780-3656)
Jim Kay (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51109-11
LPA Archive: Preservation Training, Consultation, and the Purchase of Supplies

To support: 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.

The project has three components. Component One: Provide volunteer archivist with two weeks of training in archival practices and procedures presented jointly by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archive. Component Two: A certified archivist will be contracted to provide an assessment of the LPA Archive including recommendations for preservation practices and supplies and equipment needed for the preservation of documents and media. Component Three: Equipment and supplies will be purchased following the recommendations of the certified archivist.

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

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Charles Carraway (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51110-11
Preserving the Jackson State University Permanent Art Collection

To support: 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.

If selected, the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant will support the on-site and off-site work of a fine art conservation consultant to develop a General Conservation Survey of Collections for the Department of Art at Jackson State University. The general conservation survey reports will cover collections care priorities, collections policies, environment (lighting, temperature, relative humidity, pests, and pollutants), exhibitions, storage, security, and disaster preparedness. The consultant will also prepare digital images for illustration. The final report will be provided as a pdf file on CD with additional hard copies. The final report will be used to create a long-range preservation plan and serve as a tool to obtain additional funding for collections care and treatment. Findings from the report will help support how to best use the collection for the art students on campus as well as implementing public exhibitions of the collections.

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

Onondaga County Public Library (Syracuse, NY 13202)
Barbara Scheibel (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51111-11
Local History/Genealogy Department Environmental Assessment Project

To support: 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.

The Central Library of the Onondaga County Public Library has been monitoring the temperature and relative humidity levels throughout the building using PEM2 dataloggers and Climate Control software for over one year. The data recovered from these dataloggers has revealed unacceptable variations in the temperature and relative humidity levels in the compact reference room in the Local History/Genealogy Department. This room houses the library's oldest and most valuable collections. This room was designed with its own HVAC system to ensure that this collection be at constant, optimal conditions of temperature and relative humidity for storing books. The data gathered over the past year has shown that this HVAC system is not working properly. If funded this grant would enable the library to hire an engineering firm to study the system and make recommendations to fix the HVAC problems and ensure optimal environmental conditions for LH/G compact reference room.

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

Central Baptist College (Conway, AR 72034-6401)
Anne Clements (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 10/09/2012)
PG-51113-11
Preservation Assistance for the Ronald V. Mitchell Archives

To support: 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.

The Central Baptist College library, J.E. Cobb Library, is seeking funding in the form of a $6,000 grant for an Amigos Library Services consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of the Ronald V. Mitchell archives and to provide preservation training for library staff. The project would begin in February 2011 and last approximately six months.

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

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (Buffalo, NY 14211)
Kathryn Leacock (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51114-11
Environmental Monitoring at the Buffalo Museum of Science

To support: 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.

Funding is sought in the amount of $2,990 to establish an environmental monitoring program at the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS). The grant will support the purchase of 10 dataloggers for the Museum's humanities collection storage areas. Data recording the fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity will be maintained in order to better understand the conditions in which the collections are housed. This information will be utilized to establish preservation priorities.

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

Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID 83501-2698)
Ellen Vieth (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51116-11
Preservation Assessment of Historical Chinese Artifacts

To support: 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.

This project will help Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) Center for Arts and History (CAH)improve its ability to preserve and care for its humanities collection by providing a preservation assessment, with a primary focus on its historical Beuk Aie Temple Collection.

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

Staten Island Historical Society (New York, NY 10301)
Maxine Friedman (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51118-11
Sperr and Grimshaw Photograph Collections Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The Staten Island Historical Society will conduct a preservation assessment of its Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964) and William J. Grimshaw (1854-1931) photograph collections. Sperr and Grimshaw captured thousands of images of Staten Island's people, natural settings, and built environment, and their works paint a portrait of the island in the early 20th century. This was a time of tremendous physical and cultural change for Staten Island, which had recently become one of the five boroughs of New York City and faced intense development pressure. Sperr's and Grimshaw's photographs document the island's transformation from rural and agricultural to suburban. The Society's ultimate goal is to provide access to every image in these collections, while at the same time providing proper care to insure long-term safety of the original materials. The proposed project is a vital step toward achieving that goal. The project will begin in April 2011 and will conclude in July 2011.

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

Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest (Forest, VA 24551-0419)
Jack Gary (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51121-11
Preserving the Metal Artifacts of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

To support: 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.

This project will purchase the necessary storage furniture and equipment needed to create stable, low-humidity environments for the long-term storage of metal artifacts recovered from archaeological excavations at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's retreat home and plantation in Bedford County, Virginia. The ongoing archaeological research at Poplar Forest has recovered a significant collection of historic artifacts that inform our knowledge of Thomas Jefferson's architectural and landscape designs and the lives of enslaved residents working on the plantation. Metal artifacts include architectural materials used as models to restore Jefferson's retreat house, personal adornment items such as buttons that once belonged to enslaved laborers, and metal tools used as part of the plantation. These metal objects are susceptible to deterioration without a controlled storage environment. The creation of two dry-cabinets will help preserve this culturally significant collection.

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

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Vance Kepley (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51128-11
Conservation Assessment of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research's Audiovisual Collections

To support: 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.

This grant will support a conservation assessment of the audiovisual collections curated by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) conducted by Josef Lindner (Chief Preservation Officer, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive). The WCFTR's holdings in the fields of film, television and theater are of vital artistic and historic importance, and include the records of the United Artist Corporation, as well as smaller collections, like those of Kirk Douglas, Agnes Moorehead, Donald Trumbo, David Susskind, Ed Sullivan, Moss Hart, and Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. This project is the first step toward ensuring that the moving images, sound recordings, still photographs and graphic publicity materials held in our collections will be accessible to present and future scholars, artists and members of the interested public.

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

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Kathleen Jones (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51131-11
Conservation Survey of Lee Wonsik Collection of East Asian Art

To support: 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.

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is seeking preservation assistance to support a condition survey of the Lee Wonsik collection by specialist conservator Kewei Wang, Senior Conservator of Asian Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The Lee Wonsik collection is a major collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy from the late imperial age acquired by the University for Krannert Art Museum in 2004. The proposed conservation survey will allow prioritization of works in need of treatment. The survey report will provide data for inclusion in future applications for treatment support assistance. The results of this survey will further inform planning for future exhibitions of work from this collection, as well as selections for rotation within the Asian gallery. The project is estimated to take two weeks on location at KAM. Funds requested from the NEH in this application will support the cost of the consultant's fee.

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

University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990)
Sherna Gumbs (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51132-11
Preservation Care for Caribbean Special Collections

To support: 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.

The University of the Virgin Islands libraries will conduct a preservation needs assessment of its Caribbean Special Collections and draft a long-range plan for the care of its materials.

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

State Historical Society of Missouri (Columbia, MO 65201-7298)
Jeff Corrigan (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51136-11
Storage Supplies for the Oral History Collection

To support: 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.

This grant will complete implementation of the third and final phase of recommendations outlined in an assessment of audio/video collections held at The State Historical Society of Missouri and Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. Specifically, grant funds will purchase archival storage units to re-house audio collections that remain stored in old wooden card catalogs; provide temperature and humidity data loggers and water detection alarms; and procure UV filter covers for the lights in the A/V storage area. These improvements were recommended by the Safe Sound Archive Company as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant. Preservation of original audio/video material is important as it deteriorates and becomes obsolete more quickly than paper materials. The subjects interviewed in these oral histories are important first person historical accounts that contribute to the cultural record of Missouri's heritage.

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

West Palm Beach Public Library (West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5511)
Janice Collins (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51138-11
West Palm Beach Public Library Florida Room and Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The West Palm Beach Public Library seeks to provide proper care and long-range plans for its Florida Collection and Archives, a collection of items gathered over time with historical significance to Florida and Palm Beach County. Through proper care and environmental control, our humanities collection will be maintained for future generations and access to the collection will be improved. Currently, the collection is well-used by the public for research, educational purposes, and library displays and exhibits. Once proper care and long-range plans are determined, the library will seek to improve access to the collection through possible digitization and archival description projects. These initiatives will increase accessibility to Florida's documentary past and strengthen the importance of humanities research and the study of human thoughts and behavior.

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

Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC 27909-9913)
Jean Bischoff (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51140-11
Archives Preservation

To support: 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.

In 2009 Elizabeth City State University was advised by NEH funded preservation consultants to purchase powder-coated, stainless steel shelving for its archival storage space in G.R. Little Library (Room 200). The purpose of this grant application is to request assistance in implementing this recommendation which ECSU received during the course of a previous, 2008-2009 NEH Preservation Assistance/Assessment grant. This grant, if awarded, will provide funding for the purchase and installation of power-coated stainless steel shelving for Room 200 G. R. Little Library.

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

University of Akron, Main Campus (Akron, OH 44325-0001)
Cathy Faye (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51141-11
General Preservation Assessment for the Archives of the History of American Psychology

To support: 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.

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) houses the only collection of materials in the country devoted specifically to the history of psychology and related human sciences. The holdings include manuscript collections, psychological tests, instruments and apparatus, rare books, and audiovisual materials. These unique materials document the development of various aspects of psychological science and practice and their intersections with twentieth-century American life. Grant funding will support a general preservation assessment of the AHAP. A conservator will conduct a two-day visit to the facility to examine environmental conditions, light levels, storage practices, and other factors that affect the longevity of the collections. Funding would also support the purchase of a flat filing system for the Archives' valuable collection of oversized items, including galley proofs, diplomas, posters, and teaching materials.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,507 (approved); $5,382 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Camille Doran (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51142-11
Preservation Assessment of American Indian Objects in the Tweed Museum of Art

To support: 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.

A private consultant, Paul Storch, will assess the preservation needs of the 420 American Indian artifacts and objects in the Tweed Museum of Art collection and make recommendations for the short- and long-term preservation of these objects. In addition the consultant will provide a workshop to Tweed staff and interns on the theory and methods of storing and handling ethnographic objects in collection. Over 400 of the objects were gifted in 2007 from Richard E. Nelson. This collection is unique due to its size and focus on artifacts from the Woodlands cultures surrounding the Great lakes region and the Objiwe in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The works range in date from mid-19th century to contemporary and from birch bark containers to woven baskets and mats, quillwork and beadwork. Without proper preservation and storage of these works the access to and study of these objects will be severely restricted.

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

Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester, MA 01609-2570)
Robyn Christensen (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51149-11
Preservation Assessment of the Worcester Historical Museum's E.B. Luce Photograph Collection

To support: 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.

The grant would support a collection-level assessment of the recently acquired E.B. Luce Photograph Collection by Northeast Document Conservation Center senior photo conservator Monique Fischer. This is the first step in reaching the goal of making the collection accessible to the public. The E.B. Luce Photograph Collection spans a century and is comprised of approximately 75,000 negatives and prints. Most date from the 1880s to 1930s and were taken by long-time Worcester, Massachusetts photographer, Edwin Bradley Luce (1863-1938). Unknown photographers continued to take pictures for the E.B. Luce Company into the 1970s. This collection is a significant addition to the museum's already impressive photograph collection used frequently by researchers all over the world.

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

Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295)
Stacy Nowicki (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51150-11
Preserving Historical Collections at the Kalamazoo College Archives

To support: 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.

This project will build on a previous NEH preservation grant and allow us to purchase supplies necessary to preserve historical collections in the Kalamazoo College Archives.

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

General John A. Logan Museum (Murphysboro, IL 62966-2542)
P. Jones (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51151-11
Collections Storage Improvement for the General John A. Logan Museum

To support: 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.

