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PW-228138-15

Moravian Archives, Bethlehem (Bethlehem, PA 18018-2757)
Paul Peucker (Project Director: 07/16/2014 to present)

Eastern West Indies Records Planning Project

A planning project to enable the conservation and digitization of 120 linear feet of archival records documenting the work of Moravian missionaries in the eastern West Indies over the past two centuries, with an emphasis on the history of the region’s enslaved populations.

The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa. (MAB) request a HCRR Foundations grant of $37,982 to assess the records from the Eastern West Indies, held by the Moravian Archives. The goal of the project is 1) prioritization of the material according to its humanities values, resulting in written guidelines for prioritization of treatment and digitization 2) To conduct an item-by-item collection survey of prioritized material, including condition reports, treatment plans and cost estimates 3) To develop a plan for the digitization of the collection and a plan for the long-term digital preservation of the images.

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Project fields:
History, Other

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$37,982 (approved)
$37,982 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 2/29/2016