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Program: Preservation Assistance Grants*
Date range: 2014-2014
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Women's Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY 12472)
Ann Kalmbach (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52131-14
Women's Studio Workshop: Planning to Relocate and Sustain its Archival Collections

To support: A preservation assessment, environmental monitoring assessment and plan, and preservation workshop for the Women's Studio Workshop. The collection includes organizational records, scrapbooks, photographs, prints and posters, artist files, and first edition handmade artists' books by artists such as Tatana Kellner, Linda Montano, Zarina Hashmi, Clarissa Sligh, Mei Ling Hom, Maureen Cummins, Cheri Gaulke, and Tona Wilson. Some of the topics reflected in the artists' works include local history, women's studies, poetry, pedagogy, political and social topics, documentary photography, and farming.

Project fields: Arts, Other, Cultural History, Women's History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC 27109)
Sara Cromwell (Project Director, 03/19/2014 - present); Stephen Whittington (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 01/27/2014); Kyle Bryner (Project Director, 01/28/2014 - 03/18/2014)
PG-52132-14
Art Storage Screens for the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University

To support: The purchase of storage furniture for a collection of approximately 250 ethnographic objects consisting mainly of tools and weapons from around the world. To improve storage conditions, the applicant would mount storage screens on a wall to hold several oversized items from the larger collection: two Comanche hide robes and two collections consisting of hundreds of projectile points and tools from North Carolina.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,022 (approved); $5,022 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Adair County Historical Society (Kirksville, MO 63501-3975)
Charles Frost (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52137-14
Preservation Assessment of Archival and Artifact Collections

To support: A preservation assessment for the historical society's collection of books, historical journals, city directories, family histories, photographs, and artifacts. Comprising over 2,600 items and spanning the period between the 1840s and the present, the sources document the history and culture of a part of northeastern Missouri that was the site of conflicts between Native Americans and settlers and Civil War battles. The region was also a focal point for the rural school consolidation movement in the early 20th century and the location of the nation's first school of osteopathy and the first normal school west of the Mississippi River. The materials also depict the recent transformation of the region's economic foundation from that of mining and transportation to education and health care.

Project fields: Economic History, History, General, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,915 (approved); $5,915 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Travis County (Austin, TX 78701-3101)
Christy Moilanen (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52145-14
County Archives Preservation Assessment and Supplies

To support: A preservation assessment and purchase of preservation supplies for the historical records of Travis County, Texas, site of the capital city of Austin. The materials, comprising over 8,000 linear feet, date from before the founding of the county in 1840 and include financial records, legal case files, property deeds, law enforcement and prison reports, public education records, and aerial photographs of the county's natural resources. The sources contain some of the most extensive documentation available on the citizenry and process of local administration during the period of the Republic of Texas (1836-1846) and have been actively consulted by historians, genealogists, and county officials.

Project fields: History, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Augustana College, Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001)
Elizabeth Thrond (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52154-14
Purchase of Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Disaster Response Supplies

To support: The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, a light meter, pest traps, and salvage supplies to help staff care for the diverse collections in Augustana College's Center for Western Studies. The Center holds 5,000 linear feet of archival collections dating from the 1830s to the present, including the personal papers of regional authors Frederick Manfred, Herbert Krause, and John R. Milton, as well as association records of the South Dakota Diocese of the Episcopal Church, the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ, and the Blue Cloud Abbey. The center also maintains an ethnographic art collection of 1,200 objects of Plains Indians material culture, largely focused on the Sioux tribes, that is used by scholars and students. Of particular note are hundreds of pipestone pipes, decorated with unique motifs, that support the study of Sioux spirituality, culture, and design.

Project fields: Arts, General, U.S. History, U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,981 (approved); $5,981 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Leo Baeck Institute, Inc. (New York, NY 10021-3502)
Renate Evers (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52155-14
Preservation Assessment of the Periodicals Collection of the Library of the Leo Baeck Institute

To support: A preservation assessment of the Leo Baeck Insitute's periodicals collection and purchase of rehousing supplies for a portion of the collection based on the consultant's recommendations. The assessment would focus on 1,200 rare periodicals titles published in English, German, and Hebrew that serve scholarly researchers, journalists, genealogists, and artists; rehousing supplies would be purchased for approximately 70 titles. The collections provide primary materials for two to three exhibitions at the Institute each year. A notable component of the periodicals collection is the inclusion of rare community newsletters from European Jewish communities in Germany, Austria, the Sudeten region, Hungary, and Romania. Other holdings include volumes by German-Jews in exile and newsletters from Displaced Persons camps after 1945. Many of the periodicals cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Project fields: European History, Jewish Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6243)
Jean Whelan (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52157-14
Bates Nursing History Center, Implementing the Preservation Needs Assessment

To support: The purchase of supplies and equipment to improve the environmental conditions and monitoring of a repository of primary source materials and rare books on the history of nursing in the United States. This proposal focuses on the 25 percent of the repository's total collections that are housed on-site at the Bates Nursing History Center, which are the materials most frequently used by researchers. The collection includes the training school diary of Mary Clymer, a nurse and the subject of Thomas Eakins's painting "The Agnew Clinic," which documents day-to-day experiences of a student nurse in the 1880s. Other notable features include materials elucidating race, class, and other themes of 19th- and 20th-century health care, such as the records of the Starr Centre of Philadelphia, a philanthropic organization whose nurses were among the first in the city to cross entrenched color lines; the Mercy-Douglas Hospital and School Nursing Alumni Records and Photograph Collection, an organization of black women and women nurses; and materials on the International Council of Nurses. A notable photograph collection from the Philadelphia General Hospital is among the most extensive collections of hospital photographs in existence, and includes both candid and posed images.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
Wendy Burk (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52159-14
University of Arizona Poetry Center General Preservation Assessment

To support: A preservation assessment of the University of Arizona Poetry Center's collections, which include 41,000 volumes of poetry, 25,000 serials issues, 4,000 photographs, 1,500 sound recordings, 400 broadsides, and 105 linear feet of institutional records. These materials document the center's history, illustrate southern Arizona's literary landscape, and record visits of nationally recognized poets. The library receives over 10,000 visits annually from the general public and students, and the materials support educational outreach activities to the Tucson area.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,809 (approved); $5,809 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (Miami, OK 74355-1326)
Meghan Dorey (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52162-14
General Preservation Assessment for the Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive

To support: A preservation assessment leading to a three- to five-year preservation plan for the Myaamia Heritage Museum and Archive. The museum, located within the Miami, Oklahoma Tribal Headquarters as the designated repository of records and cultural objects, comprises 170 linear feet of books, microfilm, photographs, audiovisual materials, textiles, artwork, wooden objects, and beading. The papers of three chiefs document the Miami Nation's tribal government from the 1970s through 2008. The museum's collections also include handwritten notes by the Secretary of the Tribe from the 1930s, the era of the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act and the creation of the first tribal constitution. Broader genealogical collections allow tracing of tribal ancestry. Manuscript and family papers include the collections of the small number of families removed to Kansas in 1846, and then to Indian Territory in the 1870s, the progenitors of most current tribal members.

