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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute (Indiana, PA 15701-2898)
Harrison Wick (Project Director: May 2016 to present)

Preserve the Humanities Collections in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and supplies to help preserve 160 linear feet of archival records; the collection includes correspondence, exhibition materials, newspaper articles, artwork, and photographs pertaining to artists, authors, and humanities scholars affiliated with the university or based in western Pennsylvania.

The purpose of this project is to further support the short-term, mid-range, and long-term recommendations of survey reports conducted by consultants Rachel Onuf and Rachel Wetzel.  The survey included assessments of the collections storage and handling, environmental conditions in the storage areas, emergency preparedness, and security, among other issues.  The humanities collections in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives were assessed in their entirety, and requested storage furniture, preservation equipment, and archival supplies were specified and justified in the attached consultant's assessment survey.

Project fields:
Social Sciences, Other

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$5,995 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2017 – 7/31/2018