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PA-51693-06

Shady Side Rural Heritage Society (Shady Side, MD 20764-0089)
Janet Surrett (Project Director: 05/20/2005 to present)

Development of a Collections Storage Plan

Consultation with a preservation professional to develop a plan for improving the storage of collections documenting the history of a Chesapeake Bay community.

SSRHS will prepare a collections storage plan, the most critical priority identified in the recently-completed CAP Survey. Information will be collected through a) on-site assessments (at SSRHS and prospective off-site storage facilities); b) meetings with staff, key board members and volunteers; and c) review of relevant documents. The collected information will be used to identify: appropriate storage procedures and furniture/equipment to house the collections, and a suitable facility to store a portion of the collection off-site. This project will improve care of the collections and make them more accessible for use in exhibits, education, publications and research.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 12/31/2006