Project fields: Social Sciences, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,055 (approved); $4,055 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. (Derby, NY 14047-9731)
Reine Hauser (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52164-14
Graycliff Preservation Assessment of Historic Furnishings

To support: A general preservation assessment of the historic furnishings of Graycliff Estate, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1926 as a summer home for Isabelle Redpath Martin and Dwight D. Martin, a Buffalo, New York, businessman. Wright, who also designed the Martins' home in Buffalo, was involved in the complete design of Graycliff, including interior furnishings and finishes. The NEH grant would support the work of a preservation professional, who would identify the long-term preservation needs of built-in and moveable furniture, window treatments, floor and wall coverings, dinnerware, linens, fine and decorative art, photographs, lighting, and fixtures. Concurrent with the preservation study, an historic furnishings report would be prepared with support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Project fields: Architecture, Art History and Criticism, Cultural History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Indiana Commission on Public Records (Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739)
Elizabeth Hague (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52165-14
Indiana State Archives, General Preservation Assessment of Collections

To support: A preservation assessment and purchase of environmental monitoring equipment to help preserve the state's archival records, comprising 65,000 cubic feet of material. They include the papers of governors, legislative reports, land deeds, military and legal case files, naturalization records, photographs, and more, documenting a wide array of Indiana's history and culture from its territorial period in the late 18th century to the present. Among the subjects covered extensively are Indiana's involvement in the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II; construction and operation of the Wabash and Erie Canal; mining, agriculture, and transportation industries in Indiana; and the state's health, welfare, and criminal justice systems.

Project fields: History, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $3,945 (approved); $3,945 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Staten Island Historical Society (New York, NY 10301)
Maxine Friedman (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52166-14
Herbert A. Flamm Photograph Collection Rehousing Project

To support: The purchase of storage shelving and rehousing of approximately 7,300 original acetate film negatives and 2,910 vintage photographs from the Herbert Flamm Collection into archival-quality sleeves and boxes. A lifelong resident of Staten Island, Flamm was a community leader as well as a prolific commercial photographer, whose clients included the Office of the Borough President; the Board of Transportation; and the Bethlehem Steel Company. Flamm specialized in marine photography and documented marine collisions in the New York Harbor as well as the activities of destroyers, aircraft carriers and other military vessels during World War II. His work spans such milestones as the building and completion of the Brooklyn Bridge; the completion of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the first physical connection between Staten Island and the rest of New York City; and the growth of warehouses at the Free Port in Stapleton, the nation's first Foreign Trade Zone.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Eunice Haugen (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52168-14
Preserving a Collection of World Dress at the Goldstein Museum of Design

To support: The purchase of a metal museum cabinet to rehouse a collection of garments from around the world. The rehousing project would ensure the preservation of and access to a collection of about 100 accessory garments--hats, belts, socks, scarves, aprons, and shoes--that belong to ensembles, mostly women's, from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, and the Middle East, and date to the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes hand-woven textiles, embroidery, beadwork, and leatherwork that document a global history of textile production, fashion, and design. The collections are used extensively by students, researchers, and in exhibits.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,500 (approved); $5,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, GA 30307-1221)
Bobbi Hohmann (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52172-14
Environmental Monitoring and Planning to Preserve Fernbank Museum's Humanities Collections

To support: The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and training of the staff in its use--part of an effort to preserve a collection of more than one million archaeological objects from Georgia and the Southeast focused on late prehistoric and Spanish colonial periods. The museum also houses approximately 1,000 ethnographic objects, including, textiles, jewelry, and photographs from around the world.

Project fields: Anthropology, Archaeology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,205 (approved); $5,205 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Chester County Historical Society (West Chester, PA 19380-2658)
Ellen Endslow (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52175-14
Light Monitoring and UV Filtration for the Chester County Historical Society

To support: The purchase of UV light filters and a light meter to improve the environment of the museum, library, and photo archives of the Chester County Historical Society. The collections span three centuries and document the history of one of the nation's earliest settlements. The museum collection numbers 80,000 objects and includes decorative arts, furniture, and paintings from the Delaware Valley. Represented in the collection are noted regional artists Andrew Wyeth, Horace Pippin, and Benjamin West. The library houses over 500,000 books, maps, and manuscripts, including letters, diaries, and genealogical files. Among them, the Buffington-Marshall family papers illuminate the agricultural, legal, and social history of the area in the 18th century. The photo archives, with 100,000 objects, spans the history of photography and covers such topics as the Civil War and the Chester County Quaker community. Of particular note are an 1848 daguerreotype of a young Frederick Douglass and cyanotypes made by Maxfield Parrish.

Project fields: Arts, General, Interdisciplinary Studies, General, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (Stony Brook, NY 11790-1931)
Joshua Ruff (Project Director, 01/17/2014 - present); William Ayres (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 01/16/2014)
PG-52178-14
The Long Island Museum - Environmental Monitoring and Rehousing Project

To support: The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, storage furniture, and preservation re-housing supplies to enhance the care of the museum's permanent collection-over 40,000 items dating from the late 1700s to the present, including artifacts of everyday life, works of art, and nearly 200 historic carriages, including authentic 19th-century carriage-making tools in working order. The grant would allow staff to better track temperature and humidity levels and inform their decisions on consolidating collection storage areas. The museum serves a broad audience of seasonal tourists and local students, as well as scholars with particular interests in the art of William Sidney Mount and historic carriages.

Project fields: Arts, Other, History, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

City of Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK 99701-4683)
Danyielle Snider (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52180-14
Fairbanks Records Preservation Training

To support: Three workshops for City of Fairbanks archives and records staff and individuals from other area organizations on the fundamentals of preservation for historical collections, environmental management for preservation, and disaster preparedness. The city's collection includes over 120 linear feet of land deeds, court records, photographs, maps, vital records, and city administration files dating back to the establishment of the Territory of Alaska in 1901 and the incorporation of the city of Fairbanks in 1903. Among the material are birth records from 1905 to 1923, death records from 1907 to 1923, and minutes of city council meetings from 1903 to 1990. Much of the early documentation is considered fragile and requires careful handling by staff to facilitate access. The proposed workshops are among a series of recommendations resulting from a preservation assessment conducted in 2011, supported by a previous Preservation Assistance Grant.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (Kirksville, MO 63501-1443)
Debra Loguda-Summers (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52182-14
Disaster Training and Supplies for Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

To support: 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.