In 2007 an NEH-funded preservation assessment was conducted at the General John A. Logan Museum by Conservator Shelley Reisman Paine. This grant will support the next phase of our collections preservation efforts and allow the museum to implement Ms. Reisman’s recommendations for improving collection storage. Specifically, these recommendations included: (1) House the collection in archival boxes on metal shelving or cabinets. (2) Develop a collection suite to include areas for all tasks related to use and care of the collection, including registration, examination, preparation and storage. (This project will be undertaken by the Museum and will be a cost-sharing contribution to the project.) (3) Purchase museum-quality cabinets.

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

Gore Place Society, Inc. (Waltham, MA 02453)
Lana Lewis (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51153-11
Improving Humanities Collections Storage in the 1806 Gore Mansion

To support: 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.

This project is to develop a plan for the reorganization of the humanities collections storage area in the 1806 Gore mansion. The goal of the plan is to improve collection accessibility and care while increasing the storage space efficiency and capacity. This project is part of the long term collections conservation and care program at Gore Place and supports the highest priority recommendation of a Re-CAP survey completed in 2008.

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

Chicago Film Archives (Chicago, IL 60616-1772)
Anne Wells (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51154-11
Purchase of Film Preservation Furniture and Supplies

To support: 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.

This Project advances proper archival housing of CFA's growing film collections as recommended in a 2007 Facilities and Collections Assessment (also funded by a NEH PAG). This grant will provide funding for archival shelving and for archival 8mm containers.

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

Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY 13820-4000)
Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51155-11
Preservation Assessment of Audio Materials in the Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives

To support: 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.

This grant would make it possible to have a professional conservator visit the Paul F. Cooper, Jr. Archives at Hartwick College and survey the audio materials included in the collections. These materials include interviews of several prominent politicians in Asia during the 1970s and 1980s by a professional journalist and foreign correspondent for Time/Life, interviews of several prominent feminists in the United States in the 1970s by a professional historian who was a member of the Hartwick faculty, a collection of interviews of residents of neighboring Delaware County documenting local folklore that also dates from the 1970s, and numerous oral history interviews and other documentation of the history of Hartwick College. The majority of these materials are currently unavailable to researchers due to their fragile condition. The project represents a crucial first step in preserving these important materials, and making them accessible to researchers.

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

Rathbun Free Memorial Library (East Haddam, CT 06423-0287)
Kathleen Marszycki (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 07/08/2012); Michael Gilroy (Project Director, 07/09/2012 - present)
PG-51159-11
Rathbun Free Memorial Library Preservation Assessment Project

To support: 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.

This project will conduct a general preservation assessment and assist the Library is formulating a long-range plan for the care and preservation of a collection of loose ephemera on permanent deposit with the Library by the local historical society.

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

Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc. (Accokeek, MD 20607-9794)
Doris Sharp (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51160-11
Emergency Preparedness for the Alice Ferguson Collections

To support: 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.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) requests a Preservation Assistance Grant of $6,000 to strengthen its emergency preparedness procedures and policies through development of a written Emergency Preparedness Plan, staff training, and purchase of supplies and materials associated with protecting and, in the event of a disaster, salvaging the collections. The plan will identify risks to the collections and contain guidance for avoiding or responding to natural disasters and man-made emergencies at AFF’s Hard Bargain Farm (HBF). For this project, AFF will hire Brian Ramer, an independent conservation consultant from Baltimore, Maryland. He will review current security and fire procedures, conduct a site visit to identify risks and potential threats to the collections, and work closely with AFF staff to develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan. Mr. Ramer will plan and conduct a half-day training session to familiarize the AFF staff with emergency preparedness and response procedures as well as the staff's responsibilities. The project also includes purchase of supplies and materials needed to establish an emergency preparedness cache.

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

Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2096)
Rebecca Fernandez (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51165-11
Preservation Assessment of Two Collections in the Moffett Library

To support: 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.

The George Moffett Library of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is requesting the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant in support of two activities. The initial and most critical activity will be a complete assessment of two collections in the library, The Nolan A. Moore III Heritage of Print Collection and the Archives Collection. The second activity will be to fund a one-day training session on "Preserving Your Historical Records, An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop." The training will be attended by select staff members of Moffett Library, and an invitation will be extended to regional libraries and preservation organizations in the area.

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

City of Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK 99701-4683)
Deborah Osterby (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51167-11
Fairbanks Historical Records Preservation Project

To support: 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.

A general preservation assessment of the historical records of the City of Fairbanks. A short-, medium-, and long-term report of priorities will be developed by a professional preservation consultant based on an assessment in the areas of environmental control, emergency preparedness, security, and housekeeping, as well as storage, handling, exhibition, reformatting, rebinding and conservation treatment of materials.

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

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Hardy (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51169-11
Saving the Spooner Collection: A Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

In 2007, the University of Kansas (KU) granted stewardship of 10,000 items of global art/culture, collected continuously since 1890 as ethnographic objects, to the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA). Known as the Spooner Collection, these objects belonged to the KU Museum of Anthropology until it closed in 2002 for financial reasons. The anthropology museum was a small institution with limited resources, and therefore the collection was housed in less-than-ideal conditions, resulting in dust and insect damage to many objects. Since acquiring custody of the collection, the SMA has taken many steps to stabilize it within the constraints of the Museum's existing resources. Now the Spencer Museum of Art seeks $6,000 from the NEH to carry out a general preservation assessment of the Spooner Collection, with the aim of evaluating the SMA's efforts to stabilize the collection and ensuring it is properly integrated into the Museum's overall policies and disaster plan.

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

Goucher College (Baltimore, MD 21204-2780)
Melissa Straw (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51170-11
Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program for Collections

To support: 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.

As part of an ongoing commitment for the stewardship of its circulating collections as well as that of the Special Collections and Archives, Goucher College Library would like to establish an environmental monitoring program for the various collection storage areas within its building. Goucher College Library has recently completed a move into a new facility and hired its first Director of Library Preservation. The next step in establishing appropriate preservation practices for the future is to understand the impact of the environment on the library's collections. The activities of the grant will cover a twelve-month period in order to purchase the equipment necessary to track the temperature and relative humidity of collection storage areas. After a year of comprehensive data, new policies can be developed regarding heating and cooling systems made with the cooperation of college Facilities and Management Services.

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

College of St. Francis (Joliet, IL 60435-6169)
Linnea Knapp (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 08/21/2012)
PG-51171-11
Archival Preservation Analysis: An Assessment to Determine Best Practices for the Library Archives Collections

To support: 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.

For this project, a consultant will perform a general preservation assessment of the collections in the USF Library Archives. The consultant will visit the USF Library and spend time evaluating the policies, practices and conditions of the Archives' materials. From this evaluation, they will then create a report that includes advice, guidelines and action plans for future work within the collections. This project will also provide funding for the purchasing of appropriate preservation supplies so that Archives' staff can properly complete the tasks in the action plans. The assessment and supplies will both be important components in the continuing effort to preserve the unique and historical materials located in the USF Library Archives.

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

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville/Bedford-Stuyvesant History (Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Jennifer Scott (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51172-11
Environmental Monitoring of Collection Spaces

To support: 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.

Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) requests a grant of $3,625 to purchase additional equipment to monitor the environmental conditions of the organization's collection. Equipment purchases are based on WHC's Collections Assessment and include ten PEM2 dataloggers and one PEM2 USB flash drive. The additional equipment will allow WHC to continuously monitor all collections areas and help ensure preservation of the historic objects.

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

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (Washington, DC 20001-2788)
Laura Apelbaum (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51174-11
Rehousing of the Jewish Historical Society's Archival Collections and Historical Objects

To support: 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.

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will purchase archival shelving and supplies to complete the rehousing of two major collections documenting local rabbis and synagogues in the Washington D.C. area in the mid-late 20th century. The Society will purchase an object storage cabinet to properly house the growing collection of Jewish ritual objects and historical objects documenting Jewish life in the greater Washington area. The Society will purchase a datalogger to provide accurate environmental information in the collections storage area.

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

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO 80521-2807)
Linda Frickman (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51177-11
Rehousing Ethnographic Art Objects and Works on Paper at the University Art Museum

To support: 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.

The University Art Museum (UAM) requests a grant to support preservation training for staff members, consultation with conservators, and purchase of preservation supplies in order to complete the re-housing phase for native arts objects and works on paper. The UAM's humanities collections consist of approximately 3,500 fine arts and ethnographic artifacts in a variety of media. The project focuses on two areas: 1) native arts objects (751), primarily of African art, and 2) works on paper (2,519), which include Japanese prints, Daumier lithographs, and a variety of modern and contemporary drawings, prints, and photographs. Over half of the ethnographic arts objects have been re-housed in archival mounts, yet many are still in need of re-housing and proper labeling. This project will also re-house the remaining 22% (543 pieces) of works on paper. The collections are used in exhibitions, museum-studies courses, in support of curriculum throughout the University, and for K-12 initiatives.

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

New Jersey State Library (Trenton, NJ 08625)
Deborah Mercer (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51179-11
Rare Books and New Jersey Documents: Environmental Monitoring and Rehousing Project

To support: 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.

In 2007 the New Jersey State Library was the recipient of a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions which funded a preservation assessment of the Rare Books and New Jersey Documents collections by Laura Hortz Stanton of the CCAHA. This 2010 grant would allow the New Jersey State Library to implement recommendations of the preservation assessment by purchasing equipment for environmental monitoring and storage for re-housing overcrowded map files.

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

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Patricia D'Antonio (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51181-11
Preservation Assessment of the Collections at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

To support: 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.

This proposal seeks funding to support a preservation needs assessment survey of the collections at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing (Bates Center) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In September 2009, the most significant and used parts of the collections moved into newly renovated space. The new space has state of the art temperature and humidity controls, although they have been problematic.

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

Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY 10577-2132)
Lauren Ziarko (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51182-11
General Preservation Survey for Library Special Collections

To support: 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.

Manhattanville College Library seeks a grant of $5,462.00 to support a general preservation survey focused upon the holdings of the Manhattanville College Library Special Collections. In January 1999 the Manhattanville College Library carried out a General Preservation Survey and over the past decade the library successfully completed a variety of projects that followed the recommendations made in this previous survey. However, a reevaluation in the preservation conditions of our rare book, manuscript, and archival resources is now essential so that we can gauge our progress and assess the developments of both our library building and technological advances in preservation.

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

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (Chicago, IL 60605-2403)
Devon Pyle-Vowles (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 06/13/2011); Jennifer Brand (Project Director, 06/14/2011 - present)
PG-51183-11
History of Science Collections: Assessment and Environmental Monitoring

To support: 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.

The Adler Planetarium holds one of the world's most important history of science collections. The Adler requests funding for an Exhibition Environment Assessment and Improvement Project, a critical priority in the Adler's Long Range Conservation Plan. This funding will be used to purchase dataloggers for a year-long monitoring program, and to hire Wendy Jessup and Associates Inc. for evaluating the collected data and for providing recommendations of environmental improvements to Adler collections on exhibition. The goals of the proposed Exhibition Environment Assessment and Improvement Project are to: 1) Improve staff efficiency in environmental monitoring and collections management by implementing an automated datalogging program; 2) Evaluate the efficacy of the microclimate cases; 3) Develop improvements, if necessary; and 4) Develop standardized environmental requirements for exhibition of collection objects.

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

Public Libraries of Saginaw (Saginaw, MI 48607-1285)
John Sheridan (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51184-11
Preservation Assessment of the Photos of the Goodridge Brothers, African American Photographers

To support: 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.

