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PG-252833-17

Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV 26241-3971)
Mary Jo DeJoice (Project Director: May 2016 to December 2017)
Special Colelctions and Archives: Purchase of Preservation Supplies and Environmental Monitoring Equipment

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies to maintain books, recordings, manuscripts, and historical objects documenting the history of the college (founded  in 1904) and the surrounding region in West Virginia. Highlights include video, audio, and photographs related to the folklore and music of Appalachia and the papers of writer Pearl Buck.

Davis & Elkins College will purchase recommended preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment for their Special Collections and Archives (SCA). Significant to Appalachian history and culture, the SCA include: the Augusta Collection, an assemblage of primarily audiovisual material documenting over 40 years of traditional Appalachian music and dance; the Comstock Collection, including original manuscripts and correspondence from Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl Buck; and the College Archives which house records for the Davis & Elkins Historic District (a National Historic Landmark), as well as from the prolific Senators Davis and Elkins. These supplies will allow Davis & Elkins College to continue short-term efforts recommended in a recently completed preservation assessment to improve current collections care and practices, as well as to facilitate forward momentum on a comprehensive preservation plan that will act as a guide for future preservation projects.

Project fields:
Cultural History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,684 (approved)
$5,684 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 9/30/2017


PG-233621-16

Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV 26241-3971)
Mary Jo DeJoice (Project Director: May 2015 to May 2018)
Preservation Assessment for the Special Collections at Davis & Elkins College

A preservation assessment of special collections related to the cultural and natural history of Appalachia including the Augusta Collection of Folk Culture, containing sound recordings, film, video, photographs, and cultural artifacts documenting folk life and folk artists; the 300,000-item Comstock Collection of materials from the career of newspaperman James Franklin Comstock; the Darby Collection of 10,000 items documenting West Virginia history; and the College Archives.  Highlights include an unparalleled set of recordings of previously undocumented traditional fiddlers, correspondence with Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, hours of videotaped interviews documenting the Swiss “Helvetia” community in central West Virginia, and 89 historic firearms.  The library supports workshops, publications, presentations, and research based on the collections.  This would be the institution’s first preservation assessment.

Booth Library and The Stirrup Gallery will contract with a preservation specialist to secure a general assessment for the special collections at Davis & Elkins College. Significant to Appalachian history and culture, they include: The Augusta Collection, an assemblage of primarily audiovisual material documenting over 40 years of traditional Appalachian music and dance; the Comstock Collection, including original manuscripts and correspondence from Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck; and the College Archives which house records for the Davis & Elkins National Historic Landmark District, as well as from the prolific Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen Benton Elkins. The consultant will conduct an on-site assessment of the policies, practices, and conditions affecting the care and preservation of the collections and prepare a report that contains prioritized recommendations for future preservation action.

Project fields:
Arts, General; History, Other; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,994 (approved)
$5,660 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 6/30/2017


PA-24062-02

Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV 26241-3971)
Ellis Hodgin (Project Director: July 2001 to February 2006)
Preserving and Creating Access to Recorded Sound Collections that Document Folk Music and Folk Traditions

Preserving and creating access to three sound collections (800 hours) of Appalachian music and oral history that document the history of West Virginia and its music.

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$67,349 (approved)
$65,550 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 9/30/2005


GP-*1606-80

Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV 26241-3971)
Michael A. Pedretti (Project Director: July 1980 to October 1990)
Davis and Elkins School for Movement Theatre

To support a series of performances, interpretive lectures, discussions, and presentations on the origins, the social content, and influences of gestural art forms and dance.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Special Projects

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$5,150 (approved)
$5,150 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1980 – 8/31/1980


CE-*0762-79

Davis and Elkins College (Elkins, WV 26241-3971)
Nevin E. Kendell (Project Director: January 1979 to October 1990)
Challenge Grant

No project description available

Project fields:
Education

Program:
Education Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (offered)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1978 – 6/30/1983