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

Connecticut Historical Society (Hartford, CT 06105)
Nancy Finlay (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52184-14
Conservation Assessment of Single-Sheet Maps and Charts at the Connecticut Historical Society

To support: A preservation assessment for a collection of nearly 1,000 maps and charts at the Connecticut Historical Society. The collection includes maps of Connecticut as well as maps by Connecticut cartographers and printers that document changes in the physical and political geography of the state while placing the role of Connecticut in the broader context of U.S. history. Exemplars include maps of Connecticut's historical territory in present-day Ohio, Civil War-era maps, and one copy of Abel Buell's "New and Correct Map of the United States of North America" (1784), the first U.S. map following the Treaty of Paris. The collections have been used in exhibits on U.S. history and are available for study by researchers, teachers, students, and the public.

Project fields: American Studies, Geography, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,600 (approved); $5,600 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Chicago Film Archives (Chicago, IL 60616-1772)
Anne Wells (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52188-14
Rehousing for the Frank Koza Newsreel and the Robert and Terry Davis Travelogue Collections

To support: The purchase of customized steel shelving for the storage of two film collections that altogether span the 1930s to 1990s. The Frank Koza Collection contains 2,072 newsreel films, the bulk of which covers the 1950s through the early 1970s. A cinematographer who started his career working for Movietone News and later for local broadcast affiliates in Chicago, Frank Koza filmed political stories that included the Republican and Democratic national conventions in Chicago; Midwest campaign footage of Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, and Adlai Stevenson; the 1958 sinking of the USS Bradley in Lake Michigan; and training sessions by sports figures like Satchel Paige, Muhammed Ali, and Willie Mays. The Robert and Terry Davis Collection contains 700 travel film and sound items shot and produced by the husband and wife filmmakers. Among their travels, the Davises filmed in Thailand, Iceland, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Algeria, Cuba, Guatemala, New Zealand, and Sumatra; some of the footage dates to the 1930s.

Project fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Film History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute (Indiana, PA 15701)
Harrison Wick (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52189-14
Preserving the Coffman Photograph Collection

To support: The hiring of a consultant to conduct a collection assessment of the Coffman Photograph Collection, followed by staff training on proper handling and rehousing techniques for photographic collections. The collection comprises 16,000 images spanning the 50-year career of photojournalist Wilbur L. Coffman. From 1922 to 1942, Coffman worked as a photographer for the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" documenting the city's political gatherings, crime scenes, disasters, and visits by celebrities. In 1943, Coffman was hired by the Office of War Information to document Allied relief and reconstruction activities in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. Following the war, he established a commercial studio that, over a 30-year span, captured local business activities, family portraits, and social customs in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Collectively, the images, dating between 1947 and 1979, present a rich record of western Pennsylvania's coal mining industry and the growth of new industries, such as power plants and manufacturing operations, alongside traditional farms.

Project fields: Arts, General, Cultural History, Journalism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Scranton Public Library (Scranton, PA 18503)
Scott Thomas (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52191-14
Preservation Planning at the Scranton Public Library

To support: A preservation assessment and development of a preservation plan for the library's local history and genealogy collections, which document the history of Scranton and the Lackawanna Valley in Pennsylvania. The library's Local History and Genealogy Collection includes 1,926 linear feet of materials relating to the City of Scranton and surrounding counties, documenting the history of the region, the anthracite coal and associated industries, and the growth of railroads and transportation. Notable collections include an extensive photograph archive, reports pertaining to the domestic and international coal industries and manufacturing dating from the 1870s through the 1930s, Scranton city directories (dating back to 1859), street lists (1908-1927), newspapers (from 1863), and materials describing vital statistics and demographics.

Project fields: Public History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

State University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA 30118-0001)
Blynne Olivieri (Project Director, 01/07/2014 - present); Suzanne Durham (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 01/06/2014)
PG-52192-14
Printed Materials in the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections

To support: A preservation assessment of 3,000 printed items in the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections at the State University of West Georgia. Materials include published books and serials as well as maps and ephemera that touch on topics spanning agriculture, education, music, religion, politics, and other aspects of local and regional history. Highlights include songbooks and ephemera from Sacred Harp shape-note singing societies from across the southeastern United States, the Ingram Collection of historical children's literature and illustration, and manuscripts and personal libraries from notable faculty scholars. The collections have been used in courses in literature, history, psychology, and music at the university, as well as by scholars and the public.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Texas, Pan American (Edinburg, TX 78539-2909)
Margaret Dorsey (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52196-14
Preservation Assessment: Border Studies Archive and Museum of South Texas History

To support: A preservation assessment and staff training in the preservation of audiovisual materials for the Border Studies Archive and Museum of South Texas History. The assessment would focus on five major collections of historical materials on the lower Rio Grande Valley, including photographs, moving image materials, and sound recordings in English and Spanish. The collections are particularly strong in oral histories, many of which preserve unique and irreplaceable documentation of the history of the border region. Collections serve the local communities as well as researchers.

Project fields: Anthropology, Immigration History, Latino History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI 54115-2099)
Shan Bryan-Hanson (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52197-14
St. Norbert College Art Galleries and Collections, General Preservation Assessment for Art Collection

To support: A general preservation assessment of the St. Norbert College Art Galleries and Collections. Its holdings of approximately 1,000 works of art include pieces by Ben Shahn, Alexander Calder, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Frederick Hart, as well as illuminated manuscripts from medieval France that represent the Norbertine heritage. The collection also houses sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and decorative objects.

Project fields: Arts, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Wesleyan College (Macon, GA 31210-4462)
Lisa Sloben (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52200-14
Wesleyan College Treasures: Assessing 175 Years of Period Attire

To support: Hiring a consultant to undertake a general preservation assessment of a textile collection documenting the history of women's dress in the South from the 1830s to the present. The dresses and accessories -- jewelry, hats, handbags, parasols, and gloves--in the Wesleyan College Museum of Art's collection provide insight into the history of education, self-expression, and changing fashions of generations of graduates of this pioneering women's institution. Highlights include an early 19th-century dress made of home-grown cotton and indigo-dyed fabric that was worn by a family of South Georgia sisters, a World War I Red Cross nurse's uniform, flapper dresses of the 1920s, and a 1950s pink tulle piano recital dress. Used extensively by students and researchers, the collection was recently featured in a retrospective exhibit for the school's 175th anniversary.

Project fields: Arts, General, Arts, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Park Forest Historical Society (Park Forest, IL 60466-1619)
Jane Stover (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52202-14
Saving the History of Park Forest, Illinois

To support: A preservation assessment for newspaper and oral history collections as well as the purchase of preservation supplies. The collections of the Park Forest Historical Society pertain to the history and development of Park Forest, Illinois, the first fully planned, post-World War II suburb of Chicago. These materials inform the study of postwar society, the nature of American urban life from the 1950s to the 1980s, commuter culture and suburbia, and American studies. Collections include 185 linear feet of records, including two local newspaper titles, scrapbooks, and photographs. Oral histories document urban development in the postwar era. These holdings have been used as primary sources for scholarly books, magazine articles, exhibitions, public programming, and educational programs.