The Public Libraries of Saginaw, in cooperation with the Historical Society of Saginaw County, is seeking funding to contract with a professional paper conservator to provide a detailed assessment of the preservation, treatment and stabilization needs of 25-30 rare Goodridge Brothers photographs. From 1847 until 1922, the Goodridge Brothers Studio was the most significant and enduring African-American photographic enterprise in the United States. Their photographs include many iconic images of the lumbering industry in Michigan. The Library and the Historical Society have the largest archive of Goodridge photos available to the public, approximately 180 images. The assessments will be done by Jamye Jamison, Associate Paper Conservator at the Intermuseum Conservation Association in Cleveland. The project will also result in a complete inventory of the institutions' Goodridge Brothers photographs and the creation of an online finding aid to make the images more accessible.

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

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (Seattle, WA 98121-2412)
Delila Simon (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51185-11
Artifact Preservation Assessment and Training

To support: 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.

The project has two main components, assessment and training. The first activity will be an overall preservation assessment of the collections by a professional preservation consultant. The consultant will also develop a prioritized set of recommendations for improving and managing the collections environment and for a collections management policy. The second activity the grant will support is a 1-day training workshop for Center staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors on how to properly handle and store the artifacts while they are being registered and accessioned. This will ensure that no damage is done to the collection. The third activity will provide support for two in-house archivists to attend a 2-day workshop offered by the Association of Holocaust Organizations for Holocaust museum professionals in June of 2011. This program will train the two primary staff archivists in the proper preservation techniques and sensitivity related to Holocaust era artifacts.

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

University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO 80639-0001)
Jay Trask (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51186-11
Archival Environmental Monitoring for the James A. Michener Library

To support: 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.

The grant would support the beginnings of an environmental monitoring program at the University of Northern Colorado James A. Michener Library focusing on monitoring the storage and display spaces maintained by the Archival Services Department (ASD). The grant would allow for the purchase of ten Image Permanence Institute (IPI) PEM2 temperature and humidity monitors, which would be mounted in the appropriate locations that contained archival materials throughout the library. The equipment will allow for detailed monitoring of the environmental conditions within the building. The data gathered by the ASD faculty and staff will help determine the best course of action needed to improve the environmental conditions within the library and encourage the long-term preservation of invaluable archival and artifact collections.

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

Carnegie Hall Society (New York , NY 10019-3293)
Gino Francesconi (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51188-11
Carnegie Hall Archives Preservation Project

To support: 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.

The project will enable Carnegie Hall's Archives to rehouse and preserve two of its paper-based collections that are core to its permanent collection of papers, programs, audio and video recordings, manuscripts, ephemera, objects, architectural drawings, photographs and other materials that document the rich and varied, 120-year history of the world renowned performing arts facility--a history that mirrors the social and cultural history of the United States. The Carnegie Hall Presents and Hall Operations Collections provide a complete record of how more than 6,000 performances have been brought to life on the three stages of Carnegie Hall since the historic structure was saved from demolition and a non-profit corporation was founded in 1961.

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

Public Library of Des Moines (Des Moines, IA 50308)
Marci Behm (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51190-11
Preservation Assessment of the Des Moines Public Library Iowa Collection

To support: 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.

The Des Moines Public Library's Iowa Collection contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Des Moines, Polk County, and the state of Iowa. The uniqueness of these items and the richness of their content make this collection a valuable asset to our community and the enthusiastic use of the collection by our customers clearly shows their appreciation of the opportunity to access these materials. The goal of this grant is two-fold: to perform a thorough evaluation of the collection and to create a written preservation plan for future use. The completion of these projects will help ensure that the collection will continue to be available for students and researchers of all ages as they explore the local history of our community.

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

Illinois State University, Milner Library (Normal, IL 61790-0001)
Andrew Huot (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51192-11
Preservation of the Illinois State University Photo Services Collection

To support: 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.

A grant from the NEH would support the rehousing of negatives from the Photo Services Collection in the Illinois State University University (ISU) Archives. The photographs, taken by ISU campus photographers, date from 1938 to the 1995 and show the physical facilities and campus life of ISU and the surrounding community of Bloomington-Normal.

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

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwesasne, NY 13655-3204)
Leslie Benedict (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51196-11
Documenting Mohawk Basketry Traditions: A Preservation Assessment and Workshop Project

To support: 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.

To conduct a preservation assessment for a historical collection of manuscripts, unbound books, drawings, and other documents and photos, CDs and maps associated with Mohawk black ask basketry.

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

John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor, NY 11963-3043)
Jessica Frankel (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51203-11
Early Accounts of Rural Life on Long Island: A Preservation Assessment Project

To support: 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.

The collection, established in 1910 in the John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor, NY, represents a unique look at a region from the 1700s to present. It includes books, maps, photographs, pamphlets, personal diaries, whaling logs, and letters and is not duplicated in any other collection that is available to the public. The collection has always been housed in a room without an appropriate environment; as a result, a large part of the collection is in disrepair and in danger of being lost permanently. This project is the first effort to evaluate the extent of the collection's damage, establish requirements for restoration and set parameters for appropriate restoration and preservation techniques to be observed. The work needed is important in preserving valuable and unique material, essential to historians, researchers and genealogists, and preparing it for a new space. Preservation efforts are not and will not be covered by annual budget funds.

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

Sheldon Art Museum Archaeological and Historical Society (Middlebury, VT 05753-1101)
Mary Towle-Hilt (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 06/20/2012); Eva Garcelon-Hart (Project Director, 06/21/2012 - present)
PG-51204-11
Environmental Monitoring to Improve the Care of Collections

To support: 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.

This grant would support the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment for the Sheldon Museum's humanities collection. The grant would also support an on site visit from a professional consultant to train the staff on how to use the equipment. The goal of the grant is to be able to efficiently and accurately track the Sheldon Museum's numerous different storage environments over a sufficient length of time, as recommended in our 2009 RECAP. The long-term goal is to use this information to apply for an environmental assessment grant.

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

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, GA 30307-1221)
Bobbi Hohmann (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51206-11
Custom Archival Housing for the Fernbank Museum's Humanities Collections

To support: 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.

Fernbank’s Humanities Collections are among the Museum’s most valuable assets and central to its mission to inspire life-long learning of natural history through dynamic programming to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its people. Featured in exhibitions, studied by researchers and examined by the public in Museum and classroom settings, these objects provide a lens through which to explore the unique history of Georgia and the Southeast as well as cultural groups from around the world. To ensure the preservation of these important artifacts, Fernbank designed a Custom Archival Housing Project with the guidance of conservator Kate Singley in April 2010. Following a consultation and on-site training workshop with Singley, the Museum plans to purchase the necessary supplies and equipment for staff and volunteers to create custom storage mounts and enclosures for the humanities collection and alleviate overcrowded conditions.

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

CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College (Flushing, NY 11367-1597)
Ben Alexander (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51207-11
Rosenthal Library Special Collections and Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

This project aims to provide a professional preservation consultation of our entire collection within Special Collections & Archives. With this consultation, the department will be able to receive professional knowledge of the proper preservation and conservation techniques that should be applied to our collections. Our collections help to document the history of our institution and after years of neglect, a professional consultation is needed in order to properly and carefully preserve our collections.

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

Appalachian State University (Boone, NC 28608-0001)
Pamela Mitchem (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51208-11
Training in Preservation of Recorded Sound

To support: 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.

Appalachian State University's Special Collections (located in Belk Library) seeks a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions to help underwrite the cost of sending Belk Library's Preservation Archivist, Pam Mitchem, to the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music's Summer Institute for their weeklong Music Preservation Workshop. If approved, Ms. Mitchem will receive training on how to preserve, repair, and manage recorded formats including reel to reel, cassette, LP records, and CDs/DVDs. This training is needed to care for Appalachian's large collection of oral histories and folk ballads.

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

Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099)
Nancy Wicklund (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51209-11
Assessing the Music Archives at Talbott Library

To support: 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.

We seek consulting services to assess the present state of the music and music-related archives of Westminster Choir College of Rider University. This individual will meet with staff, examine the materials that comprise the institution's archives, make detailed recommendations and provide training for staff.

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

Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA 17701-5192)
Janet Hurlbert (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51212-11
Emergency Planning for Cultural Heritage Collections in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

To support: 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.

The Williamsport, Pennsylvania area has five library and museum facilities that represent the cultural heritage of our area with many materials that also have national significance. These institutions include Lycoming College, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the James V. Brown Library, the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, and the Lycoming Historical Society. On behalf of these institutions, Snowden Library, Lycoming College, is requesting a grant to accomplish two goals: assessment of the five archives by a qualified consultant to identify areas of concern in view of emergency preparedness, furnishing brief written reports for each institution; and a concluding half day workshop for the institutions to consider the emergency preparedness analysis and discuss ways that the five organizations could establish specific plans for assisting each other in the event of an emergency.

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

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (Atlanta, GA 30303-1089)
Kerrie Cotten Williams (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51213-11
Preserving the Auburn Avenue Research Library Art and Artifacts Collection

To support: 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.

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL) will hire art conservators to: 1. Assess current conditions of the individual items included in the AARL Arts and Artifacts Collection; 2. Obtain recommendations for the care, conservation, and storage of the items in the collection; 3. Incorporate recommendations in the AARL building renovation and expansion project scheduled for Spring 2011; and 4. Increase awareness and skill level of Archives staff in the identification of conservation needs for artwork on paper.

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

Museum of Culpeper History (Culpeper, VA 22701-3213)
Lee Langston-Harrison (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51214-11
Preservation Assessment of the Photographic Collection

To support: 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.

The Museum of Culpeper History (incorporated in 1975 as the Culpeper Cavalry Museum) is a thirty-five year old institution dedicated to actively promoting an awareness of history for residents and visitors through education, interpretation, presentation, and preservation. The NEH Preservation Grant would support the professional preservation assessment of the Museum’s photographic collection by Sarah Wagner. The photographic collection is comprised of over 1,000 images from the 19th and 20th century. These include unique and important images representing the Civil War era in and around Culpeper, including pictures from Culpeper Court House, Cedar Mountain, Brandy Station, and Kelly’s Ford. The collection also includes many photos of individuals and structures not available at any other institution. This collection will continue to be made available as an educational resource for the Museum and scholars. Ms. Wagner's recommendations will help preserve these photos for the future.

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

Mills College (Oakland, CA 94613-1000)
Stephanie Hanor (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51215-11
Art Museum Workshop on Sustaining Digital Collections

To support: 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).

To support an on-site two-part workshop on best practices and standards for sustaining digital collections, as well as care and handling of collections during digitization for the Mills College Art Museum staff. With over 8,000 objects, the Mills College Art Museum has the largest permanent collection of any liberal arts college in the western United States. Visibility and accessibility of the collection are a key priority for the Museum, yet very few works in the collection are digitally documented. This workshop will provide important information as the Museum's staff plans a collection digitization program from the ground up, so best practices are set from the beginning and sustained into the future.

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

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (Boston, MA 02114-2119)
Judith Greene (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51216-11
Preservation of Land Plans and Historic Photographic Collections

To support: 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.

The Archival Management Program of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation requests NEH support to purchase archival supplies and storage furniture to re-house important collections of land plans and historic photographs. The land plans document the takings, easements, and boundaries of state-owned park lands and water supply and flood control systems. Preserving these plans will make them more accessible and provide researchers with a wealth of information about the history of public land ownership and the changing topography of park lands and watersheds in Massachusetts. The three photographic collections document 19th and 20th century public architecture and early landscape designs in the nation's first metropolitan park system and trace the development of the statewide forest and park systems in Massachusetts. Both projects will begin in January 2011 and be completed by June 2012.

