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PC-50019-06

University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA 70148-0001)
Florence Jumonville (Project Director: 01/19/2006 to present)

Hurricane Katrina Library Recovery HURRICANE KATRINA EMERGENCY GRANT

The University of New Orleans is a land-grant institution founded in 1958. Its Louisiana and Special Collections contain materials pertaining to aspects of Louisiana culture and history not sought by other area institutions, especially in the period since 1900 and in the subject areas of ethnic history and local business history. The library, situated on a rise in the center of the campus, was not endangered by floodwaters, but wind damage to windows and the roof caused a leak into the special collections storage area. During the months when staff was allowed only limited visits to the campus, mold developed on the containers housing some 750 linear feet of archival collections; these materials have been removed to clean storage, but need to be rehoused in archival folders and boxes. Books in the general collection that have sustained mold damage will be assessed and cleaned if they are salvageable.

Project fields:
Area Studies

Program:
Grants to Preserve & Create Access to Humanities Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$21,508 (approved)
$21,508 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 3/31/2007