Project fields: African American History, U.S. History, Urban History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Hermitage (Hermitage, TN 37076-1344)
Brian Guzzi (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52203-14
The Hermitage Ultraviolet Light Filtering Interior Storm Window Replacement

To support: Consultation with a historic preservation architect, an engineer, and a conservator to identify improved approaches to reducing light levels and preventing moisture infiltration for the protection of collections in the Hermitage, the 1836 home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. The Hermitage, designated a National Historic Landmark, contains personal possessions of the Jackson family, including furniture, decorative arts, prints and paintings, maps, documents, and books, as well as French wallpapers that are original to the home. Through earlier NEH support, the museum developed an interpretive plan for the home that focuses on such themes as the growing democracy, slavery and the cotton economy, and western expansion.

Project fields: Public History, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL 33480)
Tracy Kamerer (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52219-14
Preservation Training and Storage Improvement for Historic Florida Film Collection

To support: Training workshops for the museum's archivist, along with the purchase of basic archival supplies and equipment, to help preserve the film-based collection. Located at Whitehall, a National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, the museum chronicles the life and career of Henry Morrison Flagler, founding partner of Standard Oil and builder of the Florida East Coast Railway. The film collection contains over 4,000 16mm reels, video, negatives, and transparencies, which cover aspects of Florida's history beginning in the 1920s, such as railway expansion, the development of Palm Beach and Key West, and tourism and recreation. The collection also documents major Florida historical events, such as the 1928 hurricane (the worst in state history), the establishment (and burning) of Flagler's major hotels, and provides early footage of Whitehall and the Flagler family.

Project fields: Cultural History, U.S. History, U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

Carnegie Hall Society (New York , NY 10019-3293)
Gino Francesconi (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52221-14
Carnegie Hall Archives Preservation Project

To support: The purchase of archival quality containers to rehouse and preserve the audio collection of the radio program "AT&T Presents Carnegie Hall Tonight." The collection comprises 1,509 audio tapes, or 1,000 hours of programming, of the weekly series that aired from 1984 to 1988. The series featured great classical artists and orchestras-Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein, and the Vienna Philharmonic-as well as jazz, pop, and folk figures such as Eartha Kitt, Liza Minnelli, and Pete Seeger. Besides musical performances, the hour-long broadcasts also offered commentary on musical selections, interviews of prominent artists and composers, and other programming related to special events and occasions.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Maine Historical Society (Portland, ME 04101-3498)
John Mayer (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52224-14
MHS Environmental Monitoring Program - Equipment Update and Program Renewal

To support: The purchase of dataloggers and consultation with a conservator who would review the museum's environmental monitoring program. This project would help the museum gain a better understanding of conditions under which humanities collections are stored and exhibited, and it would inform the museum's future preservation strategies. The historical society would monitor conditions for its library, archives, and museum collections, which include manuscripts, photographs, architectural and engineering drawings, maps, printed ephemera, rare books, decorative arts, fine and folk art, costumes and textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, domestic artifacts, and militaria. These extensive collections support the study of Maine's social, economic, political, and cultural history.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,266 (approved); $5,266 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Victoria College (Victoria, TX 77901-4494)
Sheron Barnes (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52226-14
Preservation Assessment and Training for Victoria Regional History Center

To support: A preservation assessment, staff training, and the purchase of archival supplies for the library's collection of books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and records documenting the history of Victoria and the mid-Gulf Coast region of Texas. The library serves two institutions of higher education, housing administrative records, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and campus newspapers for both Victoria College and the University of Houston at Victoria. In addition, collections documenting the city of Victoria-called the "Golden Crescent" for its position as regional hub for seven counties-include government records, historic photographs of ranching culture and immigrant settlement, reports of archaeological excavations, architectural records, and other materials documenting the business and everyday life of Victoria and the surrounding area.

Project fields: History, Other, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Social Sciences, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Montana (Missoula, MT 59801)
Donna McCrea (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52229-14
Conservation Consultation for the University of Montana's Audiovisual Collection

To support: The hiring of a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of the library's audiovisual collection, which includes over 400 films on various formats and thousands of audio recordings. The films cover a diverse range of Montana's history beginning in the 1920s. A collection of early 20th-century home movies documents local activities such as logging, fishing, and horse shows, as well as national and state parks, including Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, and the National Bison Range. Other films in the library's collection include footage of U.S. Congressman Mike Mansfield from 1956 to 1987 and promotional material produced by the Northern Pacific Railway. The latter films, produced between the 1920s and early 1940s, portray the Rocky Mountain West and Pacific Northwest as the "Old West," while offering insight into the marketing techniques that, for example, employed American Indian greeters and promoted company-owned dude ranches. An extensive collection of 3,100 oral histories conducted over the course of 400 projects covers a wide range of topics including the Depression in Montana, fur trapping, the history of smokejumping, and the University of Montana.

Project fields: American Studies, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Earlham College (Richmond, IN 47374-4095)
Jenny Freed (Project Director, 02/11/2014 - present); Anne Thomason (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 02/10/2014)
PG-52230-14
Preservation Assessment of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives

To support: A preservation assessment and purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies for an archival collection documenting the history of Quaker religion and culture in the Midwest and beyond. Comprising over 3,000 linear feet of historical materials, the collection includes the papers of prominent Quaker theologians, antislavery activists, educators, politicians, peace movement leaders, and artists. Also included are the historical archives of Earlham College, along with the records of Quaker Yearly Meetings and of births, deaths, and marriages in Midwestern Quaker communities dating back to the 19th century. Collection highlights include the papers of the Friends United Meeting organization, chronicling the work of Quaker missionaries in Africa, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,165 (approved); $5,165 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL 60115)
Jennifer Kirker-Priest (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52231-14
Textile Storage and Environmental Monitoring

To support: The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment and the training for museum staff to improve the care of a collection of 1,011 textiles from Southeast Asia and the Americas. Among them are tapestries, rugs, garments, embroidery, needlework, and pictorial textiles, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum also holds three full looms, a collection of Peruvian spindles, and several spinning wheels. Items from the collection regularly appear in exhibits sponsored by the museum.

Project fields: Cultural Anthropology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,939 (approved); $5,939 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 10/31/2015

Plant City Photo Archives, Inc. (Plant City, FL 33563-5412)
Gilbert Gott (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52238-14
The Early Bill Friend Collection (1940-1965) Preservation Project

To support: The purchase of storage furniture and archival supplies to store the photographic negatives of the Bill Friend Collection, which comprises 53,882 images (seven boxes of almost 50,000 films and approximately 4,000 proofs and prints). Taken between 1940 and 2000, the photographs document community life in East Hillsborough County, Florida. Images of the Florida Strawberry Festival's Grand Parade reveal the political and economic interconnections of Plant City, which was founded by railroad entrepreneur Henry Bradley Plant and is known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. Photos taken by Friend document the entire process of producing strawberries from field to table, as well as the activity of industry leader Southland Frozen Food Corporation.