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

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL 33480)
Tracy Kamerer (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51218-11
Key West Extension Drawings: Assessment and Conservation Training

To support: 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.

The Flagler Museum's project will address a portion of its extensive Key West Extension Collection. The KWE required substantial engineering and technical innovations documented by the rolled drawings that are this project's focus. Primarily dating from the period of construction (1904-1912), these drawings have never been surveyed or treated. A highly qualified Paper Conservation Consultant will examine current environmental/storage conditions for the KWE drawings, make recommendations for their long-term archival storage, review a representative selection of 25 drawings with Museum Staff, provide instruction on how to conduct a condition analysis, and prioritize drawings most in need of treatment. The conservator will also train Museum Staff to carry out basic conservation treatments for the drawings, including cleaning, flattening, and repairs. The project's goal is to begin the process of making accessible 1,300 drawings previously unavailable for research and display.

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

Women's History Museum and Educational Center (San Diego, CA 92102-1955)
Matthew Nye (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51219-11
Textile Collection Conservation Project

To support: 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.

This project would allow the Museum to preserve its Textile Collection, assuring its condition for the future, providing safer transportation to off-site exhibits, loans, and outreach activities, and will mitigate any further problems of deterioration. It is our intent and responsibility to preserve current and future donations in a manner which meets current museum standards. This Textile Collection Conservation project will utilize the expertise of a Textile Conservation Specialist and be coordinated by the Museum’s Collections Manager. The Textile Specialist will be on-site for two days instructing the Collections Manager, setting up a work system for Museum volunteers, and overseeing the first day of work. Four volunteers will be recruited from the History Department of Grossmont College, the Women’s Studies program of San Diego State University, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Diego. It is anticipated that the entire project will take 6-8 months.

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

Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants (Horner, WV 26372-5022)
Joy Stalnaker (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51222-11
Preservation Assessment to Determine Archival Storage Needs for the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants' Collection

To support: 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.

The Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants operates the Central West Virginia Genealogy and History Library and Museum. The collections have currently outgrown the available space. A plan is being developed to build an addition to the current building for the purpose of housing the collections. This Preservation Assessment will provide information concerning the size and type of space and storage needed which will be a resource for the development of the building plans.

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

Montgomery County (Clarksville, TN 37040-3492)
Jill Hastings-Johnson (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51226-11
Montgomery County Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

This project will consist of an assessment of the collections housed in the Department of Preservation of Records in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Conducted by a professional preservationist, this project will assess the physical collections and their current storage conditions, as well as the environmental conditions of the physical space within which the collections are housed. This assessment will be used to prepare short- and long-term recommendations for preservation and housing, with an eye toward the possibility of digitizing a portion of the records now contained in the collection.

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

Detroit Historical Society (Detroit, MI 48202-4097)
Adam Lovell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51227-11
Environmental Monitoring Upgrade for the Detroit Historical Society

To support: 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.

This NEH Preservation Assistance Grant will fund the purchase and installation of a digital environmental monitoring system for the Detroit Historical Society which operates the Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Collections Resource Center. Funds will be used to purchase digital monitoring devices for monitoring temperature, humidity, and light in storage and exhibit areas.

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

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA 90263-0002)
Melissa Nykanen (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51229-11
Special Collections and University Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The department of Special Collections and University Archives at the Pepperdine University Libraries seeks $6,000 in funding to conduct a preservation and emergency preparedness consultation. The University will hire a consultant, preservation expert Julie Page of the California Preservation Program, to assess Pepperdine University’s Special Collections and University Archives. The focus of the assessment will be the environmental conditions of the space and an emergency response plan. While also surveying the physical materials included in the collection, Ms. Page will comment specifically on collection maintenance, storage conditions, recommended treatments, supplies, and enclosures. The recommendations provided will inform the development of both short-term and long-term policies and practices related to the care and preservation of materials, including the proper implementation of an environmental monitoring system.

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

California Historical Society (San Francisco, CA 94109-2840)
Mary Morganti (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51230-11
Eadweard Muybridge Mammoth-Print Collection: Assessment and Rehousing Project

To support: 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.

The California Historical Society's collection of more than 350 photographs by 19-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge includes a group of 97 mammoth-plate prints with 47 views of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada and 50 depicting his animal locomotion series. In this project, the Society will contract with conservator Martin Salazar to conduct a preservation assessment of its Muybridge mammoth-print collection, resulting in prioritized recommendations for conservation treatment of the prints. Concurrently, the prints will be rehoused in right-sized archival folders and storage boxes. This project coincides with international attention being brought to Muybridge through a major exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., and traveling to the Tate Britain, London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This project will position the Society to plan to conserve the oversized Muybridge photographs and better make them available to scholars and the public.

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

Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum (Ignacio, CO 81130)
Lynn Brittner (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 09/20/2012)
PG-51231-11
Training in Collections Care and Environmental Improvements in Storage and Exhibits

To support: 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.

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, (SUCCM) is requesting support for collections training and to implement environmental improvements to protect humanities collections in storage and on exhibit. The grant will support a consulting conservator/trainer to provide training and mentored-implementation in new microclimate case technology, supplies to rehouse the Native American collections and the use of a new Mobile Conservation and Training Laboratory to support the grant goals. The collections that will benefit from environmental improvements are significant Southern Ute artifacts, archives and photographic collections that are used in new exhibits and to support the mission of the institution. The collections range in date from 1850's to 2010 and represent the Southern Utes and are used to pass the Ute traditions on. Collections training and implementation of recommended environmental improvements in storage and on exhibit was identified as an institutional priority.

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

Georgetown County Museum (Georgetown, SC 29440-3630)
Jill Santopietro (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51232-11
Preservation Assessment of the Georgetown County Museum's Collections

To support: 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.

Phase 1 of the Museum Preservation Project involves a highly qualified consultant to assess the preservation needs of the Georgetown County Museum, both in its current location and for the relocation to a larger building. He will provide a written report, with recommendations. The Project Director will convene a meeting of Museum staff, volunteers, and Board Members for a presentation on the assessment findings and facilitation of a discussion by the consultant. The group will be convened at a later date for a presentation and discussion on disaster preparedness for the Museum. The consultant will provide his recommendation on an appropriate guideline for museum disaster preparedness and will present the highlights and lead a discussion. The project activities will not only result in a plan of care for the collection, but will also involve, educate, and motivate Museum staff, volunteers, and Board Members to continue and assist in the preservation effort.

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

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc. (Katonah, NY 10536)
Paul Rosenblum (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51235-11
Preserving the History of Caramoor's Rosen House: An Assessment of Archival Collections

To support: 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.

Caramoor seeks NEH funding to assess the archival materials in the historic Rosen House. The project will include a plan for how to inventory the archival material; an assessment of current storage conditions; recommendations for future storage; and training in preservation techniques for Rosen House staff and volunteers. By gaining intellectual and physical control over the archival materials, Caramoor will be able to share with the public the story of Walter and Lucie Rosen, their contributions to art and music in the first half of the 20th century, and the history of Caramoor as a performing arts center.

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

Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association (Monhegan, ME 04852)
Jennifer Pye (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51236-11
Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Training for the Monhegan Museum

To support: 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.

Funding will support the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment to gauge the humidity, temperature and light levels in historic buildings housing artwork, photographs, documents, books, textiles, and other objects related to the history of Monhegan Island. A conservator will train the museum staff in the use of the monitoring equipment and interpretation of data collected.

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

Lake States Railway Historical Association (Baraboo, WI 53913-2568)
Donald Ginter (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51237-11
Preservation Assessment of Lake States Railway Historical Association's Archival Collections

To support: 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.

An experienced archive consultant will be contracted to conduct a general preservation assessment of our collections, evaluate the current collections management policy, and help the Collections Management Committee (CMC) draft a long-range plan for the proper care of collection items. This grant will fund two visits to our archive in Baraboo. The first visit is intended to assess our policies, practices, and conditions that positively and negatively affect the care and preservation of our current and future collections and the second is intended to address any questions or missing information. The archive consultant will prepare a report summarizing his findings and prioritizing proposed future preservation actions to the organization. Specific concerns are: environmental, fire, and security; preservation needs of archival and business document holdings; storage and re-housing plans; and conservation treatment needs of selected items in the collection.

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

Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1344)
Marsha Mullin (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51238-11
Hermitage Environmental Monitoring Project

To support: 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.

The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson requests $6000.00 for support of the purchase and installation of wireless data logger environmental monitoring equipment for two buildings where collections are exhibited and stored on site and training for two staff members. The project would support the installation of twelve data logger units in the Hermitage mansion, and five for exhibition and storage areas in the Visitor Center, as well as equipment for monitoring exterior conditions for a total of eighteen units. Two receivers would be required, one in the mansion and one in the visitor center. The project also includes the purchase of two HERO time lapse cameras and eight light loggers for monitoring light levels in the Hermitage mansion at four distinct seasons of the year. The project also includes consultation with Art Preservation Services for training in the use of the equipment and interpretation of the data. The Hermitage will provide $4898.00 as the applicant's cost share.

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

Lost City Museum (Overton, NV 89040)
Dena Sedar (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51240-11
Preservation of Archaeological Collections

To support: 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.

The goal of the proposed project is to properly house the Lost City Museum’s archaeological artifacts and ethnographical objects to maximize the preservation of the objects and to properly organize the collection, which will allow for better access for the public and visiting researchers. The Preservation Assistance Grant would enable the Lost City Museum to contract with a conservator to focus on the proper storage of the artifacts within the archaeological and ethnographic collections. Remaining grant funds would be used to purchase archival quality storage materials. The purchase of these materials would allow the Lost City Museum staff members to transfer materials that are currently housed in older, non-archival quality storage materials.

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

International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, RI 02840)
Douglas Stark (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51242-11
Preservation Assessment of Historical Scrapbooks

To support: 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.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame seeks to hire a consultant from the Northeast Document Conservation Center to prepare a written report on the museum's scrapbook collection. The consultant's report will address an overview of the scrapbooks, how they are presently housed and maintained, suggested guidelines for the preservation of the scrapbooks, recommendations for protective enclosures, and three treatment proposals for those scrapbooks in immediate need of conservation. This report will assist in developing conservation and interpretive plans for the museums. Our facility interprets the history of tennis and its impact on our culture as well as the building which is representative of the Gilded Age in Newport, RI, and is a National Historic Landmark.

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

City of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9120)
Anne Miller (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51245-11
An Environmental Monitoring Program for the Lynnhaven House Collection

To support: 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.

The City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums proposes a project to purchase environmental monitoring equipment and establish a monitoring program at the historic Lynnhaven House. A preservation specialist and a conservator will advise the project. The conservator will train museum staff to use the equipment and will format and archive the data each month. Museum staff will use the data to plan improvements to the preservation environment for the collection at the Lynnhaven House, for example a new HVAC system. The term of the proposed project allows for ordering, calibrating and setting up the equipment; training museum staff; and collecting and formatting data on a monthly basis for one year. Museum staff will continue to collect environmental data regularly as part of routine collections care following the end of the proposed project term. Future funding will be sought for specialized data analysis.

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

Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA 22601-5195)
Megan Williams (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51249-11
Preservation Assessment of the Humanities Collection at the Alson H. Smith Library

To support: 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.

The Alson H. Smith Library at Shenandoah University is seeking funding through the NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions to hire a professional consultant from Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) to conduct a general preservation assessment. This proposed project would establish a baseline of professional observations and recommendations regarding existing library conditions, as well as an evaluation of our collection management policies and practices. Based on information from the survey, we hope to prioritize our response to needs and issues discovered, create a preservation plan with short and long-term goals so that we can ensure that our humanities collections will continue to be available for our students, faculty, and general public in the future. The time frame for this project would include an on-site assessment in Spring, 2011 with a final library preservation plan completed by Spring, 2012.

