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PB-275425-20

Appalachian Mountain Club (Boston, MA 02129-3740)
Rebecca Maxwell Fullerton (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
AMC Library & Archives: Maintaining and Expanding Collections Preservation and Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

The retention of the archivist position at the Appalachian Mountain Club in order to increase online programming involving the library and archival holdings, maintain remote reader services, and provide enhanced digital finding aids.

The 144-year-old Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) seeks a grant to support our Library & Archives as we work to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding would allow our Archivist, AMC's sole "humanities" position, to reschedule and adapt recently canceled programs into online offerings and also maintain and expand online user access to our collections. These activities advance AMC’s mission to promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States using our unique historical resources as an entry point. At a time when many of AMC's facilities have had to close, causing the organization significant losses in revenue, an NEH CARES Act grant would help our Library & Archives keep its "doors open" whether we are physically able to do so or not through the remote reference and collections access services provided by our Archivist.

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Project fields:
History, General; U.S. History

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$27,386 (approved)
$27,385 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020