Project fields: History, General, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI 54307-9042)
Kim LaPlante (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52244-14
Historical Archives Preservation Assessment and Improvement

To support: A preservation assessment; training on processing, organizing, and rehousing; and the purchase of archival supplies and a fireproof storage cabinet for the library's collection of 900 documents and letters, 400 brochures and marketing pieces, 500 books and booklets, 2,500 photographs, and 200 artifacts. Materials document the history of the adult vocational system within a changing labor landscape, offering insight on themes including language education for the region's early immigrants, continuing education for young adults who left school at 14, the impact of the Great Depression and world wars on the region, changing gender roles, and technology. Notable items include brochures of class lists, ledgers for expenditures for courses, and photographs of classroom instruction in basic skills such as electricity, house wiring, sheet metal, cosmetology, physical education, and printing.

Project fields: History, Other, Labor History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,975 (approved); $5,975 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD 57069-2390)
Alison Erazmus (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52247-14
General Preservation Assessment for the University Art Galleries

To support: The general preservation assessment of the University Art Galleries (UAG) permanent collection, which would be used in the development of a long-range plan. The galleries hold the largest collection of paintings by Native American artist Oscar Howe, as well as works by many of Howe's students, including Arthur Amiotte, Robert Penn, and Roger Broer. The UAG continues to expand its contemporary Native American art collection by acquiring three works per year from award winners of the North Plains Indian Art Market. Along with its Native American art collection, the galleries house 400 prints produced by the Associated American Artists company, founded during the Great Depression, and 500 original illustrations and cartoons strips created in the mid-20th century.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of North Carolina, Randall Library (Wilmington, NC 28403)
Adina Riggins (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52248-14
Preservation Assessment at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

To support: A preservation assessment of the university's rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials documenting the history, mission, and curriculum of the university and the history of the lower Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. Collections include the Southeast North Carolina Collection (approximately 4,100 magazines, newsletters, and other items pertaining to the creative output of the region), the rare books collection (approximately 12,650 books including the William Gillen History of Medicine Collection dating to the 1600s), and manuscript collections that have been used by scholars and the public for projects on the Civil War, religion in North Carolina, the history of medicine, and civil rights.

Project fields: Arts, General, History, General, Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ 07470-2152)
Kristen Evangelista (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52257-14
William Paterson University Galleries: Preservation Assessment

To support: A preservation assessment of 430 ethnographic objects from Africa and Oceania. They include objects used in rituals (masks, ceremonial stools, drums), items with more utilitarian purposes (baskets, bowls, fishhooks), and bodily adornments (necklaces, breastplates, and headbands). Represented in the collection are materials produced by more than 40 different ethnic groups from sub-Saharan Africa, New Guinea, and the islands of the Pacific. Highlights include a wooden D'imba headdress worn by the Baga people of the Guinea coast; an "antelope" crest mask used in the ceremonies of the Bamana people in Mali; and wooden carvings representing war and hunting deities from the Middle Sepik region of Papua New Guinea.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Point Lookout Historical Society (Point Lookout , NY 11569)
Ann Holt (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52259-14
Point Lookout Historical Society General Preservation Assessment and Emergency Preparedness Plan

To support: A preservation assessment and consultation to plan for future disaster preparedness at the Point Lookout Historical Society, which was forced to relocate after its building was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The collections include civic records and ephemera that document the local history of Point Lookout since the 1600s, with coverage of topics such as the history of living and working by the sea, the development of environmentalism in the region, military history, and railroad history. The collection of approximately 250,000 items includes manuscripts, correspondence, books, maps, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual materials. It has supported research projects by local students as well as on- and off-site exhibits on community history.

Project fields: Arts, General, History, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Kawerak, Inc. (Nome, AK 99762)
Amy Russell (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52260-14
Purchase Materials to Preserve Alaska Native Collections of the Bering Strait

To support: The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment to improve the care of a collection of more than 150 ethnographic objects representing three distinct aboriginal populations from Alaska's Bering Strait region. Highlights include a rare clay basket, ceremonial masks and figures, garments, tools for hunting and cooking, and traditional fishing equipment. Items from the collection have been used in school programs and traveling exhibitions.

Project fields: Arts, Other, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $2,981 (approved); $2,981 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Smith River Rancheria (Smith River, CA 95567-9446)
Buffy McQuillen (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52261-14
Smith River Rancheria Tribal Collections Preservation Project

To support: A preservation assessment and purchase of preservation supplies for a collection of archival, ethnographic, archaeological, and audiovisual sources documenting the history and culture of the Tolowa-Dee-ni' tribe, located in California. Materials include ceremonial dance items, tools, basketry, correspondence, and recordings of tribal elders and provide information on prehistoric and modern Tolowa traditions. The collection also comprises field notes, recordings, and other documentation about the tribe gathered by ethnographers from academic institutions during the mid-1800s to mid-1900s. These materials are used for historical, archaeological, and ethnographic research and for assisting tribal elders and educators in sustaining use of the Tolowa language.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA 98225-5996)
Sarah Campbell (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52264-14
Collections Needs Assessment of Humanities Collections in the Anthropology Department

To support: A preservation assessment of a collection of archaeological materials from Washington State. They include extensive artifact and faunal remains from 83 prehistoric sites in northwest Washington, along with accompanying field records and related reference works and archival materials. The museum also houses a small collection of early Korean ceramics.

Project fields: Anthropology, Archaeology, History of Science
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,750 (approved); $5,750 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Municipal Libraries (Anchorage, AK 99519-6650)
Angela Demma (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52265-14
Anchorage 1% for Art Program and Anchorage Museum Exterior Sculpture Conservation Assessment

To support: A conservation assessment of 90 outdoor sculptures from Anchorage's 1% for Art Program and five additional outdoor sculptures and a Japanese cannon from World War II that are part of the Anchorage Museum's collection. The collection to be assessed includes works by local, national, and international artists such as James Schoppert, Nancy Taylor Stonington, Edward Brownlee, Mauricio Robalino, William King, Dennis Oppenheim, and Antony Gormley. The sculptures are located throughout Anchorage near public education and community institutions and are often created with the location in mind. Annual tours of the collection educate the public on the significance of these works.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,988 (approved); $5,988 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA 01002-3359)
Jennifer King (Project Director, 04/16/2014 - present); Jimi Jones (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 04/15/2014)
PG-52266-14
General Preservation Assessment of the Hampshire College Library Archives