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

Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, GA 31401-4889)
Nora Lewis (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51252-11
Rehousing Historical Artifacts

To support: 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.

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) requests NEH support to purchase archival supplies to address consultant recommendations relating to the care, preservation, and storage of artifacts within the GHS collection. Over the course of the grant term, GHS archival staff will purchase appropriate archival supplies and will re-house a total of 955 artifacts held in the GHS collection. In addition, GHS will purchase and install UV-absorbing shields on fluorescent bulbs in the lower stacks area to further address consultant recommendations for the proper care and preservation of archival collections.

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

Heritage Museums and Gardens (Sandwich, MA 02563)
Jennifer Madden (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51256-11
Disaster Response and Collections Salvage Workshop

To support: 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.

This Preservation Assistance Grant would support the preservation of Heritage Museums & Gardens' collections through specialized training and a workshop in collections salvage by MJ Davis as recommended in the museum's recent Conservation Assessment Program report. The workshop, which would be open for up to thirty staff members and volunteers from local museums at no charge to them, would focus on emergency response and wet collections salvage. The second day of the consultant's visit would focus specifically on familiarizing local first responders to Heritage's emergency response plan, and learning from them how Heritage fits into the regional plans already in place. This day would also include a mock emergency scenario. This workshop would further the museum's efforts to care for its collections in the best manner possible.

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

Centre College of Kentucky (Danville, KY 40422-1309)
Robert Glass (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51259-11
Preserving the Pictorial History of Private Education in Kentucky (1860s-1960s)

To support: 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.

Centre College (founded 1819) maintains a small photography collection documenting the history of four educational institutions in Kentucky (1860s-1960s), including Centre, a school formed by a pro-slavery faction, a school for the deaf, and a women's college. Centre hosts the only known archives of these schools, two of which are defunct. The images exist on nitrate-based negatives, or are rolled or mounted on highly acidic paper; it is doubtful that this unique collection will last another century in its current state. Centre aims to hire a photography preservation specialist to evaluate the collection's content, condition, and environment, and to train library staff in preservation methods. Centre wants to provide an appropriate environment for this collection and gain the knowledge needed to repair, preserve, digitize, and display these fragile and important images. The eventual goal is to digitize the collection and make it available through a searchable online database.

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

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Washington, DC 19140)
Karen Daly (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51266-11
Storage Shelving and Supplies for Dumbarton House Collections

To support: 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.

To appropriately house and store Dumbarton House [DH] collections to improve storage conditions in preparation for a move to permanent storage in a new, consolidated and dedicated collections storage space on site. Upon the advice of a collections care consultant we will purchase recommended storage materials and the Curator will rehouse the DH collection. This project provides immediate improvement to collections storage conditions while we go through the necessary planning steps to implement the fall 2008 CAP recommendations by Brian Ramer calling for DH to "prepare a collections storage plan that addresses space and equipment needs for a dedicated collection storage space." The collections items will be ready for direct transfer to new storage as soon as it is prepared, with no delays for object preparation and rehousing.

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

Stearns History Museum (St. Cloud, MN 56301)
Jessica Paulsen (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51268-11
Collection Care Training at Stearns County Museums

To support: 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.

A four day basic collection care workshop with hands-on activities will be conducted by Conservator Mary Frederickson at the Stearns History Museum and Research Center(SHMRC). Staff members and volunteers and its six affiliated museums will be instructed by Mary Frederickson in the proper techniques to examine, handle, and pack glass and wood items, paper, and photographs. Mrs. Frederickson will focus on a specific object class and have specific activities to accomplish by the end of the day. Workshop participants will take home materials, such as archival boxes, packing materials, tissue paper, acid free folders, and vendor lists. The Affiliate staffers and volunteers live in small towns of 200 to 2,000 people which are 25 to 45 miles from St. Cloud, MN. Previously for an NEH Preservation grant, Mrs. Frederickson visited each Affiliate and knows the collections' issues. The Affiliates have asked that she provide more training.

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

California State University, Stanislaus Foundation (Turlock, CA 95382-3200)
Kenneth Potts (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51271-11
Preservation of Local History Collections at California State University, Stanislaus

To support: 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.

On May 14-15, 2009, a consultant from the California Preservation Program (CPP) conducted a Preservation Assessment of the Special Collections and Archives at California State University, Stanislaus (CSU Stanislaus) in Turlock, California. The assessment was funded by the CSU and the CPP to address CSU’s concerns that it is taking appropriate actions to preserve its special collections. The CSU Stanislaus Special Collections consists of a small but diverse gathering of archival and monographic collections with local and regional historical value; the entire holdings are estimated at 24,300 items. The consultant’s report offers seven findings and to each finding a set of recommended actions, with justifications. This project is CSU Stanislaus Library’s endeavor to follow up on the findings and implement, whenever feasible, the actions recommended in the assessment report.

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

New School (New York, NY 10011-8871)
Kira Appel (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51272-11
Improving Storage for the Gimbel Library's Special Collections

To support: 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."

The Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library is requesting funding to support the purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies to relocate Special Collections materials into a secure facility with environmental monitoring and control. The goals of this project are derived from the recommendations made by the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Karen Motylewski in her Preservation Assessment prepared in April 1991.

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

Willamette Heritage Center (Salem, OR 97301-6591)
Amy Vandegrift (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51273-11
Assessment and Planning to Improve Storage for the Willamette Heritage Center's Collections

To support: 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.

The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC), formed on January 1, 2010 by the merger of Mission Mill Museum (MMM) and Marion County Historical Society (MCHS), seeks funding to hire a preservation consultant, Nicole Nathan of Claret Associates in Portland, Oregon, to develop a plan for reimagining and improving the storage of the Center's merged object collections. The consultant will assess our current object collection and storage spaces, help the staff plan the configuration of our four storage areas, and identify the exact number and types of shelving units, cabinets and supplies needed to rehouse the collection.

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

Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE 68847-4501)
Audrey Kauders (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51275-11
Preserving Nebraska's Cultural Heritage

To support: 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.

The Museum of Nebraska will engage a collections management consultant to work with our Collections Supervisor in developing a comprehensive collections management plan addressing issues of emergency preparedness, integrated pest management, housekeeping, long-range storage and long-range conservation.

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

Berea College (Berea, KY 40404-0001)
Tina McCalment (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51276-11
Conservation Assessment for Three Poster Collections in the Berea College Permanent Art Collection

To support: 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.

This project will employ a professional paper conservator to assess the condition of three collections of posters in the Berea College Art Collection and make recommendations for preservation and continued care. The poster collections consist of WWI posters from France, ca.: 1915; Chicago Rapid Transit Company Posters, ca.: 1925, and WPA posters from the Golden Gate San Francisco Exposition, ca.: 1939. Each of these sets of posters is a visual representation of significant events in national and world history and are characteristic of art from their respective time periods. They are valuable material and cultural resources and offer opportunities for exhibition and research to several academic disciplines at Berea College, to humanities scholars and to our local and regional community.

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

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester, PA 19380-2658)
Andrea Cakars (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51277-11
Preserving the Artifacts of Chester County Historical Society

To support: 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.

The Chester County Historical Society requests a Preservation Assistance Grant for the purchase and installation of shelving for collections storage. The shelving in the plan would be Spacesaver 4-post and Wide Span Archival Quality Shelving with a Powder Coat Paint Finish. The shelving will be used in a newly created storage room which was formerly a staff lunchroom and Education Department classroom. Due to the move of the lunchroom and classroom to another part of the building and the loss of an off-site storage space, this room has become available for collections storage. The purchase and installation of shelving will make the room a safe and efficient location for the storage of collections. The room is secure and climate controlled. The creation of this storage area will address the concerns raised in CCHS's most recent Preservation Plan. The proposed layout was developed in consultation with Tony Lofton, a storage equipment vendor with Diversified Storage Solutions, Inc.

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

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
Amy McKune (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51280-11
Rehousing the Eiteljorg Museum's Native American Collection

To support: 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.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has an important collection of Native American objects related to native cultures of North America. This project continues the museum's ongoing efforts to upgrade individual storage of collections following the recommendations of a 2003 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) survey performed by Laurie Booth of Midwest Conservation Services. NEH funds would support the purchase of a Delta Designs Ltd. oversize flat file (96 W x 39 H x 48 D) with eight 3-3/4 drawers to re-house 30 Native American cultural objects including Native American clothing, horse tack, finger weavings and contemporary examples of traditionally-made clothing, as prioritized in the CAP report.

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

Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND 58108)
Mark Ryan (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51282-11
Storage Equipment for Ethnographic and Fine Arts Collections

To support: 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.

The NEH Preservation Assistance Grant will provide for the proper storage of a large percentage of Plains Art Museum's expanding three-dimensional object collection that consists of both ethnographic and fine arts (sculpture, both in-the-round and wall-mounted). The Museum intends to store the most valuable, fragile and/or uniquely shaped three-dimensional objects in three powdered-coated, Viking Metal Cabinet Company, Model 348 cabinets. These specialized cabinets will accommodate 124 small to medium-sized objects. Per the specific recommendation made in the 2005 general preservation assessment conducted by the Midwest Art Conservation Center to properly re-house its three-dimensional objects, this grant will enable the Museum to dramatically improve the quality of storage currently afforded to the Museum's most fragile and valuable three-dimensional collections. The Museum intends to follow through with the recommendation of the assessment and purchase three Viking Metal Cabinet Company cabinets.

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

Coronado Historical Association, Inc. (Coronado, CA 92118-3407)
Rachel Lieu (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51285-11
Coronado Historical Association Collections Care Assessment

To support: 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.

With the assistance of consultants on the staff of the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, we will update a prior general preservation (CAP) survey that was completed in 2001, develop a long-range preservation plan for the next ten years, complete a specific assessment of our collection of 317 scrapbooks, and conduct a vulnerability assessment and emergency preparedness plan, including purchasing the necessary supplies to protect the entire collection in case of an emergency or disaster.

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

Mohonk Preserve, Inc. (New Paltz, NY 12561-0715)
Paul Huth (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51286-11
Collections Care and Environmental Assessment

To support: 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.

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant will accomplish two tasks that were identified as high priority in a CAP assessment completed in 2009 for Mohonk Preserve, including the Preserve's Daniel Smiley Research Center. The first being the purchase of preservation and storage supplies to re-house a collection of negatives that were found to have vinegar syndrome and silvering caused by adhesives in the current storage envelopes. The second being the procurement of environmental analysis services offered by the Image Permanence Institute (IPI). This service will include five data loggers along with a flash memory drive to upload environmental data directly to the IPI. IPI will deliver an on-site consultation and training covering environmental monitoring and development of a long-term preservation strategy.

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

Danforth Museum Corporation (Framingham, MA 01702-8291)
Katherine French (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51289-11
Collections Assessment for the Danforth Museum of Art

To support: 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.

The Danforth Museum of Art respectfully requests a grant of $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to hire 3 conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Williamstown, MA, to conduct a general preservation assessment of the Museum's permanent collection and recommend a plan of action regarding the preservation, housing, and environmental conditions of the items in the collection. The assessment will also address restoration and/or repair issues and make both short- and long-term recommendations regarding the collection. The Museum wants to undertake this assessment before it makes changes to its storage facilities as recommended in a 2010 Museum Assessment Program Collections Management Assessment Report. In addition, the Museum will use this information as it begins to move forward with a strategic planning process, including the evaluation and possible renovation of its current facilities.

