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Grant number: PG-51529-12

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County of Tuolumne Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive (Sonora, CA 95370-4618)
Charles Dyer (Project Director, 05/04/2011 - present)
Preservation Assessment and Purchase of Storage Materials to Preserve Archival Collections

To support: The hiring of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment for a collection comprising over 4,700 boxes of archival materials and more than 4,300 rare books and newspapers documenting the history of Tuolumne County in north-central California. These sources support research on the mid-19th century Gold Rush and its aftermath and include records pertaining to law and justice, social entertainment, and the impact of gold mining on natural resources. The collection also contains primary and secondary source material on the history of California's mining, logging, and film industries; the establishment of railroads and highways; and African American and Latino community experiences.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,357 (approved); $4,357 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

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