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PG-52182-14

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (Kirksville, MO 63501-1443)
Debra Loguda Summers (Project Director: 05/06/2013 to present)

Disaster Training and Supplies for Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

Hiring two preservation professionals to train the museum and library staff in artifact handling, risk assessment, and disaster response. The grant would also support the purchase of salvage supplies to protect their collections in the event of a disaster. The MOM-ICOH's collections include the papers of Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O., founder of osteopathic medicine, and over 50,000 objects, photographs, documents, osteopathic journals and books, dating from the early 1800s to the present. These collections present the history of osteopathic medicine, a unique form of American medicine founded in Kirksville, Missouri. The proposed training in emergency preparedness and disaster response would also be open to the staff of smaller museums and historical societies in rural northeast Missouri.

The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and International Center for Osteopathic History (MOM-ICOH) serves as the primary repository for materials documenting the origins, growth, and practice of osteopathic medicine (1874-present). The Museum seeks to strengthen its emergency/disaster preparedness and enhance staff knowledge and skills in preservation of a unique humanities collection in rural northeast Missouri. Within a year (January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014), MOM-ICOH proposes to facilitate educational training of museum and historical society personnel throughout Missouri in collection care and preservation, risk assessment, and disaster/emergency preparedness, as well as to purchase critically needed salvage supplies for emergency response in the event of a disaster.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,998 (approved)
$5,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015