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

Newport Art Museum and Art Association (Newport, RI 02840)
Nancy Grinnell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51290-11
Environmental Monitoring to Improve the Care of Collections

To support: 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.

The Newport Art Museum requests funds to support the purchase and implementation of an environmental monitoring system for installation in the collections storage and maintenance facility and exhibition galleries. The grant will also cover consultant fees to train the Museum curator and registrar on the use and installation of the equipment, as well as the interpretation of the data. The project consists of three phases that will occur over a twelve month period: training and installation of equipment; environmental data gathering; and weekly review and analysis of collected data. This project is supported by recommendations of a Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) collection survey performed in 2007.

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

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (New York, NY 10002-3102)
Derya Golpinar (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 07/01/2012); Dana Friedman (Project Director, 07/02/2012 - present)
PG-51292-11
Tenement Museum Collections Environmental Monitoring

To support: 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.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum requests a grant of $5,905 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to enhance the environmental monitoring of its unique collections and begin examining how vibrations affect its collections. If awarded a grant, the Museum will purchase new environmental monitoring equipment, including climate and vibration dataloggers, recalibrate its existing climate dataloggers that are currently ineffective, and hire a consultant to implement a vibration monitoring program and train museum staff on the use of the equipment and how to interpret the data collected.

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

Utah State University (Logan, UT 84322-1400)
Bradford Cole (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51296-11
Preservation Assessment of Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives and Digital Initiatives Department

To support: 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.

This project involves preservation assessment of Merrill-Cazier Library with emphases on the library's Special Collections and Archives Division (SCA) and its Digital Initiatives department. NEH funds will be used to support an on-site preservation assessment by a recognized library preservation consultant. The consultant will evaluate and report on the library facility, SCA collections condition and storage environments, polices, and strategies for digital collection preservation.

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

Reed College (Portland, OR 97202-8199)
Colleen Gotze (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51298-11
Preservation Assessment and Improvement of Storage Practices for Reed College's Collection of Prints and Drawings

To support: 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.

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College plans to hire a conservation professional who specializes in works on paper to assess the storage, care and maintenance of the College's collection of prints and drawings. This collection, which includes many exemplary works of art from Europe and North America of the 1800's and 1900's, is an important resource for the teaching of art and art history. However, most of the works are currently stored unprotected in wooden cabinets that put them at risk of deterioration. Following the recommendations of the conservator, appropriate metal shelving will be installed and the works of art would be moved into acid-free archival boxes. Further recommendations by the conservator regarding temperature, relative humidity, pest control, lighting, and collections access policies will be acted upon for the responsible care of the collection. The assessment will take place in January 2011, and all work will be completed by November, 2011.

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

Bank Street College of Education (New York, NY 10025-1898)
Lindsey Wyckoff (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51299-11
General Preservation Needs Assessment for Bank Street College Archives

To support: 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.

Bank Street seeks support to conduct a general preservation needs assessment for its archives collection. The needs assessment will serve as the blueprint for a comprehensive long-term preservation plan for a collection that documents the institution's significant history and work in progressive education over the course of the twentieth century. A grant of $5,650 will enable the College to hire a specialist in document preservation and preservation assessments to conduct a needs assessment. The College's staff archivist and library staff will then incorporate the findings into a long-term preservation plan for the collection.

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

University of Louisiana, Monroe (Jigger, LA 71249-0727)
Diana Greenlee (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51300-11
Assessment and Long-Term Preservation of Copper Artifacts at Poverty Point

To support: 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.

The Poverty Point archaeological site in northeast Louisiana represents the largest and most elaborate settlement of its time (ca. 1700-1100 BCE) in North America. The artifact collection curated by the Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of objects is an integral part of the public education mission of the Poverty Point State Historic Site. While the collection is remarkable in the frequencies with which exotic raw materials and ornamental objects appear, it also provides a detailed picture of the mundane day-to-day activities of the people who lived there roughly 3500 years ago. We are concerned with the current condition and long-term preservation of the relatively rare exotic copper objects in the collection. We seek funding to assess the condition of the nearly 200 items, to recommend necessary cleaning/stabilizing techniques, and to develop an appropriate microenvironment for their long-term storage.

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

Harney County Library (Burns, OR 97720-1299)
Cheryl Hancock (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51301-11
Preserving the Past in the Western History Room of Harney County Library

To support: 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.

The Claire McGill Luce Western History Room of the Harney County Library houses a collection of local and regional historic items. Photographs, pamphlets, family histories, microfilm, books, and oral history recordings make up the bulk of this collection. Most of the items have been donated by various individuals. Staff have minimal training and experience in storing, preserving, and providing access to this collection. A consultant will be hired to conduct a general preservation assessment of the collection and help draft a long-range plan for care of this collection. There is no plan in place for dealing with a disaster of any type either in the library or the Western History Room. A major portion of the materials in this collection is irreplaceable. The consultant will offer a workshop to staff on Creating an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Collections. Subsequently, library staff will create a Disaster Response Plan with assistance from the consultant.

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

State of California (San Francisco, CA 94102)
Frances Jones (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51302-11
California Judicial Center Library Disaster Preparedness Project

To support: 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.

The California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) will engage the services of a professional preservation consultant to conduct an assessment of the risks to the collections of CJCL Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), provide training and guidance in the development of a disaster preparedness plan, and provide recommendations to CJCL SC&A staff for the mitigation of potential risks to the collection. Funds for the purchase disaster preparedness supplies and archival storage materials are included in the project budget. CJCL SC&A collects the papers of California Supreme Court Justices and other primary and secondary resources relating to the history of the California Supreme Court. CJCL SC&A holdings are unique and irreplaceable. A written disaster preparedness plan, staff training, and a cache of disaster preparedness supplies will greatly enhance CJCL's ability to mitigate potential risks to the collections and respond quickly and effectively in the event of a disaster.

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

Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc. (Portland, ME 04101)
Hilary Bassett (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51303-11
Preservation Assessment at the Frances W. Peabody Research Library

To support: 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.

Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc., seeks a comprehensive preservation assessment of the Frances W. Peabody Research Library to include assessing environmental conditions, preparing a disaster plan, evaluating storage of materials, and identifying preservation actions needed to keep collections in the best possible conditions. We also seek expert advice to review and update policies and procedures and set goals and priorities for public access to the collections.

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

University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL 35115-3732)
Carey Heatherly (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51304-11
Continued Improvement of the University of Montevallo's University Archives and Special Collections

To support: 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.

Carmichael Library proposes to continue working to preserve its University Archives and Special Collections. A previous NEH PAG allowed us to hire a preservation consultant, to evaluate our collection and building, and to purchase basic, but necessary supplies. The consultant created a detailed report and recommendations for us. The archivist and library director have capitalized on this information and now seek to secure additional funding. This grant is to purchase much needed furniture and supplies so that we may properly house our rich and unique historical collections.

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

Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Inc. (Woodstock, NY 12498-1263)
Carla Smith (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 05/15/2013); Matthew Leaycraft (Project Director, 05/15/2013 - present)
PG-51308-11
Assessment and Planning for Storage of the Byrdcliffe Collection

To support: 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.

Funds received from this grant would support an assessment of the storage needs, including storage equipment, space and climate requirements, for approximately 1,000 works of art in the collection of the Byrdcliffe Collection of the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Inc. (Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild). The assessment would be undertaken by a qualified conservation consultant and in concert with similar assessments conducted at four other organizations in Ulster County, New York. The long-term goal of this joint undertaking is the development of a Hudson Valley regional visual art collections storage facility and study center that will allow works of art from the region to be housed in a central location where they can be easily accessed for purposes of study, research, and exhibition development.

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

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51310-11
Archival Storage of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of 19th- and 20th-Century Posters

To support: 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.

The grant will support the purchase of storage furniture to relocate the late nineteenth and twentieth century poster collections in the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection. These significant collections, numbering some 2,000 posters, are used for instruction, exhibition, and scholarly research. As a collective resource, the posters document trends in historical events, graphic design, communications, advertising, and printing technologies. New flat files will be purchased to increase storage area and thus improve crowded storage conditions. The ability to store manageable quantities of posters in each drawer will foster safe handling of these oversize artifacts. The methodical transfer of the posters to new storage drawers will begin in January 2011 and be completed by June 2012.

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

Starr Commonwealth (Albion, MI 49224-9525)
Amy Reimann (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51311-11
Preservation Planning Assessment

To support: 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.

Starr Commonwealth requests this grant to complete a preservation planning assessment. Starr Commonwealth, founded in 1913 as a residential facility for youth, has an archives of information pertaining to the organization's history as well as that if its founder, Floyd Starr. The archives contains approximately 1000 linear feet of records, papers, photographs and audio-visual materials on its Albion campus.

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

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Edward Bosley (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51314-11
Preserving the Greene and Greene Architectural Archives

To support: 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.

The Greene and Greene Archives, The Gamble House/USC proposes to hire one consultant to conduct a general preservation assessment of its collections and a second specialist consultant to assess audio/visual materials in the Archives. The Archives are housed at the Huntington Library. These records of the work of Charles and Henry Greene include architectural drawings; photographs from the early 1900s to the present; scrapbooks and sketchbooks; correspondence; photo albums; watercolors and oil paintings; woodworking tools; and additional artifacts and ephemera. The Archives also holds the Heineman Collection of architectural drawings and scrapbooks by Arthur and Alfred Heineman, contemporaries of the Greene brothers and prominent architects in Pasadena and Los Angeles. A third collection, the library of Esther McCoy, author on the architecture of Southern California, includes books, periodicals and ephemera.

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

Dyer Library Association (Saco, ME 04072)
Jessica Routhier (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51315-11
Improved Storage Housing for Works of Art on Paper

To support: 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.

The Saco Museum seeks $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to purchase compact, secure, acid-free storage housing for its collection of works on paper in the form of solander-style museum cases and standard-size matboard. The project will include the purchase of these materials as well as re-housing collections objects and inventorying their new storage locations.

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

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY 13346-1386)
Carol Ann Lorenz (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51318-11
Longyear Museum of Anthropology Collections Storage Improvement Project

To support: 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.

The goals of this project are, first, to initiate an environmental monitoring system for all collections storage areas and for the exhibition gallery and, second, to improve the storage of ethnographic and contemporary art in the permanent collections of the Longyear Museum. The project will focus on several areas of particular concern: the environment in collections storage and exhibition areas; dust control in the storage areas; improving the textiles (cloths and baskets) collections storage; and improving the works on paper collections storage. The goals of this conservation project are consistent with recommendations of a Conservation Assessment performed in April of this year. A Preservation Assistance Grant will support the purchase of environmental monitoring and storage equipment and preservation supplies to meet these goals.

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

Center for Jewish History (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Laura Leone (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51319-11
A Preservation Assessment at the Center for Jewish History

To support: 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.

The Center for Jewish History respectfully requests a grant of $6,000 to make possible an overall assessment of the collections housed at the center. Conducted by John Dean, a professional preservation consultant, this activity would assess the physical collections, their current storage conditions, and the environmental conditions of the physical space within which the collections are housed. The assessment would be used to prepare short-term, mid-term, and long-term recommendations for preservation efforts, including conservation, housing, and environmental conditions.

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

Tobacco Farm Life Museum (Kenly, NC 27542)
Melody Johnson (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51320-11
Environmental Monitoring and Planning Project

To support: 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.

The Environmental Monitoring and Planning Project will allow staff to purchase necessary equipment to monitor the collection storage and exhibit space. The data gained will help the staff to prioritize storage and collection needs in order to develop short term and long range plans to stabilize the collection of artifacts and documents.

