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Leaping Preservation Hurdles
Janet Eklund, New Hampshire State Library
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PA-24333-02
Preservation Survey Report for NH State Library (Report)
Title: Preservation Survey Report for NH State Library
Author: Millie O'Connell
Abstract: The building and collections of the State Library of New Hampshire (NHSL) in Concord, NH, were surveyed for preservation planning purposes by the writer of this report, Millie O’Connell, Preservation Consultant to Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA. Conducted on December 16 & 17, 2002, the survey was carried out with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). While the primary focus of the survey was the special collections, much information in this report can also be applied to the remainder of the Library's research collections.
The special collections of the NHSL contain a wealth of materials that document important people, places, and events in New Hampshire history, some of them unique, rare, or otherwise valuable. They include historical State documents, NH imprints, archives and manuscripts, musical scores, medical and scientific studies, NH town and family histories, maps, photographs, and artwork.