To support: A preservation assessment and the purchase of datalogging equipment for archival storage areas of the Hampshire College library. The college, founded in 1970, was an early leader in experimental interdisciplinary liberal arts education. Collections include 795 linear feet of archival papers, photographs, video- and audiotapes, 250 rare books, local and regional history books, artists' books, a 500-print photograph collection, and various audiovisual and art materials. Notable items include the college's founding documents, and the papers of past and present faculty members such as poet Andrew Salkey, photographer Elaine Mayes, activist and scholar Eqbal Ahmed, dancer Barbara Mettler, and filmmaker Abraham Ravett. Library holdings also include photographs and works on paper by Leonard Baskin, Man Ray, George Grosz, and Jerome Liebling, as well as a collection produced in part by documentarian Ken Burns, who graduated from Hampshire College in 1975.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism, Intellectual History, Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,765 (approved); $5,765 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE 19807)
Laura Wahl (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52270-14
Rehousing the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection

To support: The purchase of archival shelving and the rehousing of the glass plate negatives, oversize prints and lantern slides of the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection. Originally trained in aerial photography during World War I, Dallin started his own aerial survey company, which photographed the towns, cities, factories, private estates, golf courses, and special events in the Philadelphia metropolitan area from 1924 to 1941. Subjects included Delaware River waterfront industries such as Campbell Soup, Pusey and Jones Shipbuilding, Ford Motor Company, as well as events such as the 1929 baseball World Series at Shibe Park (known later as Connie Mack Stadium) and the burning of the Hindenburg in New Jersey. Besides compiling the first aerial survey map of Philadelphia, Dallin's work charts in detail the growth of the surrounding suburbs and the spatial relationships among different industries, including manufacturing, refineries and food processing, and transport and distribution systems.

Project fields: Economic History, U.S. History, Urban History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,560 (approved); $5,560 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, PA 19352)
Sophia Sotilleo (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52272-14
Preservation Plan for The Lincoln University Special Collections and Archives

To support: A preservation assessment and development of a preservation plan for the special collections and archives of Lincoln University, the oldest historically black university in the United States. The university's rare books, periodicals, government documents, pamphlets, video and music recordings, photographs, paintings, and other materials document African American and United States history. Examples include a significant Pan-Africanism collection of 7,742 books, 5 musical scores, 18 serials, and numerous photographs and audiovisual materials on efforts to unite African peoples throughout the diaspora, as well as archives of prominent Lincoln alumni, such as a collection of over 4,000 items on the poet Langston Hughes.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Washburn Norlands Foundation (Livermore, ME 04253-3807)
Sheri Leahan (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52273-14
Environmental Monitoring Program

To support: The purchase of dataloggers and consultation with a conservator to establish an environmental monitoring program for the Norlands, a 45-acre living history site and working farm that was home to multiple generations of the Washburn family. The site interprets rural life in 19th-century Maine. Environmental conditions would be monitored for collections of family papers, photographs, artwork, historic clothing, books, glass and ceramic household objects, and furniture that are on exhibition or in storage in the Washburn family mansion (c. 1867), the Washburn Memorial Library (c. 1887), and the Universalist meeting house (c. 1828).

Project fields: American Studies, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $2,823 (approved); $2,823 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Citadel Military College of South Carolina (Charleston, SC 29409-0001)
David Goble (Project Director, 12/16/2014 - present); Dwight Walsh (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 12/15/2014)
PG-52274-14
Preservation Needs Assessment and Training for The Citadel Archives and Museum

To support: A preservation assessment, staff training, and purchase of supplies at the Citadel Archives and Museum. The collections hold institutional records, diaries, visual art, photographs, and artifacts that document the history of liberal arts education at the Citadel since its founding in 1842. The collections primarily concern U.S. and institutional history, including papers of two past presidents of the Citadel and one superintendent, a U.S. Congressman, as well as the war historian and journalist Bruce Catton. Materials include 130 uniforms, 33 cadet diaries, 40 oil paintings, and 1,500 photographs.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,997 (approved); $5,997 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 9/30/2015

Danish Immigrant Museum (Elk Horn, IA 51531-2116)
Angela Stanford (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52276-14
Installing Hanging Racks for Framed Collections

To support: The safe storage of approximately 575 framed paintings, prints, and works on paper on hanging racks, as recommended in a preservation assessment performed by the Midwest Art Conservation Center. The collection includes charters and images from a Danish fraternal organization, 19th-century landscape paintings of the Danish countryside, engraved marriage certificates, and immigration records. These works help to chronicle aspects of the Danish American experience, with subjects including life in Denmark, immigration, and life at home in America. The collection is available to researchers and the public through exhibitions and Web.

Project fields: Arts, General, Ethnic Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Chapman College (Orange, CA 92866-1099)
Kevin Ross (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52278-14
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives Preservation Assessment

To support: A preservation assessment, emergency preparedness evaluation and disaster plan, and the purchase of an environmental monitor for the collections at the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives at Chapman University. The university's books, photographs, manuscripts, and audiovisual materials document important events in the history of Chapman University, California, and the United States. A rare book collection including 869 volumes, pamphlets, and serials features Bibles, religious texts, and materials documenting the Disciples of Christ religious movement, the founders of Chapman University in 1920. Among manuscript holdings spanning 717 linear feet are notable collections focusing on the early motion picture industry, the 1986 NASA Challenger disaster, the television show "California's Gold," and 90,000 letters to and from American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,260 (approved); $5,260 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Austin, TX 78711)
Alana Inman (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52279-14
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center: Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Supplies

To support: The purchase of supplies and equipment to address the findings of a previous preservation assessment, including environmental monitoring and the protection of collections from ultraviolet and visible light and water incursion. The center's collections, including approximately 4,300 cubic feet of local government records, 5,100 cubic feet of manuscripts, 15,000 fine art prints and photographs, 19,000 blueprints and maps, 44 editions of newspapers, 5,300 books and journals, 20,000 artifacts, and various audiovisual materials and microfilm reels, document the history of Southeast Texas. Significant items include Sam Houston's private executive record from his second term as president of the Republic of Texas (1841-44), a diary purported to be that of Gulf Coast pirate Jean Lafitte, and photographs documenting the early 20th-century lumber industry. The rich history of Southeast Texas is also reflected in collections of Native American artifacts, archaeological remains of a mission, and furnishings belonging to European settlers. Documents and photographs offer insights into the separation from Mexico, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the discovery of oil in the region, the Cold War, and include a large collection of geological, political, road, and topographical maps of Southeast Texas.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Marywood University (Scranton, PA 18509-1598)
James Frutchey (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52281-14
Archives Preservation, Movement, and Cataloging at the New Learning Commons

To support: A preservation assessment and rehousing plan for the university's collection of artifacts, audiovisual records, books, university documents and publications, news clippings, and photographs. The university was the first college for women in the region and the first Catholic women's college in Pennsylvania. Administrative correspondence, newsletters, publications, memorabilia, and other materials document Marywood's development since its 1915 founding as well as elucidate the region's contributions to the transportation, textile, and anthracite coal industries and the history of immigration and industrialization. The assessment and plan would be used to prepare for rehousing the entire collection in a new 72,000 square-foot facility.

