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PG-51311-11

Starr Commonwealth (Albion, MI 49224-9525)
Amy Reimann (Project Director: 05/20/2010 to present)

Preservation Planning Assessment

A preservation assessment of an archive documenting the 97-year history of one of the earliest childcare organizations in Michigan, originally founded as a refuge for "homeless, dependent, neglected, and delinquent boys." Of interest to social historians and educators, the collection is used in exhibits, educational programs, and institutional publications.

Starr Commonwealth requests this grant to complete a preservation planning assessment. Starr Commonwealth, founded in 1913 as a residential facility for youth, has an archives of information pertaining to the organization's history as well as that if its founder, Floyd Starr. The archives contains approximately 1000 linear feet of records, papers, photographs and audio-visual materials on its Albion campus.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,950 (approved)
$5,950 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012