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

SUNY Research Foundation, College at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY 12561-2446)
Sara Pasti (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51328-11
Assessment and Planning for Storage of the Museum's World Collection

To support: 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.

Funds received from this grant would support an assessment of the storage needs, including storage equipment, space and climate requirements, for approximately 5,000 works of art in the collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (The Dorsky Museum). The assessment would be undertaken by a qualified conservation consultant and in concert with similar assessments conducted at four other organizations in Ulster County, New York. The long-term goal of this joint undertaking is the development of a Hudson Valley regional visual art collections storage facility and study center that will allow works of art from the region to be housed in a central location where they can be easily accessed for purposes of study, research, and exhibition development.

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

City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, PA 19102-1225)
Christopher Dougherty (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51329-11
Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archive Rehousing Project

To support: 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.

The City of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archive (FPHRA) seeks to replace 5 of its archivally unsound flat files to better house key portions of our architectural drawings and map collections. With these new flat files, Fairmount Park hopes to rehouse maps and plans relating to the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, a full set of forty hand-drawn topographical map panels executed for the WPA in 1938 and other maps, plans and drawings spanning from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. This rehousing effort is a fitting capstone to a successful project funded by Fairmount Park and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to conserve, rehouse and digitize nearly 100+ architectural plans, maps, and renderings.

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

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Julia Hansen (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51332-11
Preservation of the Eugene B. Redmond Collection

To support: 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.

SIUE's Eugene B. Redmond Collection comprises an extensive record of the activity of hundreds of major and lesser known African American literary and cultural figures from the mid-1960s to the present. Few collections provide such broad and in-depth coverage of contemporary African American writers. Donated in 2007, the material had been kept in damp facilities. NEH funding will support the purchase of preservation and storage supplies for this unique collection.

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

Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. (Frederick, MD 21701-5402)
Kelly McCartney (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 07/01/2012); Carrie Blough (Project Director, 07/02/2012 - present)
PG-51337-11
Collections Storage Improvements

To support: 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.

The grant will support the purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies to rehouse the art and glass/ceramic objects in the museum's permanent collection. The grant will also support the purchase of supplies to create dust covers in the off-site storage area as well as the purchase of light meters to monitor the light levels in storage and exhibition spaces. The goals of this project are derived from recommendations based on a Conservation Assessment Program report performed in 2006.

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

Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4444)
Michael Olijnyk (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51338-11
Mattress Factory Archive Storage Project

To support: 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.

The Mattress Factory museum of contemporary art houses archival materials that document the major artists and development of new art genres of the last 35 years, including installation, performance and video art. The museum's collection of photographic, electronic, paper-based, and installation remnants are a rich record of the important artistic activity that took place in the United States in the past 35 years, including the work of more than 450 artists. Primary source materials document the work of major artists of these genres, including John Cage, James Turrell, Ann Hamilton, and Yayoi Kusama. This request is in response to recommendations of a general survey of the archival collection, which made the case for increased space for storage and examination of archive materials. The Mattress Factory requests funding from NEH to purchase additional storage furniture to be used in a new, expanded archival storage area.

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

AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Washington, DC 20007-2737)
Gary Yates (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51339-11
Alexander Graham Bell Association Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) seeks funding to conduct a general preservation assessment that will help the organization develop a long-range plan for the care and accessibility of its archive collection. AG Bell's collection documents the history of deaf studies and deaf education from the 1800s to the present, with an emphasis on a listening and spoken language approach to communication. A significant portion of the archives includes the personal diaries of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, documenting his professional, technical and scientific endeavors within deaf education and speech as well as his other interests, activities and accomplishments from 1879 to his death in 1922. Helen Keller counted Dr. Bell as one of her most important mentors, and AG Bell's collection includes correspondence between Bell and Keller, as well as Thomas Edison and other famous individuals from that time period.

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

University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (San Antonio, TX 78229-3901)
Elizabeth Comeaux (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51340-11
Evaluation of Archival Storage Conditions at the University Libraries of the Health Science Center in San Antonio

To support: 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.

The Special Collections of the University Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio houses the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, a collection of rare and historical books on the history of the health sciences, and the University Archives, a collection of historical papers and audiovisuals documenting the history of the institution. The archives also houses manuscript collections of papers, photographs, ledgers, and journals of physicians practicing in San Antonio and Central and South Texas in the 1800's and 1900's. Materials are housed on three separate floors of the Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Library building. There is no humidity control other than air conditioning, and air conditioning/heating are turned off or down at night and on the weekends to save energy. This grant will support an evaluation of environmental conditions in the Special Collections through a preservation assessment and the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment.

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

Amistad Research Center (New Orleans, LA 70116)
Laura Thomson (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51343-11
Environmental Monitoring for Humanities and Audio-Visual Collections

To support: 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.

The staff at the Amistad Research Center (ARC) has recently turned their attention to creating a physical storage environment more in line with prescribed professional archival standards. Based on recommendations made in a recent (2009) Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) report, this grant will allow Center staff to purchase envirnmental monitoring equipment in both of ARC’s storage facilities, to obtain training in implementing this monitoring system, to purchase preservation supplies to improve the storage conditions of the Center’s most vulnerable audiovisual materials, and to attend a workshop on improving the physical environment for archival storage. At the conclusion of this project, ARC staff will develop a plan for storage renovation based on the information from the workshop, the data from the data loggers, and the previous CAP report.

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

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Mary Beth Prondzinski (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51346-11
Preservation Plan for John Hampson's Insect Mosaics

To support: 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.

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks $6,000 from the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants program to support the stabilization, assessment, and creation of a detailed conservation plan for its collection of insect mosaics made during the period 1880-1923 by amateur entomologist, engineer, and artist John Hampson. These ten mosaics, meticulously assembled from moths, butterflies, and colorful beetles, depict historical figures and events. They are beloved curiosities in the Museum's exhibition gallery that have come to be known by Museum visitors as "bug art." They are the products of a fertile mind during a period of profound cultural transitions and invite reflection on attitudes about design and nature. The Museum will rehouse these objects and engage objects conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center to produce a conservation treatment plan and introduce Museum staff and collections volunteers to best practices for their housing, handling, and display.

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

Uintah County (Vernal, UT 84078-2643)
Samuel Passey (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51356-11
Disaster Preparedness to Protect Regional and Natural History Collections

To support: 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."

Provide disaster management training for library staff, to assure the safety of historical collections, and purchase disaster response supplies.

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

Holyoke Public Library (Holyoke, MA 01040-4910)
Penni Martorell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - 01/03/2011); Jim Massery (Project Director, 01/04/2011 - present)
PG-51357-11
Holyoke History Room Preservation Storage and Training Project

To support: 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.

There are 12-15 collections within the Holyoke Public Library’s Holyoke History Room archive whose contents are under stress due to improper housing — loose files not in storage boxes; non-archival containers; unlabeled collections. In addition, the City Directories Collection dating back to 1873 is suffering from deteriorating book spines. Based on the recommendations provided in a previously completed preservation survey, this grant will fund the purchase of permanent and durable furniture and supplies to protect these collections. This project also includes a request for on-site training, by the preservationist who did the original archival assessment and preservation survey, in the preservation and care of the collections.

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

Disciples of Christ Historical Society (Nashville, TN 37212)
Sara Harwell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51360-11
A Preservation Assessment for Collections of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society

To support: 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.

If Disciples of Christ Historical Society receives a Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant from NEH, it will support two activities. The first will be an overall preservation assessment of the collections housed within the Society's Thomas W. Phillips Memorial Archives by a professional preservation consultant. This activity will assess the physical collections and their current storage conditions as well as the environmental conditions of the physical space within which the collections are housed. This assessment will be used to prepare short term and long term recommendations for preservation, housing, and environmental conditions. It will be conducted by Jessica Leming of LYRASIS. The second activity that the grant will support is the purchase of 1 steel horizontal 10-drawer flat file cabinet and oversize folders for the proper storage of oversize documents. The goal is to ensure that collections are housed and preserved properly for the present and the future.

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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2202)
Ludmila Pollock (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51364-11
Preserving the History of Molecular Biology and Genetics, as Documented through the Archives of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

To support: 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.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Archives is seeking support from the NEH to engage a consultant to assess its collections; assist in the preparation of plans for the care of these collections; and conduct an on-site workshop on preservation of archival collections. The CSHL Archives houses a rich repository of books, manuscripts, photographs, and reprints documenting genetics research and the work of the faculty of CSHL and its predecessor institutions dating back to 1890. The Archives also houses the collection of the Eugenics Records Office, which existed at Cold Spring Harbor from 1910 to 1924; books produced and collected by CSHL; collections of prominent scientists associated with CSHL; and other materials relating to the scientific work, scientists, buildings, Laboratory and local history, and meetings and courses that have been held at CSHL. Together these materials provide deep insight into the history of molecular biology and genetics.

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

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (Seattle , WA 98112)
Karen Marshall (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51370-11
Long-Term Storage Plan and Rehousing Project for Pacific Northwest Ship Plans

To support: 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.

7,000 ship plans owned by the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society represent the largest collection of plans of vessels designed and constructed in the Pacific Northwest. As the primary resource for the documentation of the boat building industry from 1900 to 1950, this collection of plans is used by researchers around the world. The storage conditions of the ship plans collection was identified in a 2008 Conservation Assessment Program Survey as one of the highest preservation priorities in need of much attention. The entire collection is housed in acidic cardboard boxes or acidic wood drawers in overcrowded conditions. Grant funds will be used to create a long-term storage plan with a paper conservator and the purchase of needed acid free supplies for the large task of rehousing the entire collection prior to relocating the collection in late 2011 or early 2012.

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

Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002)
Thomas Kelly (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51371-11
Preservation Training Workshops

To support: 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.

Archives & Special Collections (ASC) of the Frost Library of Amherst College seeks a $5,810 Preservation Assistance Grant from the NEH. Funding will pay for three preservation training workshops to be held at Amherst College. A previous NEH Preservation Assistance grant supported a collection survey by a consultant from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in February 2010. The consultant strongly recommended we invest in preservation training. Three specific training areas were identified: storage techniques for archival materials, care of photographs, and preservation of scrapbooks (see attached executive summary of the consultant’s report). As a small facility without any professional conservators on staff, the Frost Library of Amherst College lacks any in-house preservation expertise. There are currently seven employees in the department, only three of whom are professionals. Everyone in the Archives will benefit from this training.

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

Tau Beta Sigma (Stillwater, OK 74076-0849)
Lisa Croston (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51372-11
Tau Beta Sigma Archives Preservation Project

To support: 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.

A consultant will visit and assess the collection in depth including building, environment, disaster planning, overall condition of collections, and evaluate procedures and policies as they pertain to preservation. The preservation site survey will be a report containing assessment results and recommendations for the collections. After the assessment, a training entitled "Preserving Your Historical Records: An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop" will be presented by the consultant. This workshop covers the basics of proper care and storage of archives and manuscript collections. The preservation site survey will increase knowledge and assist in needed archival improvements for Tau Beta Sigma. The assessment will not only be a resource for its members, but also a benefit documenting the changing roles of women in the music profession in the 1950s.

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

Thomas Cole Historic House (Catskill, NY 12414-1027)
Elizabeth Jacks (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51374-11
Preservation Assessment of Environmental Conditions

To support: 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.