Project fields: U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO 81001-4901)
Beverly Allen (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52285-14
Orman Collection Improved Collections Storage Project

To support: The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse a collection of approximately 200 American Indian artifacts, mainly from the Southwest. They include objects made of leather, skin, fur, and feathers, as well as items of clothing. Some highlights are 45 Navajo rugs and 40 pieces of Pueblo pottery from the early 20th century and a group of Western Apache baskets dating from A.D. 600 to the 1930s. In addition, environmental monitoring equipment would be installed in the archives, and two consultants would train the staff in handling ethnographic materials.

Project fields: Cultural Anthropology, Native American Studies, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $2,943 (approved); $2,943 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 9/30/2015

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (New York, NY 10036)
Rachel Herman (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52287-14
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Archive Training Grant

To support: The training of two archivists from the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, who will attend the Modern Archives Institute (MAI) in order to increase staff qualifications to steward archival collections. The MAI training will build the foundation for on-going care of the museum's archival collection by providing training for two staff members in principles and techniques for appraisal, processing, and preservation of archival materials. The museum holds institutional and personal records relating to the history of and life aboard the aircraft carrier "Intrepid," as well as the USS "Growler" and space shuttle "Enterprise." The museum aims to exhibit the "humanity behind the hardware," an approach that draws on the museum's humanities collections to draw out and interpret connections between technology and the lives of individuals who served on the ship.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Vizcayans (Miami, FL 33129-2831)
Remko Jansonius (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52292-14
Purchase of Data Loggers for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

To support: The purchase of dataloggers that would enable the museum to better understand the environmental conditions in the Gilded Age home built between 1914 and 1922 for American businessman James Deering (1858-1925). The collections at Vizcaya, which is a National Historic Landmark, include Renaissance tapestries, ancient Roman sculptures, Chinese ceramics, Rococo furniture, European paintings, along with nearly 1,000 linear feet of archival collections including photographs, correspondence, blueprints, and financial records related to the construction and management of the estate.

Project fields: Arts, Other, History, Other, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY 10458)
Susan Fraser (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52304-14
LuEsther T. Mertz Library Preservation Plan and Updated Preservation Assessment

To support: Development of a five-year strategic preservation plan and an update of the institution's current preservation plan for recently added materials or relocated items. The library's collections offer significant examples from the history of botanical illustration, papers of influential botanists and horticulturalists, as well as materials on the history of botanical scholarship in the U.S. during the early 19th century. They include 1,600 rare books, 2,300 folio collections, 5,200 books published prior to 1850, art and illustrations, and manuscript collections. The collections serve the needs of humanities scholars, writers, educators, and staff curators. Since 2012, researchers have used this collection in research for two published books and an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Dayton (Dayton, OH 45469-0001)
Jillian Slater (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52305-14
University of Dayton Marian Library Preservation Assessment

To support: A preservation assessment and review of existing preservation policies for the university's archives and rare books. Holdings include 6,000 rare books dating from 1473 to 1800 and 4,000 linear feet of archival materials documenting the history, spirituality, and ecclesiastical foundations of the study of Mary, Mother of Jesus. Notable items include cultural expressions of Marian doctrine and devotion in Spanish, French, Latin, English, and Italian, such as books of hours (illuminated devotionals from the 15th century), incunabula (books printed before 1500), devotional meditations, and apologetic works, 75 linear feet of holy cards dating from the 16th century to the present, and 30,000 postcards documenting Marian shrines around the world from 1908 to the present. Audiovisual materials and ephemera collections contain a 1955 series of Catholic films for children, original footage from religious events such as the 1976 dedication of the Basilica in Mexico City, pilgrimage souvenirs, holy water, capsules, scapulars, rosaries, medals, and handcrafted objects.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,500 (approved); $5,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Woodlawn Conservancy, Inc. (Bronx, NY 10470-2471)
Susan Olsen (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52319-14
The Woodlawn Cemetery Extreme Weather Preparedness and Response Plan

To support: The preparation of a disaster preparedness and response plan to protect the monuments and memorials in the Woodlawn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark. The 400-acre cemetery was established in 1863 and is recognized for the significance of its funerary art, with works by such sculptors as Daniel Chester French, Janet Scudder, Edmund Quinn, William Ordway Partridge, Sally James Farnham, and Attilio Piccirilli. Many of these commissioned works were created between 1870 and 1940 and are featured on regular tours of the cemetery organized by the Woodlawn Conservancy. The monuments and memorials, along with the cemetery's historical records housed at Columbia University, constitute an important resource for students and historians of art and architecture.

Project fields: Architecture, Arts, Other, Cultural History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,950 (approved); $5,950 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT 06105)
Elizabeth Burgess (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52321-14
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Furniture Conservation Assessment

To support: A conservation assessment of 36 items of furniture presented in period room settings in the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, a National Historic Landmark and Stowe's home for 23 years. The first and second floors of her 1871 Downing-style cottage are interpreted as period spaces, furnished largely with items that belonged to Stowe and her extended family. Among the pieces to be examined by a conservator are a c.1840 Empire mahogany secretary, a drop-leaf table given to Stowe by her father, a tip/tilt top table with marquetry inlay, an Egyptian revival chair purchased by Stowe while she was traveling in England, and a three-piece bedroom set painted by Stowe.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,090 (approved); $4,090 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Museum of Chinese in the Americas (New York, NY 10002)
Yue Ma (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52326-14
Enhancing Environmental Monitoring at the Museum of Chinese in America

To support: The development of an environmental monitoring program, including the purchase of dataloggers, for the Collections and Research Center of the Museum of Chinese in America. The bulk of the collections is from the 20th century and documents the history of Chinese culture in the United States through photographs, oral histories, newspapers, magazines, books, and scholarly journals. The oral history collection includes 320 recordings that document voices from diverse perspectives including the lives of garment, restaurant, and laundry workers; nightclub performers; and community residents. Topics covered in these oral histories include the Chinese-American experience and neighborhood gentrification; interviews from the 9/11 Chinatown Documentation Project treat the lasting impacts of the attacks on the Chinatown neighborhood. The museum's collections have provided sources for numerous scholarly publications on Chinese-American history and the wider Chinese diaspora and also support permanent exhibitions open to the public.

