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Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ 08028-1702)
Rebecca Altermatt (Project Director: May 2016 to January 2017)
Sara Borden (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

Preservation Assistance Grant for Campbell Library University Archives and Special Collections

A general preservation assessment of a collection of 11,000 books and 700 linear feet of manuscripts and documents, along with historic glassware, paintings, and other artworks.  Some highlights: materials related to the history of southern New Jersey and Philadelphia during the colonial period, including family diaries and correspondence and the records of Quaker abolitionist organizations; business records of a nearby glass factory and ironworks; and, from the more recent past, the papers of the Hollybush Summit between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin held at Glassboro State College in 1967.

Rowan University will retain the services of a consultant from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) to prepare the general preservation assessment.  Established in 1977, CCAHA has grown to become the largest non-profit regional conservation center in the United States and specializes in the treatment of works of art and historic artifacts on paper. The assessment and resulting report will assist the archivists in developing a strategic plan for making collections accessible and determine digitization and conservation priorities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 6/30/2018