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Charleston Museum (Charleston, SC 29401)
Jennifer Scheetz (Project Director, 05/04/2011 - present)
PG-51595-12
Preservation Assessment of Archival Collections

A preservation assessment of the museum's 35,000 linear feet of materials related to Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Collection highlights include correspondence and work of early pioneers in natural history such as John James Audubon; 500 maps dating from 1671 to 1988; 3,000 catalogued works of art, including engravings from Civil War newspapers and propaganda posters from World War I and World War II; and 1,800 pieces of bound and unbound sheet music spanning the early 19th to 20th centuries.

If approved, the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant would fund a preservation assessment by a professional consultant of the archival collections of The Charleston Museum, the manner in which the collections are housed, stored and catalogued, and the physical space in which they are kept. The assessment would help guide both short- and long-term planning for preservation, housing and environmental matters. The project for which this support is requested will focus specifically on the archival collections and the area in which they are housed. The Archives contains over 35,000 linear feet of items – books and pamphlets, maps and blueprints, manuscripts and other documents, photographic materials of all types, postcards, sheet music, prints and drawings, newspapers and various other ephemera. In accordance with the Museum’s mission, these are primarily related to Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO 63166-0299)
Christopher Freeland (Project Director, 07/22/2011 - 11/27/2012); Trish Rose-Sandler (Project Director, 11/28/2012 - present)
PW-51041-12
Creating Digital Access to Natural History Illustrations

The development of software tools to identify and describe natural history illustrations in digitized books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

The Art of Life project seeks to liberate natural history illustrations from the 90,000 digitized books and journals (34 million pages) in the online Biodiversity Heritage Library through development of software tools for automated identification and description of visual resources. Missouri Botanical Garden and Indianapolis Museum of Art will build a new research environment for humanities scholars through development of new software tools for algorithmic assessment (data mining) and new interfaces for community enhancement of digital resources (crowdsourcing). The project will deliver: New software components for the identification and description of visual resources that can be reused by any digital repository; Preservation management techniques for visual resources contained within a digital library of scanned literature; and Enhanced access to millions of natural history illustrations, many never before made available for advanced inquiry and inspection.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2015

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Lyndel King (Project Director, 05/15/2009 - present)
PG-50794-10
Purchase of Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Storage Supplies

Funding supports the purchase of equipment to monitor light in the galleries of the Weisman Art Museum and archival storage supplies for its works of art on paper. Half of the museum's diverse collection consists of works on paper, including prints, drawings, and photographs from such notable artists as Honoré Daumier, John James Audubon, Marc Chagall, Jacob Lawrence, and Alfred Stieglitz.

The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota requests funding for the purchase of an Elsec 764 ultraviolet (UV) light meter for gallery and storage light monitoring, plus one fifteen-drawer archival flat file and Solander boxes to upgrade our current storage system for works of art on paper. These goals are based on recommendations made in an NEH subsidized survey performed in 2001, and they represent two main areas of concern: high light levels in the galleries and overcrowded and inadequate storage for works of art on paper. Purchases using funds provided by this grant will directly support the preservation of all our unique collections in two ways: by allowing us to monitor, record, and mitigate excessive light conditions, thus protecting them from excessive levels of visible and ultraviolet light; and by housing the works on paper collections in storage in archival, stable, and uncrowded storage units.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Christoph Irmscher (Project Director, 03/12/2010 - present)
ES-50352-10
Picturing John James Audubon

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the art and writing of John James Audubon in their historical context.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Institutes for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $204,493 (approved); $204,493 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405)
Christoph Irmscher (Project Director, 03/04/2008 - present)
ES-50252-08
Picturing John James Audubon

A four-week institute that gives twenty-five high school teachers of history, literature, and art an opportunity to study Audubon's art and literary works in context.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Institutes for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $199,147 (approved); $199,147 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

Funding details
Original grant (2009) $182,700
Supplement (2009) $16,447

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Roberta J. Olson (Project Director, 05/23/2006 - present)
PT-50062-07
Permanent Collection of Drawings

Conservation treatment and digitization of 847 drawings and watercolors by James Carroll Beckwith, William Guy Wall, John James Audubon, William T. Crane and other noted artists.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Save America's Treasures
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $100,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2007 – 9/30/2009

Educational Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY 10001-2603)
Lawrence Hott (Project Director, 11/01/2004 - present)
GN-50495-05
Audubon: Drawn from Nature

Production of a one-hour documentary film on John James Audubon (1785-1851), the first great American painter of wildlife.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $400,000 (approved); $400,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2005 – 6/30/2007

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo, NY 14240-1263)
Wiley Hance (Project Director, 07/27/1983 - present)
GN-21833-84
On the Road with John James Audubon (Scripting: TV Documentary)

To support the writing of one script and three treatments for a four hour se- ries on the life and accomplishments of John James Audubon (1785-1858). Com- mentary by Mary Durant and Michael Harwood, authors of "On the Road with John James Audubon," will be interspersed with dramatized segments.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Media, Humanities Projects in
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $55,731 (approved); $55,731 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/1984 – 12/31/1984

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