Project fields: American Studies, Asian American Studies, Urban Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY 40506)
George Crothers (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52328-14
Consultation with Textile Conservation Specialist to Develop Plans for Rehousing Museum Collections

To support: A conservation assessment of a collection of 650 textiles mainly from Southeast Asia and the Americas. Highlights include dance masks, hats, and cloth puppets from Indonesia and rare samples of prehistoric woven slippers, matting, pieces of cordage, and other textile fragments, obtained from rock shelters in Kentucky. The collection also features beaded moccasins produced by Indians of the Great Plains; clothing and baskets made by natives of Alaska; and dolls and mats from Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. The museum's textile collection is made available for study, loans, and exhibitions.

Project fields: Anthropology, Archaeology
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,405 (approved); $4,405 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University (Appleton, WI 54911-5690)
Jill Thomas (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52333-14
Preservation Assessment of Seeley G. Mudd Library Special Collections and Archives

To support: A preservation assessment of the special collections and archives of the library at Lawrence University. The school is not only the third college founded in the Wisconsin Territory, but also among the earliest coeducational colleges in the nation-established, according to its founder, for "gratuitous advantage to Germans and Indians of both sexes." Approximately 10,000 titles and 2,000 linear feet of archival material document the history of frontier and 19th-century America, the Wisconsin Territory and state, the Civil War, and book publishing and illustration. The library's archival collections, whose highlights include pre-1900 government documents, pre-1920 serials, and the papers of Lawrence alumni, illuminate the history of the university as well as the town of Appleton, which grew up around it during the eras of frontier settlement, statehood, the Civil War, and beyond. The institution also holds the archives of the Milwaukee-Downer College, a women's college incorporated into Lawrence in 1964, which offer insights into women's education in 19th- and 20th-century Wisconsin. The rare books collection, which contains multiple editions of books by Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and William Dean Howells, has been used to explore the history of the book and illustration.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff, AZ 86001)
Patricia Walker (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52334-14
Rehousing Acetate Film Collection of Native American Art from the Colorado Plateau

To support: The rehousing of approximately 3,500 acetate negatives contained in a photographic archive documenting research on the Colorado Plateau region. The collection covers the ethnographic work of the museum's founders, Harold S. and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, who studied Hopi culture and society. The photoarchives contain images of the 84-year history of the Heritage Program Festival, which captures the artistic work of various Native American tribes. The photos are used by tribal members for understanding the techniques and design elements used to create pottery, basketry, and paintings, as well as for deriving inspiration for current artistic creations. The rehousing of the negatives in archival sleeves will help prepare at-risk images for future digitization.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Brigham City Museum and Gallery (Brigham City, UT 84302-2030)
Kaia Landon (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52339-14
Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Storage Materials for Historic Furniture Collection

To support: The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and data collection tools to help Brigham City Museum-Gallery staff care for their collection of archival materials, photographs, and archaeological and historic artifacts. The collection offers researchers and museum visitors a unique glimpse into the history of Brigham City, Box Elder County, and the state of Utah. The grant would also support the purchase of material to create protective covers for a collection of early pioneer furniture, made by the Brigham City Mercantile and Manufacturing Association (more commonly known as the Brigham City Co-op). Founded in 1865, the Brigham City Co-op united the city's merchants for the common interest of the community and was a model for future Mormon settlements in the state.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,499 (approved); $5,499 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Beloit College (Beloit, WI 53511-5595)
Joy Beckman (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52343-14
Preservation of the Wright Museum of Art's Works on Paper

To support: The rehousing of approximately 250 works of art from the Wright Museum of Art's core print collection, as well as the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment. Highlights of the collection include Albrecht Dürer's 1514 engraving, "St. Jerome in His Study," Francisco Goya's "Disasters of War," and Käthe Kollwitz's "Helft Russland," and Japanese wood block prints from the 18th to the 20th century. The prints are used in research by college professors and students, loaned to other museums, and displayed to the general public. The Wright Museum of Art works with local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club to present educational programs using the collection for the benefit of the community.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $4,629 (approved); $4,629 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4208)
Matthew Strauss (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52353-14
Prioritizing, Planning, Preserving: Managing Problematic Storage for Oversized Collections

To support: The purchase of storage furniture and preservation supplies for oversized historical records held by the Senator John Heinz History Center. Included are maps, architectural blueprints, photographs, artwork, and posters that document the social and industrial history of Western Pennsylvania. Comprising 600 linear feet, the materials originate mainly from the Westinghouse Electric Company, the H. J. Heinz Company, and Alcoa and support research on the region's steel industry, urban revitalization efforts, and its numerous ethnic communities. Collection highlights include files relating to the Shippingport nuclear power plant, the nation's first commercial-scale nuclear facility, as well as the papers of Mary Carwell Dawson, founder of the National Negro Opera Company in Pittsburgh.

Project fields: History, Other, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Social Sciences, Other
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $5,722 (approved); $5,722 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Appalshop, Inc. (Whitesburg, KY 41858-0743)
Caroline Rubens (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PG-52356-14
Safeguarding and Improving Access to the Appalshop Archive

To support: The purchase of archival shelving for a new storage facility dedicated for paper materials; two Preservation Environmental Monitors (PEM) that would assess conditions in a climate-controlled vault that stores film, video, audio, and photographs; as well as the hiring of a consultant who would advise and train staff on conducting in-house preservation of 10,000 at-risk video and audio tapes. The media collection, spanning 44 years of Appalachian culture and history, contains unedited outtakes, raw footage, and full interviews with a variety of Appalachian artists, musicians, craftspeople, writers, and other individuals of regional and often national importance. Topics range from subsistence farming, extractive industries in Appalachia, traditional music and storytelling, labor organizing, and migration. In addition, the Appalshop media makers documented newsworthy regional events such as activity surrounding the Scotia mine explosions in 1976, Edward Kennedy's visit to eastern Kentucky in 1983, and a sit-down protest against the laying of a natural gas well in an Appalachian hollow in 1990.

Project fields: Arts, General, Rural Studies
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO 63166-0299)
Andrew Colligan (Project Director, 05/09/2013 - present)
PG-52368-14
Preservation Assessment of the Missouri Botanical Garden Archives

To support: A preservation assessment of the applicant's archival holdings comprising over 3,000 linear feet of historical records, journals, photographs, publications, oral histories, artwork, and architectural drawings. The materials document the early history of St. Louis, including westward expansion, regional commerce, and the Civil War and highlight the Botanical Garden's nationally prominent role in the early development of botanical sciences. Included is correspondence from Charles Darwin, Thomas Jefferson, and Julian Steyermark, widely regarded as the most prolific plant collector in history. The materials have been used actively by humanities scholars and in exhibitions, including recent traveling exhibits on the history of the Mississippi River, produced by the Minnesota Historical Society, and on the Lewis and Clark expedition, produced by the Virginia Historical Society.

Project fields: History of Science, History, General, U.S. History
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $6,000 (approved); $6,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

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