The Thomas Cole Historic House is applying for a Preservation Assistance Grant in order to improve its ability to preserve and care for its collections, which relate to 19th-century artist Thomas Cole (1801-1848). The collection consists of decorative and fine art objects, art-making equipment, furniture, archaeological artifacts, prints, photographs and archives. These objects make it possible for the organization to create programs and exhibitions that educate and inspire the public about the founder of America's first major art movement, the Hudson River School. The goal of the proposed project is to gain an understanding of current environmental risks to the collection, to learn what practices and purchases can be implemented immediately to better care for the objects, and to obtain detailed descriptions of larger initiatives and their costs so that additional funds can be raised to accomplish them. The project dates are January 2010 through June 2012.

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

American Association of University Women (Washington, DC 20036-4809)
Jill Birdwhistell (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51375-11
American Association of University Women Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: 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.

The AAUW Archives Preservation Assessment Project will accomplish three goals. First, Conservation Consultant Brian Ramer, of Aiken and Ramer in Baltimore, will conduct an overall assessment of the historical collections housed both on- and off-site as to their current storage and preservation condition. Secondly, this assessment will be used to develop a project priority list in order to preserve and make available five primary archival collections: 1. AAUW Archives on Microfilm (1881-1976), including a printed index and 54 boxes of original materials stored off-site; 2. AAUW journals (1882 to present) and printed indexes; 3. AAUW publications and reports; 4. AAUW photographs; and 5. AAUW archival materials boxed and stored on- and off-site. And, finally, training will be provided for appropriate staff and a cadre of volunteers in the techniques to use in developing an inventory and in appropriately preserving the collection and making it more accessible.

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

Kartemquin Educational Films (Chicago, IL 60657-4029)
Zak Piper (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51376-11
Kartemquin Educational Films Preservation Rehousing Project

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

Kartemquin Educational Films proposes to rehouse 356 16mm original production elements from our earliest four films: Home For Life, Thumb Down, Parents and Inquiring Nuns. According to a 2008 collections assessment these films, made between 1966-1968, have been subjected to a long history of compromised storage conditions and are at high risk of loss. They are currently housed in damaged, rusty, sealed metal cans. Rehousing the materials will create a more stable environment, improve access and improve control over this part of the collection. A nationally-recognized nonprofit media arts organization, Kartemquin has produced over 40 documentaries, including Hoop Dreams which was named to the National Film Registry in 2005. With an archive of over 9,000 production elements, we are looking at the legacy that we want to leave for future generations. The re-housing project is a launching point for further efforts to preserve and increase access to this rich and unique collection.

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

Framingham Historical Society (Framingham, MA 01701-4837)
Dana Ricciardi (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51377-11
Large Format Works on Paper: Upgrading Care

To support: 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.

The grant will support the purchase of furniture and preservation storage supplies to rehouse 200 large-format works on paper in the collection of the Framingham History Center (FHC). The grant will also cover consultant fees for paper conservator Kathryn Myatt Carey to train the staff and volunteers in best practices for unframing works on paper and improving crowded storage conditions. Two five-drawer flat files will be purchased. The goal of the project is to improve storage conditions for large works on paper, and to enable the staff to give the same care to items added to the collection now and in the future. The activities and goals of the project are based on recommendations made in a Conservation Assessment and MAP II in the 1990s, and during a recent visit by paper conservator Kathryn Myatt Carey.

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

Lavaca County (Hallettsville, TX 77964-0283)
Elizabeth Kouba (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51381-11
Lavaca County Courthouse Disaster Preparedness Project

To support: 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.

Lavaca County is seeking funding in the form of a $6000 grant for a consultant to deliver a course in Preservation and Disaster Recovery of County records and for supplies to be used for training and preservation. County Officials, Staff and Volunteers will attend the workshops provided by the consultant on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, and Archival Housing and Repairs. Our courthouse has survived two floods (1940 & 1981) and hurricane Carla (1961). Due to these catastrophes, county records were lost. Lavaca County does not have a Disaster Plan for the recovery of records. The product of this grant will educate and provide tools to prepare and implement a written Disaster Plan.

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

Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC 28207-2012)
Joyce Weaver (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51384-11
Library Special Collections Storage Cabinet

To support: 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.

With the requested Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mint Museum Library would purchase and install a secure, appropriate cabinet with drawers and shelves for the horizontal storage of oversized rare books on decorative arts in order to better preserve and care for this collection. The metal cabinet identified, a Borroughs M60-GDV, is a museum-quality storage cabinet with locking, vented glass doors providing both adequate ventilation and a permanent, durable solution for the holding of oversized rare volumes. These items have been identified as a priority for improved storage in a preservation assessment (NEH Grant PA-51661-06) which was conducted for the institution in 2006.

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

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (Denver, CO 80206-1211)
Jillian Allison (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51393-11
Preservation Assessment for Improved Storage of Collections

To support: 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.

Funding from NEH would be allow the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) to work with a conservation consultant to assess the current storage conditions of the collection, in order to develop a plan for making improvements in the short and long term. The consultant would also provide staff and volunteers with basic, informal training on techniques and methods of preventative care. In order to gather data in preparation for the assessment, DMMDT would purchase and use environmental monitoring equipment. Consultation will be provided by independent objects conservator Barbara Johnson.

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

Sunflower County Library (Indianola, MS 38751-2415)
Jennifer Rose (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51395-11
Mississippi Delta Collaborative Emergency Preparedness Project

To support: 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.

The sunflower County Library System is applying for funding on behalf of five Mississippi Delta historical and cultural heritage institutions. These institutions include the Sunflower County Library System, the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Delta State University’s Charles W. Capps Archives and Museum, the Delta Blues Museum, and Cottonlandia Museum. The Mississippi Delta is geographically located in a 100-year floodplain that is susceptible to tornados and earthquakes occurring along the New Madrid Seismic Zone resulting in soil liquefaction. Grant funding is sought for training in emergency response procedures and for the purchase of salvage supplies for shared repositories for emergency response in the event of disasters.

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

Philadelphia Camp Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Philadelphia, PA 19124-3954)
Jack McCarthy (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51400-11
Archival Collection Storage and Rehousing Project

To support: 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.

The project will entail purchasing archival shelving and storage supplies to re-house and store some 120 cubic feet of materials that are part of the archives collection of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library (GARCWM&L). Certified Archivist Jack McCarthy will serve as Consulting Archivist on the project, in which capacity he will coordinate the purchase and installation of the equipment and supplies and work with GARCWM&L board members and volunteers on developing a plan for their use. The project is a follow-up to a currently-concluding NEH-funded project in which the GARCWM&L purchased shelving and storage supplies to re-house and store some 180 cubic feet of the estimated 300 total cubic feet of materials that comprise its archival collection. The new project is designed to ensure proper storage for the estimated 120 remaining cubic feet, particularly the hundreds of oversize items that are currently scattered haphazardly about the GARCWM&L building.

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

Livingston County Historical Society (Geneseo, NY 14454-1204)
Anna Kowalchuk (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51404-11
Planning for Collections Storage

To support: 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.

The Livingston County Historical Society (LCHS) will hire conservator, Barbara Moore, to assist in planning comprehensive improvements in LCHS's Museum collections storage. Firstly, Ms. Moore will consult with an architect and HVAC consultants completing an Historic Structures Report to make recommendations for environmental considerations for the collections and organization of the storage space/curatorial workspace. Secondly, the collections consultant will create a plan for both the storage equipment and the storage materials that will be required to provide appropriate storage for each collection category. Thirdly, a detailed list of the collection's requirements for equipment and supplies will be created. Therefore, by the end of the project, the Livingston County Historical Society will have specifications needed for good preservation of the collection and a detailed list of the storage equipment and supplies needed for rehousing the collection from open storage.

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

Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096)
Brian Alvarez (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51405-11
Conservation Assessment of the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives

To support: 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.

The Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives which is part of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority(LVCVA)is estimated to be the largest and most comprehensive post World War II collection of Southern Nevada imagery in the world. The News Bureau archives is a dynamic collection comprised of catalogued and uncataloged film negatives, film reels, photographic prints, ephemeral materials and artifacts. The collection spans the period beginning in 1947 and continues through present day. The collection is estimated at over 3 million images. The NEH grant would support the hiring of a Photograph Conservator from the Northeast Document Conservation Center of Andover, Maryland to survey the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives. This assessment will consist of a one day site visit and written report to assist in creating a preservation strategy for the archives. The survey will include recommendations for reformatting, housing, storage and conservation treatment.

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

City of Nacogdoches (Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5508)
Brian Bray (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51407-11
Improving Storage for Rare Books at Sterne-Hoya House Museum & Library

To support: 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.

Purchase new shelving and storage boxes for rare book collection at the Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library. The new shelving would protect the rare books from dirt, dust, and damage due to handling. The bookcases would have adjustable shelves and glass locking front cabinet doors. The new shelving would allow our museum to properly care for part of our collection that has been neglected over the years and is now in poor condition. The current shelving in the library consists of large wooden bookshelves with non-adjustable shelves that are not archival quality. The shelves are not enclosed or protected from the elements. We would like to purchase two metal storage cabinets with three extra deep adjustable shelves and sliding tempered safety glass doors. The shelves are manufactured by Tennsco, and the cabinets are made of steel with sliding glass doors to protect the contents of the cabinet and allow for some airflow through the unit.

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

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan: The Ziibiwing Center (Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858-8950)
William Johnson (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51408-11
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways' E'aawiiyaang (Who We Are) Conservation & Preservation Project

To support: 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.

This grant will support the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways’ E’aawiiyaang (Who We Are) Conservation & Preservation Project. The E’aawiiyaang Project was initiated in response to outside professional audits and to comply with the Ziibiwing Center’s strategic plan. Therefore, the goals for this grant are derived from a Heritage Preservation and Institute of Museum and Library Services Conservation Assessment Program collection survey performed by Ruth Norton of the Chicago Field Museum on February 3, 2006.

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

Loyola University, Chicago (Chicago, IL 60611-2147)
Jonathan Canning (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51410-11
Conservation and Storage Improvement Project

To support: 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.

To support the purchase of the following conservation-grade storage materials for Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA): ethafoam to line open metal shelving units; acid-free cardboard to interleave between framed pieces; two Montel Modulart painting racks with retractable panels to store paintings which are currently soft-packed in acidic cardboard slipcases and leaned against the wall. To ensure the long-term safety of exhibited works, LUMA will purchase thermohygrometers to measure the microclimate within display cases and a HEPA vacuum to clean the display environment. In addition, to improving preservation of LUMA's four collections, these supplies upgrade storage of loaned materials for temporary exhibitions.

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

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Inc. (Woodstock, NY 12498-1236)
Ariel Shanberg (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51411-11
Assessment and Planning for the Storage of the Photographic Collection

To support: 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.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock seeks funding through this grant to support an assessment of the storage needs, including storage equipment, space, and climate requirements, for approximately 1,500 works of art in the collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and which are currently held on extended loan at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (The Dorsky Museum) located at the State University of New York at New Paltz. The assessment would be undertaken by a qualified conservation consultant and in concert with similar assessments conducted at four other organizations located in Ulster County, New York. The long-term goal of this joint undertaking is the development of a Hudson Valley regional Visual Art Collections Storage Facility and Study Center that will allow works of art from the region to be housed in a central location where they can be easily accessed for purposes of study, research, and exhibition development.

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

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (San Jose, CA 95112-3639)
Joyce Hulbert (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)
PG-51412-11
Preservation Assessment and Planning for Textile Collections

To support: 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.

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles seeks a NEH Preservation Assistance Grant to 1) undertake an overall preservation assessment of the Museum’s permanent collection; 2) develop a long-range plan for collections preservation; 3) purchase environmental monitoring equipment; and 4) train staff and volunteers in the use of new equipment.

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

Beloit College (Beloit, WI 53511-5595)
Lisa Viezbicke (Project Director, 05/20/2010 - present)