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MR-258391-17

Edmond Historical Society & Museum (Edmond, OK 73034-3873)
Deborah Derby Baker (Project Director: May 2017 to present)

NEH on the Road: Power of Children

The museum requests a $1,000 grant to help support the cost of public humanities programming when it hosts the traveling exhibit: Power of Children, Making a Difference. September 1 - October 21, 2017

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
NEH on the Road

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$1,000 (approved)
$1,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 11/1/2017


PG-252807-17

Edmond Historical Society & Museum (Edmond, OK 73034-3873)
Deborah Derby Baker (Project Director: May 2016 to May 2018)
Derek H. Lee (Project Director: May 2018 to present)

Preservation of Large Documents and Scrapbooks

The purchase of preservation supplies to create storage enclosures for the Edmond Historical Society and Museum’s collection of scrapbooks, documents, and small objects stored in flat file drawers. The collection documents the history of Edmond, Oklahoma, from its founding as a railway stop in 1889 through present times, and contains over 40,000 artifacts including documents, photographs, textiles, household goods, business memorabilia, furniture, and farm equipment. The museum’s research library is an especially rich resource, containing community directories and phonebooks dating back to 1920 along with complete sets of yearbooks from local high schools and the University of Central Oklahoma. Creating archival storage boxes for these and other materials was noted as a high priority during a 2015 Collection Preservation Plan.

The Edmond Historical Society and Museum (EHS&M) requests funds for the creation or purchase of storage enclosures for collections stored in flat file drawers and exceptional books in the museum’s Research Library. Collections at EHS&M consist of nearly 40,000 artifacts, photos and documents relating to the history of Edmond, Oklahoma before the Land Run days of 1889 to present. Recently completed lead-paint and asbestos remediation at the museum enabled staff to reorganize key storage locations, install high-density shelving and move the Research Library to a more inviting and accessible location, per recommendations in a Collection Preservation Plan completed in 2015. This request is targeted at providing appropriate archival housing to protect fragile and unique items, such as community scrapbooks. It will also allow for the inventory and archival housing of maps and large photographs which are currently difficult to retrieve due to poor organization and housing of these materials.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 6/30/2019


PG-233172-16

Edmond Historical Society & Museum (Edmond, OK 73034-3873)
Deborah Derby Baker (Project Director: April 2015 to present)

Collections Storage and Environmental Monitoring Improvement

Purchase of equipment for environmental, light, pest, and flood monitoring, as well as improved storage through the purchase of new shelving and plastic sheeting for dust exclusion. The Edmond Historical Society and Museum contains over 35,000 artifacts, photos, and documents relating to the history of Edmond, Oklahoma Territory, from the Land Run of 1889 up to the present. A majority of the collection items are photographs and paper-based documents, including the image archive of the Edmond Sun newspaper. The museum has recently surveyed its object and textile collections, which include diverse objects such as scouting uniforms, farm implements, jailhouse doors, and rugs.

The Edmond Historical Society and Museum (EHS&M) is requesting funds to assist with the completion of projects to improve environmental monitoring throughout the museum, protect collection items in storage and add much needed shelving in the furniture storage area. Collections at EHS&M consist of over 35,000 artifacts, photos and documents relating to the history of Edmond, Oklahoma Territory before the Land Run days of 1889 up to the present. Objects vary in size from a large and heavy cast iron forge and stove to very small items layered many to a box. Our recent preservation study identified problem areas and provided a number of recommendations that can be addressed fairly quickly by the museum staff and provide significant benefit for the impacted collection areas. This request is targeted at those recommendations for upgrades to our environmental monitoring, light monitoring, better pest control strategies and equipment, flood alarms, dust exclusion and shelf storage.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$4,787 (approved)
$4,787 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 6/30/2017


PG-52438-15

Edmond Historical Society & Museum (Edmond, OK 73034-3873)
Deborah Derby Baker (Project Director: May 2014 to present)

EHS&M Collections Preservation Plan

Hiring an objects and a textile conservator to conduct a survey of the Edmond Historical Society & Museum’s collections and to develop a preservation plan for their long-term care.  Founded in 1887, the city of Edmond, Oklahoma, was a pioneer town founded at a Southern Kansas Railway stop.  The historical society holds more than 35,000 artifacts depicting the history of the town and surrounding region.  Collection items, such as textiles, household goods, furniture, and farm equipment, support a variety of exhibits and educational programming that attracts 15,000 visitors annually.

The Edmond Historical Society & Museum (ESH&M) collections currently encompass nearly 35,000 accessioned artifacts that include documents, photographs, large farm equipment and furniture. The collections detail life at the Edmond Station from its inception in 1887, the historic Land Run of 1889, illustrate the subsequent development of the pioneer town and illuminate the lives of the people who built and shaped the community. The museum is requesting $5,000 to assist with the completion of a collections preservation plan. The grant funds would be used to engage the services of conservators to evaluate the objects and textiles within the collections. The consultants will work with the Curator of Collections in developing a collection preservation plan that supports the long-term care of collections. The collection preservation plan will become part of the overall strategic plan that guides the board and staff in setting annual and long-range goals for the museum.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 6/30/2016