Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

2/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Funding Totals

$5,082.00 (approved)
$5,082.00 (awarded)

Purchase Storage Materials to Preserve Archival Collections

FAIN: PG-51567-12

Jacksonville Historical Society, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL 32202-2217)
Emily Lisska (Project Director: May 2011 to March 2014)

The purchase of archival storage supplies for collections of personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and mercantile documents related to the history of Jacksonville and northeast Florida.

The Jacksonville Historical Society seeks funds to purchase archival storage supplies for 7 collections in its archival repository. These collections consist of the personal papers of prominent African American leader Joseph E. Lee, the internal papers of the Jacksonville Terminal Company, and hundreds of documents and photographs related to Jacksonville’s Merrill family and its shipbuilding companies. Also included are Jacksonville Board of Trade minutes from 1901-1939, photo albums and scrapbooks related to prominent Jacksonville families and schools from 1900-1920, as well as images of the Spanish-American War in Jacksonville and the city’s Cohen Brothers’ Department Store. Among the research topics for which these collections would be an invaluable resource are efforts on the home front to support U.S. troops fighting abroad, the development of railroads in Florida, and life for African Americans, women, and middle and upper class families living in the early 20th century South.