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Subject: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

From: Bonnie Curtin <bcurtin<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2005
2005-2006 National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation
Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Deadline: May 16, 2005

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help
small and mid-size institutions, such as libraries, museums, and
historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records
offices, and colleges, improve their ability to preserve and care
for their humanities collections. These may include special
collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints
and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and
cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles,
archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical

Awards of up to $5000 provide support for preservation assessments,
consultations, attendance at preservation workshops, and the
purchase of preservation supplies and equipment. NEH funds may be
used to pay consultant fees, workshop registration fees, travel and
per diem expenses, and the costs of purchasing and shipping
preservation supplies and equipment. No cost sharing is required.
All grants are awarded for a period of eighteen months.

Application materials and instructions are available at:

The receipt deadline is May 16, 2005, for projects beginning in
January 2006

Summaries of recently funded projects follow. For more information,
contact the NEH Division of Preservation and Access by e-mail

    Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
    Division of Preservation and Access, Room 411
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20506
    preservation<-a t->neh< . >gov preservation<-a t->neh< . >gov

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Recent NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
awards include:

    Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, $5,000

        To Support: A preservation assessment of archival moving
        image and paper-based materials, dating to the latter half
        of the 20th century, which would provide a basis for
        developing long-term conservation, preservation, and
        cataloging plans.

    Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte, MT, $3,500

        To support hiring a consultant to produce a disaster
        preparedness/emergency response plan and the purchase of
        supplies to ensure the long-term care of 12,500 linear feet
        of archives related to mining, labor, and local history,
        1860 to 1990.

    House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA, $5,000

        To support a consultation with a conservator and the
        purchase of storage supplies and shelving for the Nathaniel
        Hawthorne collection, which includes documents, personal
        belongings, and books pertaining to Hawthorne.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:48
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Received on Wednesday, 6 April, 2005

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