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PA-51549-06

Morris County Park Commission (Morristown, NJ 07960-3161)
Diana Angione (Project Director: 05/20/2005 to 01/25/2007)
Lynn Laffey (Project Director: 01/26/2007 to present)

Consolidation and Relocation of the Historic Speedwell Archives

A preservation assessment and purchase of storage supplies for archival holdings related to the Vail family and their ownership of the Speedwell Iron Works from 1790 to 1913 .

The project will prepare the archival collection for relocation by consolidating it to one room, with the exception of duplicate-image storage of important documents off-site. Morris County Park Commission will establish environmental controls to the building as part of its 2004 5-year plan. Archivally appropriate, lightweight storage shelving and archival document boxes need to be purchased to complete the storage consolidation. This storage format will be a consistent and accessible organizational plan. To prepare for the consolidation prior to relocation, an extensive inventory was performed in 2004. Currently, a finding aid is being implemented to organize the collection which measures approximately 58 linear feet.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$4,871 (approved)
$4,871 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 6/30/2007