Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$6,000.00 (approved)
$6,000.00 (awarded)

The College of New Jersey Library Archival Collection Preservation Needs Assessment

FAIN: PG-50757-10

College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ 08628-0718)
Patricia Beaber (Project Director: May 2009 to October 2011)

A preservation assessment of the library's archival and published collections documenting the history of the college and the local and state history of New Jersey.

If we receive this grant, we will hire a professional consultant to conduct an in depth preservation needs assessment of our Library Archives and Special Collections. From this consultation we will receive assistance in drafting a long range plan for our humanities materials. These materials document the history of the college(the oldest public teacher training college in New Jersey), the history of teacher education, local and state history, genealogy, and a large range of historical textbooks. We are especially interested in determining sound policies and practices for the care and use of the materials, improving environmental conditions, developing emergency plans, and developing plans to make our collections more accessible yet still safe. A small part of the grant will be used to purchase archival care and storage materials.